Epic — Not a Good Name for This NCL Ship!

Norwegian Epic - NCLNorwegian Epic

 

 

 

We have just completed our first and maybe last cruise on NCL.

Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Epic

We boarded the Norwegian Epic in Rome on May 24, 2017 eagerly anticipating a great adventure in “Free-Style” cruising. Having never experienced NCL before, we expected some things to be different, hopefully for the better. Continue reading “Epic — Not a Good Name for This NCL Ship!”

Cruising Tips – Things You May Not Have Thought About

Thinking of taking a cruise? Have you cruised before? Do you know what to expect? Have you thought of everything? Here are some cruising tips you may not have thought about…

Cruising is the best way to travel. You unpack once, do not have to drive anywhere, no cooking or cleaning, and you awake in a new port or location every day.

Each time you cruise you acquire a new cruising tip, a new resource, or just come up with a new idea you never thought of before. Talking to other passengers, the crew, and the locals in ports is great way to discover something new.

You may find something here you didn’t already know, whether it is your first cruise or your twentieth cruise. Continue reading “Cruising Tips – Things You May Not Have Thought About”

Two Ships – Two Cruises – A Comparison

Royal Caribbean vs Carnival

Royal Caribbean vs Carnival - Liberty of the Seas
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas
Royal Caribbean vs Carnival - Splendor
Carnival Splendor

 

 

 

 

After nine cruises on Carnival, one on Cunard, one on Princess, and one on Royal Caribbean, it was time to give Royal Caribbean a try again. It has been about 21 years since my first Royal Caribbean experience. There was nothing wrong with that first cruise in fact it was a blast and the service was excellent. It came down to trying to stay with one cruise line to accrue the most benefits, the more you sail the more perks you get. At the point that we started sailing with Carnival, they had the best pricing. Continue reading “Two Ships – Two Cruises – A Comparison”

Escape from Cabin Fever

December, 2016 - Liberty of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas - cabin fever
Not our cabin – But you get the idea…

We needed a getaway from the onset of cabin fever. Winter was rapidly approaching. Officially, it was still late fall, but the world was closing in.

We could just drive to somewhere in the Colorado Mountains. No, we wanted somewhere warm. We could go to Arizona or New Mexico but nothing sounded appealing. We both knew what we needed and wanted, our first love of travel… we needed a cruise! Continue reading “Escape from Cabin Fever”

Carnival Has Lost Its Splendor

Carnival Splendor –

Carnival Cruise Lines has experienced a lot of bad luck and bad press. I had always defended them and stated they were a great cruise line. Lets face it, wouldn’t you rather be on a ship stalled in the ocean than on a plane falling out of the sky, with no chance of survival. But, after 7 cruises on Carnival, the last two not good experiences, we are parting ways. Continue reading “Carnival Has Lost Its Splendor”