What people think about cruise travel varies dramatically and hinges on their own travel experiences. Past cruisers are usually head over heels in love with the travel style, while newbies have a certain level of skepticism that has always baffled me. I’ve had many opportunities to try a variety of cruise styles over the years, and while it’s not how I always choose to travel it is a way of seeing the world that I truly do enjoy. We’re delving a little deeper into the world of cruise travel this week as we chat with Colleen McDaniel all about the Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards.
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The Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards are chosen by Cruise Critic’s international team of editors, based on the lines and ships they feel best represent excellence in each of the designated categories.
“This year’s awards clearly show there’s truly a cruise for every type of traveler,” explains Colleen McDaniel, Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic. “From innovative new ships with groundbreaking features, to standout offerings for foodies, families and frugal travelers, there are fantastic options for travelers of all kinds. This year’s list of winners includes lines with celebrity chefs at the helm of their kitchens, family fun like over-the-top shows and character meet-and-greets, and ships with full offerings of complimentary perks – sailing to every corner of the globe. Whether you’re a seasoned cruiser or a first-timer, these are the lines to sail for an unforgettable experience.”
About Colleen McDaniel
Colleen McDaniel is Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic, the world’s largest online cruise resource. She considers cruising to be a true passion, having traveled the world by water — from Alaska, the Caribbean and Hawaii, to Europe’s rivers, the Panama Canal and Africa — on ships of all shapes and sizes. She’s regularly quoted as a cruise expert in media outlets across the country, including CNN, NBC News, NPR, U.S. News & World Report, Travel + Leisure, AARP and Skift. Colleen’s just returned from an Antarctica cruise.