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Day 1, Carnival Fascination, Monday, Jan 6th 2014

It’s great to be back on the Jacksonville, Fl based Carnival Fascination!   Marty and I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Jan 7th during our at sea day before we arrive in Key West on Wednesday.   Usually boarding the Fascination is very quick, however today we …

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Carnival Fascination January 6th, 2014

It’s 2014 and time for our first cruise of the New Year! As you know, Marty and I sailed on the incredible Carnival Dream during the first week of Dec, 2013. Marty and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary on our Jacksonville Fl. based Carnival Fascination on Tuesday, …

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Scott’s 2013 Cruise Year in Review

Wow, 2013 is almost over. For some strange reason, I wanted to share some personal thoughts. 2013 started off a little bit rocky with the February fire on board the Carnival Triumph. What made me upset was the biased media coverage of the event. Watching CNN as the passengers debarked, …

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Review of the Carnival Dream

Wow! My wife Marty and I just returned from a 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Dream. We had a great time. Boarding ———– We enjoyed a pre cruise park, sleep and cruise at the beautiful Radisson Resort at the Port and enjoyed the prompt shuttle service to …

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Keeping your sanity at sea!

You’ve been waiting months or longer for your cruise vacation. The day has finally arrived and you, your spouse and even maybe your kids are about to board your home away from home for the next several days. How do you stay sane? Interesting question isn’t it? My wife and …

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Carnival Dream Cruise Nov 30 – Dec 7, 2013

We started with our pre-cruise stay at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Port Canaveral. They have a great sleep, park and cruise special.  My first impressions of the Radisson were great customer service, very clean room and an incredible full breakfast!   The free shuttle service ran like …

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Pre-cruise!

Our 7 night cruise on the Carnival Dream is about to begin! As I’ve mentioned in the past, it’s critical to get to the cruise port a day early. Granted, I live in Jacksonville, Florida and the Carnival Dream leaves from Port Canaveral. It’s about 163 miles away (about a 2 …

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Staying healthy during your cruise vacation

Nothing can ruin a cruise more than being sick at sea! As a Navy veteran, I remember being sick during very high seas (40 ft plus on a small frigate, no fun when your 19 years old) and my shipmates being sick from a range of illnesses. Check out my …

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Carnival Dream. Nov 30, 2013

Marty and I are looking forward to sailing on the Carnival Dream for 7 days beginning on Nov 30th. We will be visiting Nassau, St Thomas and St Maarten. Here’s some background on the Carnival Dream: The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream – the largest “Fun Ship” ever constructed, offering a host of on-board …

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