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 [...]

A Dream Anniversary in the South Pacific

Eleven days in Tahiti and the South Pacific is merely a dream for many. But to celebrate their 25th anniversary, member LarryFitz and his wife found a deal with Paul Gauguin Cruises they couldn’t pass up.

A Couple Takes Their Bucket List Down Under

Dipping their toes in the Indian Ocean, hugging a Koala and catching a glimpse of the Southern Cross were just a few of member ScubaCruiser54 and his wife’s bucket list wishes. And the two couldn’t imagine a better way to fulfill them than on their 40th wedding anniversary, sailing through Australia and New Zealand with [...]

A Royal Birthday Splurge

It’s okay to splurge once in a blue moon, as long as you plan wisely. Member MrsB05 and her husband had been making arrangements up to a year and a half in advance to celebrate her milestone birthday on Serenade of the Seas. A luxurious two-night retreat in New Orleans’ French Quarter prior to disembarkation [...]

Big-Ship Cruisers Experience Love at First Sight on the River

After itching to try a river cruise for quite some time,  member phoenix and his wife decided to take the plunge. Extensive research on Cruise Critic and TripAdvisor led them to AmaWaterways‘ AmaPrima, although with the ship being fairly new, insight and member reviews were limited..

Flag Collecting in the Canary Islands

Retired professor cboyle and her husband scour the world for new flags (and wines!)  - so when the couple saw a two-week cruise to the Canary Islands offered on Crown Princess, the native New Orleanians jumped at the chance to add to their collection. Paired with a transatlantic and enhanced by a few days beforehand [...]

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