Testing the Waters on Miami’s Newest Addition

When MSC Cruises announced one of its ships would be sailing roundtrip from Miami, many American cruisers grew curious about how the Italian line would adjust to its North American surroundings. Member mkazmer was one of them. Although she and her husband had tried MSC before and decided it wasn’t for them, an outstanding offer for [...]

A Couple Finds Their True Calling with Seabourn

Lavish cabin parties, intimate dinners and long walks in Casablanca were only a few of the many memories member Sunviking and her husband made while onboard Seabourn Quest. They had sailed many times on mainstream lines, and although the past experiences were pleasant, Seabourn Quest became their favorite.

Royal Anticipation: 500 Days Till Embarkation

From the initial cutting of steel to the maiden voyage, member macusr watched Royal Princess unfold right before her eyes. And after waiting 500 days for her turn to cruise, she was ready to live the dream. Her expectations were high. As a Platinum-status cruiser, she had sailed Princess many times in the past, with Emerald [...]

All Ship and All Play

“Change is a good thing,” as they say… but when it comes to picking a style of cruising, deviating from the norm can be tricky. Member favoritevacation and her husband did a lot of research before embarking on their first big ship: Norwegian Epic. Having sailed many on many “smaller” ships in the past, they [...]

Mother & Son’s Triumph of a Sailing

It had been too long since member JennSTX sailed aboard Carnival Triumph. So when she finally booked some bonding time with her seven-year-old son, it not only marked her third cruise on the ship, but also her first time since it had been revitalized with the “Fun Ship 2.0″ upgrades.

A Small Dose of Golden Princess

What’s the best cure for stress? Some turn to the candle-lit bubble bath, coupled with a glass of wine for temporary relief. For others, it’s retail therapy. But member lorihelms‘s antidote was four days spent on Golden Princess. After a few strenuous weeks at work, she and her husband snagged a last-minute deal to unwind [...]

Third Time’s a Charm (Just like the First Two)

After a great deal of driving and sightseeing on their last few vacations, member harrylime and his wife were ready to unwind. The Staten Islanders treated themselves to an Aqua Class cabin on Celebrity Summit — their third cruise with the line and first on the ship. After enjoying a quick transfer to Cape Liberty, [...]

Small-Shippers at Heart

Despite finding their ideal cruise years ago aboard the now retired 114-passenger Spirit of Oceanus, member PDX Steve and his wife were open to new cruise experiences. Oceania’s 1,258-passenger Marina caught their eyes as they were browsing through Cruise Critic member reviews, so the couple booked its 25-day South Pacific sailing out of Sydney.

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