Okay, for the last word on NCL’s Norwegian Epic (well we make no promises — but this is the last word for awhile!), check out this Cruise Critic interview on U.S. radio magnet Peter Greenberg’s national show. It’s a frisky look at what works and doesn’t on the ship : http://bit.ly/ap9Gwx. Cruise Critic also got a very nice shout out from the BBC’s Fast Track program on Epic-related opinions but it’s not available to watch in the U.K. so…sorry about that.
And if you’re catching up on cruise news and reviews this weekend, here are a couple of other Cruise Critic stories from this week worth checking out:
*Strikes in Greece have impacted cruise travel (and travel in general) in Athens this week; we’re keeping an eye on the situation throughout the weekend: http://bit.ly/cOalRE.
*If you’ve ever thought about heading to Glastonbury for the famed rock festival (or more probably if you’re reading this blog, you haven’t ever considered such an experience — but maybe you know someone who has?), a cruise ship rock festival is a lot more intimate and you don’t have to deal with mud (and tents). Check out this virtual slideshow on sister site Cruisecritic.com (http://bit.ly/avNuI0 ) as Dan Askin takes us along with him on a trip aboard Carnival Inspiration. He keeps it pretty clean!
*For the latest reviews from Cruise Critic members just off ships, check out brand new submissions from Independence of the Seas, Thomson Celebration, Island Escape and Azamara Quest. Start here: http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/reviews/.
Have a great weekend!
On which cruise line’s ships are you most likely to bump into Oasis’ Liam Gallagher, stars from “Strictly Come Dancing” or John Travolta? Let’s be frank – there aren’t a whole lot of celebrities who cruise (and mostly those who do are participating in some sort of guest star role) but these three were definitely spotted onboard (Gallagher hopped on a Silversea Cruises Atlantic crossing when ash madness grounded planes, “Strictly Come Dancing” performers have been spotted on several Princess cruises, and John Travolta was on Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas a few years back.
Oprah, the U.S. reigning queen of daytime chat, has taken a cruise; she chartered NCL’s Norwegian Gem for a staff trip – and presided over the events from the plush garden villa. Even Guns ‘n Roses’ guitarist Slash has been known to tweet about his love for — ready for this? — Disney cruises.
In a new story today on Cruise Critic UK, check out other celebrities who you might spot at sea. http://bit.ly/9eC0TE.
The reason that most inspired Norwegian Cruise Line executives to name American country music and sitcom star Reba McEntire as godmother of its new Norwegian Epic (christening’s July 2 in New York) is because – she actually cruises for pleasure! NCL president Kevin Sheehan told us that on a Mediterranean cruise a few years back he ran into her so often (around the ship and on shore excursions) that he was afraid she’d think he was stalking her. Seriously though, she really loves cruising and so is the rare godmother who regards the christening as more than just a publicity stunt.