Join us on our first Friends of Postcard Jar Cruise!

Friends of Postcard Jar Cruise...updated April, 2022 Come sail away with us on our first Friends of Postcard Jar Cruise! We would love for you to...

Is “The Retreat” worth it on Celebrity Cruises?

Is Celebrity Cruises' "The Retreat" worth it? We see this question asked often online. In our opinion, if the price tag fits your budget, it is...

Nine tips to avoid gaining weight on a cruise

Want to know how to avoid gaining weight on a cruise? Truth be told, we’ve been on 13 cruises and gained weight on nine of them. It wasn’t until we...

Is cruising safe and will we cruise again?

Is cruising safe and will you get on a cruise ship again? These are two questions we’ve been asked a lot lately, as we've begun our careful...

Cruise ship etiquette: How to not get labeled “that (annoying) guy”

Sometimes people amaze me. On cruises, most folks understand good cruise ship etiquette. Sadly, it seems that each cruise also has "that guy" (or...

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