Tag Archives: Royal Caribbean

Carnival Victory Hurricane Dorian Cruise 2019 (Part 2)

Carnival Victory (soon to be Radiance)

Here is the second part of a 3 part series of my first Video Blog.  This is also my first time on a Carnival cruise ship, the Victory. Carnival is quite different from the many other cruises I’ve done on Royal Caribbean. In this video, we go to Key West and have key lime pie from what I think is the best place in the world to get it from.

Going on a Sea Cruise: Rhapsody of the Seas

rhapsody of the seas

On the day of embarkation, getting to the Port of Venice proved to be a quick jaunt from the hotel and obtaining a cab across from the hotel at the train station was easy and painless.  The total price for transportation was €35. The ride itself reminded me of being back in Beijing in a cab riding to the hotel wizzing and zooming and zig-zagging through traffic, both white-knuckled.  This ride however, was made a bit more palatable with the company of family and the excitement of the adventure that awaited us all.

Royal Caribbean Announces Third and Fourth Oasis-Class (World’s Largest) Ships




Miami, May 9, 2014 – Royal Caribbean announced today that it has agreed with STX France to move forward on the order of a fourth Oasis-class ship for delivery in 2018. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard D. Fain and President and Chief Operating Officer Adam Goldstein, along with STX France Chief Executive Officer Laurent Castaing, announced the planned ship order at the keel-laying ceremony for the third Oasis-class ship at the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France according to a press release.

Bahamas Celebration Cruise & Grand Lucayan, Bahamas – Not So Grand

By Joshua Head

Bahamas Celebration

Bahamas Celebration Cruise Ship

This is a review I made on Tripadvisor and Cruise Critic.  They are great places to get an idea of what to expect.  These are MY views and MY experiences.

We cruised to Freeport Grand Lucayan on the Celebration Cruise Lines’ ship Bahama Celebration.

If you go and are disappointed, you did NO research at all

The Cruise

I went on this cruise to Freeport Grand Lucayan (It’s not in Freeport) with my elderly parents which one is handicapped and wheelchair bound nearly. I was very concerned going on this trip because of this. The check-in process was a pain but the folks working there were super nice and let me go off to the side with my mom while the others filled out all the paperwork. 

Hidden Costs of Cruising

By Joshua Head


Hidden Costs of Cruising

The hidden cost of cruising can quickly add up. Know before you go.

I’ve posted before about how cruising can be a great value for your money.  What other type of vacation can you pay $40 a day and get your room and all food (and quite a bit of entertainment) included?

There can be negatives though, and one of them are the “hidden costs” associated with taking a cruise. Check out my list of the top 10 hidden costs of taking a cruise and ways to avoid them.