Alaska 2023

Alaska 2023

In September 2023, we did something different. Yeah, we went to Alaska again, which is not different. But this time we sailed on Holland America’s Westerdam. We like the Westerdam a lot! It’s an older, smaller ship, and it has the old-style full wrap around promenade deck that we love so much. We had some…

Caribbean 2023

Caribbean 2023

This sailing was on the Sky Princess, a very beautiful ship. We had our favorite cabin, “the big, fat mini-suite on Marina deck. On the Ship Some of the food on the ship was as good as any we’ve ever had on a ship. Some of it was pretty good. And some of it was…

Alaska 2022

Alaska 2022

Cruise on the Discovery Princess In our experience, all cruises are good cruises. This was a very good cruise. Our Cabin Since the Discovery Princess is a Royal Class ship, our very favorite cabin is available. I call this cabin “the big, fat mini-suite.” There are only four of these on the ships that have…

Pacific NW April 2022

Pacific NW April 2022

This cruise was the replacement for the one that was canceled in April of 2020. It’s one we’ve done before, and I like it a lot. It sails roundtrip from San Francisco and visits Astoria, OR; Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC; and Victoria, BC. Astoria, Oregon Let’s talk about Astoria. This is a small town that…

Coastal Cruise 2020

Coastal Cruise 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…