Transatlantic Cruisers Snag a 15-Night Bargain

The stars aligned for member teecee60 when he stumbled upon an irresistible deal on a 15-night transatlantic sailing on Celebrity Reflection, just 10 days before embarkation. He and his girlfriend had vowed not to plan another cruise for a few months, but the cost couldn’t be beat. As soon as the price dropped, teecee60 hit [...]

Testing the Waters on Miami’s Newest Addition

When MSC Cruises announced one of its ships would be sailing roundtrip from Miami, many American cruisers grew curious about how the Italian line would adjust to its North American surroundings. Member mkazmer was one of them. Although she and her husband had tried MSC before and decided it wasn’t for them, an outstanding offer for [...]

Poll Position: Cruise Line Private Islands

If you’ve been to a cruise line’s private island, you know it’s a far cry from your typical Caribbean port (and even those less visited)…. There are no cobblestone streets reminiscent of Old San Juan, planes soaring over beaches as you’d see in St. Maarten or resorts and chain restaurants dotting the coastline. Instead, passengers [...]

Wanderlust Wednesday: ‘Tis the Season

Every Wednesday, we’ll be taking you on a journey around the world to some of the most interesting places our members have trekked, swum or merely witnessed from afar while cruising. Whether these photos inspire you to plan a relaxing escape or walk on the wild side, we hope they ignite your senses and give [...]

A Couple Finds Their True Calling with Seabourn

Lavish cabin parties, intimate dinners and long walks in Casablanca were only a few of the many memories member Sunviking and her husband made while onboard Seabourn Quest. They had sailed many times on mainstream lines, and although the past experiences were pleasant, Seabourn Quest became their favorite.

Wanderlust Wednesday: Sit and Stay a While

Every Wednesday, we’ll be taking you on a journey around the world to some of the most interesting places our members have trekked, swum or merely witnessed from afar while cruising. Whether these photos inspire you to plan a relaxing escape or walk on the wild side, we hope they ignite your senses and give [...]

Royal Anticipation: 500 Days Till Embarkation

From the initial cutting of steel to the maiden voyage, member macusr watched Royal Princess unfold right before her eyes. And after waiting 500 days for her turn to cruise, she was ready to live the dream. Her expectations were high. As a Platinum-status cruiser, she had sailed Princess many times in the past, with Emerald [...]

Cute, Cuddly & Unpredictable: Five Things to Know About Animals in Port

Until a recent trip to Bali, Indonesia, I thought my respect for nature was enough to keep me from turning into one of those crazy “I was attacked!” stories on Animal Planet. Turns out, you can run into problems with a port’s local wildlife, even if you’re cautious. I’ve long been an animal whisperer, and [...]

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