A Mother & Daughter’s Fulfilling Short Cruise Escape

Relaxation, culture and exotic cuisine sound like a recipe for a satisfying weeklong cruise. For member So Cal Cruise Mom and her daughter, Carnival Imagination served as the perfect four-night getaway. West Coasters were ecstatic when Imagination, one of the Carnival‘s original “Fun Ships,” made its way to LA after Elation returned to its homeport of New […]

Reaching for the Sky

People cruise for a myriad of reasons: Being able to explore new destinations, getting away at an affordable price and simply fleeing winter’s wrath are just a few. Cruise Critic member Bently57 wanted to experience the Sky suite on a Solstice-class Celebrity ship, and she did so on an eastern Caribbean cruise on Silhouette. This was […]

A Long-Awaited Winter Escape

Escaping an endless cycle of heavy snow, ice and the doomed “wintery mix” seems to be the theme this season for the majority of our country (and rightfully so). Cruise Critic member dcruisers was among those who evaded winter’s wrath, albeit only for a short time. After a day’s dose of sunshine, dcruisers along with […]

Out with the New, In with the “Old”

What began as a reunion for retired police officers turned into an intimate winter escape for member Elvis1209 after a number of invitees backed out. He, his wife and friend (another retired cop) enjoyed traveling at their own pace as they made their way to San Juan to board Royal Caribbean‘s Jewel of the Seas. Already […]

Expedition Cruise Lovers Take On Antarctica

From the Galapagos Islands and Amazon River to the Seychelles and African plains, member Mary Denis and her husband have fascinating stories from their expedition cruising adventures. And after a recent cruise aboard Hurtigruten Fram, Antarctica has become one of her favorites. Please share this post!

A Taste of Classic Miami on Getaway

While Cruise Critic editors welcomed Norwegian Getaway prior to and upon its arrival in Miami, member Uncle Bernie also was there, getting a taste of the line’s newest ship. Although it was only a one-night sailing, he made the most of his time at the vibrant christening celebration, where he had 12 hours to explore […]

A Dream Anniversary in the South Pacific

Eleven days in Tahiti and the South Pacific is merely a dream for many. But to celebrate their 25th anniversary, member LarryFitz and his wife found a deal with Paul Gauguin Cruises they couldn’t pass up. Please share this post!

Wanderlust Wednesday: Aloha from Zaandam

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 […]

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