Monthly Archives: January 2013

Cruising, Freestyle!

When NCL first launched the Freestyle Cruising concept, I was completely onboard. It seemed like a great idea whose time had come: dine when you want; where you want. In reality, it was awful. Dinner was the stuff nightmares were … Continue reading

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To Dress Or Not To Dress

Back in the day, say 30 years ago, you never showed up for dinner dressed in anything but your finest: jackets for men; dresses or a nice pantsuit for women.  On formal nights – on a seven night cruise there … Continue reading

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Cabin Fever!

I find that as I get older, I am much more finicky about my cabin selection. I’m slightly claustrophobic and only once on the now defunct Delta Queen Steamboat, The American Queen, have I ever had to suffer through having an inside cabin. It was a last minute change and they sold my cabin…the only outside cabin left…to someone with cash in hand, as opposed to me, a lowly press person there on a freebee. Continue reading

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