It was a great 2014!

Hello friends, Thanks for checking out my blog over the last 12 months. I can say that I had a great 2014 cruising! 5 cruises on the Jacksonville-based Carnival Fascination and 3 cruises on Holland America Line! Here’s looking forward to 2015! Scott

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Our upcoming pre cruise stay at the Hilton Garden Inn

Marty and I will be driving from Jacksonville to Ft Lauderdale within the next couple of days. As always, we will be spending the night at the Hilton Garden Inn in Dania Beach, Fl. before we board the MS Westerdam on 11/22. The short 15 minute drive from the Hilton …

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Great door to door limo service in Jacksonville

The fact of the matter is, Marty and I live only 15 minutes away from the Carnival Fascination in Jacksonville. Most of the time, I can ask a relative to drop us off and pick us up at the port. No longer. I recently learned about Maxim Transportation. Our driver …

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Thanksgiving cruise on the Holland America Line MS Westerdam

Last year my wife Marty and I enjoyed our first Thanksgiving cruise on the Holland America Line Eurodam. Thanksgiving will never be the same again! Great food, incredible service and time with family inspired us to make a Thanksgiving cruise on Holland America Line an annual tradition. This Thanksgiving we …

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I can’t believe why people don’t take cruise vacations.

Hello (again) from the Carnvial Fascination! As you may know, Marty and I live only 15 minutes from the ship. I was on the Carnival Fascination Aug 30th for 5 days and it’s great to be back! Update: The newly refurbished 2.0 updated Carnival Elation now sails from Jacksonville. The …

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Back on the Carnival Fascination on Sept 18th

One of the benefits of living 15 minutes from the Jacksonville-based Carnival Fascination is that my wife and I can jump on the ship at a moments notice! Yes, my friend Dwight and his two grandsons and I enjoyed the Carnival Fascination way back on Aug 30th for 5 days. …

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Carnival Fascination cruise update

I can’t believe what a great time I’m having on the Carnival Fascination. Actually, I can believe it. This will be the 9th time I’ve been on the Fascination! Cruise Director Adam is one of the best. He’s very approachable, friendly and funny. We had a great day in Nassau …

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