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I had a similar issue on a Whisper sailing in...
I had a similar issue on a Whisper sailing in December. By the time I booked, I couldn't secure a La Dame reservation online for any date or time. What I heard onboard was that some people pounced on...
Here's what I heard from Oceania's PR, FWIW: ...
Here's what I heard from Oceania's PR, FWIW:

Wi-Fi will no longer be a part of OLife. There won't be any offering of Wavenet Prime as a perk, either as part of OLife or for booking an...
Here is a comprehensive photo album of Quest's...
Here is a comprehensive photo album of Quest's launderette: https://www.cruisecritic.com/photos/ships/seabourn-quest-596/launderette-387741/

I agree that you need to be strategic about timing. I...
Cruise Critic has a feature article about just...
Cruise Critic has a feature article about just this topic: https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=2397
We have a story about just this!...
We have a story about just this! https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=2024
Here's Cruise Critic's feature article on the...
Here's Cruise Critic's feature article on the topic: https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=2715
Just wanted to hop on and say that the wording of...
Just wanted to hop on and say that the wording of Oceania's press release (combined with the existing situation on Sirena) initially confused us about the new menu, but we've since clarified with the...
Congratulations on your pregnancy! I would agree...
Congratulations on your pregnancy! I would agree that traveling in Florida is safe; the cruise is your call.

And for more tips and advice, read our Can I Cruise While Pregnant? feature on Cruise...
The absolute peak of hurricane season is...
The absolute peak of hurricane season is September 10 (almost every year, there is a named storm somewhere in the Atlantic on Sept. 10). Late August therefore is a prime time for hurricanes. There's...
From our Super Bowl story, I can tell you that...
From our Super Bowl story, I can tell you that HAL is still planning parties, in general.

https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=2149
HAL broadcasts the game onboard and will also throw a...
We slept in the front one and it was fun, but...
We slept in the front one and it was fun, but perhaps not the best sleep you'll ever get. The bed is made up great so it's super comfortable, but there are emergency deck lights that stay on all...
Generally, I would say if you like to hike and...
Generally, I would say if you like to hike and climb to the top of things (me too!), you're better off doing your own thing on a luxury cruise -- unless it's specifically an expedition sailing. If...
I agree -- whatever you like and whatever you...
I agree -- whatever you like and whatever you feel like. A couple of thoughts -- you might choose to book a massage following either a long flight or a long day of touring if you feel like your feet...
Here is the fitness schedule from the current...
Here is the fitness schedule from the current Silver Explorer cruise.
If you mean Silver Cloud Expedition, we have a...
If you mean Silver Cloud Expedition, we have a full photo gallery of the fitness center here: https://www.cruisecritic.com/photos/ships/silver-cloud-91/fitness-center-403806/ You might be able to...
As someone who is 6 feet tall with really large...
As someone who is 6 feet tall with really large feet, I generally cruise with a large but not oversized suitcase, a backpack and my laptop bag. I'm sure a woman who is 5'2" could pack exactly the...
Just wanted to pop in to say that at no time did...
Just wanted to pop in to say that at no time did I withhold information from this board. When I first asked Silversea about delays and potential problems at the start of the cruise, I was told...
Silver Cloud Maiden Voyage Canceled Due to Mechanical Problems
If you didn't see this on the dining thread, here's the latest on Silver Cloud's short-lived maiden voyage: https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=8230
Here's the full news story:...
Here's the full news story: https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=8230
Silver Cloud has had to cancel its maiden voyage...
Silver Cloud has had to cancel its maiden voyage several days in due to a broken fuel pump (apparently the shipyard's fault). We have a writer onboard and says Silversea is flying everyone home and...
Azamara US is having a Black Friday sale but...
Azamara US is having a Black Friday sale but we're not allowed to publish the information until Friday. If you check back on Friday morning, we will add details to our Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal...
You might be interested in our article comparing...
You might be interested in our article comparing the two cruise lines:
https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=2258
Good morning! We have a writer onboard Silver...
Good morning! We have a writer onboard Silver Cloud right now, so stay tuned for a blog coming next week, with other stories coming in the weeks to follow. She emailed me the following:


Just an...
According to Silversea's PR: No technical...
According to Silversea's PR:

No technical issues. The ship hit a bad storm crossing the Atlantic and arrived into Montevideo late. All is good and on schedule.
Here is the Cruise Critic story on which...
Here is the Cruise Critic story on which Caribbean ports are open: https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=8067

Royal Caribbean is planning to return to St. Maarten as early as mid-December....