Hawaii in One Week — Is it Possible?

Most people don’t think Hawaii can be seen in just one week. But member Max Creek begs to differ. He and his family chose Norwegian’s Pride of America as their ticket into the islands, which they had never visited. Their mission: To explore as much as they could in the one-week sailing. The ship’s itinerary [...]

A New Place to Call Home?

Tennessee natives gsully and his wife found their true calling more than 7,000 nautical miles away from home, in a place they knew little of until their New Zealand/Australia cruise aboard Celebrity Solstice. Everything about his cruise left him wanting just as much more. The two opted to spend a few nights in Auckland before [...]

A Yangtze River Gem

As seasoned travelers on both land and sea, member swifs and her husband had seen it all … well, almost. The two had never embarked on an escorted, tour-style vacation. But a river cruise seemed to be the perfect fit for their next bucket list destination: China. Viking Cruises’ Shanghai-to-Beijing itinerary aboard Viking Emerald caught [...]

Wining and Dining on Italy’s Waterways

Uniworld‘s Nuremberg to Paris tour aboard River Princess made quite the impression on member Kathie859 and her husband the year before… so much so that they decided to book a cruise with one of its sister ships to explore the marvels of Italy. Deja vu graced the hallways of River Countess throughout the cruise, making [...]

It’s the Little Things…

After four days spent among Ireland’s lush greenery and eclectic city streets, member LPO was ready to embark on a back-to-back cruise through the British Isles and Western Europe, aboard Azamara Quest. Perhaps it was luck of the Irish that prompted him and his wife to arrive for boarding at just the right time, when [...]

Hawaii Memories: Years in the Making

“Dreams do come true,” Cruise Critic member SunshineDawn discovered, as she and her husband embraced the sweet Hawaiian breeze that rolled through their balcony cabin aboard Norwegian‘s Pride of America. Since childhood, SunshineDawn longed to visit the magical islands that, for her, had only existed in photographs. But for their 25th anniversary, Aloha became a reality.

Loyal Royal Gets a Taste of Something New

As a Diamond member with Royal Caribbean International, seasoned cruiser galavant3 decided to reap the benefits of other brands by giving Celebrity Cruises a try. Since it’s owned by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, galavant3 instantly acquired Elite status on the first sailing aboard Celebrity Summit. Unfamiliar with the Aqua Class cabins, galavant3 booked one on [...]

Disney on Ice

With Castaway Club membership and camera on-hand, member CruiseGuy95 found that his Alaskan cruise aboard Disney Wonder was, in his words, “truly the vacation of a lifetime.” Starting off on a good foot turned into an even better one, thanks to the perk of priority boarding as a second-time returning cruiser. Careful research didn’t hurt either, [...]

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