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About Jan115

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  • Birthday January 15

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  • First Name
    Jan
  • Last Name
    Neves
  • Gender
    Female
  • State
    Rhode Island
  • Country
    United States

Cruising

  • First Cruise Ship
    Grand Princess
  • First Cruise Year
    2002
  • Cruises Sailed
    20 +
  • Favorite Cruise Line
    Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Ship
    Coral Princess
  • Favorite Shipboard Activity
    Ocean watching
  • Favorite Itinerary
    Doesn't matter - As long as I'm on a cruise!
  • Favorite Port Activity
    Walking & sightseeing
  • Places I've Cruised To
    Bermuda; Nassau; Caribbean: St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Princess Cays, Cozumel, Grand Caymen, Belize, Costa Maya, Jamaica; British Isles: Dover, Guernsey, Waterford, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow; Mediterranean: Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, Santorini, Athens, Ephesus, Florence (Livorno), Palma Majorca, Cannes, Barcelona, Istanbul; Norway: Bergen, Alesund, Geirangerfjord; Amsterdam; Alaska: Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan; Canada: Victoria, Quebec City, Canadian Maritimes, Halifax, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia; New England & Northeast: Boston, Portland, Bar Harbor, New York
  • Last Ship Sailed
    Caribbean Princess
  • Last Cruise Date
    08/09/2019
  • Next Cruise Ship
    Oceania Insignia
  • Next Cruise Date
    07/16/2021

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  • Hobbies & Interests
    Blogging, Travel
  • TV Shows
    Outlander, This is Us, Chicago 3 (Fire, Med, PD); New Amsterdam
  • Quotes
    “TRAVELING – IT LEAVES YOU SPEECHLESS, THEN TURNS YOU INTO A STORYTELLER.” – IBN BATTUTA
  • Occupation
    Cruise & Travel Planner; legal assistant

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  1. We disembarked our virtual cruise on Sunday, November 15. Rather than post a day-to-day account here, to save time, please read the blog. I am glad I wrote this report because it made me feel like I was there. Even though my husband and I weren't really there, we feel like we have become familiar with the ship, thanks to all the great onboard photos from Princess used with permission. If you didn't get a chance to read my report, check it out here on my Travel Journal Blog. It's divided into days, so need to be overwhelmed if you read a day at a time.
  2. Ready to think about cruising again? Cruise lines are working hard to get you safely back on board, and Carnival has a deal too good to pass up! Message me to book your cruise today! Or contact me at: https://7seajourneys.com/contact/
  3. I’ve seen the same Titanic exhibit when it came to Hartford and the Maritime Museum in Halifax. We were supposed to do this cruise with Celebrity in 2020 with Belfast and Dublin, as well as Glasgow. I’ve had my fill of Titanic and was looking forward to tours themed toward Game of Thrones and Outlander. Hoping to catch the Outlander tour in 2022 unless I book the land tour am hoping for.🙂
