Cruise Critic provides cruise reviews, excursion reviews, port reviews and information about the best cruise deals throughout the world. It also provides information useful for people experiencing a cruise for the first time as well as vacation planning information and news important to the industry as a whole, such as ship refits and company changes.
The bulk of the Cruise Critic website consists of cruise reviews. In these, people who have actually been on a ship and experienced its itinerary write detailed reviews of their experiences. Many of these reviews go into further detail, expounding on what a cruise's cuisine was like, the entertainment, both on board and shore excursions, and the rooms and cabins they stayed in. Reviews are posted both by professional cruise reviewers and amateur cruise enthusiasts.
Cruise Critic also has information in the form of guides, ranging from new cruiser guides to guides on what to do at each port of call and how to find your perfect cruise. The website also hosts a large forums where people are invited to ask whatever questions they have and to share their experiences.
Finally, Cruise Critic aims to be the leading source of industry news. Information on the growing cruise industry is kept up-to-date on the website and ranges from how individual ships and cruise lines are performing to information about new ships and those that are undergoing refits.