An Alaskan adventure: Our second Postcard Jar Friends Cruise

Our second Postcard Jar Friends Cruise to Alaska featured snow-capped mountains, serene glacier bays, and so many new friendships. It was an...

What to pack for an Alaskan cruise

Need a packing list for an Alaskan cruise? Lucky you! Alaska is definitely a beautiful bucket-list destination where you’ll make memories to last a...

Celebrity Cruises embarkation day tips for smooth sailing

It's your Celebrity Cruises embarkation day, and you likely want tips for smooth sailing as you board the ship. After all, you've dreamed of this...

Is The Retreat worth it on Celebrity Cruises?

Is Celebrity Cruises' "The Retreat" worth it? We see this question asked often online and hear it when we're aboard Celebrity Cruises ships. The...

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We're excited to announce that we're (cautiously) looking forward to our longest trip yet. Starting in November (acknowledging world events may...

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We’ll toast to that!

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