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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. Princess Cruises has announced its summer 2022 Caribbean cruise season. Caribbean Princess, a Medallion Class ship, will return to Port Everglades, FL(Greater Fort Lauderdale) from April through July 2022 to operate seven- and 14-day cruises to the eastern and western Caribbean. Seven-day eastern Caribbean sailings roundtrip from Port Everglades will visit the cruise line's private island experience, Princess Cays, as well as St. Thomas (with late-night ashore time there), U.S.V.I. and St. Kitts. Cruise dates in 2022 include April 30, May 28, July 2, July 16, 2022. Princess Cays has sandy beaches, water activities and a beach barbecue. Cruisers who want to splurge can reserve (for an added fee) a private cabana with air conditioning and bar service. Beach-lovers also will discover soft sands and plenty of sun time on a different seven-day eastern Caribbean itinerary. On April 16, May 14, June 4 and June 18, 2022 departures, Caribbean Princess will sail roundtrip from Port Everglades to Princess Cays, plus Amber Cover (another private island experience), San Juan, Puerto Rico and Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos. For those who prefer to explore more Caribbean culture and Mayan ruins, Princess' western Caribbean sailings include a seven-day itinerary visiting Grand Cayman, Roatan (Mahogany Bay, Honduras), Belize City and Cozumel, Mexico. Departures are May 7, May 21, June 11, June 25 and July 9, all in 2022 On April 23, Caribbean Princess will also sail a seven-day western Caribbean itinerary to Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan (Mahogany Bay) and Costa Maya in Mexico. The 14-day voyages explore the best of the eastern and western Caribbean. Cruise dates are April 16, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 9, 2022. During the line-up of Caribbean cruises, Princess will offer "Exclusive Discovery" and "Animal Planet" shore excursions to such UNESCO World Heritage sites as the Mayan Ruins at Tulum or Brimstone Hill Fortress in St. Kitts. Recently modernized, Caribbean Princess will immerse passengers in the destinations via the onboard "Rhythm of the Caribbean" program that includes concerts, crafts, "Parrots in the Piazza" and presentations from shark experts and treasure hunters, among others. In addition, the ship offers the OceanMedallion experience. This wearable technology device offers such personalized services and perks as expedited boarding; on-demand food, beverage, retail and service delivery; keyless stateroom entry; contactless payment; friends and family locator; anywhere wagering; interactive games; and movies/live TV on the go. Princess past guests are eligible for a special promotion when they book early. Expiring April 30, 2021, this special promotion consists of a Captain’s Circle launch discount of up to $100 per person. Visit www.princess.com. _______________________ SOURCE: Travel Agent Central, Susan J. Young (Dec. 1, 2020); Photo Credit: Princess 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
  2. Princess Cruises has announced its summer 2022 Caribbean cruise season. Caribbean Princess, a Medallion Class ship, will return to Port Everglades, FL(Greater Fort Lauderdale) from April through July 2022 to operate seven- and 14-day cruises to the eastern and western Caribbean. Seven-day eastern Caribbean sailings roundtrip from Port Everglades will visit the cruise line's private island experience, Princess Cays, as well as St. Thomas (with late-night ashore time there), U.S.V.I. and St. Kitts. Cruise dates in 2022 include April 30, May 28, July 2, July 16, 2022. Princess Cays has sandy beaches, water activities and a beach barbecue. Cruisers who want to splurge can reserve (for an added fee) a private cabana with air conditioning and bar service. Beach-lovers also will discover soft sands and plenty of sun time on a different seven-day eastern Caribbean itinerary. On April 16, May 14, June 4 and June 18, 2022 departures, Caribbean Princess will sail roundtrip from Port Everglades to Princess Cays, plus Amber Cover (another private island experience), San Juan, Puerto Rico and Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos. For those who prefer to explore more Caribbean culture and Mayan ruins, Princess' western Caribbean sailings include a seven-day itinerary visiting Grand Cayman, Roatan (Mahogany Bay, Honduras), Belize City and Cozumel, Mexico. Departures are May 7, May 21, June 11, June 25 and July 9, all in 2022 On April 23, Caribbean Princess will also sail a seven-day western Caribbean itinerary to Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan (Mahogany Bay) and Costa Maya in Mexico. The 14-day voyages explore the best of the eastern and western Caribbean. Cruise dates are April 16, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 9, 2022. During the line-up of Caribbean cruises, Princess will offer "Exclusive Discovery" and "Animal Planet" shore excursions to such UNESCO World Heritage sites as the Mayan Ruins at Tulum or Brimstone Hill Fortress in St. Kitts. Recently modernized, Caribbean Princess will immerse passengers in the destinations via the onboard "Rhythm of the Caribbean" program that includes concerts, crafts, "Parrots in the Piazza" and presentations from shark experts and treasure hunters, among others. In addition, the ship offers the OceanMedallion experience. This wearable technology device offers such personalized services and perks as expedited boarding; on-demand food, beverage, retail and service delivery; keyless stateroom entry; contactless payment; friends and family locator; anywhere wagering; interactive games; and movies/live TV on the go. Princess past guests are eligible for a special promotion when they book early. Expiring April 30, 2021, this special promotion consists of a Captain’s Circle launch discount of up to $100 per person. Visit www.princess.com. _______________________ SOURCE: Travel Agent Central, Susan J. Young (Dec. 1, 2020); Photo Credit: Princess 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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/
  5. 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.🙂
  6. We’re booked on the same ship to Iceland on 7/3/22, with Scotland instead of Ireland. Enjoy!
  7. Save NOW, Cruise Later! Choose 2 FREE Offers + FREE GRATUITIES! HURRY, Ends November 17th!
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 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/
  12. 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/
  13. 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.
  14. 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.😎
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