Category: Cruise Reviews

Cruise Life Matt

The Cruise Life Comeback

February 3rd 2020, I stepped off the Mariner of the Seas in Port Canaveral Florida.  Just like every other cruise I disembarked, I started counting down the days until the next one.  Only this time, the next one never arrived.  Cancellation after cancellation came through, as the world was changing ever so quickly.  As each …

Cruise Life Matt

First Look At Norwegian Encore

I recently got invited to spend two nights onboard Norwegian’s newest ship, Encore, as part of an inaugural event in NYC.  She arrived in NYC on Sunday November 10th, at the end of her transatlantic crossing from Southampton England, and I boarded on the following day.  The ship is absolutely stunning and boasts endless food, …

Cruise Life Matt

Top 10 Cruise Ship Venues!

Recently one of my followers asked if I had ever put together an all inclusive list of my favorite cruise ship venues, across any cruise line.  As I read the question I realized this would make for a great blog post.  So here we are, July 2019, exactly 15 years after completing my first cruise.  …

Cruise Life Matt

2018 What A Time To Be Alive!

2018 turned out to be an epic year of cruising for me.  I sailed seven times, on six different ships, and spent 29 days at sea.  It’s hard to believe I surpassed last year’s cruise count but I managed to make it happen!  The year also saw a number of firsts, including a visit to …

Cruise Life Matt

A journey of firsts. Havana Cuba and a back to back on the Norwegian Sky.

In early August I came across a Norwegian Sky 3 day  weekend sailing, for late September, with a base price of $199 per person.  It caught my eye, but unfortunately the particular date wouldn’t work.  However, the sailing a week later was only $10 more and those dates would work.  Since my wife is a …