About Me

Welcome to my Cruise Blog

My name is Christine Pappin.  I've been cruising for over 30 years and have personally been on 13 different cruise lines and more than 50 cruises.   These cruises took me to all over the world including exotic destinations like Tahiti, Hawaii, Galapagos Islands, and the Caribbean as well as the Panama Canal and Europe.  I've sailed on small vessels like a Windjammer ship, to river boats, to the largest state of the art cruise ships and everything in between.

When I'm asked about my favorite cruise, I find it difficult to answer that question.  Several cruise ships and destinations stand out, such as the Celebrity Xpeditions cruise to the Galapagos Islands, Hurtigruten Coastal voyage of Norway (where we saw Northern Lights), South America - Cape Horn cruise on Princess (where we saw thousands of Penguins),  Panama Canal full-transit on Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas, and the Tahitian Princess Cook Islands and Polynesia cruise.    I love cruising out of Europe especially when I am able to extend my cruise a couple nights in London.

My husband and I have been sharing our cruise experiences online for the past 12 years.  Besides my personal experience I am also a CLIA Certified Master Cruise Counselor and a Vacation Specialist with Cruises Inc.   To read more about my background, click here.

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I LOVE CRUISING ...  I hope that you enjoy my columns and would love to help you plan your cruise, resort, or tour vacation.   Use the Blogger search feature to view some of my past columns about destinations that interest you.