Ocean Cruise Reviews

This is the category for all cruise reviews, ship reviews and cruise ship profiles for curious cruisers.

You’ll find cruise itinerary reviews from different cruise ships.  Photo tours of inside, oceanview and balcony staterooms so you can get a better idea of what you might like to reserve.

To help plan your cruise before you cruise, including shore excursions, cruise ports and reviews of onboard dining options, head to Plan Your Cruise.

Malaga and Alicante, Spain With Holland America

Malaga and Alicante, Spain With Holland America

Malaga, Spain After 10 days crossing the Atlantic and a brief mid-crossing call at Ponta Delgada, we finally reached Europe.  Beneath… View Post
Sentimental Journey Revisited on Princess Cruises Hawaiian Islands Cruise

Sentimental Journey Revisited on Princess Cruises Hawaiian Islands Cruise

A Love Boat Love Story Love stories happen when you least expect it.  They can happen between friends or lovers… View Post
Norwegian Epic Studio Staterooms Can Actually Be a Good Deal

Norwegian Epic Studio Staterooms Can Actually Be a Good Deal

It’s all about “doubles.”  Double Dutch, double trouble, double whammy and when it comes to cruising, the ever-present double occupancy. … View Post
Throwback Thursday: Norwegian Epic – the Shakedown Cruise

Throwback Thursday: Norwegian Epic – the Shakedown Cruise

The phrase “maiden voyage” isn’t nick-named a “shakedown cruise” for nothing.  When I realized my need for another “ocean bus”… View Post
Mediterranean Cruise to Venice Italy

Mediterranean Cruise to Venice Italy

Cruise to Venice, Italy While a cruise to Venice (or from Venice) isn’t that uncommon, there are two reasons why this… View Post
Best Things About a Cunard Queen Mary 2 Cruise

Best Things About a Cunard Queen Mary 2 Cruise

Queen Mary 2 tries to adhere to time-honored Cunard traditions. A Bit of Background Life aboard a Cunard ship was… View Post
Azamara Club Cruises, Italian Opera and an AzAmazing Evening

Azamara Club Cruises, Italian Opera and an AzAmazing Evening

Azamara Cruises AzAmazing Evening is a masterfully orchestrated event that gives center stage to local culture. It was a moonless October night. The… View Post
Review: Four Days in Dunoon, Scotland at Douglas Park Guest House

Review: Four Days in Dunoon, Scotland at Douglas Park Guest House

Relax along the waterfront at Douglas Park Guest House. Considering it was a late autumn transatlantic crossing, we had a pretty smooth… View Post
MSC Yacht Club Class Review; a Luxury Cruise Experience with MSC Cruises

MSC Yacht Club Class Review; a Luxury Cruise Experience with MSC Cruises

A cruise in MSC Yacht Club class may spoil you for life. Our motorcoach slowly and carefully lumbered through the busy… View Post
Tour the Remastered Queen Mary 2 Kings Court Buffet

Tour the Remastered Queen Mary 2 Kings Court Buffet

Queen Mary 2 Kings Court Buffet gets fresh new look and feel. Many of us have come to rely on Cunard’s… View Post
Holland America Alaska Cruise Review

Holland America Alaska Cruise Review

America’s coolest state offers the warmest welcome. As another hot summer dragged on, husband Rob and I decided the best… View Post
Revealed! Queen Mary 2 Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour

Revealed! Queen Mary 2 Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour

Go where no passengers have gone before. Once off limits to all but crew and ship’s officers, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 offers… View Post
Carnival Pride Review and My First Impressions

Carnival Pride Review and My First Impressions

Note:  Carnival Pride underwent a short dry dock in February 2019.  The chapel was removed and a Michael’s Craft Center… View Post
Costa Mediterranea Overview and First Impressions

Costa Mediterranea Overview and First Impressions

A UNIQUE CARIBBEAN ITINERARY BECKONS. Twenty years had elapsed since my last Costa cruise. When I received an invitation to cruise… View Post
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