EWING, N.J., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise Critic®, the world's leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, has announced a partnership with Carnival Cruise Line to offer its members access to exclusive onboard events.
The partnership marks the sixth cruise line to partner with Cruise Critic for its popular Meet & Mingle events. As part of the partnership, Carnival Cruise Line will host private parties on cruises of seven days or longer for Cruise Critic members who have signed up prior to sailing – a private room and refreshments and snacks will be provided by the cruise line.
"We're thrilled to partner with Carnival," said Mike Ewing, General Manager of Cruise Critic. "Extending our Meet & Mingle program to thousands of Carnival cruisers online offers a unique opportunity for Cruise Critic members to meet as they cruise together. Cruising is an incredibly social form of travel – with tens of thousands taking to our forums each year to meet ahead of their sailings – and our Meet & Mingle events offer cruise lines the opportunity to meet some of their most passionate fans."
In addition to Carnival, five other lines offer official Meet & Mingle programs: Silversea Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.
To attend a Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle, cruisers must be registered Cruise Critic members and sign up for the event on the Cruise Critic community forums. Cruise Critic membership is free and open to the public.
For more information on Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle events, visit www.cruisecritic.com/rollcall/.
About Cruise Critic
Cruise Critic® is an online cruise guide, offering a comprehensive resource for cruise travelers, from first-time cruisers to avid cruise enthusiasts. The site features more than 150,000 cruise reviews and hosts the world's largest online cruise community where travelers share experiences and opinions with fellow cruisers. Cruise Critic was the first consumer cruise site on the Internet, launched in October 1995 by The Independent Traveler, Inc., a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 23 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl, www.besttables.com and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.viator.com, and www.virtualtourist.com.
Aubrey Manzo Dunn, Cruise Critic
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SOURCE Cruise Critic