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  1. (5:35 p.m. GMT) -- MSC Cruises has taken delivery of MSC Grandiosa, the first in the line's Meraviglia Plus Class ships and billed as the one of the most environmentally-advanced ships at sea. The official handover of the 17th ship in the MSC fleet took place at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, following a ... View the full article
  2. Get your November 2019 Desktop Cruise Themed Calendar Wallpaper! Here's how to put this photo on your computer, tablet or cell phone: 1. Click on the following links to get the size that you want. Each link will open a new window (or tab) displaying the wallpaper, in the appropriate format for your screen size. 2. For the desktop versions, ... View the full article
  3. When Oasis of the Seas returns to service on November 24, it will boast brand-new features, including a redesigned pool deck, the Ultimate Abyss slide, new bars and restaurants and the line's first Ultimate Panoramic Suite cabin category. Want to experience the ship's $165 million refit on a budget? Book one of these five post-refurb Oasis of the ... View the full article
  4. (2:04 p.m. EST) -- Norwegian Cruise Line and oceangoing music festival promoter Sixthman have announced the 2020 Melissa Etheridge Cruise IV, featuring Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge. The cruise, which will take place aboard Norwegian Pearl from October 20-26, 2020, will feature a lineup of performers ... View the full article
  5. (2:10 p.m. GMT) -- The two main Spanish ports -- Barcelona and Palma -- have reached full capacity in terms of cruise passengers and are looking to attract smaller ships and higher-spending visitors. Palma welcomed 2.2 million cruise passengers this year -- in a city of 414,000 -- and in an effort to alleviate overtourism the city wants to ... View the full article
  6. (10:33 a.m. EST) Norwegian Encore marks the end of an era for Norwegian Cruise Line. The 4,000-passenger ship is the last of the line's Breakaway Plus-class ships, Norwegian's most successful class of ship in terms of passenger scores and profitability. Norwegian's next new ship, the first in the Leonardo Class, will be radically different and ... View the full article
  7. If you're looking to book a cruise in shoulder season -- the time between summer's peak season and winter's off season -- now is the perfect window to book ahead and get a great deal. Booking between Labor Day and the end of fall is a prime way to save money on your cruise. Check out the latest deals from your favorite cruise lines and maybe even ... View the full article
  8. (1:54 p.m. EDT) -- MSC Cruises has revealed plans to trial a ground-breaking research and development project on its first World Class ship, MSC Europa, aimed at producing electricity and heat using liquified natural gas (LNG). Following the ship's steel cutting at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, yesterday (October ... View the full article
  9. Get your November 2019 Desktop Cruise Themed Calendar Wallpaper! Here's how to put this photo on your computer, tablet or cell phone: 1. Click on the following links to get the size that you want. Each link will open a new window (or tab) displaying the wallpaper, in the appropriate format for your screen size. 2. For the desktop versions, ... View the full article
  10. (3 p.m. GMT) -- MSC Cruises today cut the first piece of steel for its ground-breaking new generation ship -- the first of its World Class vessels -- at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, and revealed it will be named MSC Europa. It is the first of five liquified natural gas (LNG) powered ships on order from MSC ... View the full article
  11. (9:30 a.m. EDT ) -- When Oasis of the Seas returns from its colossal dry dock refurbishment November 24, it is set to debut a brand-new-to-Royal Caribbean cabin category -- the Ultimate Panoramic Suite. As Cruise Critic revealed earlier this week during a first look at the ship's $165 million refit in Cadiz, Spain, the two new suites are ... View the full article
  12. (5:35 p.m. GMT) -- MSC Cruises has taken delivery of MSC Grandiosa, the first in the line's Meraviglia Plus Class ships and billed as the one of the most environmentally-advanced ships at sea. The official handover of the 17th ship in the MSC fleet took place at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, following a ... View the full article
  13. We're pleased to welcome Celebrity Cruises President & CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo to Cruise Critic! Ask Lisa Lutoff-Perlo A Question, she'll be here intermittently through August 12th to answer! Since 2015, Celebrity Cruises has increased the percent of women working across the brand’s growing fleet from 3% to a record 22% fleet-wide in 2019. Leading the charge is Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, who, upon her appointment to this role in 2015, challenged her leadership teams – both on-land and at sea – with diversifying their teams. Today, Cele
  14. Royal Caribbean is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and we'd like to hear from you! Please share your favorite memories of cruising on Royal Caribbean International -- perhaps you were celebrating a milestone event, or you have special memories of your first sailing long ago! What made sailing on Royal Caribbean special for you? OK, go!
