adventure / Airport Lounges / American Airlines / etc.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!–Short Blog Vacation Coming Up

I’m taking a couple of weeks off as B. and I travel down to Mexico for awhile.  We will be visiting ghost towns in the Mexican Sierra.  I’ll see all y’all the second week in January!  Hope all of you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family.

Cruising / Living on Cruise Ships / Norwegian

Living on the Norwegian Sky–Last Minute Pricing

Norwegian Sky

You can save a little money by waiting until the last minute to book the Sky.  The new per diem cost for two people is $259 a day, down from a high of $293/day in June.  One of the itineraries has sold out in the cheapest inside category, but balcony cabins are still available.

Cruising / Living on Cruise Ships / Princess

Living on the Regal Princess–Last-Minute-Pricing

Regal Princess Image

If you waited until December to book your month-long sojourn on the Regal Princess in January 2017, then you waited too long!  Two of the four 7-day sailings are sold out!

Carnival / Cruising / Family travel

Carnival Fantasy Babysitting Cruise Disembarkation and Review

We had a fairly easy disembarkation and short drive home.  I’ve made lists of what I liked and didn’t like about our cruise.

Carnival / Cruising / Family travel

Carnival Fantasy Babysitting Cruise Review–Day Five–Last Sea Day

We had a fun but exhausting sea day as we tried to pack in as much fun as possible for the boys on their last day.  We’ve given up on Camp Carnival and attending any shows. 

Carnival / Cruising / Family travel

Carnival Fantasy Babysitting Cruise Review–Day Four–Progresso

We had a very short port day in Progresso–the trip to the beach was a let-down after Cozumel.  We did feel like we were really in Mexico after visiting the Mercado Central. 

Cruising

Carnival Fantasy Babysitting Cruise Review–Day Three–Cozumel

We have been to Cozumel many times and have always enjoyed it.  The wonderfully clear water and friendly inhabitants always make visiting Cozumel a pleasure.

Carnival / Cruising / Family travel

Carnival Fantasy Babysitting Cruise Review–Day Two–Sea Day

On our first sea day, we discovered that Binko hated Camp Carnival, but we still had fun on the golf course and on the waterslides.

Carnival / Cruising / Family travel

Carnival Fantasy Babysitting Cruise Review–Day One

Battleship Park, Mobile Alabama

We’ve just returned from our five-day cruise on the Carnival Fantasy out of Mobile, Alabama. This has proven to be one of our more exhausting vacations–we took our 5- and 2-year old grand sons along with us. 

Cruising / Living on Cruise Ships / Princess

Living on the Royal Princess–Final Pricing

Royal Princess

Now that we’re inside the final payment period, I’ve recalculated how much it costs to stay on the Royal Princess for the month of January 2017.  The new per diem is now $266 per couple including gratuities.