New York City With Kids, Round 2

Four years ago, my family went to New York City. Our kids were 4, 7 and 11. They had such a fabulous time and have asked to return to NYC many times over the past four years. When our cruise to Bermuda popped up on our schedule, I knew that seeing Manhattan from the ship…

Bermuda: Underrated Cruise Port?

On our recent Anthem of the Seas cruise, our itinerary only had one port: Bermuda. We chose the itinerary because my mom and dad honeymooned in Bermuda 54 years ago, and my mom hadn’t been back there since. The rest of us had never been to Bermuda before. Bermuda doesn’t get a lot of buzz…

Wonderland on Anthem of the Seas

A few weeks ago on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, I decided to try one of the seven extra cost specialty restaurants. One in particular, Wonderland, really appealed to me. Royal Caribbean describes the restaurant as “imaginative dinner”. Wonderland is a whimsical restaurant with an Alice in Wonderland theme. Reservation I made a reservation…

Going Down Under Tomorrow

Tomorrow, my family of five is flying to Sydney, Australia. (See how we’re doing it on miles and points!) We’ll be there a few days, and then we’ll fly to Auckland, New Zealand. This is a huge trip for us, and the biggest international trip we’ve undertaken with kids. Actually, it’s going to be the…

DCL vs. RCCL: Comparison by Category

Earlier this month, my family sailed on our first Royal Caribbean cruise after having sailed on Disney Cruise Line seven times. I’ve received numerous requests to compare the two lines across categories. Obviously, my opinions are subjective. For this comparison of DCL vs. RCCL I’m specifically comparing Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas to the…