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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
    Koningsdam
  • Last Cruise Ship Sail Date
    July 30, 2017
  • Next Cruise Ship
    Norwegian Epic
  • Next Cruise Ship Sail Date
    December 2, 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. Sorry to hear that Shari. I hope things turn around for you soon.
  2. I'll keep it short today. I forgot the iPad at home, and posting on an iPhone is just not doing it for me. Ray - Nice-looking wheels! I think we should schedule a group trip down your way so we can all have a ride! After that, let's do a group cruise with San Juan - start planning! Andi - I hope your BP is under control, and good luck with your ultrasound results. We caught the Marine Corps Band concert last night in Providence as it stopped by on its US tour. We got chills - they were so good. All decked out in sharp uniforms and shiny black shoes, they demonstrated their talent, style and musicianship. The solo trumpeter blew us away! Enjoy your day!
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  4. This holiday season why not opt for something out of the ordinary? Rather than head to grandma’s, why not pack up the entire family and experience the holidays onboard an American Queen Steamboat Company ship? Cruising America’s waters is a great way to share the season with your nearest and dearest and make new friends along the way. The best holiday gift of all? American Queen is offering fantastic deals on these holiday adventures: —Pacific Northwest Splendor (October 29, November 5. American Empress). Follow the path of Lewis and Clark as you travel the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Highlights include visits to The Dalles, Oregon (known as the end of the Oregon Trail) and Tri-Cities, Washington. —Antebellum South (November 12, American Queen. November 19, American Duchess). The Antebellum South is yours to discover on this journey. Experience Southern culture and living history as you travel from town to town, learning about the region’s past, present and future. —Vineyards, Vintages and Varietals (November 12, 19. American Empress). The Pacific Northwest is home to more than great coffee and craft beer. Enjoy the best of the region’s wines as you cruise the Columbia River. Onboard tastings and wine pairings, as well as excursions to nearby vineyards, introduce passengers to the area’s famed varietals. —Musical Heritage of the Delta (November 26. American Queen). Soak up the romantic spirit of the Old South as you sail past cotton fields, sugar cane plantations and Civil War battlefields. Among the highlights are visits to Oak Alley, Louisiana, and Natchez and Vicksburg, Mississippi. —Thanksgiving Festival (November 19. American Queen). Enjoy some turkey and all the fixings on a cruise of the lower Mississippi River as you sail from Memphis to New Orleans. Along the way, you will encounter charming towns, plantations and antebellum mansions. —Nashville Holiday (December 4, 10. American Duchess). Revel in a homespun holiday with a visit to Nashville. Passengers will have the chance to see a performance of the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium as a highlight of the trip. —Music of America (November 26, December 15. American Duchess). Journey to America’s great music capitals as you travel between Nashville and Memphis. Explore Music City and its country melodies, the sounds of New Orleans jazz and Memphis’ Delta Blues. —Holiday Christmas Markets (December 3, 10, 17, American Queen). Get in some last minute Christmas shopping as you visit American Queen’s exclusive lineup of Christmas markets. The pinnacle comes at Nottoway Plantation, where passengers can enjoy live music, dancing and see the ceremonial lighting of levee bonfires. —Creole Christmas (December 22, American Duchess). Experience all the glitter and magic of the holiday season as you travel through the antebellum South. Passengers will learn about traditional Creole and Cajun cultures as they journey from Memphis to New Orleans. —New Year’s Celebration (December 25, American Queen). Ring in the New Year as you sail along the lower Mississippi River. The ship will be specially decorated for the holidays, and passengers will celebrate the end of 2017 at a New Year’s Eve party with music and a champagne toast at midnight. Article Courtesy Travel Pulse and Seven Sea Journeys/News Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more. Photo: Courtesy of American Queen Steamboat Company View full article
