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So… you booked that dream cruise vacation to Alaska and you have your heart set on checking off that bucket list excursion to fly out to a glacier and plant your foot, hopefully firmly, on the ice of a glacier. Booking the cruise line excursion is one of the most stress free options for your arrangements. For example, when you

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The special Star Wars Day At Sea sailings onboard the Disney Fantasy may still be a few weeks away, but the Disney Cruise / Star Wars themed merchandise is ready for purchase onboard the ships. Here are a few pics of some of the options you can buy onboard the Disney Dream today! \      Star Wars Day at

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We returned from the Normandy Beaches the night before and was treated to a wonderful Normandy inspired dinner.  (More in the food later…. I promise)  As we indulged in the meal the Tapestry2 began sailing east towards the city of Rouen. We docked approx 11pm and woke up the next morning ready for an exciting day. Every cruise seems to feature

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The journey from Arromanches to our next destination was a bout 20 minutes or so.  I had heard of the landing beaches of Omaha and Utah, but must admit I wasn’t fully aware of the importance that Pointe du Huc, just west of Omaha beach, and the Army Rangers played in Operation Overloard… ie the Battle of Normandy. Pointe du Hoc is a

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Today we wake up in Caudebec in Normandy on the right bank of the river Seine. Walk down the ships gangway and you step right into a picturesque village with outdoor cafes and even a pharmacie (drugstore) just across the way if you need to buy sunscreen, toiletries, etc. Even their 14th century prison is welcoming. At the center of town is

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Ok.. Ill admit it,  I like balconies. I like the breeze and the sounds of the water. I like relaxing and watching the world sail by while I hang out in jammies.  No shoes or makeup required to get a great view cause you just roll out of bed and step out on your balcony. Or do you have to

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Yup.. Im addicted to cruising. There is something about the open water, the sea breezes, the fact you can ice skate at sea in some cases…. and not to mention the fact you unpack once and your hotel travels with you. These draw me to this mode of travel. I have become rather comfortable with some of the things about

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I will admit, for almost 20 years now I have been a cruise junkie. Small ships, large ships, floating cities… you name it, Ill try it.  (ok.. maybe not the whole cargo ship idea…) Anyway – I was really excited at the opportunity of doing a river cruise. This  flavor of voyage has been on my radar for awhile and