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As for many who love cruising it became quite depressing not to have a cruise to look forward to.  For years I enjoyed many and had so much fun reading detailed and fascinating reviews by fellow cruisers. I learned about new ships and even booked some of the cruises after reading reviews on these boards.

One day we WILL be cruising again .

 

In a meantime....How about we share links to the most memorable reviews we found on Cruise Critic? 

 

Anyone remember great Live with Radio reviews? :)

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Yes. We will sail again. Hopefully sooner than later.... safely. 

 

There are a lot of CC members who devote hours in perfecting wonderful reviews full of interesting and useful information. Thank you to all of those members.

 

For us, the most memorable reviews are those which boarder on absurdity on their complaints. Everything from a ruined cruise because Sorentos didn't have a sausage pizza to the lady who wanted to complaint up to the CEO that a room steward had the nerve to touch her shoes which were left in the middle of the floor and neatly placed them next to the dresser.  I know that's not what you want, so I won't link them. Always look for entertainment along with good information. 

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4 minutes ago, BirdTravels said:

 I know that's not what you want, so I won't link them. Always look for entertainment along with good information. 

 

I'd love to read those reviews too! I think all of us can use a good laugh these days :)

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42 minutes ago, Yorkvillain said:

Search reviews by SailorJack, JohnGaltny, maureencruiser and TheDougOut.

Those are my favorites. SailorJack is a fantastic writer and hilarious.

Thanks for posting Tim, you made it easy to find another classic.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Hoopster95 said:

My fave reviewer hands down on CC is twangster


Hoopster95 does an excellent review too 😁


Second @twangster  plus @PCWalton1, @A&L_Ont, @John&LaLa, @Yorkvillain , @APDMOM, @CruiseLifeRick

From a few years back:  @KansCocoa @Familygoboston

 

Thanks to all of them for taking us along on their adventures!

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15 hours ago, Missusdubbya said:


Hoopster95 does an excellent review too 😁


Second @twangster  plus @PCWalton1, @A&L_Ont, @John&LaLa, @Yorkvillain , @APDMOM, @CruiseLifeRick

From a few years back:  @KansCocoa @Familygoboston

 

Thanks to all of them for taking us along on their adventures!

Thank you, @Missusdubbya!  Wish we could take you along right now!  Should have been on MSC Seaside today. 😌 Can’t wait until our next adventure! 

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57 minutes ago, Aldeya said:

Great suggestions everyone! Let's keep the links coming! It will make the time when we all can cruise again go faster! 🙂

 

There are so many fantastic reviewers/writers/entertainers here on CC as already mentioned above.

AussieVisi2r (her name is Raina) was an incredible blogger here on CC'er. Her adventures are legendary.

She now blogs all of her cruises on her own blog site

http://www.rainatravels.com/

 

If you're looking for some good reading/pictures to enjoy every once in a while, a few of my own personal favorites are

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2028118-serenade-sept-17-282014-review-wlots-of-photos/

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2056328-quantum-dec-1-11-2014-review-wlots-of-photos/

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2310655-adventureabcs-aug-20-272016-review-wlots-of-photos/

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2560648-brilliance-british-isles-june-19-july-22018-review-wlots-of-photos/

 

Old reviews are hard to search for. I haven't figured out how yet. If anyone knows how to search for them please post the instructions (ie. find the CC member, and look for their activity or which threads they started)

 

 

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On 6/30/2020 at 7:27 PM, Aldeya said:

As for many who love cruising it became quite depressing not to have a cruise to look forward to.  For years I enjoyed many and had so much fun reading detailed and fascinating reviews by fellow cruisers. I learned about new ships and even booked some of the cruises after reading reviews on these boards.

One day we WILL be cruising again .

 

In a meantime....How about we share links to the most memorable reviews we found on Cruise Critic? 

 

Anyone remember great Live with Radio reviews? 🙂

Love this idea. I don't have any links to reviews myself as I have just started reading them, but am looking forward to reading the ones recommended here.

 

I want to thank all the vloggers out there as your youtube videos are a great distraction when you can't cruise yourself.

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52 minutes ago, singinalot said:

I love this idea! I love any review by @Bimmer09 @Hoopster95 @deladane @Nicole721

 

Thanks for the shout out, Crystal!  I second those recommendations, and I'll add @mitsugirly to the list.  She has soooo many reviews and they are all filled with photos and tons of fun to read!

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Here are links and brief descriptions of my reviews for anyone with a lot of time on their hands. They cover the 3 lines I like to sail; Princess, Celebrity and Azamara. The most recent ones are in my signature at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!

 

I read reviews by too many people to mention (as long as they have photos/videos)

Thanks to Crystal (Singinalot) for the shout out!

 

 Crown Princess ABC Islands January 12 2018 E734

Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2588776

8 days of eating (food porn). Also dining ashore which was not our norm. Aruba sunset cruise. Bonaire Glass boat.

 

Regal Princess New England/Canada October 14 2017 C743

Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2556992

 

Lots of New York Skyline/Central Park photos. Newport mansions. Boston Harbor tour.

Bar Harbor. Canadian ports with Peggy's Cove and lobster. New camera.

 

Celebrity ReflectionWestern Caribbean January 14 2017 Sky Suite 7258

Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2447364

 

South Beach segway. Art Deco buildings. First time Miami sail away. Falmouth. Ocho Rios beach. Cayman turtles. Cozumel. Lovin' Labadee. Rented upgraded camera.