  5. This holiday season why not opt for something out of the ordinary? Rather than head to grandma’s, why not pack up the entire family and experience the holidays onboard an American Queen Steamboat Company ship? Cruising America’s waters is a great way to share the season with your nearest and dearest and make new friends along the way. The best holiday gift of all? American Queen is offering fantastic deals on these holiday adventures: —Pacific Northwest Splendor (October 29, November 5. American Empress). Follow the path of Lewis and Clark as you travel the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Highlights include visits to The Dalles, Oregon (known as the end of the Oregon Trail) and Tri-Cities, Washington. —Antebellum South (November 12, American Queen. November 19, American Duchess). The Antebellum South is yours to discover on this journey. Experience Southern culture and living history as you travel from town to town, learning about the region’s past, present and future. —Vineyards, Vintages and Varietals (November 12, 19. American Empress). The Pacific Northwest is home to more than great coffee and craft beer. Enjoy the best of the region’s wines as you cruise the Columbia River. Onboard tastings and wine pairings, as well as excursions to nearby vineyards, introduce passengers to the area’s famed varietals. —Musical Heritage of the Delta (November 26. American Queen). Soak up the romantic spirit of the Old South as you sail past cotton fields, sugar cane plantations and Civil War battlefields. Among the highlights are visits to Oak Alley, Louisiana, and Natchez and Vicksburg, Mississippi. —Thanksgiving Festival (November 19. American Queen). Enjoy some turkey and all the fixings on a cruise of the lower Mississippi River as you sail from Memphis to New Orleans. Along the way, you will encounter charming towns, plantations and antebellum mansions. —Nashville Holiday (December 4, 10. American Duchess). Revel in a homespun holiday with a visit to Nashville. Passengers will have the chance to see a performance of the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium as a highlight of the trip. —Music of America (November 26, December 15. American Duchess). Journey to America’s great music capitals as you travel between Nashville and Memphis. Explore Music City and its country melodies, the sounds of New Orleans jazz and Memphis’ Delta Blues. —Holiday Christmas Markets (December 3, 10, 17, American Queen). Get in some last minute Christmas shopping as you visit American Queen’s exclusive lineup of Christmas markets. The pinnacle comes at Nottoway Plantation, where passengers can enjoy live music, dancing and see the ceremonial lighting of levee bonfires. —Creole Christmas (December 22, American Duchess). Experience all the glitter and magic of the holiday season as you travel through the antebellum South. Passengers will learn about traditional Creole and Cajun cultures as they journey from Memphis to New Orleans. —New Year’s Celebration (December 25, American Queen). Ring in the New Year as you sail along the lower Mississippi River. The ship will be specially decorated for the holidays, and passengers will celebrate the end of 2017 at a New Year’s Eve party with music and a champagne toast at midnight. Article Courtesy Travel Pulse and Seven Sea Journeys/News Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more. Photo: Courtesy of American Queen Steamboat Company
  6. This is a "seminar at sea" I'm attending. While we'll be in "class" much of the time, we'll have time to play, as well. Anyone else going to be on board? I'll be sure to look you up!
  7. Have a wonderful "work & play" cruise, Michael and Amy! Wishing you clear skies and calm seas as you soon sail away aboard Carnival Liberty. Please tell us all about your adventure when you return, or post a review!
  8. Yikes! What kind of store delivers a fridge at 6:45 am? 😮 It's nice, though, not having to wait all day for a delivery!
  9. Hi Everyone, I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I spent the last couple of days booking all the flights for my upcoming trips. I hate that the number of non-stop flights out of Providence has dwindled to nearly nothing. I always prefer Southwest, and there are only two NS flights to Fort Lauderdale, both of which won't work for cruising. JetBlue has one non-stop to Fort Lauderdale, but if I'm cruising out of Miami, the time doesn't work. Orlando is the only destination now where SW flies non-stop several times a day, and the times work perfectly for my December cruise on the Epic. I now wish I had chosen a Europe itinerary with Croatia for next June. I just finished binge-watching 7 seasons of Game of Thrones, and Dubrovnik has Game of Thrones tours featuring filming locations. I might have to re-examine NCL's options, if I can get the hubby on board. Andi - Happy Birthday to your daughter! Two of my girls have birthdays this month - Kristin will be 35 on Oct. 22 and Amanda will be 26 on the 29th. I'm flying Amanda to Atlanta for Walker-Stalker Con for her birthday so she can hang out with like-minded Walking Dead fans. Shari - I love your new profile photo. The kids are beautiful! Gotta run. Have a great day!