  15. Just Back From: Celestyal Cruises' Celestyal Olympia Continue reading for more details More...
  16. Hello Everyone! We're pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Regent Seven Seas Cruises to offer you Official Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle parties on board all of their ships! Registration begins today for sailings and will allow you to enjoy an opportunity to get acquainted with fellow cruisers with whom you've communicated here on Cruise Critic. The first parties will be held on board: Seven Seas Explorer: May 11, 2017 Seven Seas Mariner: May 13, 2017 Seven Seas Navigator: May 13, 2017 Seven Seas Voyager: May 02, 2017 Click here
  17. Check out the latest Norwegian Cruise Line news from Cruise Critic: Norwegian Cruise Line Names New Ship Class Project Leonardo
  18. Hello All: We're pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with MSC Cruises to offer you Official Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle parties on board MSC Divina and MSC Seaside! Attending these gatherings will allow you to enjoy an opportunity to get acquainted with fellow cruisers with whom you've communicated here on Cruise Critic. Click here to Register to Attend a Meet & Mingle and for more information. MSC Cruises will be providing a private lounge (or other venue is provided) as well a either a hosted one-hour cocktail party and/or coffee service,
  19. Please visit this link, you will need to be logged in to complete the registration form. If you aren't logged in, you should be prompted do do so: Update your Carnival/Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle Party Registration Info We are asking for this information so that Carnival can deliver an invitation directly to your stateroom with the day, time and location of the Meet & Mingle party. If you receive an email from Cruise Critic saying that the registration minimum has been met, THERE WILL BE A PARTY ON YOUR SAILING. However, in order for you to receive an invite, please
  20. Pssst! Have you seen the new Carnival/Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle button on this forum? Look to your right. Yes...the right. See the button just above the NEW TOPIC button? Click Join the Party, well..to join the party! (It will take you to the Party Registration Page!) There will now be Official Meet & Mingle Parties on board your 7-day or longer Carnival cruise! Enjoy! Laura
  21. We just added a new function that will allow you to embed your video into your posts on the forum. To do this, create your post by clicking on the New Thread button (or Post Reply), as you always do. In the MESSAGE area, post the VIDEO number of your YouTube video only. That's the number that appears after v= (see it here bolded in red: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47dj3psed_k) like this: 47dj3psed_k HIGHLIGHT the movie number. Then, on the post editor toolbar look for the YouTube icon; it looks like this: and click on it. Press SUBMIT NEW THREAD [YOUTUBE]47dj3psed
  22. This is a continuation of The SLAMO Virtual Cruise thread
  23. This FAQ is in the process of being created by our West Coast Departures Community members. It should contain information to the most commonly asked questions about cruising from Seattle's cruise ports. Additionally, Cruise Critic's award-winning editorial staff keeps the following resources updated: Seattle Port Profile Seattle: Pre- or Post-Cruise Mini Break The Rules Are Very Simple: Please feel free to add content, making sure you are leaving your OPINIONS at the door, so to speak. In other words, back up your contribution with facts -- by linking to appropri
  24. This FAQ is in the process of being created by our Royal Caribbean Community members. It should contain answers to the most commonly asked questions about cruising on Royal Caribbean ships. Additionally, the following resources are available to you: - Cruise Critic's Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Profile & Ship Reviews - Member Reviews for RCI Ships - Cruiser's Choice Poll Results - Royal Caribbean's Website The Rules Are Very Simple: Please feel free to add content, making sure you are leaving your OPINIONS at the door, so to speak. In other words, back up your
  25. Download the "Official" Door sign here! Doorsign You will need Adobe reader to download the doorsign. If you do not have Adobe reader, you can download here: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html Laura
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