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Rhodes – What to do in and around Old Town

Located in the eastern Aegean Sea just 11 miles southwest of Turkey is Rohdes.  It is the largest of Greece's Dodecanes islands. Rhodes is one of the sunniest destinations in Europe.  It boasts 300 days of sunshine every year.  Making it a popular destination for sun lovers and a popular port for cruise ships plying the the Greek Islands route. Rhodes has been inhabited since the Stone Age and has a long and illustrious history.  It's most significant period was around 407 B.C. when three ...

Choosing the Right Stateroom for Your Family Cruise

We are definitely a cruising family, we’ve been cruising with our kids since they were teens; it’s only natural when grandkids came along they cruised with us too. I remember our very first cruise was a 7 day Alaska Cruise on the Star Princess. At the time I had no clue how cruise fares worked and deciphering stateroom categories was confusing.  Choosing the right stateroom was nearly impossible.   How can the same type of stateroom have so many different prices? At the time I told my ...

Cruising with Kids: What to Expect

We love to cruise.  We’ve cruised most of the popular cruise lines catering to North America and have cruised around the world multiple times.  We especially love cruising with kids, our kids and grandkids that is! Cruise cards, port side, aft, tenders, and traditional seating are now part of our vocabulary.  We’ve learned how to navigate the check-in process and quickly settle in to make the most of our vacation.  This is very important when you're cruising with kids, you need to ...

Cruising with Kids: Money Saving Tips

  Our family loves to cruise.  We especially love cruising with kids! We love waking up to a new place almost every day. It’s a great way to see the world with minimal stress; unpack once, no need to worry about where to sleep and eat, and no need to worry about getting to a destination. We find that cruising is a great way to spend our vacation dollars. Once cruise and air fares are paid there’s not much more to spend on. Cruise fares include stateroom, most on board meals and ...

Family Cruising: What’s Included and What’s Not

Family cruising has become popular and affordable. It can be a great value for your vacation dollars.  Cruise fares will take a big bite out of your vacation budget, air fare too if embarking far from home.  But that’s really all you have to spend.  You can budget around the “extras” by cherry picking activities and luxuries that are important to you and your family. Our first cruise aboard the Star Princess was very costly.  We had no idea what to expect and purchased all sorts of ...

Celebrity Reflection Review

Last month my husband and I boarded the Celebrity Reflection in Civittavechia, Rome's cruise ship port.  Launched in October 2012 the Reflection is the newest member of Celebrity Cruises' Solstice Class luxury cruise ships. We boarded the Celebrity Reflection one day after disembarking from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's newest mega ship Harmony of the Seas.  A world of difference between the two ships! Stepping on board the Reflection was like going home.  We've been on many Celebrity ...

Harmony of the Seas Review

215.5 feet wide and 1,188 feet long The Harmony of the Seas is the crown jewel of the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s fleet of mega cruise ships.  She is the biggest and newest of the RCCL’s Oasis Class ships, her maiden voyage was on May 29, 2016. The Harmony of the Seas boasts 7 “Neighborhoods” spread out over 16 guest decks, (there are a total of 18 decks), has 2,747 staterooms ranging from inside cabins to lavish suites, and can accommodate up to 6,780 guests plus 2100 crew.  ...