  10. Dubbed the Celebrity Revolution, Celebrity Cruises is set to modernize its existing ships following the introduction of the new Celebrity Edge. In order to refurbish the premium line’s five Solstice-class ships and four Millennium-class vessels, $400 million will be spent between 2019 and 2023. Specific changes include updated accommodations such as inside and ocean-view cabins, signature and AquaClass staterooms and the Reflection suite. “We’re not just redesigning the staterooms, we’re tearing them down and building them back up,” explained Brian Abel, Vice President, Hotel Operations, Celebrity Cruises, in an infographic. “The incredible new design by HBA is sleek, contemporary and comfortable, and speaks volumes about our commitment to the guest experience.” Staterooms are being efficiently reconfigured with storage optimization in mind, including the 11,579 new Cashmere Mattresses and Bedding Collection sets that are on the way. Suite guests will soon also have access to the new Retreat Sundeck and Retreat Lounge. The sundeck will be an al fresco venue with outdoor day beds for scenic rest and relaxation, while the lounge will be a high-end hotspot for complimentary drinks, gourmet tastes and live entertainment. Meanwhile, for everyone on the Millennium-class, the Oceanview Cafe will serve as an international marketplace buffet with a sleek, whimsical setting. It will only be aboard the Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Millennium and Celebrity Summit. The four oldest ships had previously been “Solsticized” to better match the newer Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Silhouette and Celebrity Solstice, but these upgrades will enhance them even further. More announcements regarding the entire fleet are expected to come. “Celebrity Cruises has always been recognized as an innovative, trend-setting brand, and the Celebrity Revolution is just another instance in which we keep raising the bar in modern luxury travel,” concluded Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises, in the infographic. “This is the largest investment the brand has ever made to modernize our fleet, and it’s all for our guests.” Because the Millennium-class has the most updates needed to bring it closer in line to the future Celebrity Edge, it makes sense that current details are specific to that grouping of ships beyond accommodations. It’s likely as more Celebrity Edge features are revealed, other means in which both the Millennium-class and Solstice-class are effectively “Edgeized” to match will become apparent. As the latter is not largely different in size to the upcoming ship, it could easily facilitate a number of similar amenities. The new Edge will surely retain plenty of uniqueness, however. It’s an exciting time for Celebrity Cruises as the company anticipates the Celebrity Edge to come online in December 2018, before any of the Celebrity Revolution renovations are complete. Article Courtesy Travel Pulse and Seven Sea Journeys/News Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more. Photo: Courtesy of Travel Pulse
  11. Dubbed the Celebrity Revolution, Celebrity Cruises is set to modernize its existing ships following the introduction of the new Celebrity Edge. In order to refurbish the premium line’s five Solstice-class ships and four Millennium-class vessels, $400 million will be spent between 2019 and 2023. Specific changes include updated accommodations such as inside and ocean-view cabins, signature and AquaClass staterooms and the Reflection suite. “We’re not just redesigning the staterooms, we’re tearing them down and building them back up,” explained Brian Abel, Vice President, Hotel Operations, Celebrity Cruises, in an infographic. “The incredible new design by HBA is sleek, contemporary and comfortable, and speaks volumes about our commitment to the guest experience.” Staterooms are being efficiently reconfigured with storage optimization in mind, including the 11,579 new Cashmere Mattresses and Bedding Collection sets that are on the way. Suite guests will soon also have access to the new Retreat Sundeck and Retreat Lounge. The sundeck will be an al fresco venue with outdoor day beds for scenic rest and relaxation, while the lounge will be a high-end hotspot for complimentary drinks, gourmet tastes and live entertainment. Meanwhile, for everyone on the Millennium-class, the Oceanview Cafe will serve as an international marketplace buffet with a sleek, whimsical setting. It will only be aboard the Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Millennium and Celebrity Summit. The four oldest ships had previously been “Solsticized” to better match the newer Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Silhouette and Celebrity Solstice, but these upgrades will enhance them even further. More announcements regarding the entire fleet are expected to come. “Celebrity Cruises has always been recognized as an innovative, trend-setting brand, and the Celebrity Revolution is just another instance in which we keep raising the bar in modern luxury travel,” concluded Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises, in the infographic. “This is the largest investment the brand has ever made to modernize our fleet, and it’s all for our guests.” Because the Millennium-class has the most updates needed to bring it closer in line to the future Celebrity Edge, it makes sense that current details are specific to that grouping of ships beyond accommodations. It’s likely as more Celebrity Edge features are revealed, other means in which both the Millennium-class and Solstice-class are effectively “Edgeized” to match will become apparent. As the latter is not largely different in size to the upcoming ship, it could easily facilitate a number of similar amenities. The new Edge will surely retain plenty of uniqueness, however. It’s an exciting time for Celebrity Cruises as the company anticipates the Celebrity Edge to come online in December 2018, before any of the Celebrity Revolution renovations are complete. Article Courtesy Travel Pulse and Seven Sea Journeys/News Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more. Photo: Courtesy of Travel Pulse View full article