  4. We’re booked on the same ship to Iceland on 7/3/22, with Scotland instead of Ireland. Enjoy!
  5. Save NOW, Cruise Later! Choose 2 FREE Offers + FREE GRATUITIES! HURRY, Ends November 17th!
  6. Celebrity Cruises will include all drinks, WiFi and gratuities on all bookings starting Nov. 17, under its new Always Included pricing plan. Under the plan, Always Included will become the standard rate for Celebrity sailings, and passengers can upgrade to one of two higher-level pricing packages that add inclusions such as shore excursions, onboard credit and streaming WiFi. Celebrity said the pricing plans put an end "to confusing promotions, complicated add-ons and limited-time offers." Today, nothing is more luxurious than when things are extra simple and extra special," Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, CEO of Celebrity, said in a statement. "We wanted to bring that big, wonderful feeling of 'everything is taken care of' to life for our guests." Starting Nov. 17, Celebrity's standard Always Included fares include: • Unlimited drinks: Classic cocktails, wine by the glass, beer, soda, specialty coffees and teas, juices and bottled water. • Unlimited WiFi for social media, email and web surfing. • Daily gratuities for the crew. The two enhanced packages include everything in the standard fare and: • Elevate: Unlimited premium drinks and shore excursions up to $200 per person. • Indulge: Everything in Elevate plus unlimited WiFi streaming and up to $400 per person in onboard credit to spend almost any way a guest desires. All guests in the Retreat, Celebrity's all-suite accommodations, will receive the same amenities as the Indulge package at no additional charge. "After this challenging year, ease and peace of mind have become even more invaluable commodities," said Peter Giorgi, Celebrity's chief marketing officer. "People want to spend more time being inspired, not getting lost in a myriad of booking options." ______________________ SOURCE: Travel Weekly, Johanna Jainhill (Nov. 10, 2020); Photo Credit: Celebrity Cruise Line Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com View full article
  7. Celebrity Cruises will include all drinks, WiFi and gratuities on all bookings starting Nov. 17, under its new Always Included pricing plan. Under the plan, Always Included will become the standard rate for Celebrity sailings, and passengers can upgrade to one of two higher-level pricing packages that add inclusions such as shore excursions, onboard credit and streaming WiFi. Celebrity said the pricing plans put an end "to confusing promotions, complicated add-ons and limited-time offers." Today, nothing is more luxurious than when things are extra simple and extra special," Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, CEO of Celebrity, said in a statement. "We wanted to bring that big, wonderful feeling of 'everything is taken care of' to life for our guests." Starting Nov. 17, Celebrity's standard Always Included fares include: • Unlimited drinks: Classic cocktails, wine by the glass, beer, soda, specialty coffees and teas, juices and bottled water. • Unlimited WiFi for social media, email and web surfing. • Daily gratuities for the crew. The two enhanced packages include everything in the standard fare and: • Elevate: Unlimited premium drinks and shore excursions up to $200 per person. • Indulge: Everything in Elevate plus unlimited WiFi streaming and up to $400 per person in onboard credit to spend almost any way a guest desires. All guests in the Retreat, Celebrity's all-suite accommodations, will receive the same amenities as the Indulge package at no additional charge. "After this challenging year, ease and peace of mind have become even more invaluable commodities," said Peter Giorgi, Celebrity's chief marketing officer. "People want to spend more time being inspired, not getting lost in a myriad of booking options." ______________________ SOURCE: Travel Weekly, Johanna Jainhill (Nov. 10, 2020); Photo Credit: Celebrity Cruise Line Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com
  8. Neither can we! Welcome to our cruise community. Please tell us more about yourself - maybe something about the cruises you’ve been on and the places you’ve been. Looking forward to seeing you around the site!
  9. A Virtual Caribbean Cruise, Sky Princess Day 2, 11/06/2020 Is there anything more beautiful than waking up to a magical sunrise on the ocean? This is what I've missed most about cruising. Sure, I can see a sunrise from anywhere I live on the East Coast. But that requires David coaxing me out of bed, into the car and driving there. A cruise, on the other hand, only requires lifting one's head off the pillow, climbing out of the bed, shuffling to the balcony and simply stepping out for the morning sunrise. Read more and follow along on my Blog: https://sevenseajourneys.wordpress.com/2020/11/06/a-virtual-caribbean-cruise-continued-day-2-11-06-20/
  10. This is a virtual cruise, a tale of what might have been. For if it weren’t for Coronavirus, my husband David and I plus four other friends and relatives would have been vacationing together at this very moment. Since I haven’t been any place interesting enough to write about in the past year, I thought I’d write about this, what would have been the last of our three canceled cruises this year, a fate due to the global suspension of cruise ship sailings in 2020. So, here it is, my story of what might have been, based somewhat on our usual cruising routine. Perhaps it’s the next best thing to being there! Of course, Since I’m not really here, I have no photos to share. The photos you see are either free stock photos or those I am permitted to use from Princess Cruise Line. Read more and follow along on my Blog: https://sevenseajourneys.wordpress.com/2020/11/05/a-virtual-caribbean-cruise-sky-princess-nyc-to-ft-lauderdale-11-05-2020/
  11. With infection numbers currently up all over the world, with new travel restrictions, I can’t imagine climbing on board a ship now (or traveling anywhere right now). I’m feeling it’s going to be a few months, maybe spring, before cruise lines have completed the work needed and the “test” sailings.
