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The Origins of EatSleepCruise

We are Don and Heidi Bucolo, also known as “DB & The Princess”, the husband and wife team behind If you are looking for information on all things cruise related, you have come to the right place! Our love for cruising, and each other, began back in 2006 when we started planning our first cruise together on Royal Caribbean’s Legends of the Seas. We have come a long way since then and want to share everything that we have learned about cruising with you.  is our online home where we discuss all things related to cruising. Here, you will find our detailed cruise ship reviews, shore excursion reviews, guides on ports of call, hotel reviews, travel tips, and the latest cruise news.

After following other message boards and cruise sites for several years, we decided to create a space that was all our own.  In late 2014, EatSleepCruise was born as a site that allows us to express our unique approach to cruising and connect with other like-minded travelers who want to “sea the world, one port at a time”. Our goal is to provide you with honest, accurate, and up-to-date information so you can plan the ultimate cruise vacation. We spend a lot of time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest sharing the details of our trips and articles, so be sure to check us out on social media and say hi. We love to hear from fellow cruisers.

Don, “DB”, loves everything about cruising- the ocean, the food, and the atmosphere.  While he may be obsessed with doing extensive amounts of research on ships and all elements of a cruise, Don enjoys sharing his new found knowledge with fellow cruisers. When he is not sailing the high seas, he does whatever his wife tells him to do-it only took 10 years to realize this. While he enjoys blogging about cruises, he is really passionate about launching an upcoming EatSleepCruise podcast.

Heidi, “The Princess”, is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time!  Heidi is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and onshore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, loves dressing up for formal nights, and has you covered with her packing guides.

Upcoming Cruises:

NCL Epic March 2018

Celebrity Eclipse to Ireland/Iceland May 2018

NCL Bliss Inaugural May 2018

NCL Bliss to Alaska August 2018

Symphony of the Seas November 2018

Celebrity Edge Januaray 2019

Freedom of the Seas March 2019

Featured Articles:

Since launching the site, we have been fortunate to be featured in a number of online magazines and travel sites including:

  • Travel Pulse
  • Cruise Radio
  • Cruise Fever
  • Cruiseline
  • Cruiseable
  • Cruise Port Advisor
  • Royal Caribbean Blog
  • Tripeasel
  • The Cruise Dudes Podcast

For a full list of articles, see here. The list continues to grow as we continue to provide information and reviews from our travel experiences with cruisers across the globe.

About the Author

DB & The Princess

Welcome Aboard! We are Don and Heidi, the husband and wife travel team behind We took our first cruise vacation together 10 years ago and have been hooked ever since. Follow along as we share our travel tips, cruise reviews, information on ports of call, and the latest cruise news to help you plan the ultimate cruise vacation. Are you ready to embark on your journey to “sea the world, one port at a time”? Read More...

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