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  13. A transformative vote in Malta, where a majority of Celebrity’s cruise ships are registered, has transformed its onboard weddings program. A referendum on the legality of same-sex marriages has opened the door to LGBTQ+ couples looking to wed onboard its ships. The cruise line can now recognize same-sex marriages performed onboard and have the captain of the ship officiate ceremonies. "Celebrity Cruises has a long history of supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and I cannot think of a more important time in our history than right now to do all we can to support inclusion,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. “I am absolutely thrilled to announce that starting today, we welcome same-sex couples to marry on our ships while in international waters," added Lutoff-Perlo. “This is one for the history books.“ Prior to the announcement, it was more complicated for same-sex couples to wed onboard, although many ceremonies were still performed. “Celebrity Weddings has already hosted many same-sex weddings in the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean, where legal,” said Barbara Whitehall, managing director, The Wedding Experience. “We are ecstatic that this new Malta ruling opens up marriage equality for anyone and everyone sailing with Celebrity Cruises while in international waters.” Celebrity offers a comprehensive wedding program through The Wedding Experience. The Celebrity weddings program Nuptials at Sea package includes a captain-led ceremony, an event coordinator, music, photography, a cake, a bottle of champagne, two bouquets and/or boutonnieres and more. Couples can also choose to hold receptions onboard with the Celebration Package, plan a shoreside wedding in port, or choose from a number of vow renewal options. Article Courtesy Travel Pulse and Seven Sea Journeys/News Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more. Photo Credit: Travel Pulse & Thinkstock
  14. A transformative vote in Malta, where a majority of Celebrity’s cruise ships are registered, has transformed its onboard weddings program. A referendum on the legality of same-sex marriages has opened the door to LGBTQ+ couples looking to wed onboard its ships. The cruise line can now recognize same-sex marriages performed onboard and have the captain of the ship officiate ceremonies. "Celebrity Cruises has a long history of supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and I cannot think of a more important time in our history than right now to do all we can to support inclusion,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. “I am absolutely thrilled to announce that starting today, we welcome same-sex couples to marry on our ships while in international waters," added Lutoff-Perlo. “This is one for the history books.“ Prior to the announcement, it was more complicated for same-sex couples to wed onboard, although many ceremonies were still performed. “Celebrity Weddings has already hosted many same-sex weddings in the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean, where legal,” said Barbara Whitehall, managing director, The Wedding Experience. “We are ecstatic that this new Malta ruling opens up marriage equality for anyone and everyone sailing with Celebrity Cruises while in international waters.” Celebrity offers a comprehensive wedding program through The Wedding Experience. The Celebrity weddings program Nuptials at Sea package includes a captain-led ceremony, an event coordinator, music, photography, a cake, a bottle of champagne, two bouquets and/or boutonnieres and more. Couples can also choose to hold receptions onboard with the Celebration Package, plan a shoreside wedding in port, or choose from a number of vow renewal options. Article Courtesy Travel Pulse and Seven Sea Journeys/News Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more. Photo Credit: Travel Pulse & Thinkstock View full article
  15. Shari - I also use our RI Magazine "Top Docs" issue when I'm looking for a new doctor. Unfortunately, being named "Top Doc" also means you're very popular and also very busy, and appointments for new patients are hard to come by. The exception was my orthopedic surgeon. I had to wait 6 months for an appointment, but it was well worth the wait! I'm glad to hear that your plumbing job turned out less expensive than you thought. I always cringe when the plumbing starts to act up - plumbers aren't cheap! I feel your pain when it comes to delivery people. They all do that - give you a 4-hour window. Because I work, that won't work, so I make them call my cell phone when they're ready and tell them I can be there in 20 minutes, the time it takes to get home. I waited all day once for furniture to be delivered to my daughter - they didn't come until 7:00 pm. Never again!