  12. With cruisers limited to 1,300 per ship, that limits the cruise lines visiting to premium and luxury lines, likely bringing a different type of clientele to Key West. People with more money to spend in port! And this can be a good thing.😎
  13. Oceania Cruises, a leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, has released its 2022 Europe & North America Collection of itineraries for preview prior to opening for sale on Nov. 11, 2020. The complete collection of 110 itineraries, featuring 77 brand new offerings, including 10 new ports, can be viewed online or via the comprehensive season preview brochure. The 2022 Europe & North America Collection offers 56 itineraries that range from seven to 14 days in length. For those travelers who desire a broader spectrum of exploration, there are 54 voyages ranging from 15 to 46 days that blend multiple continents and cultures into singularly grand adventures. Curated experiences are offered at more than 250 ports of call throughout Northern and Western Europe, Iceland, Greenland, the Mediterranean, Greek Isles, Holy Lands, Alaska, Canada & New England, Bermuda, South America, and the Caribbean. “As travelers continue seeking inspiration and bright new adventures ahead, we’ve never been more delighted to introduce a new collection of voyages,” said Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania. “Our 2022 Europe & North America Collection is filled with captivating voyages that will beckon seasoned travelers with explorations reaching perennial favorites and compelling new destinations alike.” Highlights of Oceania’s 2022 Europe & North America Collection include: 1) 110 itineraries, 77 of them brand new along with 10 new ports to explore such as the Danish rising star of Aarhus, the Irish village of Killybegs, and the dramatic Lofoten Islands in Norway. 2) 11 voyages of seven to 14 days aboard Marina and Sirena that explore the history, antiquities, and architecture of Scandinavia and Russia. 3) Explore the cultural traditions and great outdoors of Alaska with glacier trekking, helicopter flightseeing and Go Local tours, plus more voyages cruising Hubbard Glacier with 12 convenient departures from Seattle, Vancouver or Los Angeles of seven, nine, 10, 11, 12 or 13 days. 4) 46 voyages to the western Mediterranean, Greek Isles, Turkey, and Canary Islands ranging from seven to 14 days. 5) Discover the treasures and sacred destinations of the Holy Land with 16 voyages that call on ports in Israel, Turkey, and Egypt 6) Connoisseurs of food and wine can enjoy six itineraries that focus on western Europe’s wine countries while another four are devoted to displaying the culinary treasures of the United Kingdom, Scotland, Wales and Ireland 7) Unwind with Bermuda getaways offering all a tropical escape with the convenience of seven-day round-trip New York departures. 8) Explore the best of New England, the Canadian Maritimes, Greenland, Iceland, the Norwegian Fjords, Baltic capitals, wine countries of France, Spain, and Portugal plus the Azores in one 46-day voyage with the convenience of sailing round-trip from New York City aboard Insignia. 9) Get the ultimate immersion in the western Europe wine countries of Iberia, North Africa, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Bermuda aboard Sirena with 25 ports of call in 38 days. 10) Traverse the Mediterranean with 18 ports in 22 days aboard Nautica from Jerusalem to Barcelona. 11) Be among the few who venture north of the Arctic Circle aboard Sirena’s singular sailing to the North Cape, Murmansk, and Archangel, Russia Travelers can take advantage of even more value with Oceania’s OLife Choice Airfare promotion, which includes free round-trip airport transfers on each 2022 Europe & North America Collection voyage along with free Internet and a choice of free shore excursions, free beverage package or substantial shipboard credit. Europe voyages in this collection also feature a $149 premium economy air upgrade, and every voyage comes with complete peace of mind from the Best Price Guarantee. Reservations open on Nov. 11, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. EST. For more information, contact your travel agent. ______________________ SOURCE: Travel Pulse, Insider Travel Report (James Shillinglaw, Nov. 5, 2020); Photo Credit: Oceania Cruises Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com View full article
