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About sunluva7

  • Rank
    Penthouse Suite w/ Balcony
  • Birthday January 15

Personal Info

  • First Name
    Jan
  • Last Name
    Neves
  • Gender
    Female
  • State
    Rhode Island
  • Country
    United States
  • Status
    Married
  • Seeking
    Networking

Cruising

  • First Cruise Ship
    Grand Princess
  • Year of First Cruise
    2002
  • Number of Cruises
    12 +
  • Days Cruised
    84 +
  • Favorite Cruise Line
    Princess
  • Favorite Shipboard Activity
    Ocean watching
  • Preferred Cabin Type
    Balcony
  • Preferred Dining Time
    Alternative/Flexible Dining
  • Favorite Itinerary
    Alaska
  • Favorite Port of Call
    Edinburgh
  • Favorite Port Activity
    Walking & sightseeing
  • Places I've cruised to
    Rome (Civitavecchia) to Greece (Santorini, Athens, Mykonos), Naples, Istanbul, and Ephesus; Boston to Bermuda; Miami to Belize, Costa Maya and Key West; 2-Night Cruise to Nowhere (NYC); Port Canaveral (Orlando) to Disney's Castaway Cay; Ft. Lauderdale to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, St. Thomas, St. Martin & Grand Cayman; Dover, England to Dublin, Waterford, Glasgow and Edinburgh; San Francisco to Alaska (Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Glacier Bay and Victoria, BC.; Canada/New England from Boston (Halifax, Saint John, Bar Harbor, Portland); Nassau, Great Stirrup Cay, Port Canaveral.
  • Last Cruise Ship Sailed
    Norwegian Gem
  • Last Cruise Ship Sail Date
    July 30, 2016
  • Next Cruise Ship
    Norwegian Pearl
  • Next Cruise Ship Sail Date
    July 9, 2017

Details

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Photography, music, movies, travel research, blogging, social media
  • Music
    Broadway, classical, pop, top 40 ... everything (except punk, metal and rap)
  • Movies
    Braveheart, Rob Roy, Gladiator, Love Actually, Sleepless in Seattle, While You Were Sleeping, Pride & Prejudice, the entire Harry Potter series
  • TV Shows
    The Good Wife, Downton Abbey, Criminal Minds, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Outlander
  • Pets
    LOVE cats and used to own several. But after my husband's life-threatening allergic reaction in December 2014, we sadly adopted them out.
  • Books
    Pride & Prejudice, The Help, The Kite Runner, Sarah's Key, Unbroken, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the entire trilogy), The Help, The Poisonwood Bible, The Time Travelers Wife, the Harry Potter series
  • Quotes
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain
  • Occupation
    Legal Administrative Assistant; Travel Planner, Specializing in Ocean and River Cruising

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  1. Hey Crazies, I am now unpacked and will remain so until Labor Day Weekend, when we'll be off to St. Maarten. That'll be an all-inclusive, so I expect to lay around the beach a lot ... and drink. Andi - I forgot to mention about the Friday night torrential wind and rain storm that occurred while at the beach house on the Cape. In fact, nearby at Cahoon Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, one of the dunes fronting a parking lot collapsed, and took a car down with it. Cape Cod has enough trouble keeping it's precious shorelines from eroding, and it certainly doesn't need help from Mother Nature. Congratulations on all your upcoming cruises! Miranda - Welcome back from your trip with friends. It's so great to re-connect with friends or family. That's why I like our weeks with the family on Cape Cod so much - we get to reconnect and spend time with the grandkids. We took Alex on his first whale watch, and the expression on his face when he saw all the whales (and there were a lot!), was precious! Shari - Sounds like you've been very busy! I am glad you liked my review. Hopefully, you'll get to be there for my next group cruise review! Have a good night.
  2. Yes! We had so much fun on the Koningsdam - now let's double or triple the fun with more of us aboard the Coral Princess, April 10, 2018! No longer an active participant here on CruiseCrazies? We've got a Facebook Event page, as well, if you prefer to check out the details there. Go to: Facebook: Coral Princess, Panama Canal - April 10, 2018
  3. Just returned from our week at the beach, and as much as I love the cottages, Cape Cod and Wellfleet, in particular, it's always nice to be back in the comfort of my own home. We had a great week, good weather - with a touch of rain showers and clouds now and then - had lots of fun with the grandkids, and Jenn and Amanda joined us Thursday night, so the whole family was present for our steamed clams last night. Lots of laundry and catching up to do, so I'll check back later.
  4. Mayo Beach - Wellfleet, Cape Cod. My Happy Place!❤️ @ Wellfleet, Massachusetts https://t.co/fAvQONwKtl

  5. Good evening - We've re-packed again, and this time our bag would be severely overweight if we were flying. Fortunately, we're driving to the beach cottages in Wellfleet tomorrow, so no need to worry about bag weight. Can't wait to see the grand kids, and Alex is already talking about the whale watch we're going on. I uploaded my camera photos to Google Photos and now need to sort through them. I posted a link to my London photos on my FB page, and now need to organize Alaska, Amsterdam and the Norway cruise. Too much to do and not enough time. It'll have to wait until we return from the beach in a week. Andi - i'm happy to hear Doubletree addressed your concerns over dinner, and thanks for bringing it up with them. We should have said something to them at the time. For me, I have a habit of letting things go - to a fault. Miranda - I didn't think much of it at the time, but now that Ray and Andi have mentioned your five cartons of yogurt, I do remember seeing the five empty cartons the morning David and I joined you for breakfast. I just thought to myself the girl loves yogurt! You must be like my daughter and keep a healthy supply of the large economy size in the fridge at home, right? Gotta go finish packing the car. Going to the beach house is a bit like camping. Have to bring a lot of stuff. No mints on the pillows, towel animals or waiter service. We'll be making our own meals and our own beds. Have a good night!
  6. Alaska Cruise Review: Whales, Glaciers & Sled Dogs, Oh My! https://t.co/60fkcLzkh2 https://t.co/unvMVtRGpY

