An memorable evening at Le Cirque on the MS Westerdam

Imagine for a moment dining in one of the most famous restaurants in New York. A restaurant steeped in notoriety and history. A restaurant that has entertained the rich and famous including Jackie O and former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger. Now imagine that restaurant being transported to the …

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Day 4 MS Westerdam

I’ve been to San Juan, Puerto Rico more times than I can count, but it never gets old sailing past the fort! San Juan has so much culture and history that I can’t do it justice here. I’m glad that Holland America Line sails to San Juan and I look …

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Days 2 and 3 of MS Westerdam cruise!

Day 2 I really enjoyed the at sea day on the MS Westerdam! Besides relaxing, there was the Dancing with the Stars at Sea dance class. Everyone who attended learned how to dance The Jive! Holland America Line hit a homerun with this popular program. Formal night was incredible. You …

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Day 1 Holland America Line MS Westerdam!

Day 1 Holland America MS Westerdam We left the Hilton Garden Inn at 10:15 am and arrived at the port terminal at 10:30 am. Check in was a breeze. I was given boarding pass number 6 and I was on the ship at 11:45 a.m. Cabin 6067 (quad) was available …

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Pre-Cruise Hotel in Ft Lauderdale

Back in the day, I used to drive the 6 hour journey from my home in Jacksonville to Ft Lauderdale with my wife Marty to go on a cruise vacation. I remember being so stressed out leaving at the crack of dawn and at all the stops we would make …

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Looking forward to returning to Holland America Line!

Wow! It’s been about a year since I’ve been on  Holland America Line. I’m looking forward to sailing on the Holland America Line MS Westerdam departing on Saturday, March 15th! Stay tuned for updates and be sure to follow along on Twitter with #westerdam! Scott @scottlara1961

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Do you need a Passport for your cruise? Yes you do!

The number one question I get as a travel agent is, “Do I need a passport?” The fact of the matter is yes you do. Even on so-called “closed loop cruises” which means that you sail FROM and RETURN TO a U.S. port, I strongly recommend you get a passport! Why? What if you step off …

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A life changed on the Carnival Fascination!

As you may know, Marty and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on the Carnival Fascination the first week of January, 2014. We had such a great time that we returned to the Fascination on Feb 17th for yet another 5 day cruise to Key West and Nassau. This time …

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Carnival Fascination Feb 17th

Hi from Nassau. Marty and I are back on the Carnival Fascination. We enjoyed our Fascination cruise so much on Jan 6th for our 30th anniversary, that we are sailing again! This time we have balcony cabin U210 on the upper deck (deck 6) and it’s great! We had a …

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