Been on cruises since 1980 on NCL and the Norway and Caribbean. Later did several Princess trips to Alaska and transcanal. Sailed on the finest ships then, Royal Viking Line and NCL (Sagafjord/Vistafjord the tops) and an era only captured today on the smaller deluxe ships which they set the standard then. Have done over 40 transatlantic trips (mostly QE2) and some world routes on a variety of lines, many long done in the smaller line market. Have not done a lot of recent trips, only a couple as noted.
started a discussion, Queen Mary 2 - Caught the worst cold of my life on the cruiseline forum.
commented on a Queen Mary 2 cruise review. - "Sailed on the QE2 long ago when was an all Brit staff. Then the unions were dropped and staff and service went down hill. Was cheap foreign labor who..." read more
received a helpful vote on their Golden Princess cruise review - Early Hawaii Season Not Best
reviewed their Europe - Northern Europe cruise on Grand Princess and gave it 4 stars!
added Jun 23, 2012 cruise on Grand Princess to their profile.
shared a quick tip for Grand Princess"Did the Lido for most of my meals to keep it simple. Overall interesting trip but one of few Americans, was both 95% Brit and the mid age was 68, mine but felt more like a floating senior center which, indeed, it was. On two week cruises you generally find few younger passengers due to cost too."
uploaded a photo album from their Grand Princess cruise on 2012-06-23
uploaded a photo album from their Golden Princess cruise on 2012-12-05
added Dec 5, 2012 cruise on Golden Princess to their profile.
shared a quick tip for Golden Princess"The larger ships are different from years ago. This ship, I discovered, does Hawaii almost the entire year with a few trip breaks to Alaska and maybe other special trips. I found out staff are on 9 month contracts and doing this over and over would drive me quite mad. But that's cruising today."