Celebrity Surprises

Beautiful, modern and pristine is how Cruise Critic member mld685 described Celebrity Reflection when she boarded the ship with her Aqua Class welcome mimosa in hand. Prepped with information from other member reviews, she came onboard with an eager attitude and open mind. Surprisingly enough, areas that other people had considered “iffy” turned out to [...]

A Small Ship Experience: Making Friends and Memories

“If you’ve thought it would be fun to stand barefoot on the deck of a sailing ship, with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face and the sails popping overhead… you’re right.” That’s how member ttisdale responded to his recent cruise aboard Island Windjammers‘ Sagitta. He and his wife had yearned [...]

A Mother & Daughter’s Fulfilling Short Cruise Escape

Relaxation, culture and exotic cuisine sound like a recipe for a satisfying weeklong cruise. For member So Cal Cruise Mom and her daughter, Carnival Imagination served as the perfect four-night getaway. West Coasters were ecstatic when Imagination, one of the Carnival‘s original “Fun Ships,” made its way to LA after Elation returned to its homeport of New [...]

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 [...]

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