Cruising / Florida

Empress of the Seas–the Little Ship That Could

Mom Enjoying Sailaway on the Empress of the Seas

The Empress of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s smallest ship, yet provides a great cruise experience.  We sailed on her recently on a five-day itinerary out of Tampa to Mexico, and enjoyed the good food, excellent service and entertainment.  In this post I’m discussing our trip down to Tampa Port.

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Athens Greece Hotels Using Points

Staying in central Athens will position you for seeing the major sites easily.  If you are in Athens to meet a cruise, it is always a good idea to fly in at least a day ahead of time.  My mantra for flying to meet cruises is one day ahead for domestic departures, and two days ahead for overseas embarkations. If you fly in two days ahead, you can take advantage of my two suggested itineraries found here.  If you have a choice of staying before or after your cruise, I am recommending that you do your stay pre-cruise.  This