Cruise Reviews

Cruise reviews, ship reviews and cruise ship profiles for curious cruisers.  You’ll also find onboard dining reviews and stateroom tours.

To help plan your cruise before you cruise, including shore excursions, head to Plan Your Cruise.

Viking Star Balcony Stateroom Review

Viking Star Balcony Stateroom Review

How about a heated bathroom floor? Yes, please. The difference between upper premium and luxury cruise lines isn’t always easy to… View Post
Viking Sea Caribbean Cruise Overview

Viking Sea Caribbean Cruise Overview

Highlights from our Viking Sea Caribbean cruise definitely included this aerial tram ride.  On a sunny 74-degree January morning, our… View Post
Alaska Marine Highway – Alaska’s Best-Kept Secret

Alaska Marine Highway – Alaska’s Best-Kept Secret

You may not have heard of the Alaska Marine Highway System, but everyone in Alaska is well aware.  So are… View Post
Review – My Nieuw Statendam Extended Verandah Stateroom

Review – My Nieuw Statendam Extended Verandah Stateroom

This was something new for me. I’ve stayed in Holland America standard balcony staterooms (called “verandahs” on Holland America) a few… View Post
Holland America Nieuw Statendam – Welcome Aboard!

Holland America Nieuw Statendam – Welcome Aboard!

Preview peek at Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam As a fan of Holland America’s 2016 Koningsdam, I jumped at the chance… View Post
Celebrity Edge Review Highlights in Photos

Celebrity Edge Review Highlights in Photos

Celebrity Edge cruise ship review From the cruise line that coined the phrase “Modern Luxury” over a decade ago, Celebrity… View Post
Queen Mary 2  Britannia Main Dining Room Review and Advice

Queen Mary 2 Britannia Main Dining Room Review and Advice

Dining aboard Queen Mary 2 There’s sort of a rule of thumb when it comes to fixed dining times. Families… View Post
Holland America Eurodam Review on an Alaska Cruise

Holland America Eurodam Review on an Alaska Cruise

It was at least four years since I had cruised on the Eurodam, one of my favorite ships.  Here’s what… View Post
Crystal Serenity Review on a Panama Canal Cruise

Crystal Serenity Review on a Panama Canal Cruise

Curious about Crystal Serenity? Read my unbiased Crystal Serenity review. I didn’t know what to expect.  For so many years… View Post
Victory Cruise Lines Review on a New England Cruise

Victory Cruise Lines Review on a New England Cruise

Cruising the New England coast on Victory II On a sunny September Sunday we felt privileged to gaze at beautiful… View Post
Alaskan Dream Cruises – Chichagof Dream Review

Alaskan Dream Cruises – Chichagof Dream Review

Chichagof Dream Review – Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage I’m not a stranger to small ship cruising, but this was my… View Post
Welcome Aboard My 14-Day Holland America Koningsdam Transatlantic Crossing

Welcome Aboard My 14-Day Holland America Koningsdam Transatlantic Crossing

A transatlantic crossing is not your ordinary cruise.  Try to imagine a cork bobbing around in an triple-sized olympic swimming… View Post
Westin Excelsior Rome Hotel Review

Westin Excelsior Rome Hotel Review

I’m a points collector.  Usually it’s with cruise line loyalty programs.  Lately, though, I’ve added hotels.  But I never seem… View Post
To Europe and Beyond 2018  and Rome at Last

To Europe and Beyond 2018 and Rome at Last

Have you ever tried to jam everything you’ve put off doing throughout your cruise into the last couple of days… View Post
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