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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Julie L. Kessler

Exploring The Marvels Of The Marquesas On The Aranui 5

One hundred eighteen islands and atolls comprise French Polynesia with five distinct archipelagoes: the Society, Tuamotu, Marquesas, Austral, and Gambier islands, so choices abound. Going off the beaten path a bit offers up profound beauty that’s wedded to the indelible Polynesian spirit. Coupled with resplendent snorkeling, scuba diving, and cultural experiences makes travel here unforgettable.

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Julie L. Kessler

Variety Cruise’s New French Polynesia Itinerary

The Greek family-owned Variety Cruises, known for its small sailing ships of less than 72-passengers that sails Greece, West Africa, and Mediterranean destinations, in January commenced with two new itineraries in French Polynesia. To this end, Variety brought over its 150-foot, two-masted motorized sailer, the 20-year-old Panorama II, from Greece to Tahiti’s capital, Papeete. This was accomplished not by sailing it there, but far more eco-friendly, it was shipped on a float-on, float-off, super yacht transport vessel. 

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Mike Louagie

Luxury Antarctica Expedition With Seabourn

Loyal Seabourn customers will feel right at home on Seabourn Venture, while at the same time experiencing a fully fledged expedition. For those new to Seabourn and looking for a combination of an ultra-luxurious floating boutique hotel and a state-of-the-art expedition, Seabourn should definitely be on your list.

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Julie L. Kessler

Viking Cruises Names Neptune, The Newest Member Of Viking’s Ocean Fleet

On January 8, 2023, in the Los Angeles World Cruise Center, Viking Cruises named it newest ship, the Neptune, immediately prior to its departure to Honolulu continuing its 138-day epic world voyage. Starting in Fort Lauderdale a couple of weeks ago, the world cruise will end in London in May after visiting 28 countries and 57 ports with overnight stays in 11 cities.

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