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.

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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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Britton Frost

Viking Will Sail The Mississippi

Viking announced that it will further expand its fleet with the launch of new Mississippi River cruises, honoring a commitment Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen made to loyal past guests to launch the Mississippi product by early April.

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Susan J Young

Over the Top: Bold, Brash and Beautiful – Seven Seas Splendor

It’s been a tough month for everyone, given COVID-19 concerns and precautions. The situation has caused major cruise companies to voluntarily suspend operations across the globe, at least for a month or so, varying by line. In many ways, the situation is akin to unexpectedly running into this fierce dragon above (an art piece and favorite “selfie” spot on Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ new Seven Seas Splendor). 

But whenever major cruise lines re-start service and whenever readers are ready to sail in the future, it’s great to know that luxurious new ships are out there. Hence, here’s part two of our look at that 750-passenger ship. 

Two weeks ago, we ran a story about Seven Seas Splendor’s new 4,443-square-foot Regent Suite. In this second piece, we provide visuals of other spaces. 

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Georgina Cruz

Final Postcard From A Cruise Around The World: Townsville, Australia

After our two-day visit to Sydney on March 7-8 (which it turns out coincided with that of Tom Hanks and his wife), our 2020 Grand World Voyage took us to Townsville, North Queensland, a frequent call –and one of our favorites in Australia—during Holland America’s Amsterdam’s world cruises.

*At the time of publishing, all guests have been notified that HAL’s world cruise will conclude and guests will disembark in Fremantle, Australia. No further updates have been given.

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Georgina Cruz

Postcards From Around The World: Sydney, Australia

“Every cruise ship in the world is coming to Australia,” a local tour operator told us in Sydney, adding that due to the coronavirus, Australia is getting calls from cruise ships diverted from Asia.

*At the time of publishing, all guests have been notified that HAL’s world cruise will conclude and guests will disembark in Fremantle, Australia. No further updates have been given.

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