Review 3337

When I saw “Cruise Line Critic” on the list of sites to be reviewed, I jumped right on it. Having been on my first cruise just over a month ago, I can’t get enough of anything cruise related.

The layout of the site could improve. It’s a standard two-column layout, which is easy to navigate as always. The white text on the blue background made my eyes cross a couple of times, but the font size is large enough that I didn’t have to squint when reading. There’s not a lot in the way of extra design-related bells and whistles to talk about – it’s a very straight-forward design. The biggest part of the sidebar? Lists and lists of Google Ads.

Instead of actually being a Cruise Line Critic like the name implies, the creator of this site has just copied and pasted different cruise-related articles from other sources on the ‘net. The articles are very general and vague. A perfect audience for this blog would be people that are somewhat interested in a cruise, but don’t have any idea what to expect or how they work.

The site only rolled out last month, so I’m hoping that over time, the author can put together some more original writing and actually have some critiques about particular cruise lines or cruise destinations. It would fit the name of blog quite a bit better.

Cruises are so popular right now. This blog has the opportunity to really take advantage of it with the type of blog they have. Unfortunately, they failed to do so.