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NCL Escape Family Cruise- Travelogue Day 2- At Sea

We enjoy cruising as a family.  Living in Central Florida makes it easy and economical because we don’t have flight costs on top of our cruise fare.  I sailed on the Norwegian Escape in October of 2016.  Our first morning onboard was sunny and clear. Hurricane Matthew was gearing up strength in another part of the Caribbean but our skies were blue and the ocean breeze was SO refreshing.

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Norwegian Escape Eastern Caribbean Cruise: Travelogue Day One

I had my eye on the Norwegian Escape for about one year; it debuted in 2015 and hubby and I were intrigued by the fresh, modern appeal of NCL’s newest ship. Off and on throughout the year I would casually check the rates to see how prices fluctuated with the season. I was not surprised to see prices drop after the summer 2016 season ended and hurricane season started but I was shocked at the incredible rates available in late Sept and October of this year.

Hubby and I talked it over and decided that I would take the girls and go with a one of my closest friends during the first week of October. He had to travel on business that week anyways so it seemed like a win win!
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5 Reasons to Love Disney Very Merry Time Cruises

I am a Christmas junkie.  I love the music, I love the decorations, I love being surrounded by the warm fuzzies every day of the month of December.  I also love cruising (in case you hadn’t noticed by now) and I clearly love Disney!  Disney’s Very Merry Time Cruises combine three of my most favorite things and if you haven’t enjoyed one yet, here are 5 reasons to plan a Very Merry Time Cruise with Disney for your family.

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Disney Fantasy- Travelogue Day 5- Star Wars Day at Sea

Star Wars Day at sea was our 5th day on the Disney Fantasy. I am the only Star Wars Fan in my family; my hubby enjoys the movies but is not a Lucas geek like I am. My girls were able to see Episode VII a few weeks after the cruise and they actually enjoyed it. But while we were sailing, they didn’t have more than a cursory knowledge of all the characters.  Nonetheless, we all had heightened anticipation when we began the day, looking forward to the fun atmosphere around the ship and the special programs that would be held that day.

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Disney Fantasy Family Cruise- Travelogue Day 4

The fourth day of our Disney Fantasy cruise was a port day on the lovely island of Grand Cayman.

As we rolled out of bed that morning we collectively decided that this would be a chill out day for us. We hadn’t booked any port excursions and though we would have enjoyed a day at Seven Mile Beach as we did on a previous Disney Cruise, we just didn’t have it in us to get going…

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