Escape – Live 1/30

Norwegian | Eastern Caribbean | 1/30/2016

I don’t think I’ve ever had more fun, or less sleep, than on this 7-night Eastern Caribbean run aboard the Norwegian Escape.  Admittedly it’s all a bit of a haze… crazy man Beau Tahana, the Freeman fiasco, the late night wanders, and the discovery of my “home” away from home.

Dawn – Live 11/27

Norwegian | Western Caribbean | 11/27/2016

We were super-psyched to return to the ship that introduced us to Norwegian Cruise Line back in 2010, especially after the Dawn underwent an extensive refurb as part of the Norwegian Edge initiative.  Follow along as we descend into New Orleans for a pre-show packed with street booze and oysters, then board the Dawn with us as we encounter monkeys, BarryKel, Mr. Tex TJ, David & friends at Maya Chan Beach, and killer Mexican food at the fleet’s newest specialty restaurant, Los Lobos Cantina.  There may even be a phone interview with our friend (and permanently banned member of CruiseCritic) – MotleyFan!

Escape – Live 7/22

Norwegian | Western Caribbean | 7/22/2017

Booking the Escape was intended to be an emotional return to the ship that I fell in love with during Live 1/30.  But this time around, with three generations in tow, the focus quickly turned toward “family”.  I’ve always said that cruising offers a unique opportunity for extended families to share in experiences together, and this certainly held true for us.  So come aboard as we set sail on the Western Caribbean in search of new friends at Daniel Johnson’s Monkey & Sloth Hangout, reunite with old friends at Maya Chan Beach, and set sights on the leader board at the District Brew House.


Harmony – Live 10/27

Royal Caribbean | Eastern Caribbean| 10/27/2017

It’s time to see how the other half live as we board our first Royal Caribbean ship in October.


Bliss – Live 4/21

Norwegian | Transatlantic | 4/21/2018

This time around the ship will be the destination, as we head over to the UK to board the Norwegian Bliss for her inaugural transatlantic sailing.  The live thread will be fired up on CruiseCritic on April 19, 2018.

If you’re booked on this sailing, we invite you to visit the site devoted to the social events being planned by your fellow passengers…


Breakaway – Live 7/22

Norwegian | Baltic | 7/22/2018

I somehow keep convincing my dad that a ship is THE place to throw a party.  This time around we’ll be celebrating his 75th birthday aboard the Norwegian Breakaway as we explore Copenhagen, Warnemunde, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm.  As an added bonus, the Breakaway will have just come out of dry dock prior to our sailing.


Edge – Live 3/24

Celebrity | Western Caribbean| 3/24/2019

It’s safe to say that the ship will be the destination when we board the Celebrity Edge in 2019.  And if we’re not excited enough about exploring an innovative new ship, we’ll also be living the suite life in a Sky Suite located smack dab in the middle of the Magic Carpet track.