Dec 022016

I was fortunate to spend a few days on the new Harmony of the Seas when it arrived in Fort Lauderdale. Being familiar with Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class of ships, I felt like I had a bit of a head start on being able to discover the ship in such a short time. Knowing the layout of the ship meant that I wouldn’t spend too much time trying to figure out where to go. Of course, I studied the layout again before sailing to refresh my memory.

My number one priority was to experience the Ultimate Abyss, the 10-story slide on Harmony of the Seas. I can proudly say that with some trepidation, I did literally take the plunge.

Check out my brief tour of the features of the amazing Harmony of the Seas. Obviously, I am a bit stiff and unnatural in front of a camera. It’s so hard to look at the cold, unfriendly lens and talk to it like a friend. Talking to things makes me worry about my mental state. Next time, I will have to put a face on it. Enjoy the quick tour!




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Nov 192016
A Sailaway Playlist

There are many songs about sailing, cruising, ships or the sea; and what a way to get you ready for your upcoming cruise. Heck, you can play these songs during your cruise and maybe even request them while on board. The list below includes some of my favorites. What are yours?

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Nov 012016
More Cruise Contests

The CruiseSmile contest just finished, but no worries, there are still plenty more out there. While searching for contests, I realized that there are websites that specialize in listing contests. That sure made my job easy. Here are two websites that ┬álist the contests that I knew about and had started to post individually. Who …Read more

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Oct 152016
Checking In at the Pier

For new cruisers, the process of checking in to get onto the ship is made simple by watching this video. Please note that although the video is from long ago, the process remains the same. Canada Place is now where passengers board the ships. New technology has made the process even easier in some ports …Read more

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