Day 2 Nieuw Amsterdam cruise #HalfMoonCay

The next day after we sailed from Ft. Lauderdale, we woke up to amazing glass like seas at Holland America’s Half Moon Cay. We ate breakfast in the Lido buffet and quickly headed to the tenders when Andy our cruise director gave the ship the green light to leave the …

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Day 1 Nieuw Amsterdam cruise!

My wife Marty and I have over 100 days on Holland America Line (HAL), but we haven’t sailed on HAL for over a year! We found a great price on our Nov 4th cruise which included Half Moon Cay, Amber Cove, Grand Turk and Grand Cayman! Many of these ports …

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TV tech on the Nieuw Amsterdam!

My wife and I just returned from a memorable cruise on the Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam. What I found to be amazing was the technology of the TV in the cabin! Along with many other features, you can also see the menus in every one of the dining venues …

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Cruising on the Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam!

After several years of not sailing on HAL, Marty and I will sailing on the Nieuw Amsterdam on Sat, Nov 4th. The main reasons we love Holland America is fewer kids, 5-star service and food, larger that usual size cabins and the smiles of the crew!   We enjoy HAL …

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Grand Vista Suite on the Carnival Elation!

As you may know, the Carnival Elation recently returned to Jacksonville, Florida with a host of new cabins and venues! Everyone I know has been asking me for pictures of the Grand Vista Suite located on the brand new Deck 14 forward. You say it, I play it! Scroll all …

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My top 4 reasons why I cruise

I just became Platinum on Carnival and I’m a 3 star Mariner on Holland America Line, so you can tell that my wife and I love to cruise. Here’s my top 4 reasons why I cruise!   1) Don’t have to do laundry on a cruise! Ok, I don’t do …

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3 fun things travel agents deal with everyday

I’ve been a travel agent/blogger for many years and I wanted to share the 3 fun things I deal with everyday. 1. Clients who book at the last minute. Back in the day, you could actually walk up to a cruise ship on embarkation day, luggage in hand, hoping to …

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Carnival Fascination Update!

Senior Cruise Director John Heald posted this important Carnival Fascination Update to his Facebook page: Very very important Itinerary Updates 10/11/17 – 7:00 PM (EDT) CARNIVAL FASCINATION – SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN SAILINGS Earlier this week, we communicated that we were ready to resume our operation from San Juan on Carnival Fascination, …

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Carnival returning to San Juan!

This morning Carnival Cruise Line Senior Cruise Director John Heald posted the following on his Facebook wall. Itinerary Updates 10/09/17 – 8:00 AM (EDT) Carnival Fascination – Southern Caribbean Cruises We have been working very closely with our partners in San Juan over the last couple of weeks, and based …

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