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About Jan115

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  • Birthday January 15

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  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Gender
  • State
    Rhode Island
  • Country
    United States


  • First Cruise Ship
    Grand Princess
  • First Cruise Year
  • Cruises Sailed
    15 +
  • Favorite Cruise Line
  • Favorite Cruise Ship
    Coral Princess
  • Favorite Shipboard Activity
    Ocean watching
  • Favorite Itinerary
  • Favorite Port of Call
    Livorno (Florence)
  • 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; Norway: Alesund, Bergen, Eidfjord, Geirangerfjord; Amsterdam; Jamaica: Falmouth; Panama Canal; Aruba; Cartagena, Columbia; Limon, Costa Rica; Mediterranean: Barcelona, Naples, Livorno (Florence), Cannes, Palma de Mallorca.
  • Last Ship Sailed
    Norwegian Dawn
  • Last Cruise Date
    August 17, 2018
  • Next Cruise Ship
    Regal Princess
  • Next Cruise Date
    October 27, 2018


  • 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, Handmaid's Tale
  • 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. Welcome to CruiseCrazies @Raytag1965! We welcome your comments, cruise stories and questions and look forward to seeing more of you around our friendly community! 🛳🙂
  2. Welcome to CruiseCrazies @Tracy1208! We welcome your comments, cruise stories and questions and look forward to seeing more of you around our friendly community! 🛳🙂
  3. Welcome to CruiseCrazies @Haribofan! Whether you're a seasoned cruiser or planning your first, we welcome your comments, cruise stories and questions and look forward to seeing more of you around our friendly community! 🛳🙂
  4. Posted this in the Carnival forum, but in case you missed it ...
  5. Jan115


    Andi - With all your newfound knowledge of Titanic, you might enjoy the Titanic Museum in Halifax next summer on our CruiseCrazies cruise! It’s in walking distance of the ship so need to book an excursion, and you’ll get there before the crowds. It has really fascinating exhibits, not just related to Titanic but old grand ships, the Halifax Explosion, and more. I spent a few hours there last time I was in port. In a couple of weeks, we’re doing a private tour of Peggy’s Cove and a couple of places off the beaten path, so we won’t be going to the museum. We may save it for next summer.🙂
  6. We knew it was inevitable ....
  7. Jan115


    Have a great river cruise, Ray and Yuki! Let’s pray the water-level gods are on your side!😀
  8. I ran across my photos from an autumn road trip up to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park in Maine back in 2015, and thought I'd share them here. If a Canada/New England cruise is in your future AND it includes Bar Harbor on the itinerary, then here is a sample of some of what you can see when in port for the day. Bar Harbor is a beautiful and quaint New England town, and Acadia Park has the most gorgeous views. Coming in mid-October - even better. The fall colors are never better! See the photos here:
  9. Jan115

    Port of Bar Harbor, Maine

    These were taken on a road trip through Northern New England, but these photos will give you an idea of what you can see if your ship includes a stop in beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine!
  10. Jan115


    Wishing you fair weather and calm seas as you sail to Hawaii on the Grand Princess ... Bon Voyage, Linda!
  11. Jan115


    Hi everyone, I can’t believe October is halfway over. Last night we had a warm front come through. It felt humid and tropical, and a big wind gust came through some time last night and yanked a small branch off one of our trees. Just as well, because I need the tree guys to come and do some deadwood trimming anyway. Just 11 days to go until our cruise. I hope to get the bags out this weekend and start packing for cold weather. Shari - I took my mom to a couple of concerts back in the 70s that I wouldn’t have been caught dead at with anyone else - Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdink. We had seats in the rafters, but mom had her binoculars so all was good. I don’t remember much about either, except there were a lot of women’s undergarments flying toward the stage.😆 Andi - Krista and Efrain caught a good game in Foxboro. David shares a season ticket with another guy, but it wasn’t his turn, so had to be content with screaming at the TV instead.😆 I get exhausted just reading about all your activities. You are one busy woman! Ray - Get the bags out because it’s just about time to pack! Miranda - Sounds like you have a great cruise idea in the works! Gotta run. Have a good night!
  12. Jan115

    Panama Canal Sept 21, 2018

    Great photos-thanks for sharing,@KeithnRita! Our CruiseCrazies cruise did the same turnaround in April. The Canal is so fascinating, isn’t it! I especially liked the return trip through. Since many people were off touring, it was less crowded and I was fully awake and alert.😄
  13. Did you know? Repositioning cruises are a unique and affordable way to vacation and experience a number of ports around the world! Low prices, lots of relaxing sea days and interesting itineraries make a repositioning cruise an attractive vacation option. Most often taking place during the shoulder seasons of fall and spring, this interesting cruise option allows you to sail to unusual and off-the-beaten track locations when a cruise ship relocates to another region for the new season. Repositioning cruises vary in length, usually longer than your typical sailing, from 10 days to several weeks. Leaving from major ports such as Miami, London, Rome, Buenos Aires and Anchorage, repositioning cruises allow the unique opportunity to explore multiple destinations and even different continents around the world. Common itineraries include transatlantic voyages form the Mediterranean to the Caribbean in the fall, or the reverse in the spring, or sailings from Alaska to Hawaii. There is an endless combination of itineraries offered throughout the year as ships move from one region to another. What better way to save money on cruising than to relax onboard a resort-style ship as you cruise to or from seasonal cruise regions like Northern Europe, Panama Canal, Hawaii or Asia!
  14. Jan115

    Grand PRINCESS Alaska 2019

    Those minis go fast because they are fully covered with larger balconies. Grab it while it’s available.🙂