9 Reasons Not to Take a Baby on a Cruise

Parents, you can thank me. I have taken my baby on a cruise so you don’t have to. I have always said that family cruising is best when the kids are elementary school age and older, but I never had a chance to put that theory to the test. I recently found myself sitting in [...]

Live From Rhapsody of the Seas: We Discover That Alaska Is Not for Wimps

What happens when you take a white-knuckle flyer and stick her in a float plane, flying low over fields of jagged ice? That’s what I set out to find out on a Rhapsody of the Seas shore tour in Juneau. Alaska‘s most touted excursions tend to involve flightseeing — viewing Alaska’s natural wonders from a [...]

Live From Rhapsody of the Seas: First Impressions of the Newly Refurbished Ship

How new can you make an old ship seem? Royal Caribbean is trying to prove that even 15-year-old ships like Rhapsody of the Seas can hold their own against newer, bigger, sleeker ships — with a little plastic surgery, that is. We’re onboard Rhapsody this week in Alaska, checking out the added dining venues, entertainment [...]

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