Category: Cruise News

Live From Oceania Marina: Hits and Misses »

–By Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor Cruise Critic is currently onboard Oceania’s 1,258-passenger Marina, cruising to Central American destinations like Belize, Honduras and Mexico. The ship is one of only two custom-built ships for the upper-premium cruise line (the other four are refurbished vessels from defunct Renaissance Cruises), and we love how the ship feels like […]

Travellers over 60 share how to choose the right cruise »

One of the biggest differences between a river and an ocean cruise is the size of the ship.

Secrets the Cruise Lines Don’t Tell You »

Cruise ship spas often offer discounts for first-day and port-day treatments. Stop by the spa, or check your daily newsletters to find out about deals.

Bottoms Up! A Guide to Cruise Line All-You-Can-Drink Packages »

First it was a trend — now it’s here to stay: Mainstream cruise lines have embraced all-inclusive drinks packages.

On Your Next Cruise, How to Sleep Like a Baby »

Travel can be enjoyable, exciting, entertaining – and exhausting. A cruise is no exception, and you’ll need a good night’s sleep every night so you don’t miss any of the different activities and ports of call on the itinerary.

Top-of-the-line luxury cruise ship sales the high seas »

By Mike Kelly The Seven Seas Explorer will ply the Mediterranean until late this year, when it will begin sailing out of Miami. MONTE CARLO, Monaco — It takes a bit of nerve to brag that something of yours is the best, the richest, the biggest, or any other superlative that might come to mind. But […]

What’s Your Free Cruise Perk Really Worth? »

While the value of other deals might be higher in terms of dollars and cents, onboard credit has no strings attached. If you’re looking for a pure freebie, with the flexibility to use it however you’d like, this is a surefire pick.

Cruising 101: Choosing an Ocean Cruise Line »

There are four main categories of cruise line quality increasing in cost in order of standard ones, premium ones, upscale ones and luxury ones, and in each category, there are a number of different lifestyles to be expected onboard each individual line.

10 Reasons Why I Can’t Stop Cruising »

Cruise Fever — by Ben Souza It only took one cruise, a four night voyage on the Norwegian Sky to the Bahamas, for me to fall in love with cruising.  I enjoyed it so much, I was home less than than 48 hours and I had already booked my 2nd cruise. What do I love about taking a […]

Why Cruising is Statistically the Safest Form of Travel »

In 2016, the cruise industry will carry an estimated 23 million passengers, and they are in very good hands statistically, even safer than on commercial flights, which are widely known as a secure form of travel.