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.

Carnival Ecstasy Reviews and Photos at Port of Miami

Carnival Ecstasy Reviews and Photos at Port of Miami

Carnival Ecstasy offers three- and four-night cruises to Key West, Mexico and Bahamas. Welcome aboard the “new” Carnival Ecstasy. New at… View Post
My First Country Music Cruise Experience

My First Country Music Cruise Experience

Country cruising in the Caribbean. When I was asked to cover this country music theme cruise, I didn’t know what… View Post
Baltic Cruise Review Aboard Eurodam

Baltic Cruise Review Aboard Eurodam

While on a Norway Coastal Voyage, I fell in love with Scandinavian countries’ gorgeous scenery. After reviewing Holland America Line’s… View Post
Aboard the Queen Mary 2 on a transatlantic crossing to England

Aboard the Queen Mary 2 on a transatlantic crossing to England

What’s it really like on transatlantic cruise? Welcome to my world on a transatlantic crossing aboard the Queen Mary 2, where each… View Post
Ten reasons why I love the new Norwegian Breakaway

Ten reasons why I love the new Norwegian Breakaway

What’s not to love? First of all, the Norwegian Breakaway is brand new.  Then, there are so many cruise ship… View Post
Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Transatlantic Crossing

Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Transatlantic Crossing

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam attracts passengers of all ages This is my third and longest cruise aboard Holland America… View Post
Cruise aboard Silversea Silver Spirit from Rome to Barcelona

Cruise aboard Silversea Silver Spirit from Rome to Barcelona

Luxury cruising through the Mediterranean My day began with a short walk from the luxury boutique Hotel Barocco, across Piazza Barberini,… View Post
Days four through six of our Queen Mary 2 transatlantic cruise

Days four through six of our Queen Mary 2 transatlantic cruise

From halfway across the ocean and our arrival into Southampton. If you are wondering what in the world to do with six days… View Post
Alaska: See the Great Land from a Cruise Ship

Alaska: See the Great Land from a Cruise Ship

Pat Woods is a widely-published travel and cruise writer based in Arizona.  She’s also terrific storyteller as you’ll find out… View Post
10 Reasons Why I like Holland America Line

10 Reasons Why I like Holland America Line

I’m often asked what cruise line I like best…and why.  Truth be told, I don’t have a “favorite” cruise line,… View Post
Norwegian Epic first impressions

Norwegian Epic first impressions

Cruising aboard the Norwegian Epic First Impressions. If the saying, “Three’s a charm” is true, this would be my best… View Post
Holland America Line Executive Chef Robert Steel

Holland America Line Executive Chef Robert Steel

Meet the Chef When you first meet Chef Robert Steel with his twinkling blue eyes and rosy cheeks, it’s easy… View Post
Holland America Ryndam – First Impressions

Holland America Ryndam – First Impressions

First Impressions It’s a small ship afterall. Really. At only 55,000 tons, Holland America’s petit Ryndam harkens back to the… View Post
Aboard the Norwegian Epic

Aboard the Norwegian Epic

Ahhh.  Our first of three relaxing sea days.  I can try to revisit as much as possible from my last… View Post
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