  7. Ray - by my account, your next cruise is October of 2018. Way too long a wait, don't you think? My Koningsdam-Norway cruise review is complete, but you'll have to read it on my blog, because I tried multiple times to get it up here, with resulting error messages. Too long? Too much formatting? I don't know. Anyway, here it is, for your viewing pleasure. Feel free to leave comments: Review: Koningsdam-Norway Fjords 7.30.17
  8. JUST 8 MONTHS TO GO! Now that our Norway Group Cruise was a huge success, it's time to set our sights on our upcoming CruiseCrazies Panama Cruise aboard the Coral Princess, sailing round trip from Fort Lauderdale April 10, 2018. There is no better time to book, too! Save up to 30% off with Princess' Sun-Drenched Deals! Come aboard and meet your fellow Crazies! For more information about our CruiseCrazies Group Panama Cruise, visit: Group Panama Cruise 2018
  9. Now that our Norway Group Cruise was a huge success, it's time to set our sights on our upcoming CruiseCrazies Panama Cruise aboard the Coral Princess, sailing round trip from Fort Lauderdale April 10, 2018. There is no better time to book, too! Save up to 30% off with Princess' Sun-Drenched Deals! For more information about our CruiseCrazies Group Panama Cruise, visit: Group Panama Cruise 2018
  10. Now that our Norway Group Cruise was a huge success, it's time to set our sights on our upcoming CruiseCrazies Panama Cruise aboard the Coral Princess, sailing round trip from Fort Lauderdale April 10, 2018. There is no better time to book, too! Save up to 30% off with Princess' Sun-Drenched Deals! For more information about our CruiseCrazies Group Panama Cruise, visit: Group Panama Cruise 2018
  11. For your reading pleasure, I have published my review of our 2017 Group Cruise aboard HAL's Koningsdam on my Wordpress blog. Photos to come - soon, I hope! Review: Koningsdam & Norway, 7.30.17
  12. Good morning! I am finally re-adjusting to Eastern Standard Time, and I have completed my review of our Koningsdam-Norway cruise. The only problem is that I get an error message when trying to post it. So, I probably will put it in a blog and post the link up here somewhere. Maybe I'll even add a few photos. Andi - I, too, had trouble keeping my eyes open at the office, with my head dropping to my desk a couple of times, especially Monday afternoon. I'm glad you were able to spend the extra day in Amsterdam, but sorry to hear of your flight troubles. Shari - thank you again for keeping the dock alive. I hope you received a good report from the doctor at your physical and that those dizzy migraines are under control. We cut our cleaning people down from biweekly to monthly to save money, now that David is retired. I suppose now I'll have to pick up a broom and duster once in a while. Good thing we no longer have cat fur. Ray - I hope your students understand that when you're snoozing during their lessons that it's just jet lag and not their performance making you sleepy. Gotta run. Enjoy the day!
  13. Our cruise is over, and we have so many great memories to take home! It was great to meet the faces of the people I've been chatting with, and I am happy to call them lifelong friends! Koningsdam is beautiful, and the fjords of Norway took my breath away! Thanks to all who participated, and I hope to reconnect again on future cruises. A review and photos will be up soon, so stay tuned for more. In the meantime, if you're on Facebook, go to SIMPLY TRAVEL, my group travel page, join the group, and view photos from the trip. Our next Crazies cruise will be on board the Coral Princess to Panama (partial transit) on April 10, 2018. We already have several Crazies on board, and I hope we meet more of you. Until then, happy cruising!
  14. Good morning, Crazies! I have a lot of photos to go through, but wanted to share these two special ones of Kevin and Grace, our own highly skilled piano virtuosos who performed beautiful duets for our group (and as a special surprise for mom & dad, Ray and Yuki). Thanks to Holland America for providing the space and the piano - and thanks, kids, for the music!
  15. I'm at work wiping the sleep from my eyes. Due to a mechanical delay, we landed in Boston 3 hours late. I feel bad for the folks with connections who had to stay the night and fly out this morning. I couldn't sleep on the plane at all. My restless leg syndrome, which usually only bothers me at night, was a real bother for most of the 7.5 hour flight, and if you include the hour we sat on the plane waiting for Delta to fix the problem, I never did get comfortable. The only thing that helps is to lie down and sleep, both of which are impossible in those cramped quarters. I'm catching up at the office today. At least the phone is quiet so I can get stuff done. Now that our fabulous Norway cruise is done - and Norm, Dana, David and I all agree it was our best itinerary ever so far - it's time to focus my attention to our Panama cruise as well as my other clients I neglected over the past 2 weeks. We leave next Sunday for a week at the Cape, so it may have to wait. Shari - thanks for keeping the Dock going. It means a lot that we still have a "home" to come to. Ray - thanks for your kind words. HAL was so easy to work with and so accommodating, especially in setting up the venue for Grace and Kevin's outstanding piano performance - the highlight of our time on Koningsdam. I'm happy they had the opportunity to play!🙂 Miranda - thanks for posting the photo. I took a thousand of fjord photos, but managed to forget to take out my camera for snapshots of us around the ship. Norm and David have some, so I'm hoping to get them all together when I get time to create an album. I've got a review in the works and hope to have it up soon. In the meantime, my Alaska review is up on CruiseCrazies, so enjoy!