Celebrity Cruises Royal Caribbean Cruises had an impressive showing in CruiseCritic’s 2019 survey of the best large cruise ships.
The company took eight of the 10 spots on the cruise-research website’s ranking, which was decided by reviews from CruiseCritic users. (A CruiseCritic representative said thousands of reviews were used in the website’s 2019 “cruiser’s choice” awards, but declined to give a specific number.)
A great way to fully appreciate the rugged beauty of the Canary Islands is to head off the beaten track in an open-top 4×4 vehicle. In Gran Canaria, after tackling the sand dunes of Maspalomas, you can weave your way through scented pine forests, tropical plantations, mountain villages and Fataga Valley – the “Valley of a Thousand Palms”. Your tour may also include a visit to La Fortaleza, the last stronghold of the Guanche people in a cave that burrows through an extinct volcano. Continue at Source: What to try on a Canary Islands cruise, from dune-trekking to stargazing
An exclusive ‘Game of Thrones’ cruise, visiting the filming locations of this magical world. Learn about all of the settings with a Game of Thrones expert.
A unique hand-crafted ‘Game of Thrones’ cruise, visiting the filming locations of this magical world. Learn about the history of each setting with your Game of Thrones expert. Discover the stunning Dalmatian coast, between Split and the UNESCO-listed city of Dubrovnik, with a group of Game of Thrones fans. See more at Source: 7-Night Game of Thrones Deluxe Cruise – Cruise Croatia
After a 24-year-long hiatus, the legendary Cunard Line now has one of its ships calling Vancouver’s Canada Place its homeport.
Built in 2010, the MS Queen Elizabeth made its inaugural sailing from Vancouver last week with an itinerary that takes a round trip to Alaska.
The mid-sized cruise ship has a length of 945 ft, a height of 185 ft, a width of 106 ft, a gross tonnage (GT) of 90,900, and a capacity for 2,081 passengers and 1,005 crew. She is currently the youngest ship in the Cunard fleet of three vessels and the second largest Cunarder ever built, just after the flagship liner Queen Mary 2.
Twenty cruise ships have received perfect scores during their most recent sanitation inspection from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Most cruise ships are pretty clean, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which inspects ships to make sure they maintain proper sanitation.
Of the more than 200 active cruise ships the CDC has inspected, most received a passing grade: at least an 86 on a 100-point sanitation score. A handful received a 100 on their most recent inspection, indicating a level of cleanliness that would be difficult to top.
Asia was made for exploring by water where ships (and boats) can seek out tucked-away hideaways that open a window to awe-inspiring landscapes and rustic communities bursting with local culture.
Follow in the trail of spice traders through these tropical waters along untouched coastlines and deserted islands where the shimmering cobalt sea and bountiful marine life promise to turn cruises through this region into unforgettable adventures.