Crystal River Cruises: Beyond 5 Stars

Cruise Industry News – October 07, 2019 The line’s five ships are all-balcony, all-suite – all with private butler service – and every category of accommodation is completely above the waterline. Crystal touts spacious suites with walk-in closets, farm-to-table dining, 24-hour in-suite dining, unlimited WiFi and more. Room amenities are by avant-garde Italian fashion house Etro. An all-inclusive product, the … Read more

The world’s most popular cruises for 2019

Cruise Critic, the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, today announced the winners of its 9th annual Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards – naming the most popular cruise ships of the year, based on consumer reviews and ratings shared on Cruise Critic over the past year. The site boasts the world’s largest online cruise community with more than 350,000 cruise … Read more

25 Things About Cruise Ships We Wish We Knew Earlier

BY JOEY HAVERFORD DEC 16, 2018 IN TRAVEL HACKS  Cruise ships are among the top vacation ideas for those that like getting time away from home. It makes practical sense given the various positives associated with them. The fun aspect of spending time on a massive boat is already a cool thing for most of us. However, the various cruise ships have a ridiculous … Read more

Captain Of His Destiny: The Man Who Has Lived On A Cruise Ship For 13 Years

Forbes Irene S. Levine Contributor “Captain” Morton Jablin IRENE LEVINE Most guests on Seven Seas Navigator may not find anything unusual about the distinguished-looking man who eats alone every day, at lunch and dinner, at the same corner table of the Compass Rose dining room. But when I learned that this passenger—whom the crew deferentially refers to as the “Captain”—has been residing on this same … Read more

Cruise vs. All-Inclusive Resort: Which Is the Better Deal?

By Erica Silverstein – Cruise Critic Senior Editor If you’re looking for a getaway where everything is taken care of, which vacation type — a cruise or an all-inclusive resort — is truly the better deal? The answer isn’t black and white, but we’ll break down what you get with each, so you can determine which is best for your next vacation. … Read more

The Best Travel Insurance

    Comprehensive coverage no matter where you go To find the best travel insurance, we looked at 22 of the nation’s top providers. Our mission: find providers that offer primary medical coverage, generous limits, few exclusions, and top-notch customer service. But the cost will depend on you, your trip, and who’s coming with — which is why it’s important … Read more

Best Cabin Placement on Any Cruise Ship

Aft cabins typically have some of the largest balconies on a cruise ship as there are usually just a few rooms lined up along the back of a ship giving each one more space for a bigger balcony. In particular, aft cabins located on the corners of the ship often have wraparound balconies, creating enough space for chairs, loungers and sometimes a small dining table.