Galapagos Cruise: Bug Spray and Blue-Footed Boobies

Three long flights, a $100 park fee and a liberal dose of insecticide spray made luvmytigs question whether her family’s Galapagos cruise was worth the effort. But once she boarded Enrichment Voyages’ MV Explorer she forgot the drama to get there. She evoked our green-eyed monsters when she told of fresh seafood aboard and abundant […]

Video: Time Lapse Cruising

If the Original Trinidad Tropicana Steel Band playing “Jamaica Farewell” doesn’t get you on tglig‘s time lapse video of their Western Caribbean cruise — viewed by 2,255 and counting, the first of several gorgeous Gulf of Mexico sunsets will. Taken from the window of their rear-facing cabin aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas, the […]

Alaska Cruise: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

After her southbound Alaska cruise on Island Princess, 21mel was able to put just about everything into three categories. The good included Princess for helping her sister, who missed the cruise because of an airline delay, catch up three days later — even refunding her ship days. Also good: the salmon and the pizza onboard; […]

Luxury Down Under: From Cattle to Clotted Cream

Although most of us have experienced the serfdom of economy-class flight and being herded like cattle during embarkation, it was the remainder of CalifCruiser326‘s three-week luxury cruise to New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, New Calendonia and Australia on Oceania’s Regatta that left us drooling for the fresh scones with clotted cream at high tea, the Oholei […]

Steal of the Week: Alaska Cruise from $62 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: American Discount Cruises & Travel is offering a seven-night cruise […]

Cruise from Rome to Venice: That’s Amore

First-time Celebrity cruiser account4fun “LOVED” her Rome to Venice sailing aboard Celebrity Silhouette. It certainly didn’t hurt that she and three adult family members toured Rome for three and a half days prior to boarding the ship — they had a wonderful time and it put them in the right mood to cruise. But was […]

Steal of the Week: Western Caribbean Cruise from $63 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: Norwegian Cruise Lines is offering a weeklong cruise aboard Norwegian […]

A or F: Does Carnival Triumph Make the Grade?

Sometimes you just want a quick getaway, good company, yummy food, a couple of laughs and strong Margaritas. Cruiser TexasGail understands that itch and found her recent sailing scratched it just fine. Despite earning only a C+ for food, her Western Caribbean cruise on Carnival Triumph left her and her husband chuckling about toasters and […]

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