Grand Days aboard Queen Mary 2

Friday, May 19, 2017

Position as of this writing: 47° 30.9’ N, 30° 50.6’ W

Speed: 20.6 knots

Wind: Force 5 / Temperature: 16°C / Seas: Slight

What do you do on a voyage with no ports of call? It’s a common question […]

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The Only Way to Cross – Even if It’s Not

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Position as of this writing: 44° 1.2’ N, 43° 42.9’ W

Speed: 23.8 knots

Wind: Force 5 / Temperature: 17°C / Seas: Slight

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the sight of nothing but […]

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The Reimagined Queen Mary 2

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Position as of this writing: 42° 16.8’ N, 51° 26.6’ W

Speed: 22.7 knots

Wind: 10 knots / Temperature: 14°C / Seas: Slight

They’ve taken my coffee from me.

Well, not really. My coffee has just sort of shifted from […]

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At Sea, En-Route to Southampton aboard Queen Mary 2

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Position as of this writing: 41° 6.9’ N, 62° 42.3’ W

Speed: 20.7 knots

Wind: 15 knots / Temperature: 16°C / Seas: 1 to 4 feet

After a night of calm seas leaving New York, I […]

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Coming Home to Queen Mary 2

Monday, May 15, 2017

After over 100 cruises, I still find embarkation day to be an exciting event. I love arriving at the pier by taxi; love catching my first glimpse of a gleaming-white cruise ship that towers high above the pier; love that moment when I put […]

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Cunard’s Remastered Beauty Still Rules the Waves

Right now, I’m at the halfway point of my eastbound transatlantic crossing aboard Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2, which departed New York on Monday on her first voyage of the season to Southampton, England. There’s nothing quite like waking up to the sight of nothing but […]

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One Last Day at Sea: Reflecting on Carnival Vista

Friday, May 5, 2017

Today is my last day aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista, after a six-day sailing that has taken us from Miami to Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, along with featuring a special Carnival LIVE performance by comedian Jay Leno […]

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It’s Carnival LIVE in Cozumel: Jay Leno Comes to Carnival Vista

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Today is a big day aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista. We came alongside this morning around 9:30 am for a 13-hour stay as part of Carnival’s Cozumel Plus sailings that feature enough time in Cozumel, Mexico for […]

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It’s All In A Day’s Fun: Georgetown, Grand Cayman

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

After being onboard Carnival Cruise Line’s newest vessel, Carnival Vista for the past four days, I’ve identified only one problem with the ship: there’s so much to do onboard that you’ll be tempted to just not go ashore at all.

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Ya Mon! A Beach Day in Ocho Rios

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Let’s get this out of the way first: I’m a terrible person to take to the beach. I sunburn easily. I don’t like the heat. And I get antsy if I’m not constantly on-the-go. So as I mentioned, I’m a terrible person to […]

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