 

Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733

Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2403532

 

Fine dining in the Pan Pacific, Vancouver. Misty Fjords by boat. Juneau aerial tramway. Luxury car White Pass railway.New Pro Canon lenses. Glacier Bay. College Fjord. Anchorage.

Rented $2,000 lens for best glacier pics.

 

Comparing Princess and Celebrity

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2317130

 

Comparison review using photographs, pie charts and even pie.

Ruby Princess and Celebrity Silhouette duke it out for their brands. Written 2016

 

Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309

Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?p=48880163#post48880163

 

First X cruise. Sky Suite. San Juan segway tour. St Maarten. St Kitts railway.

Murano, Tuscan Grill, Lawn Club Grill, Alcoves, Luminae and Blu

 

Emerald Princess Sept 2015 Rome to Barcelona C750

Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?p=47937585#post47937585

 

Lots of Rome photos including fantastic food. Albergo del Senato. Forum. Rome at 5 a.m Palermo. Herculaneum ruins. Remains of Costa Concordia. Florence. Uffizi. Michelangelo David. Cinque Terre. First time in Barcelona. Gaudi tour. Tapas

 

Ruby Princess Jan 2015 Eastern Caribbean D616

Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2161859

 

Princess Cays. St Thomas boat tour to St John. St. Maarten. Grand Turk tour. Estonian singers and dancers on board (fantastic!)

 

Ocean Princess Sept 2014 Venice to Rome Suite 6088

Photo/video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2110302

 

Small ship/huge suite. Falling in love with Venice. Venice at 5 a.m photo tour.

Sail away. Malta excursion. Stunning Valletta harbor. Croatia- oysters in Mariston.

Palermo trash porn. Pompeii and Positano. First visit to Rome. Colosseum.

 

Caribbean PrincessJan 2014 Western Caribbean C749

Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1976282

 

Friends on board. Delayed sail away from Houston. Roatan and dolphins. Belize and mangroves air-boat. Cozumel. First of 4 visits to Houston opera. Good eats!

 

Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749

Photo review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1786957

 

Aft suite on beautiful ship. Butterfly gardens. Memory foggy.

 

Diamond Princess Aug 2012 Vancouver to Whittier C757

Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1798138

 

Pan Pacific dinner. Favorite Princess ship. Harv n Marv whale watching. White Pass railway.

Eagle watching river trip near Haines. Glacier Bay and College Fjord. Anchorage. Best waiters from Thailand. Ship tour.

 

 

Crown Princess Jan 2012 Southern Caribbean C749

Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1932543

 

First aft suite (Free upgrade!) Princess Cays, Aruba. Submarine. Curacao.Slave museum, crashing waves. First time Marriott Harbor Beach hotel, Ft Lauderdale. Carol sings in Princess Pop Choir. Ship tour.

 

Coral Princess Aug 2011 Whittier to Vancouver C210

Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1850609

 

First cruise with Princess.Carol's first cruise ever. Overnight in Anchorage. Hubbard Glacier. Glacier Bay.Harv n Marv whale watching. Helicopter landing on glacier. Misty Fjords floatplane tour with Island Wings. 5 days of drizzle then 2 days of 70s sun. Vancouver. Butchart Gardens.

 

It's hard to remember now, 9 years into our cruising life, exactly what we did in each port so I am glad Carol took notes and I took photos and wrote it all down on Cruise Critic-otherwise the cruises would blend together into a mush.

 

I hope you may want to read some or all of these. Every one of them was fun and interesting 


Norris

 

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31 minutes ago, deladane said:

 

Thanks for the shout out, Crystal!  I second those recommendations, and I'll add @mitsugirly to the list.  She has soooo many reviews and they are all filled with photos and tons of fun to read!

 

ooh great point! love hers too

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On 6/30/2020 at 9:27 PM, Aldeya said:

As for many who love cruising it became quite depressing not to have a cruise to look forward to.  For years I enjoyed many and had so much fun reading detailed and fascinating reviews by fellow cruisers. I learned about new ships and even booked some of the cruises after reading reviews on these boards.

One day we WILL be cruising again .

 

In a meantime....How about we share links to the most memorable reviews we found on Cruise Critic? 

 

Anyone remember great Live with Radio reviews? 🙂

I always followed along with the Live with Radio reviews.  Do you happen to know where he disappeared to?  I did catch him on one of the other lines but not in the last year or more.

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27 minutes ago, Lorey2007 said:

I always followed along with the Live with Radio reviews.  Do you happen to know where he disappeared to?  I did catch him on one of the other lines but not in the last year or more.

I found him! He responded to the thread on Celebrity boards. Here is his latest review of Celebrity Summit. Now to reading it! :)

 

 

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3 hours ago, deladane said:

 

Thanks for the shout out, Crystal!  I second those recommendations, and I'll add @mitsugirly to the list.  She has soooo many reviews and they are all filled with photos and tons of fun to read!

 

Aww, thanks so much. I have a lot of fun doing them and really really missing them at this time. 

 

3 hours ago, singinalot said:

 

ooh great point! love hers too

 

Thank you!

 

 

Since I'm having cruise withdrawal at the moment, we do have a land vacation to St Thomas planned this month (fingers crossed we'll get to do it with this whole COVID thing going on). I missed my Oasis cruise (and had been waiting to get on that ship for 10 years!!) Boo Hiss!

 

For anyone wanting to kill some (well, lots) of time because there's nothing better going on at the moment but sadness in the world, I did start a webpage to help others out when looking for specific info on ports, hotels and so on. It list everything so that it's easier to find. MITSUGIRLYS cruise adventures (and land)

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