Ship Feature: Norwegian Escape

Original Inaugural Date: 11/2015 Occupancy (based on double occupancy): 4,266 Tonnage: 164,600 Gross Tonnage Length: 1,069 ft. Decks: 20 decks, 12 w/ cabins Staterooms: 2174 Crew to guest ratio: 1 crew...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #14 – Kahului, Hawaii

Day 10 Today we docked in Kahului, Maui and set off for our Atlantis Submarine adventure in Lahaina, almost an hour away. The bus dropped...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #13 – Nawiliwili, Hawaii

Day 9 We signed up for the Discover Kauai tour, a six-hour island highlights experience. In a group of 14, we headed north to the...

Onboard Credit: What is it Good For?

When booking a cruise, especially for the first time, the words “onboard credit” can be a bit confusing. You already have a beverage package,...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #12 – Hilo, Hawaii

Day 8 Today we went on the Kilauea Volcano Hiking Adventure, a 4 ½ mile hike into and across Kilauea Iki crater, Iki means...

Top Tips for Cruising

We often ask our Facebook followers what cruising tips they have. We know that it can be overwhelming even if you have cruised before...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #11 – Honolulu, Hawaii

Day 7 After more than 5 days at sea, we can stretch our land legs today. The celebratory breakfast today included caviar and champagne. I...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #10

Day 6 Today we passed on our hula lessons in favor of walking a mile after breakfast. It was sunny and a bit windy, but...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #9

Day 5 Another day closer to Hawaii. A calm sea day with warm weather. Before and after breakfast, I walked a mile each time, which...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #8

Day 4 This morning we tried room service for breakfast. It was a slow start to the morning. We started our movements at the Polynesian...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #7

Day 3 This is our third sea day from LA on the way to Hawaii. We are feeling much better due to the gentler rocking...

Ship Feature: Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas

Original Inaugural Date: May 2016 Occupancy: 5475 (based on double occupancy) Tonnage: 226963 Length: 1187 Decks: 17 Staterooms: 2745 Crew to guest ratio: .43:1 Onboard Restaurants/Cafes: 17 Bars & Lounges: Over a...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #6

January 8, 2018 The night’s sleep was very comfortable in the king size bed and plush pillows at the Beverly Wilshire. We proceeded to the...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #5

January 7, 2018 Set the alarm last night to wake at 4:20 a.m. Why do I waste my time? My internal clock always wakes up...

Ship Feature: Celebrity Reflection

Original Inaugural Date: 10/2012 Refurbished: 1/2018 Occupancy: 3046 passengers (based on doubles) Tonnage: 126,000 Length: 1047 feet Decks: 15 Staterooms: 1523 Crew to guest ratio: 0.42:1 Onboard Restaurants/Cafes: 11 Tuscan Grille Qsine Lawn Club Grill Murano Porch Sushi...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #4

We arranged for the Luggage Free pick-up on December 21 and had our 200lbs in 4 suitcases, properly labelled, first with the special Luggage...

New Cruise Ships Coming in 2018

2018 is sure to be a great year for cruising as new ships are joining the cruise lines’ growing fleets. Whether you are looking...

“Wave” Season is Finally Here

For those that may not know, "WAVE" season is here and this year, the competition between cruise lines is fiercer than ever. If you are...

World Cruise Journal – Entry #3

Not much time left and anxiety levels are rising. While Regent covers the cost of visas as a part of our cruise cost, we...

Number One on Every Packing Checklist: Travel Documentation

One of the most commonly asked questions when someone is booking with a travel agent is: “what travel documents am I going to need...