2008 Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards

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#1
London, UK
209 Posts
Joined Mar 2008
What line's culinary offerings take the cake or steak? Who has family cruising down to a science, keeping even that most gloomy of teens gleefully captivated? What cruise line pathfinder is to be commended for offering off-the-grid port adventures? After intense debate, experts from Cruise Critic's knowledgeable editorial staff emerged with a list of superlatives naming winners in its first annual Editors' Picks Awards.

Download the list of winners -- http://www.cruisecritic.com/editors-...newsletter.cfm -- and let us know what you think!


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#2
Portland, OR
114 Posts
Joined May 2006
I'm disappointed that this information is only available if you are willing to sign up for an e-mail newsletter. Why isn't this an article on the website? I don't want the clutter of "weekly e-mails" from every site I read. Please reconsider your delivery method.
#4
Sacramento Area, CA
714 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Uh yea....sign up to get weekly emails and then have my email address sold to some spammer, uh no thanks, I'll just wait until someone posts it. I'm truly disappointed in CC, what a shame.
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Carnival Valor (San Juan) January 26, 2014 - Southern Carribean (Best. Cruise. Ever).
Carnival Dream (Orlando) May 25, 2013 - Exotic Western
Carnival Splendor (Long Beach) January 8, 2012 - Mexican Riviera
Carnival Splendor (Long Beach) May 8, 2011 - Mexican Riviera
Carnival Conquest (Galveston) May 9, 2010 - Western Carribean
Carnival Legend (Tampa) May 10 2009 - Western Carribean
Carnival Pride (Long Beach) May 16, 2004 - Mexican Riviera
#5
Surprise, Arizona
164 Posts
Joined Aug 2002
We had a balcony cabin on the Zuiderdam. It was the worst cabin we've ever had and that includes inside cabins. The shower didn't work, the tub didn't drain, 4 out of 7 days we had no hot water, the drawer in the desk was broken, the formica was partly off, the bedspread was stained and the room wasn't really clean. I could go on about the rest of the ship but the award was only about cabins. It was our first HAL cruise and also our last. We'll stick to Princess & RCCL.
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#6
Arizona - God's Country
213 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
What line's culinary offerings take the cake or steak? Who has family cruising down to a science, keeping even that most gloomy of teens gleefully captivated? What cruise line pathfinder is to be commended for offering off-the-grid port adventures? After intense debate, experts from Cruise Critic's knowledgeable editorial staff emerged with a list of superlatives naming winners in its first annual Editors' Picks Awards.

Download the list of winners -- http://www.cruisecritic.com/editors-...newsletter.cfm -- and let us know what you think!


Note: You do not need to do anything if you are already receiving our weekly newsletters.
This is CRAP!! If I had known that I needed this news letter in order to vote or have my say I would have, I guessed signed up for it? But for Carnival to be where they are, and Celebrity to have not have come in, there is no guestion in my mind that the people who do this have no taste other than CHEAP! I would not take a FREE cruise on Carnival.
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Celebrity Galaxy 03/97 (Western Caribbean)
Celebrity Galaxy 11/97 (Deep Caribbean)
Carnival Elation 02/99 (Mexican Rivera)
Crystal Harmony 11/99 (Panama Canal)
Celebrity Mercury 05/00 (Alaska)
Celebrity Millennium 06/01 (Mediterranean)
Celebrity Mercury 11/03 (Mexican Rivera)
Celebrity Infinity 11/04 (Hawaii)
Celebrity Century 10/05 (Transatlantic)
Celebrity Mercury 10/06 (Mexican Rivera)
Azamara Quest 11/07 (Caribbean)
Celebrity Century 4/28/08 (Transatlantic)
HAL Maasdam 09/27/08 (New England/Canada)
NCL Star 11/22/08 (Mexican Rivera)
RCCL Mariner of the Seas 07/19/09 (Mexican Rivera)
Celebrity Equinox 09/13/09 (Ancient Empires)
Celebrity Solstice 11/07/10 Caribbean)
HAL Rotterdam 07/12/11 (Transatlantic)
HAL Eurodam 04/14/12 (Transatlantic)
RCCL Navigator of the Sea 01/12/13 (Caribbean) fist time out of New Orleans.
HAL Maasdam 07/06/13 (New England/Canada)
RCCL Freedom of the Sea 10/17/13 ( Caribbean) First Halloween Cruise
NCL Star 03/09/14 (Mixican Rivera) Bucket List - Family Cruise
Caribbean Princess 06/14/14 (Caribbean)

#7
4 Posts
Joined Nov 2005
Hi there cruise fans.....
I have questions for Cruise Critic after scanning the list. It seems no one cruise line dominates. In fact, just about every cruise line has "something" to brag about. Is this good "politics" from Cruise Critic? or is this "just the way it is"?

When you read the personal cruise reviews, you always find some 6-star and some 1-star opinions. How does Cruise Critic translate their findings into ratings? It would be interesting to know how you determine the winners.

Thank you,

Capt'n Cruise
#8
Boston
8,595 Posts
Joined May 2006
Originally posted by RKSpicy
This is CRAP!! If I had known that I needed this news letter in order to vote or have my say I would have, I guessed signed up for it? But for Carnival to be where they are, and Celebrity to have not have come in, there is no guestion in my mind that the people who do this have no taste other than CHEAP! I would not take a FREE cruise on Carnival.
Actually, it looks like RCI is the big winner in all of this and not Carnival.

You haven't been on Carnival in nine years and not on a Conquest category ship. How can you argue with where they are? They certainly do provide a great value. If we did a worst of list, I am sure they would run away with some awards too, unfortunately.

As for Celebrity, maybe on the high end, Crystal was the one that beat them out.
#9
Ewing, NJ
19,406 Posts
Joined Jan 2000
Originally posted by sbnuggie
Uh yea....sign up to get weekly emails and then have my email address sold to some spammer, uh no thanks, I'll just wait until someone posts it. I'm truly disappointed in CC, what a shame.
Hmm, don't know how I missed this comment but it is never too late to "respond" to erroneous information.

We don't "spam". We don't sell, loan or rent our mailing to list anyone. It isn't how we do business.

Laura
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#10
Salt Lake City, UT
521 Posts
Joined Jun 2007
Originally posted by katree
I'm disappointed that this information is only available if you are willing to sign up for an e-mail newsletter. Why isn't this an article on the website? I don't want the clutter of "weekly e-mails" from every site I read. Please reconsider your delivery method.
May I second this comment? Spam or not, the incessant and unrequested mailings are not worth the look at your results. Pity, too, because they would have been interesting, I'm sure.