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Cruise Critic outlines 2014 trends
e-tid reports: "Taster cruises, pick 'n' mix deals and far-flung destinations are among the UK market trends for next year, according to Cruise Critic. The cruise reviews site anticipates the rise of more 'pick 'n' 'mix deals' in 2014 as these allow cruisers to try different onboard experiences - from drink packages, to onboard credits for use towards specialty restaurants, spas and shore excursions."

December 2013
Cruise Customers to demand more customisation
Travel Daily News reports: "Cruise Critic UK has highlighted new trends for the UK market in 2014."

December 2013
Cruise News: P&O turns Boe selector for increased programme of short trips next year
The Daily Mirror reports: "Looks like P&O Cruises and Fred Olsen are spot on with their announcements of an increased number of short cruises planned for next year. Analysis by cruisecritic.co.uk has highlighted the demand for breaks as brief as two to four nights."

December 2013
Cruisers are younger than you think
Your-Hols reports: "If you've been put off cruising by thinking the mammoth ships are full of older people, think again - a new survey for the launch of National Cruise Week tomorrow, shows that more than half of cruisers took their first cruise before they were 45. The poll by Cruise Critic, the world's largest cruise review site, also  shows that a third were between 45 and 55, while only 17 per cent cruised for the first time between 55 and 65, while just three per cent were older than 65."

October 2013
Ever fancied getting married at sea?
You & Your Wedding reports: "Cruise Critic and You & Your Wedding provide top tips on getting married at sea.

October 2013
Southampton named best cruise departure port in country
Southern Daily Echo reports: "Southampton has been named as the best departure port in the country for the fifth time. The city's port, which has this week celebrated its 175th anniversary, won the Best UK Departure Port accolade at the 2013 Cruise Critic UK Editors' Picks Awards."

October 2013
Liverpool the number 1 UK port according to world's leading cruise critics
Liverpool Echo reports: "Liverpool has been voted the Best UK Port of Call by experts at the world's largest cruise review and cruise community site. The award was made by the Cruise Critic website's UK Editors' Picks Awards for 2013."

October 2013
Liverpool picked as top cruise destination
Liverpool Confidential reports: "Whatever, Liverpool has been named the UK's best port of call by experts on cruising, on one of the biggest websites in the field. Cruise Critic - sister site of Trip Advisor - named the city as their top pick based on the warm welcome visitors receive when they arrive in Liverpool, the historic architecture and the fact that so many attractions are within half hour walk of the terminal."

October 2013
How to find the best cheap cruise deals
Moneywise reports: "Before you do anything decide what sort of cruise you fancy. Do you want to go on a big ship packed with restaurants and bars or would you prefer a smaller boutique ship? Do you mind if there are families on board, where you go and what you see? Do you want to spend sea days indulging in gourmet food, playing sport or arts and crafts? Independent cruise website, Cruisecritic.co.uk (a subsidiary of TripAdvisor) is a good starting point for cruise reviews."

September 2013
Should smoking be banned from cruise ship balconies?
eturbonews reports: "With changes to onboard smoking policies recently announced by cruise lines including Disney, Seabourn, Cunard and Royal Caribbean, Cruise Critic asked cruisers whether smoking on ship balconies should be prohibited."

September 2013
Stubbed out: Over half of cruise passengers want an end to smoking on liner balconies
Mail Online reports: "A survey conducted by cruise reviews website Cruise Critic saw 54 per cent of those questioned say that smoking on balconies - even when the balcony belongs to the passengers' personal cabin - should not be permitted."

September 2013
Stubbed out: Over half of cruise passengers want an end to smoking on liner balconies
ABC News reports: "A poll of more than 500 passengers by Cruise Critic, a global cruise community site, revealed that 54 percent think smoking should be banned from cabin balconies. And nearly a quarter of respondents were in favor of prohibiting puffing from all areas of the ship."

September 2013
Cruise passengers back smoking ban
The Telegraph reports: "The survey, by cruise review site Cruise Critic, comes as more American-owned cruise lines bow to passenger pressure and ban smoking on balconies - a move approved by half of those polled."

September 2013
Passengers back smoking bans on ships
Travel Mole reports: "More than half of cruisers feel that smoking should be banned from balconies, and just under a quarter believe that it should be banned everywhere, according to a poll carried out by review site, Cruise Critic."

September 2013
Passengers back smoking bans on ships
Liverpool Daily Post reports: "Adam Coulter, editor of the top online guide Cruise Critic, who is attending today's inaugural Columbus Day cruise convention in Liverpool, hailed the port's re-entry into the market."

September 2013
Passengers back smoking bans on ships
Liverpool Echo reports: "Liverpool's untapped potential for cruise departures could benefit the entire UK cruise industry - not just North West travellers, it was claimed. Adam Coulter, editor of online guide Cruise Critic, who is attending today's inaugural Columbus Day cruise convention in the city, hailed the port's re-entry to the market."

September 2013
Comment: "Watching the raising of the Concordia
TTG Digital reports: "Being here - as a journalist, but also as a cruise enthusiast - is a cathartic process. It's partly about watching an astonishing engineering feat, but it's also a chance to look forward."

September 2013
Comment: "Plain sailing as The Cruise Show returns to Scotland, we examine the appeal of a holiday on the high seas"
Herald Scotland reports: "Like many cruise-goers, her trips start long before embarkation. Online forums on CruiseCritic.co.uk allow passengers to discuss their forthcoming adventure before boarding. Linnie founded the International Critters community six years ago, which goes by the motto of 'give something back'."

September 2013
Comment: "Half of cruisers took their first cruise before they were 45"
Travel Daily News reports: "Cruise critic poll reveals surprising results about first-time cruising age. Many cruise lines are keen to target the "new to cruise" audience, including families, and this survey highlights that cruising is attractive to people of all ages."

September 2013
Comment: "Belfast Harbour plans a 7million pound cruise facility"
Independent.ie reports: "Last year, Cruise Critic UK, the leading source of cruise information on the web, named Belfast as 'Best UK Port of Call' in its Editors' Picks Awards 2012."

June 2013
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