Monthly Archives: November 2013

Wrapping it up

We dubbed this trip our, ‘last dash to Europe’. At ages 65 and 60, we know that as we grow older, driving abroad will become more difficult and humping around large pieces of luggage, running through airports and long flights … Continue reading

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Ahoy! Land!

It’s been a long six days at sea and although I love looking at the ocean, it got very repetitious after the first couple of hours. Add to that my unfounded paranoia about being stranded in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Yummy!

Let’s face it: One of the reasons we love cruising is the food. We overindulge, then appropriately cry about it when we get home. On board the Carnival Sunshine, there are so many selections and venues, it’s not only tough … Continue reading

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Ports, Ports, Ports

One of the reasons we selected this cruise was that there were more ports than any other ship going transatlantic.  So far, we’ve visited three. (More in-depth articles will be upcoming as a featured destination in this blog.) Our itinerary … Continue reading

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Things I should have thought about before I took a transatlantic cruise

Today is day three into six days at sea. I have to say being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is very, very weird.  At this very moment, we are dead center with nearly 15,000 feet of water beneath … Continue reading

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Live From the Carnival Sunshine! It’s Hump Day!

It’s hard to believe that our cruise on the Carnival Sunshine is half over. That’s right. Today is cruise hump day; we are eight days into our 16 day cruise! Unless things go horribly wrong, I must say this is … Continue reading

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Lovin’ the Aft Cabin!

I mentioned I had two ‘firsts’ on this cruise: This is my first transatlantic crossing and the first time I’ve had an aft stateroom with a balcony. On the latter, it didn’t take much to hook me. We purchased ours … Continue reading

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Carnival Sunshine: First Impressions

 You know from the moment you step aboard the Carnival Sunshine that it’s going to be a truly different experience. The $155 million transformation from Destiny to Sunshine brought the ship to what has been dubbed, Carnival 2.0 – the … Continue reading

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Today’s the day!

Getting ready to board the Carnival Sunshine for a 16 night, transatlantic cruise. This represents a number of ‘firsts’ for me: It’s my first transatlantic cruise and the first time I’ve had a an aft cabin. I’m really looking forward … Continue reading

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