#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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