Royal Caribbean’s New Terminal in Galveston

I just returned from the inaugural sailing of Allure of the Seas departing from Royal Caribbean’s new terminal in Galveston . Texas is so excited to get a ship of this size sailing for 7 nights! Allure of the Seas will be joined by four other Royal Caribbean ships sailing from Galveston in 2023: RoyalContinue reading “Royal Caribbean’s New Terminal in Galveston”

Avalon Waterways River Cruise on the Danube

Our Ship: The Avalon View We planned our Avalon Waterways River Cruise on the Danube for the first week in October to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary. We picked this particular ship because it is the newest in Avalon’s fleet and this itinerary was promoted as being an “Active and Discovery” sailing. This meant thatContinue reading “Avalon Waterways River Cruise on the Danube”

Cork, Ireland in a Day

Norwegian Prima’s next stop after crossing the Atlantic was Cobh (Cork) Ireland.  Since we had to get back to the states for a destination wedding, we cut our cruise short and disembarked in Cobh.  We had a full day to explore the area, because our flight back to Detroit didn’t depart Cork, Ireland until 6Continue reading “Cork, Ireland in a Day”

Norwegian Prima

The Norwegian Prima is the first ship in it’s class and is taking Norwegian Cruise Line to a whole new level of cruising.  I recently set sail on a pre-inaugural adventure from Iceland to Ireland and was able to enjoy many of the exciting new enhancements offered by NCL.  There is tons of information outContinue reading “Norwegian Prima”

Like a Virgin (Voyage, that is)

AHOY!  I kicked off 2022 with a 5 night sailing on Virgin Voyages beautiful Scarlet Lady.  This brand-new cruise line is unlike anything else currently sailing the high seas. That could be a good or a bad thing depending on what your expectations are.  Virgin Voyages is not for everyone, and I don’t think theyContinue reading “Like a Virgin (Voyage, that is)”

Rhine Christmas Markets Cruise

On AmaWaterways AmaStella We are a little Christmas Crazy in our house and decided to make a last-minute trip to explore Europe on an AmaWaterways Christmas Markets Cruise along the Rhine.  With Covid restrictions changing daily, we knew that we would need to be flexible and that our itinerary was subject to change without notice. Continue reading “Rhine Christmas Markets Cruise”

At Home Pre Cruise Covid Test

We are so excited to be setting sail tomorrow on Celebrity Cruises brand new ship, Apex. We have 18 months of missed trips to make up for! To make things as simple as possible, we ordered the pre cruise at home Covid Antigen test kits from https://store.optum.com/celebrity-cruises/ . For more information about Celebrity’s pre cruiseContinue reading “At Home Pre Cruise Covid Test”

We’re Back to Bon Voyage!

After 18 months of waiting, cruising is finally returning to service. I was really starting to think this day would never come! Slowly, but surely, the cruise lines are setting sail, mostly on shorter itineraries at reduced capacity. We were lucky enough to be chosen to be among the first guests to sail from aContinue reading “We’re Back to Bon Voyage!”