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”

Iceland in a Day

We just returned for an amazing adventure sailing from Iceland to Ireland on NCL’s newest ship, the Norwegian Prima!  Our itinerary gave us an overnight in Reykjavik for the first night of the cruise and we were determined to see as much of the Icelandic scenery as we could. We landed at Iceland’s Keflavik airportContinue reading “Iceland in a Day”

Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas Alaska Cruise

Alaska or Bust…Third Time’s a Charm! We just returned from an amazing adventure onboard Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas Alaska cruise sailing northbound from Vancouver to Seward.  This trip was almost 4 years in the making, having been cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid.  We sailed with a group of 70 friends,Continue reading “Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas Alaska Cruise”

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”

Covid’s Impact on Cruising

We just completed a 2 night “Simulation Sailing” onboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas from Port Canaveral stopping at Perfect Day at CocoCay.  This was a requirement by the CDC as part of their Conditional Sailing Order that must be successfully completed prior to allowing paid passenger sailings to resume.    Here’s what has changedContinue reading “Covid’s Impact on Cruising”

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!”

Virgin Voyages

(Disclaimer…You do not have to be an actual Virgin to set sail) I just finished a training program and seminar about Virgin Voyages and I’ll admit it… I am hooked and can’t wait to cruise with them! What’s the Virgin Voyages Advantage? Adults only.  Yep!  No kids programs, chicken finger/hot dog meals or kiddie pools. Continue reading “Virgin Voyages”