Member Review of the Week: Celebrity Xpedition

Cruise Ship: Celebrity Xpedition Itinerary: Galapagos Islands Member: alldog49 Background: A welcome bottle of Champagne and two complimentary massages were the perfect start to alldog49 and his wife’s Galapagos adventure. The couple — 66 and 70 years old and both Elite-status members — planned to test their limits in port and recharge on the ship. […]

Member Review of the Week: Island Princess

Cruise Ship: Island Princess Itinerary: Mediterranean Member: 4hends Background: After two cruises on newer Princess ships, 4hends’ third time was a charm. It all started with an upgrade from a mini-suite to a suite, only six weeks before disembarkation. With a large ensuite hot tub, spacious balcony and more unexpected perks, he and his wife […]

Member Review of the Week: Disney Fantasy

Cruise Ship: Disney Fantasy Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean Member: cruisefamilyforever Background: Cruising always has been a family experience for cruisefamilyforever. And after accruing some sea days with popular family-friendly lines Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Disney, he decided to give Disney another go. Everything about Disney Fantasy blew him away — even the public restrooms. But how […]

Member Review of the Week: Eurodam

Cruise Ship: Holland America’s Eurodam Itinerary: Baltic Sea Member: Aerun Background: Despite Holland America’s relaxed vibe, Aerun and her hubby’s recent Eurodam cruise was positively exhausting. The two spent 12 days exploring ports along the Baltic Sea — from Tallinn, Estonia, to Stockholm, Sweden — and even wished they had more time in port. On […]

Member Review of the Week: Crystal Symphony

Cruise Ship: Crystal Symphony Itinerary: Transatlantic Member: May B Background: After a taste of the luxe life with Azamara and Oceania, May B’s expectations were high for her first Crystal cruise. She and Mr. B’s nine-night transatlantic cruise included six days at sea. And despite concerns about how to stay busy, they quickly fell in […]

Member Review of the Week: Norwegian Getaway

Cruise Ship: Norwegian Getaway Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean Member: jeria Background: Curious what a luxury small-ship cruiser thought about the 4,028-passenger Norwegian Getaway? Cruise Critic member jeria and her husband, both active 50- and 60-somethings who favor Windstar, couldn’t pass up a deal to experience something new. Between the variety of dining and evening entertainment, the […]

Member Review of the Week: Regent Seven Seas Mariner

Cruise Ship: Regent Seven Seas Mariner Itinerary: Western Mediterranean Member: halobill Background: Between premium steaks and refreshing cocktails by the pool, halobill felt wined and dined on his second Regent sailing thanks to a solo traveler deal he couldn’t pass up. The ship — which made its way from Venice to Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, France […]

Member Review of the Week: Celebrity Reflection

Cruise Ship: Celebrity Reflection Itinerary: Eastern Mediterranean Member: LA_Girl Background: One night at a little boutique hotel in Rome was the perfect start to LA_Girl’s 11-night cruise through Italy, Greece and Turkey. She and her other half stayed in an Aqua Class cabin, enjoying perks like exclusive access to her favorite restaurant, while gravitating toward […]

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