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Pre-cruise!

Our 7 night cruise on the Carnival Dream is about to begin! As I’ve mentioned in the past, it’s critical to get to the cruise port a day early. Granted, I live in Jacksonville, Florida and the Carnival Dream leaves from Port Canaveral. It’s about 163 miles away (about a 2 …

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Staying healthy during your cruise vacation

Nothing can ruin a cruise more than being sick at sea! As a Navy veteran, I remember being sick during very high seas (40 ft plus on a small frigate, no fun when your 19 years old) and my shipmates being sick from a range of illnesses. Check out my …

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Carnival Dream. Nov 30, 2013

Marty and I are looking forward to sailing on the Carnival Dream for 7 days beginning on Nov 30th. We will be visiting Nassau, St Thomas and St Maarten. Here’s some background on the Carnival Dream: The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream – the largest “Fun Ship” ever constructed, offering a host of on-board …

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8 Discovered Secrets of Quebec City

My good friend Doug Parker of Cruise Radio recently sailed on the Holland America Line MS Eurodam. Check out his great review of Quebec City here: http://cruiseradio.net/8-discovered-secrets-quebec-city/

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Doug Parker (Cruise Radio) Onboard the MS Eurodam!

As you know, my wife Marty and I love Holland America Line. The traditional mid-sized ships, the incredible food and service, but most importantly the people of Holland America Line brings us back time after time. I’m glad my friend Doug Parker of Cruise Radio is enjoying the MS Eurodam …

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Carnival Cruiselines Travel Agent in the Spotlight!

Thanks to everyone at Carnival Cruise Line for interviewing me for their Travel Agent in the Spotlight! Special shouts to Micky Arison and John Heald! If you have any questions about Social Media, feel free to email me at slara1961@gmail.com You can read the article here: http://tiny.cc/jfd13w

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Carnival Fascination Cruise Sept 2-Sept 7, 2013

Wow! I just returned from a great 5 day cruise on the Carnival Fascination, so here’s my thoughts: 1) Anticipation. I booked this cruise in July using my military (veterans) rate which made this cruise VERY affordable. Thanks to Micky Arison and everyone at Carnival for this great discount. I …

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Don’t leave home without travel insurance

On Sunday, August 4th at 2:30 a.m., I woke up with severe pain on my right side. I told my wife I was going to drive myself to the hospital. Within 4 hours, my gall bladder was removed. Imagine if this happened while on a cruise! Be sure to purchase …

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