My Farewell to the Carnival Paradise Nov 2011

November 23rd 2011

Friday – Embarkation Day It was a bitter-sweet cruise this past weekend. It was the last time I would cruise on the Carnival Paradise sailing from Long Beach, California. She was my first ship, and I will miss being able to board her whenever I get the urge for a quick cruise. It was also […]


Carnival Spirit Oct/Nov 2011

November 5th 2011

Halloween cruise on the Carnival Spirit (Oct 30th – Nov 4th, 2011). This was my first cruise on a Spirit class ship. I found that the Spirit class ship was relatively easy to navigate, and had a quite a few more “public” seating areas and lounges than I have found on the Fantasy or Splendor […]


Carnival Paradise – September 2011

September 17th 2011

Last weekend at this time I was once again aboard the Carnival Paradise. One of my favorite cruise ships. I think if I could, I would go on one of those weekend cruises once a month. I have found that a weekend get-away on a cruise ship is probably the most “bang” for you buck […]


Carnival Paradise – Jun 2011

June 7th 2011

Cruise #2 of four scheduled I had scheduled on the Paradise before she leaves Long Beach for Tampa ended today. If there is one thing I can tell you about a cruise, it would be “no two are alike’. Although this was the identical itinerary I had taken just three short weeks ago, and most […]


Alaska Land Tour Cruise – Holland America

May 29th 2011

If you want to see Alaska, by land and sea a Land/Cruise Tour is the perfect way to accomplish this. A few years back, I convinced my hubby that he wanted to go on a Land/Cruise Tour. I was initially worried that it may be too strenuous for him with his previous medical conditions, but […]

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Carnival Paradise May 2011

May 28th 2011

I never thought too much about taking a three day cruise before. But, my Paradise is leaving California for the east coast later this year and I wanted to sail on her again before she left. The three day cruises that run from Friday evening to Monday morning seemed to be the best fit for […]

Carnival Paradise

Carnival Paradise

April 23rd 2011

The Carnival Paradise was built in 1998 in Kvaerner Masa-Yards Helsinki New Shipyard, Finland. She is eighth and last ship built in the Carnival Fantasy Class. Currently located in Long Beach California, and sails on three and four day cruises to Baja, Mexico. In December 2011 she will be relocating to Tampa, FL to sail […]

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Carnival Splendor – September 2009

April 6th 2011

Getting there and embarkation: For me getting to Long Beach was a simple ride of just over thirty minutes. Although I will admit there are times for other cruises I have spent the night at the Queen Mary in Long Beach just to watch my “ship-come-in”. A day or so before the cruise, Carnival called […]


Cruising Hawaii – NCL

March 13th 2011

Ever thought about taking a cruise to Hawaii, but you didn’t want to spend basically 8 days at sea or go to a foreign port? Norwegian’s Pride of America (POA) may be a good choice. Now, I know there are many skeptics out there that believe a cruise ship with an “American” crew is the […]

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