Cruise Packing 101 – what not to forget!

Many of these items highlighted below can be purchased through my Amazon store… *As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you! PASSPORT! and other important travel documents, such as your vaccination card and Covid test, if one is needed.  I keep mine in a clearContinue reading “Cruise Packing 101 – what not to forget!”

My return to sailing!

I am so excited to share that I was FINALLY able to get back on a ship! My last cruise was on the Celebrity Equinox in January, 2020. On Sept 30, 2021, my daughter Erin and I stepped foot on the Celebrity Summit. The walk down the gangplank onto the ship was exciting and slightlyContinue reading “My return to sailing!”

Celebrity returns to sailing!

FINALLY….some good news for the North American cruise industry. Celebrity Cruises will return to sailing on June 5, 2021. The Millennium will homeport in St. Maarten. Bookings will begin on March 25th for 2 different 7-night itineraries, with pricing starting at $1,999 for a veranda stateroom. The itinerary offerings include: Aruba, Curaçao and Barbados –Continue reading “Celebrity returns to sailing!”

Why cruise Alaska?

Why are you going to Alaska again? Aren’t you tired of it? Isn’t it boring, seeing the same ports over and over? What is so special about it? I am asked these questions every year when we book our annual Alaska cruise. And no….I WILL NEVER GET TIRED OF ALASKA!!! Each cruise is different. Yes,Continue reading “Why cruise Alaska?”

Fun things to do in Anchorage, Alaska?

What is there to do in Anchorage?  LOTS! Some of our favorite activities are renting bikes, visiting the Ulu factory  or just walking around downtown.  There is also a great museum that is well worth the time. (Several of the cruise line busses depart from this location.)  You can even go to a baseball game!Continue reading “Fun things to do in Anchorage, Alaska?”

Norway Fjord cruise on the Celebrity Eclipse!

In August of 2017, we visited our daughter in Hove, England and family friends near Sheffield.  After spending several days traveling around the country, we boarded the Celebrity Eclipse in Southampton and headed to Norway! We had visited two of the ports on a previous cruise and were looking forward to seeing them again andContinue reading “Norway Fjord cruise on the Celebrity Eclipse!”

Must have souvenirs!

When we travel, I love to bring home mementos of our journey….both for me and for friends and family.  But this can be challenging.  What do I get?  How do I get it home?  It needs to be small, unbreakable (most of the time!), useful and fun. When going to Alaska, I love to buyContinue reading “Must have souvenirs!”

Phillipsburg, St. Maarten

The last port of our cruise was Phillispsburg, St. Maarten.  We have been here once before, so we decided to just stay locally and enjoy the beach.  Since we were here overnight, it was fun to see the town during the evening, when it was basically empty of tourists.  And we had the beaches toContinue reading “Phillipsburg, St. Maarten”