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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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I enjoy travel… I mean I really enjoy travel.  (duh… otherwise a blog about travel would be kinda pointless… right?) I find I am drawn to the kind of travel experiences that allow me to be immersed in history and culture. Finding great joy in discovering things that may be… well… different to me, yet part of everyday life to

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One of the things that drew me to this itinerary…. besides the historical significance that reached right into my heart and will live with me forever…. was the overnight in Paris on the end of the sailing. This allows you take advantage of the floating hotel and its amenities while still allowing for a good amount of time in the

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Please pardon the pixie dust as I was a bit distracted by my day job the past 2 weeks, but its time to sit down and type out the final few days of this amazing river cruise. Day 6 found us on the journey back towards Paris. (ugh — is really almost over??) Today we made a stop in Conflans which

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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