  14. Oceania Cruises, a leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, has released its 2022 Europe & North America Collection of itineraries for preview prior to opening for sale on Nov. 11, 2020. The complete collection of 110 itineraries, featuring 77 brand new offerings, including 10 new ports, can be viewed online or via the comprehensive season preview brochure. The 2022 Europe & North America Collection offers 56 itineraries that range from seven to 14 days in length. For those travelers who desire a broader spectrum of exploration, there are 54 voyages ranging from 15 to 46 days that blend multiple continents and cultures into singularly grand adventures. Curated experiences are offered at more than 250 ports of call throughout Northern and Western Europe, Iceland, Greenland, the Mediterranean, Greek Isles, Holy Lands, Alaska, Canada & New England, Bermuda, South America, and the Caribbean. “As travelers continue seeking inspiration and bright new adventures ahead, we’ve never been more delighted to introduce a new collection of voyages,” said Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania. “Our 2022 Europe & North America Collection is filled with captivating voyages that will beckon seasoned travelers with explorations reaching perennial favorites and compelling new destinations alike.” Highlights of Oceania’s 2022 Europe & North America Collection include: 1) 110 itineraries, 77 of them brand new along with 10 new ports to explore such as the Danish rising star of Aarhus, the Irish village of Killybegs, and the dramatic Lofoten Islands in Norway. 2) 11 voyages of seven to 14 days aboard Marina and Sirena that explore the history, antiquities, and architecture of Scandinavia and Russia. 3) Explore the cultural traditions and great outdoors of Alaska with glacier trekking, helicopter flightseeing and Go Local tours, plus more voyages cruising Hubbard Glacier with 12 convenient departures from Seattle, Vancouver or Los Angeles of seven, nine, 10, 11, 12 or 13 days. 4) 46 voyages to the western Mediterranean, Greek Isles, Turkey, and Canary Islands ranging from seven to 14 days. 5) Discover the treasures and sacred destinations of the Holy Land with 16 voyages that call on ports in Israel, Turkey, and Egypt 6) Connoisseurs of food and wine can enjoy six itineraries that focus on western Europe’s wine countries while another four are devoted to displaying the culinary treasures of the United Kingdom, Scotland, Wales and Ireland 7) Unwind with Bermuda getaways offering all a tropical escape with the convenience of seven-day round-trip New York departures. 8) Explore the best of New England, the Canadian Maritimes, Greenland, Iceland, the Norwegian Fjords, Baltic capitals, wine countries of France, Spain, and Portugal plus the Azores in one 46-day voyage with the convenience of sailing round-trip from New York City aboard Insignia. 9) Get the ultimate immersion in the western Europe wine countries of Iberia, North Africa, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Bermuda aboard Sirena with 25 ports of call in 38 days. 10) Traverse the Mediterranean with 18 ports in 22 days aboard Nautica from Jerusalem to Barcelona. 11) Be among the few who venture north of the Arctic Circle aboard Sirena’s singular sailing to the North Cape, Murmansk, and Archangel, Russia Travelers can take advantage of even more value with Oceania’s OLife Choice Airfare promotion, which includes free round-trip airport transfers on each 2022 Europe & North America Collection voyage along with free Internet and a choice of free shore excursions, free beverage package or substantial shipboard credit. Europe voyages in this collection also feature a $149 premium economy air upgrade, and every voyage comes with complete peace of mind from the Best Price Guarantee. Reservations open on Nov. 11, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. EST. For more information, contact your travel agent. ______________________ SOURCE: Travel Pulse, Insider Travel Report (James Shillinglaw, Nov. 5, 2020); Photo Credit: Oceania Cruises Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com
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