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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to our page!

Let's start by introducing ourselves to you. My name is Patrick and my wife Christine and I are from sunny south Florida where we live year round. We are avid cruisers and travelers, everywhere from the islands in the Caribbean to the mountains of New England and soon to the sites of Spain and Italy!

Before we ever started with our addiction to cruise like many others a place to visit on just about every occasion was Disney World here in Florida. Since it's only a short 3 hour ride (depending on who's driving) it is an easy getaway for us for a weekend or longer. I (Patrick) have been going to Orlando since I was a small kid and always had a passion about it. Christine on the other hand went for the first time back in 2010 when she first fell in love with the mouse!

That takes care of going on land, now to cruising! Well let's back up for a quick second to how we booked our first ever cruise. Back in 2009 I proposed to Christine (on New Years Eve) inside of a PF Changs over dinner. One of the best moments of my life. From that point on we were planning everything possible for getting married. Flowers, cakes, dresses, suits...everything! But one thing remained undone and that was a honeymoon. Options for the most part were endless and since we love to over analyze everything we do and talk ourselves out of doing certain vacations at times.

We looked at doing Disney World for a week, Hawaii, Europe...you name it we looked. Then we strolled on a paperback brochure from a wedding expo. Not just an everyday brochure but a brochure from Royal Caribbean showcasing their Oasis & Allure of the Seas. That caught our attention for sure. So neither one of us ever cruised before and it looked fun. So we looked at several lines and finally strolled upon the Carnival Valor. A week long cruise that went all over the Caribbean. Lucky for us we had chance to get one of the best Cruise Directors in the business, Josh Waitzman aka Big Sexy. If anyone who has been on a ship with him you know how much fun him and his staff can be. We became really good friends.

Since our first cruise we feel in love with the whole concept of leaving from Miami and waking up the next day in the Bahamas then the next in Jamaica. You don't even have to leave the ship or even your room if you don't want to. You can stay put and watch the world from a small porthole.

We originally started this blog for cruising, however over time our vacations have expanded to land and everything in between. We figure why not share our travels with the world!

So enjoy our cruise/travel blog and make sure to sign our Guest Book (to the right). Also feel free to go to our Facebook page (below is the link) and LIKE us! Don't forget to tell your friends and family!




26 comments:

  1. I just wanted to be the first to post on your blog....!! Hope you guys are doing well!

    ~ Josh & Susy (from our Hotel in London)

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    1. Hey Josh & Susy!!!! We are doing great!! Hope you two are enjoying your time over in London. You two must be so excited for the Titanic cruise coming up!!!

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  3. Excellent Blog. Keep them coming if you can. Both wife and I are new to the Carnival Cruise line, but we are Platinum with Princess. We are trying out Carnival Spirit from Hawaii to Australia because that is where we live. Keep up the good work.
    Eileen and John Swinsburg
    john.swinsburg@exemail.com.au

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  5. Hi. I am new to this site and I have a cruise that I no longer can attend. I'm looking to sell it to someone that can get the most fun out of it. The cruise is to the Bahamas for 2. It consists of 2 days in a hotel either at Fort Lauderdale or Orlando, Florida. Fort Lauderdale is closer to the docking site. Each day in Florida you will receive 3 meals per day. Also included is a rental car. After your fun in Florida, you will spend a day on the boat to the Bahamas with 3 meals included. Then 2 days in the Bahamas. You will be responsible for meals there. Then one day on the boat back. Traveler's Insurance included. 60 day notice preferred to schedule Cruise. The price of this cruise is $800 or OBO. If you are interested, please contact me at (409) 617-9258. Thank you for your time.

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  6. Thanks for the blog~ Loved the one on Freedom, and thanks for replying on Carnival.com. Been on 21 Carnival cruises if I can help anytime let me know. Freedom is a new ship for us as we are on the West coast! Donna Clark

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  7. Hey,

    I just wanted to congratulate you a great blog site. I will be checking this out from time to time. I to am an addict cruiser and I have only been cruising for 2.5 years. However with our kids just becoming of adult age now me and my spouse have many years of cruising ahead of us. B.T.W. don't worry about the haters from Funville they are just jealous and don't understand the meaning of a blog.

    Keep it up.

    OttawaClown!

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    1. Cruise Addict JunkieJanuary 29, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      Welcome aboard!! We really do appreciate having you a part of this cruiser family and all the nice words. Cruising to us has to be one of the best vacation getaways there are. So many options and so easy to do, also SO MUCH FUN!!!

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  10. i love to see the places you go we will be on the dream in aug , this will be my 18 cruise kept up the good work love to see all the places you go and all the fedback . patricia greene jacksonville fl

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  11. Great pictues. love visiting cant wait until the next update.

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  12. What an amazing blog!!! Love all of the pictures and reviews for all of the ships. Can't wait to hear about the one for Royal Princess, my wife and I always sail Carnival, but always heard such wonderful things about Princess Cruises. Maybe you can convince us to try them out. Have a great time!!!

    Robert & Janet Miller
    Austin, TX

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    Mary
    Michigan

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  17. We cruise 4 times a year but only once I took home 2 souvenirs. ..Matthew and meridith..and we are still friends. Some souvenir are priceless. My daughter on a Disney cruise was so cute. She couldn't believe all the princess were also on vacation and cruising too.

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  18. We really love your blog, so glad you added other land vacations too. You guys go to amazing places!

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  19. Stunning blog! We're on Carnival Valor next month!

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