Cruising / Great Loop / Living on Cruise Ships / etc.

What Happened to My Virtual Cruise Life?

Holland America July 10 Itinerary

My little project “My Virtual Cruise Life” got put on hold as we got swept away in searching for and getting a boat under contract.

Cruising / Trip Planning

My Experience Using Cruise Compete

Cruise Compete Landing Page

I recently sent a cruise out for bid on Cruise Compete.  I got three bids from different travel agencies and the prices varied by more than $1000!

Airfare / American Airlines / Award travel / etc.

Cruise Air Cheaper Than Ten Years Ago!

ITA Matrix New York to Copenhagen Roundtrip

As I was doing research for a Baltic cruise this summer, I found that round trip airfare costs the same or less than it did ten years ago!

Cruising / Mexico / Ports / etc.

Using Cruise Critic Forums for Cruise Planning

Cruise Critic Landing Page

I use Cruise Critic extensively for all aspects of cruise planning.  In this post I’ll go into detail about how I use the Cruise Critic forums to find cheap parking and plan shore days.

Cruising / Living on Cruise Ships / Norwegian / etc.

Starting My Virtual Cruise Life

Norwegian Getaway April 2017 Transatlantic

My newest blog project is to plan a summer of Mediterranean travel using last-minute cruise bookings interspersed with land travel.  I want to see what the ratio of land/sea travel would turn out to be, and to come up with an approximate cost.

Carnival / Cash Back / Credit and Debit Cards / etc.

Stacking Carnival Cruise Discounts

We have saved about 17% on our recent booking using Carnival cruise discounts.  We booked an early saver rate and then took advantage of several opportunities as they came up.

Camping / Family travel / Trip Planning

Georgia to Quebec Road Trip!

We are taking off for an ambitious road trip to Quebec from our home in Georgia.  We’ve bought a new vehicle and have outfitted it to do some comfortable tent camping.  This will be our first major camping trip in many years.

Cruising / Princess / Trip Planning

Cost of Living on a Princess Cruise Ship–the Caribbean Princess

An Image of the Princess Cruise's Caribbean Princess

The cost to cruise on the Caribbean Princess for the month of January 2017 is about $265 per day for two people.  This is based on prices on the Princess web site in March 2016.

Carnival / Cruising / Ports / etc.

Cost of Living on a Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

vacations to go cruise search january 2017 miami

The It costs about $235 a day for two people to cruise for a month on Royal Caribbean‘s Enchantment of the Seas. I have been fantasizing and wondering what it would cost to live on a cruise ship.  In my first post in this series, I talked about a select hand full of cruisers who had turned cruise ships into their full-time residences. In my last post, I looked at the costs of living for a month on the Carnival Victory.  In this post I will investigate how much a similar month of cruising would cost on Royal Caribbean.

adventure / Award travel / Trip Planning / etc.

Copper Canyon Trip and Vacation from Blogging

As your reading this, we’re probably somewhere in the Mexican Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon).  This trip has been on our bucket list for years, and so we are excited to finally be going.  The train ride from Chihuahua to Los Mochis on the Gulf of California is a railway afficianados dream.  The tracks make loops and switchbacks through spectacular scenery.  There is a lot of information for people who are riding the train from one terminus to the other, but we want to spend about a week down in the canyons, and there’s not much information about this.  We