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Cruise Review: A Journey Down the Danube on the Viking Jarl

We are back from our incredible Christmas markets journey down the Danube on Viking River Cruises! River cruising is so different than ocean cruising, I think we’re both still trying to wrap our heads around it (& catch up from jet lag!). But there’s one thing we both definitely agreed on: the Viking Jarl made […]

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31 Tips for a Great Cruise

31 tips to help you have a great cruise, regardless of what line you’re sailing or where you’re headed! 1. Check in on-line ahead of time – it’ll save you tons of time during the boarding process. 2. Speaking of the boarding process, check your boarding pass to see what time to get to the […]

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Snorkeling in Bonaire with Woodwind

Our second cruise stop was in Bonaire – the island I was probably most excited to visit. This largely untouched, undeveloped island has zero traffic lights & one of the most amazing reefs in all of the Caribbean. Protected since the late 1970s as part of the Bonaire National Marine Park, the coral reef off […]

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A day on the beach in Aruba

The first stop on our cruise was somewhere we had never been to before: Aruba. We were excited to visit the Happy Island & her beautiful beaches. We decided to spend the day on Palm Beach, where many of the island’s hotels are located, & were excited when the Occidental Grand Aruba offered us the chance […]

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Cruise Review: Royal Princess

We are back from our glorious 10-day vacation on the Royal Princess, one of Princess’s newest, largest ships. This was our first time cruising Princess & we definitely came away with mixed feelings, but the benefits of unplugging & relaxing for ten days cannot be understated. The Ship Royal Princess, which was christened by Princess […]

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How to Have the Best Cruise Ever

  I’ve written a lot about cruising & how to make the most of your cruise experience. In fact, I wish I was on a cruise right now instead of freezing up north. Since this is a popular time of year to plan a cruise (it’s actually called wave season), I thought I’d share some […]

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