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What to Wear on Anthem of the Seas

June 29, 2019 |
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My husband and I were able to cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas last fall.  We were having trouble getting our schedules to line up, but we made it work!  Somehow, the stars were aligned in our favor to make it happen.  This was our first time on this class of ship and I was really excited to check to out.

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Favorite Beach Vacations

May 17, 2019 |
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I recently asked my followers about what kind of content they would want to see from me. More often than not, they wanted to read about beach/ocean travel.  And since that’s right up my alley, I wanted to share the result. I’ve broken down my trips from least expensive to most expensive.

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Specialty Dining on Harmony of the Seas

June 20, 2017 |
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On our recent cruise on Harmony of the Seas, we were able to experience a variety of Specialty Dining restaurants since we were in a Star Class Suite (a Two Bedroom Aquatheater Suite).

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Royal Caribbean’s Royal Genie

June 8, 2017 |
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On our latest cruise on Harmony of the Seas, we sailed in a Star Class suite, which gave us access to a Genie (Daniel, in our case).  Genies can be thought of as  “Super-Concierges”; they are there to make your cruise as effortless as possible.  And Daniel did just that for us.

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Harmony of The Seas Aquatheater Suite

June 5, 2017 |
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My family and I just returned from our week on Harmony of the Seas, staying in a two-bedroom Aquatheater Suite.  This suite is part of Royal Caribbean’s Star Program, which provides a Genie for the week.

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Packing for a Cruise

May 24, 2017 |
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As we begin to get ready for our upcoming cruise, I realize how much I hate packing! But for those folks who have never been on a cruise, I thought it might be helpful to create some lists of what and what not to pack.

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Would You Ever Cruise Solo?

May 17, 2017 |
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After I posted about How to Plan a Cruise, I received lots of feedback from Solo Cruisers who asked specific questions about keeping their costs down.  While I haven’t cruised solo, I know lots of people who do, so I pulled together some information that I hope might be helpful.

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Do you like to cruise?

Do you Like to Cruise?

April 19, 2017 |
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Do you like to cruise?  I generally find that folks either love it or hate it.  Most of my family really like to cruise, but my husband only goes because I force him!  Here’s the thing – how else can you visit a variety of different places but only have to unpack once? For me, cruising gives me an opportunity to see if I really like a port enough to go back for a longer vacation.

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