My First Cruise: Independence of the Seas

In the My First Cruise series, Cruise Critic reaches out to first-time cruisers who recently returned from their very first cruise to find out why they chose a cruise, how they liked it and how it compared to what they expected and where they want to cruise to next. Want to be featured? Contact […]

#ThrowbackThursday: Is Majesty of the Seas the Ideal First Cruise?

Is Majesty of the Seas the ideal first cruise? It seems to be for one-third of our editorial team, who all sailed the Royal Caribbean vessel as their first mainstream cruise. All had different experiences – Erica Silverstein boarded as a 17-year-old during a family vacation in 1994, Ashley Kosciolek celebrated college Spring Break with […]

My First Cruise on Princess: Six Cool Touches

I fell for cruising long before I joined the Cruise Critic staff. My first cruise was a Western Caribbean itinerary onboard Carnival Sensation, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Over the years, I had sailed a number of lines, including every major U.S. mainstream line — except Princess. It wasn’t intentional avoidance. Somehow, it just […]

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