Grandma Forsakes Gambling for Grandkids

Veteran cruiser CaroleR‘s four-day Bahamas cruise aboard Disney Dream was a scouting expedition to see if Disney cruises were a good bet for her grandchildren. She was just sorry to have to relinquish her own betting to do so. She missed gambling in a casino at sea, but wouldn’t try bingo for fear it would […]

(Cruise) Addiction Claims Two More Victims

We’ve seem so many first-time cruisers get hooked, but Jonrob01 and his wife are different than most. They are self-described landlubbers and foodies who like to dine alone. But not only did they love their first cruise, a Western Caribbean sailing aboard Carnival Triumph in April, but since then they have cruised Triumph again in […]

Steal of the Week: Cruise the Bahamas from $48 Per Night

Everyone is looking for the deal of the century. So how do you choose the one that’s right for you? Check the Lido Deck each week to get the scoop on our favorite deals — then grab the phone and pack your bags. THE DEAL: Carnival Cruise Lines is offering a five-night cruise aboard Carnival […]

Honeymoon Cruise: A Marriage That Will Definitely Weather Rough Seas

Something tells us that cruising virgin Happy New Cruiser‘s new marriage is going to last. He and his wife just returned from their honeymoon cruise in the Mediterranean aboard Holland America’s Noordam. Why do we think this relationship will weather marriage’s rough seas? It could be that he describes missing embarkation due to airplane mechanical […]

Steal of the Week: Cruise Across the Atlantic from $47 Per Night

Everyone is looking for the deal of the century. So how do you choose the one that’s right for you? Check the Lido Deck each week to get the scoop on our fave deals — then grab the phone and pack your bags. THE DEAL: MSC Cruises is offering a 15-night transatlantic cruise aboard MSC […]

The Suite Life: One Family Lives It Up on Norwegian Star

Ah, the suite life! That’s what chrisc71, his wife, their six-year-old twins and two-year-old enjoyed on their recent Bermuda cruise aboard Norwegian Star. Yes, that’s right. He had a wonderful time cruising with three wee ones — and they only used Planet Kids, the children’s club, once. How is this possible, we asked? It seems […]

A Long Way from the Caribbean: High Seas, HoHo’s and Haggis

sunluva7 didn’t get too much sun on her British Isles cruise aboard the 680-passenger Ocean Princess with her husband and their grown daughter. The Ireland and Scotland itinerary was a long way across the pond from their usual Caribbean and Bermuda cruises. Yet, despite the dreary weather, choppy seas and in-the-way sofa bed, the cruising […]

Celebrity Summit: Hard to Swallow or Worthy of Seconds?

Foodie NewGirl12 may be somewhat new to cruising, but she knows her stuff. She took her husband, a first-time cruiser, to Bermuda on Celebrity Summit and the couple have a few opinions on the dining experience. This self-proclaimed “food snob,” but also a realist — she took the galley tour and understands the constraints on […]

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