#Throwback Thursday: Golden Age of Cruising

It’s #Throwback Thursday – and many of the modern sailors on our staff wish we could grab a glimpse of cruising in days gone by, when a transatlantic crossing was the primary way to visit Europe. Luckily for us, our UK office found these gorgeous images, part of a new exhibition at Merseyside Maritime Museum […]

#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 […]

#ThrowbackThursday: Aboard Cunard in the 1970s

When my father traveled with me last month on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, I expected to hear a few tales of déjà vu. After all, he had sailed with my mother on Adventurer, one of the line’s smaller ships, back in 1974. (The vessel, along with its twin Cunard Ambassador, represented a departure from the […]

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