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Baked Alaska Recipe

If you’ve sailed on Holland America Line, you’ve probably enjoyed the Baked Alaska dessert! The reason why my wife and I have sailed over 150 days on Holland America Line is because of the 5-star service, accommodations, entertainment and of course, the food! Click on the link below for the …

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Virgin Voyages by Richard Branson is a cruise game changer

Entrepreneur.com has a great article about Sir Richard Branson’s startup cruise line, Virgin Voyages. Anyone who had followed Sir Richard for any length of time knows that his view of business is unique. He doesn’t like neckties! When you think of current cruises, the ships go from a party ship all …

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What I would do if I won the MegaMillions tonight!

Considering the MegaMillions jackpot is now 1.6 billion dollars, this is what I would do with the earnings: 1. Quit my job. 2. Give my 2 kids a huge chunk of it. 3. I would charter a Carnival Cruise Line ship and invite my closest friends. This would be a …

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The top 5 all-inclusive luxury cruises

If you’ve had a chance to read my most recent post comparing all-inclusive resorts to cruises, you might have walked away sad. If you’re like me, you love a cruise vacation because you unpack once, enjoy waking up in a new port of call almost everyday, and really enjoy the …

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All-inclusive resorts vs. cruise ship vacations

As more and more long-time cruise passengers are growing weary of the same ports of call, I’m finding that many people are now turning to all-inclusive resorts for their vacation destinations. Clearly there are pros and cons of each choice, but I’m starting to believe that those who are beginning …

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How to build a modern cruise ship

My first ship, U.S.S. Samuel Eliot Morison FFG-13 Back in 1981, I was a 20 year old sailor standing in front of 3 separate pieces of my first ship, FFG-13 at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The officers and crew totaled 176 souls onboard. When you consider that …

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Cruise lines that offer military discounts

Speaking as a U.S. Navy veteran, I feel a deep sense of pride when veterans like myself are honored during sporting events. In the past, I’ve attended Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Cubs games and sometime during the game, veterans and current members of the military will be asked to stand …

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