Disney’s Castaway Cay 5K Run a Nice Change of Pace for Cruisers

Running on a cruise ship is a bit of a mixed bag. Sure, you get the beauty of the sea, the fresh air hitting your face, the kind words from fellow passengers. You also get rocky treadmills, distraction from every corner as you try to weave your way around the ship’s designated jogging track (why [...]

Royal Caribbean’s Got a Big Secret

Perhaps a Royal Caribbean veteran has encouraged you to attend, vaguely describing it as a lot of fun. “Just go,” your smiling friend says, without providing details. “You won’t regret it.” Maybe you’re intrigued when you see it listed on the daily Cruise Compass, somewhere between “Art Auction” and “Karaoke.” “The Quest Adult Gameshow.” Or [...]

Royal Caribbean Fan Tries Out New Ship and Itinerary

CRUISEBOY305, a veteran of Royal Caribbean, loved the open spaces, outdoor areas and Champagne Bar on Jewel of the Seas during his recent cruise to Canada and New England. The weeklong itinerary roundtrip from Boston, with port stops in Halifax, St. John, Bar Harbor and Portland, was a first for this solo cruiser, who wrote, [...]

Busted Onboard: Tales of Plunder at Sea

When it comes to the list of what not to do on a cruise ship, you’ve got to think that stealing would be near the top. So why the heck are stories of onboard thievery so prevalent? We’re not talking the stray towel here or bathrobe there (and no, we’re not advocating lifting linens).

Tight Squeeze? No Problem for Celebrity Reflection

It took 10 hours, some backward maneuvering and assistance from a couple of tugboats, but Celebrity Reflection has left the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, and is on its way to the North Sea for sea trials.

Crystal’s Living Wall Feels Familiar

Crystal Cruises this week unveiled a living wall aboard Crystal Symphony, touting it as the “world’s first living wall at sea.”

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