We're a father-daughter team providing you with free resources and advice to make informed cruise travel decisions.


Confused by the abundance in cruise choices? Do you need help determining which ship and which itinerary would be best for you? Want to know how to select a stateroom that works for your budget and won’t cramp your style? We can help with these decisions too. Our goal is to help you get on a ship and an itinerary that works for you.

Cruise Reviews

We provide unbiased cruise reviews & personalized recommendations for cruise ships worldwide. We specialize in small ships, mid-size ships, expedition cruises and river cruises.

Port Profiles

Port Profiles were designed to provide you with resources that will enhance your experiences ashore at both transit ports and embarkation ports

Virtual Voyages

Designed to highlight must-see destinations and itineraries that remain exclusive to the cruise industry, Avid Cruiser Virtual Voyages takes you along with us off the beaten path.


Don't have the time to read all of the information here is Avid Cruiser? Take along one of our informative podcast with you on the road.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance may be the most important part of your trip. Should you have insurance at all and what should you do if you decide to get travel insurance.

River Cruises

We provide information on river cruises including, pricing, booking your trip, where to go and many other topics to help you have an amazing experience.

We are Ralph Grizzle and Britton Frost:

Build The Perfect Cruise

While cruise ships can take you anywhere and everywhere, deciding where to go and when to go can often be overwhelming. That’s where we come in. Along with my daughter Britton Frost, our mission is to empower consumers like you to make informed cruise travel decisions.

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Mike Louagie

Polar Raid: Off The Ship In Greenland For Three Days In The Wild

Belgian writer and photographer Mike Louagie recounts a challenging adventure. In Greenland, he and a few others left the ship for two nights to pull sleds, camp and remain vigilant for polar bears. Several times it became so challenging that he thought of turning back. What pushed him onward?

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Julie L. Kessler

First look: Viking Cruise’s New Purpose-Built Polaris 

The newest ship to voyage the White Continent is Viking Cruise’s new Polaris. Built in 2022, this 666-foot length, 30,150 gross ton ship, specifically built for remote outposts is a Polar Class 6 ice ship. It was named in Amsterdam late last month, then repositioned via Madeira, Portugal. It arrived at Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world, sometimes called, “the end of the world.” Here in late October, I embarked for Polaris’ inaugural voyage to Antarctica, courtesy of Viking Cruises. This voyage had the added panache of being the first ship of Antarctica’s season. 

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