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.

We are Ralph Grizzle and Britton Frost

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.

Three ways we can help you

Cruise Reviews

We provide unbiased cruise reviews & personalized recommendations for cruise ships worldwide

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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.

Shorex Adviser

Use our adviser to enhance your experiences ashore on shore excursions at both transit ports and embarkation ports

River Cruises

Providing amazing resources and reviews to help you make informed river cruise vacation choices.

River Cruise Advisor

You’ll find everything from cruise reviews to pricing charts to current deals offered by cruise lines.

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Britton Frost

7 Reasons To Cruise The Galapagos – With Silversea & 2020-2021 Antartica Itineraries

Reflecting on his recent Galapagos trip, Ralph highlights seven reasons to cruise the Galapagos with Silversea. With the 2019-2020 Antarctic season close to kicking off, Britton writes about Hurtigruten, Seabourn, Crystal, and Lindblad’s Antarctic itineraries in part one of a two part series. Lastly, news from MSC with MSC Meraviglia making her North American debut in New York city. Thank you for being loyal Avid Cruiser readers. -Ralph Grizzle & Britton Frost

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Britton Frost

2020-2021 Antarctic Itineraries, Part 1

With interest in expedition cruising continuing to grow, there are now more Antarctic itineraries than ever before. Today, we will look at the sailings that Hurtigruten, Seabourn, Crystal, and Lindblad offer in Antartica.

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Ralph Grizzle

Chasing the Equator: 7 Reasons To Cruise The Galapagos – On Silversea

I can’t say how other companies deliver their Galapagos experiences, but I can’t imagine how any of them could deliver a better Galapagos experience than Silversea. And with a new ship purpose-built for the Galapagos coming in 2020, Silversea stands poised to be the leader in these islands that have been enchanting visitors long before – and ever since – Charles Darwin’s visit in 1835.

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