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Tips on Cruising During Hurricane Season

Summer is here, and many readers of this blog (and its writer) are considering a summer cruise vacation. The arrival of June also means the arrival of hurricane season here in the USA. While the peak of the hurricane season comes later – think late August, September, and October, if you’re cruising to the Bahamas and the Caribbean in the summer, you need to consider the possibility of a storm. If you’re cruising to Canada and New England, it may be a little less likely that a storm will make it that far north, but it can happen. I’ve taken several cruises during hurricane season, and they’ve all been great. I have missed a few ports of call because of storms,…

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Cruising with MJ – You’ve Booked Your Cruise So Now What?

Cruising with MJ – The Series Cruising with MJ – Setting Sail on Your Own the MJ Way Cruising with MJ – A Word on Picking the Right Cruise Line for You Cruising with MJ – You’ve Booked Your Cruise So Now What? Cruising with MJ – Let’s Get Packed Cruising with MJ – It’s Almost Time to Cruise! What Do I Do Now? Cruising with MJ – Three Days Until Sail Away Cruising with MJ – Embarkation Day (It’s Time to Play) In the third post in my Cruising with MJ series, I’m going to talk about the weeks and months leading up to your cruise. I’ll talk about things you should consider at booking or within a few…

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Attention Frequent Floaters

Pay attention to the interwebs tomorrow, as according to Royal Caribbean’s PR Twitter feed, we can expect a major announcement about their upcoming Project Sunshine vessels sometime tomorrow. Could we finally get a glimpse of what these new ships are going to look like? I’ve got nothing but rampant speculation, so I can’t wait to see what the company has to say. My guess: we’ll see the logical extension of the Freedom Class vessels incorporating features from Oasis. And my money is on RCL introducing something brand new and unique to Project Sunshine too. Stay tuned.

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Cruising with MJ – Setting Sail On Your Own the MJ Way

Cruising with MJ – The Series Cruising with MJ – Setting Sail on Your Own the MJ Way Cruising with MJ – A Word on Picking the Right Cruise Line for You Cruising with MJ – You’ve Booked Your Cruise So Now What? Cruising with MJ – Let’s Get Packed Cruising with MJ – It’s Almost Time to Cruise! What Do I Do Now? Cruising with MJ – Three Days Until Sail Away Cruising with MJ – Embarkation Day (It’s Time to Play) It’s probably no surprise that I get a lot of emails about cruise vacations. In fact, cruising, and information about it is one of the top 2 drivers of visits to this blog. As you know, I…

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High Expectations on the High Seas?

Guess what? Chris Elliott wrote an article that didn’t totally hack me the heck off. Yesterday’s piece entitled “Maybe It’s Time to Lower Your Expectations at High Sea“ struck a nerve…but not an angry one…well, not much of an angry one. I consider myself an experienced cruiser. I’m not the most experienced, I’m just experienced (30 cruises), have some confidence in the lines I choose to frequent, and enjoy being at sea. All the other mostly self-inflicted drama that some unfortunate souls seem to complain to folks like Mr. Elliott about….well…. I’ll leave that to others. To be honest, I have booked a few cruises during hurricane season, mostly towards the end of the season. The results, so far, have…

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Reflections on Reflection – Celebrity Reflection

Good morning from the beautiful Celebrity Reflection. We departed Venice last night and are steaming towards Dubrovnik, Croatia for a noon arrival. Dubrovnik, the first of many European ports on our 14-night itinerary, will represent my first visit to Croatia. We arrived in Venice via Trenitalia and proceeded outside the station. If you turn right, and walk across the bridge towards the Piazza di Roma, you will see signs directing you to the People Mover. For 1 Euro per person, you can then ride the People Mover (which is simply a tram system), to the Maritima Cruise Terminal stop. From there, it is a 5 minute walk to the terminals. It was raining the day we arrived, so we elected…

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