Daniel Ruyter’s Cruise Travel Blog
Welcome to my cruise travel blog! This is one of my favorite places because it’s here that I can showcase all of the past cruises that my family and I have been on. You’ll find Carnival cruises, Royal Caribbean, MSC and Disney and we’ll be adding more as soon as cruising resumes. Bon Voyage!
On Monday, April 1st, an accident occurred with the Oasis of the Seas while it was in dry dock in the Bahamas for some repairs. We learned a lot that week – about ourselves, about cruising and about Royal Caribbean.
Read our Carnival Horizon review. We sailed aboard Horizon to the Southern Caribbean in early 2019. Here’s a review of our experiences.
There are probably a hundred reasons to go on a family cruise. Here are Dadtography.com’s top 10 reasons cruises are a great option for families.
Follow the Journey of 200lbs of School Supplies to the Island of St. Maarten aboard Oasis of the Seas
In September of 2017, powerful hurricane Irma struck both the island of St. Maarten / Sint Maarten as well as our home in Florida. A few months after, we visited the island for the first time and decided to visit again with a donation of school supplies. Follow our journey to the Oranje School with over 200lbs of supplies.
If you’re looking at going on a Carnival Cruise, but you can’t decide between the Carnival Sunshine vs the Carnival Liberty our in-depth review comparison of these two great ships will help you decide! We’re a family of 4 with younger kids and we’ve traveled on both, multiple times! Which cruise and ship are better for family travel?
Falmouth, Jamaica is a town located on the north coast of the island of Jamaica. Falmouth is one of the most popular ports for cruise ships on the island. We visited recently and ventured outside of the port of Falmouth. That may not have been the smartest decision we’ve ever made. Learn from our mistakes and read our tips.
Carnival Sunshine Review – A family travel review of their 9-day eastern Caribbean cruise from Port Canaveral, FL
We sailed as a family with teenage and younger children aboard the Carnival Sunshine for spring break 2018. Here is an in-depth Carnival Sunshine review, including our thoughts on the ship, the pools and slides, the dining, entertainment, service, staff and ports-of-call on this 9-day family adventure.
Confession: I’m a planner. No, not one of those crazy, minute-by-minute kind, but I do like to plan ahead to lower stress while traveling. That’s why I put together a family cruise packing list before we leave. You should, too, and here are a few things you’ll regret not taking if you forget them on your next trip!
When it comes to family cruises – it can be difficult to decide between an inside and outside cruise cabin. This in-depth review compares inside vs outside cruise cabins – suites, balconies, window and interior staterooms, which is best for family travel and why.
We recently sailed aboard the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas. Come along with us as we explore areas of the cruise ship not often seen by passengers!
Trying to decide between a Majesty of the Seas vs Carnival Liberty Bahamas cruise? We’ve sailed both in 2017 and compare two popular Port Canaveral cruises.
Thinking about going on a cruise? My family and I just went on the Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas. Here’s our review of the ship and Bahamas cruise.