Short Coastal Cruise January 2020

Short Coastal Cruise January 2020

This was an unheard of short cruise for us. We’ve never done a really long one, but with one exception we’ve never done one less than a week. It was round trip San Francisco, so easy one for us to do. It went down the coast, stopping at San Diego and Ensenada. I booked this…

Royal Princess 2019

Royal Princess 2019

I think of this trip on the Royal Princess as “the cruise where we had the big, fat cabin.” We’ve always booked lower-end cabins (because we’re not rich and I’m cheap), but this time we had a mini suite. The king of all mini suites. There’re four of these on Royal Class ships, all forward…

Alaska Cruise 2018

Alaska Cruise 2018

Back to Alaska! It never gets old. This is the ten day, round trip San Francisco that visits the usual ports of call and goes to Glacier Bay.  I think a ten day cruise is just about ideal.  More than ten and Bob starts getting restless. Seven isn’t quite enough, although it’s nice. And let’s…

Getting My Feet Wet in Mexico

Getting My Feet Wet in Mexico

Since we live on the West Coast, we’ve ended up going on several Mexican Riviera cruises. They’re nice. Usually the weather’s good, the departure ports are convenient, and they’re usually reasonably priced. Good deal. We went on one of these just about two years ago. I’d looked the shore excursions over and liked the looks…

Total eclipse of the Sun from the Carnival Jubilee

Total eclipse of the Sun from the Carnival Jubilee

This was our first cruise. I’d found out about the total eclipse of the sun in July of 1991, the one that they still call “the big one” due to its length. My first thought was to go to Hawaii, since the eclipse cut a swath across one of the islands. My husband then said…

An “unobstructed” cabin

An “unobstructed” cabin

We were once “upgraded” to a “higher category” cabin on a Princess ship. We’d booked an ordinary oceanview on a deck about halfway up the ship. That ordinary oceanview was unobstructed. The “upgrade” was on a higher deck, but the darn thing had a big, honkin window washer parked right outside the window. All the…

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