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Happy New Year

It’s a new year, but I like reflecting on the cruises I took last year! Our 14 day southern Caribbean cruise on the MS Maasdam was incredible. I sailed on the Carnival Fascination twice. One of the most incredible cruises was the Blake Shelton (and friends) cruise on the Norwegian …

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Nickelodeon Suites Resort (Wow)

My family really enjoyed the Nickelodeon Suites Resort on Dec 22nd, 2012. My brother Jamie and his family (wife and 2 kids) flew to Orlando from Chicago to spend some family time in Orlando. We talked about getting together and the @NickHotel was the best choice! My wife Marty, daughter …

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Celebrity Reflection! Welcome to Miami

I had the honor of sailing on the Celebrity Solstice back in 2010. I really enjoyed the mostly smoke-free environment, the incredible staterooms and overall experience. For more information about the Celebrity Reflection, tune in to Cruise Radio. You can check out details about the Celebrity Reflection here: http://cruiseradio.net/celebrity-cruises-celebrates-naming-of-celebrity-reflection/ Scott @scottlara1961 …

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Happy Thanksgiving 2012

Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  I am thankful for the country we live in, for my wife Marty of 28 yrs who is a lung cancer survivor, my daughter Brittany, my son Tim and for all my family and friends. I am thankful to be a Navy …

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Action News Jax Morning Show

Thanks to everyone who watched the show! For more details on the deals I mentioned, or if you are interested in taking a cruise, you can email me at slara1961@gmail.com or call me at 382-7159. Follow me on Twitter @scottlara1961 You can check out my YouTube videos by clicking on …

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The number one question I’m asked.

Scott, what’s your favorite cruise line? Yup. That’s the number one question I’m asked. That’s not a tough one to answer. Right off the bat I would say Holland America Line. Why? First of all, the crew.  They smile, they genuinely care and they welcome you back time and time …

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Day 7 of the Blake Shelton Cruise

On Saturday, Oct 20th, the Norwegian Pearl (home of the Blake Shelton Cruise) arrived in Nassau about 8:30 a.m. My friend Nancy (aka @kidtravel) and I took the $8.00 round trip water taxi to the Atlantis to enjoy a day at the Atlantis Aquaventure. We left the ship at 10:30 …

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Day 6 of the Blake Shelton Cruise (Day at Sea)

Day 6 of the Blake Shelton Cruise is a sea day enroute to Nassau. Yesterday Trace Adkins joined the cruise from Tortola, BVI. There will be a Q and A session poolside today at 2:00 p.m. with Neal McCoy and Trace. (I will post that video on Monday). Tonight the …

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Day 5 (Blake Shelton Cruise) Tortola, BVI

I woke up the morning around 6 a.m. Took a short walk to the stern of the ship (back of the ship) and had breakfast at the Great Outdoors restaurant. I met a young man from Boston Mass who told me his wife bought him tickets to the Blake Shelton …

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Blake Shelton Cruise (Day 4) in St Thomas

Oh buddy, it’s HOT in St Thomas today (Oct 17th, 2012) Weather.com says it’s 84, but with the heat index is feels like 95 degrees. Blake Shelton left the ship when we docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He said he had to fly back to LA to tape season …

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