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Did You Really Get A Cabin Upgrade?

By Dave Beers (CruiseReviews Editor) – So you just booked your first cruise and they are giving you a two category upgrade!  You got a great deal, right?  Well maybe not.  Indeed, it is likely you were lured by a lofty and largely meaningless sales gimmick. I have long been bothered by the misuse and [...]

Are Cruise Line Bar Prices Too High?

By Dave Beers (CruiseReviews Editor) One of the top questions asked on any cruise website is about drink prices on cruise ships.  This usually leads to questions about sneaking alcoholic beverages aboard, with two main camps being predominant.  One side claims the cruise line prices are not affordable for them and even buying a couple [...]

Understanding The “Closed Loop” Cruise

By David Beers (CruiseReviews editor) — Over the weekend a cruise review was posted at my website which lambasted Royal Caribbean because they denied boarding to the person writing the review.  In the review the person claimed Royal Caribbean’s cruise documents were vague about what was needed to prove citizenship and identity, and so he [...]

Royal Caribbean International and DreamWorks Strategic Alliance

With the announcement that Royal Caribbean International and DreamWorks Animation have formed a strategic alliance, the cruise line is taking things to a new level when it comes to seagoing animated characters. Guests will experience a variety of shows and activities, and these will include more than just photo ops and mingling with the characters. [...]

Celebrity Equinox – First Look

“Here Comes the Sun was the theme song for the inaugural festivities introducing Celebrity Equinox to the cruising world in Southampton, UK, July 29, 2009. Celebrity Equinox is the second in the Solstice class of cruise ships from Celebrity, and while it is practically impossible to tell Equinox apart from Solstice there is nothing wrong [...]