Has Cruising Lost Some of It’s Appeal and Elegance with more Relaxed Dress Codes?


There was a time when I thought of a cruise as an affordable, elegant, luxury vacation experience. My every day life is not filled with gala socialite parties or red carpet glamor, but on a cruise ship I  enjoy the feeling that I have somehow escaped my every day life and been transported to beautiful… [Continue Reading]

Thanks to Cruise Line Flexibility, We’ve Changed our Plans for 2013


(Photo Courtesy of Andreas Depping at Cruiseship-Gallery.de)
About 10 months ago we booked our cruise for 2013. It was to be a dream 20th anniversary cruise for my husband and I featuring a spectacular itinerary from Sydney, Au, to French Polynesia ending in Hawaii. However, we had been looking for a way… [Continue Reading]

Packing Stress!


Last night I did my final packing for my upcoming cruise, but it was not with out, despite my best laid plans, a few stressful moments. A few  posts  back, I mentioned that I had made up a detailed packing list for my upcoming cruise and did a Test pack to make sure I would… [Continue Reading]