A Cruise Full of Characters

What better birthday gift for a 7-year-old girl than a Disney cruise? That was the thinking when CharlottesMama booked a Western Caribbean cruise on Disney Wonder — the first-ever cruise for the family. The long roadtrip from Minnesota to the port of Galveston went off without a hitch. A late seating with another family that [...]

Small Ship Beach Bumming

Westchestermom had hoped that her cruise on Windstar’s vessel Wind Surf would convert her husband to small ship sailing. With an itinerary that included stops at some of the Caribbean’s best beaches, including Jost van Dyke and the Baths in the British Virgin Islands, her trip succeeded. The ship’s intimate vibe began with an embarkation [...]

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 Girlfriend Getaway

What do two busy moms do when they need a break? Book a girlfriend getaway, of course! With a friend, readyforsun19 tried Princess for the first time, choosing an Eastern Caribbean itinerary on Royal Princess. A mini-suite, with two TVs and plenty of movies, suited the women just fine (closets provided enough space for the [...]

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.

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 [...]

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