Call it beginner’s luck, but first-time cruiser Darcy00 and her husband’s quick and painless embarkation process was only the first of many pleasant experiences aboard Carnival Pride. Thirty minutes after arriving at the port, she was already onboard and in vacation mode enjoying a juicy Reuben.
They say once you go “more than a week,” you never go back. This proved true for member DarinPike12, whose first 11-night cruise aboard Norwegian Sun was just enough time for him and his family to soak up the Southern Caribbean rays. Aboard the ship, freestyle dining — although the quality of food wasn’t as [...]
New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees and “The View” co-host Elisabeth Hassebeck are part of the growing gluten-free population, which seems to be gaining more dining options on land but hardly any at sea. Well aware of past troubles associated with finding a cruise that accommodates his wife’s special diet, creampea contacted the staff on Ruby [...]
Spending more time planning their transfer than their cruise, DodgersFan and family were relieved to just be onboard Crown Princess for a spring break Caribbean sailing out of Galveston. Things improved after the muster drill, which was rehearsed from seats in the lounge rather than a lineup in direct sun. DodgersFan made many distinctions between [...]
While a freak cold spell diminished the Dutch’s most famous blooms this year, mad4scrapping wasn’t about to let unfortunate weather ruin her “Tulips and Windmills” cruise on Viking Odin. The now misnamed voyage was a bucket list trip for her husband, a retired chef, and both the guided tours in Holland and the food onboard [...]
A long line at embarkation put a bad taste in cats36‘s mouth, but once onboard Celebrity Reflection, Champagne quickly washed that taste away. Settled in a quiet, spacious cabin at the bow of the ship, cats36 had spectacular views when not dining on ice cream, blintzes and “the largest lobster tail I have ever had.” [...]
Waves “worse than…Hurricane Sandy” and some cold New York temperatures hardly affected solo cruise veteran cv322 onboard the March repositioning of Carnival Miracle. With no shortage of compliments to the crew, cv322 noted the small touches (from replacing wrecked wine to serving special shrimp) that made it an otherwise smooth sailing. Unimpressed by tired activities [...]
As a repeat birthday gift, “from me to me,” Rhea58, who helped organize the Cruise Critic Meet & Greet, sailed easily from New York to the Eastern Caribbean onboard Norwegian Gem in February. Doing shore excursions solo, Rhea58 found a quaint sidewalk cafe for dinner in the French district of Phillipsburg, serious shopping in St. [...]« go back — keep looking »