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Past cruises
Past cruises

Nothing but wonderful memories


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      Diaries (Land Trips)
          Hawai'i - Big Island - 04'01
          Hawai'i - Maui - 05'02
          Hawai'i - Big Island - 04'03
          Hawai'i - Kaua'i - 09'04
          Hawai'i - Big Island - 04'06
          Hawai'i - Maui - 04'06
          Mainland China - 05'07
          Phoenix, Arizona - 12'07
          Greek Isles - 05'08
          Hawai'i - Kaua'i - 09'08
          Hawai'i - Big Island - 09'09
          Hawai'i - Maui - 05'12
          Hawai'i - Big Island - 04'13
          Ireland - 08'13
          Mexico - Cancun 11'13
          France/Belgium/Lux 07'15
          Hawai'i - Big Island - 05'17
          England / Wales - 06'17







After doing many, many cruises over the past few years, one fact stands out loud and clear. We have never had a cruise that we didn't enjoy from start to end. We have definitely found our favourite way to travel. We have done so much on each cruise that I have put together a "cruise diary" for each trip. Otherwise the ports would all run together in our memory or we would forget things we have enjoyed so much. As such, these writings are not so much a review of the ship or the cruise, but rather a day-by-day report of what we saw and did.

  To view a diary, locate the cruise in the list below and click on the corresponding ship icon in the "View" column. Enjoy!

Cruise Diaries

View#Ship NameDurationLocationEmbark/Disembark DateWith Family
1Sea Princess 7 Alaska (Northbound) Vancouver/Seward08/2001 
2Maasdam 7 Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale RT11/2001 
3Celebrity Constellation 7 Southern Caribbean San Juan RT11/2002C, D&J
4Celebrity Mercury 7 Alaska (Inside Passage) Vancouver RT08/2003 
5Celebrity Century 7 Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale RT11/2003 
6Grand Princess 7 Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale RT12/2003D&J
7Diamond Princess 7 Mexican Riviera Los Angeles RT04/2004C, M
8 Radiance of the Seas 14 Panama (Eastbound) San Diego/Miami10/2004 
9Westerdam 7 Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale RT01/2005D&J
10Celebrity Constellation 14 Baltic Capitals Dover, England RT06/2005C, D&J
11Star Princess 7 Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale RT12/2005 
12Sea Princess 14 Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale RT02/2006 
13Freedom of the Seas 7 Western Caribbean Miami RT10/2006C&M, D&J
14Brilliance of the Seas 14 Mediterranean Istanbul/Barcelona10/2006 
15Brilliance of the Seas 13 TransAtlantic Barcelona/Miami11/2006 
16Celebrity Xpedition 7 Galapagos Islands Quito RT12/2006M
17 Pacific Princess 7 Alaska (Northbound) Vancouver/Fairbanks06/2007 
18Celebrity Constellation 14 Baltic Capitals Dover, England RT08/2007 
19Emerald Princess 10 Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale RT02/2008C&M, D&J
20Kapetan Antonis 14 Greek Isles Pireas/Lavrio05/2008 
21Dawn Princess 31 SF to Sydney San Francisco/Sydney09/2008 
22Crown Princess 7 Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale RT11/2008C&M, M&S, D&J, L, J
23Celebrity Solstice 7 Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale RT02/2009D&J
24Crown Princess 12 British Isles Southampton RT06/2009 
25Crown Princess 12 Norwegian Fjords Southampton RT07/2009 
26Celebrity Equinox 13 Egypt, Holy Lands Rome RT10/2009 
27Celebrity Xpedition 7 Galapagos Islands Quito RT12/2009 
28Celebrity Infinity 14 Antarctica Buenos Aires RT01/2010 
29Dawn Princess 16 Around Australia Pt I Sydney/Fremantle03/2010D&J
30Dawn Princess 12 Around Australia Pt II Fremantle/Sydney03/2010D&J
31Oceania Nautica 12 Black Sea Istanbul/Athens06/2010 
32Ocean Princess 18 Fire & Ice New York/Dover07/2010 
33Oceania Nautica 12 Aegean Sea Venice/Istanbul10/2010 
34Celebrity Equinox 11 Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale RT12/2010 
35Diamond Princess 12 NZ/Australia Auckland/Sydney01/2011 
36Diamond Princess 23 Australia/China Sydney/Beijing02/2011 
37Celebrity Century 8 Pacific Coast San Diego/Vancouver05/2011D&J
38River Ambassador 9 Treasures of the Rhine Cologne/Nuremberg/Prague06/2011 
39River Beatrice 7 Enchanting Danube Passau/Budapest06/2011 
40Prinsendam 21 Arctic Explorer Tillbury/Amsterdam07/2011 
41Liberty of the Seas 14 Transatlantic Barcelona/Ft Lauderdale10/2011D&J
42Allure of the Seas 7 Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale RT11/2011D&J, L
43Oceania Marina 10 Western Mediterranean Rome/Venice04/2012D&J
44Oceania Marina 10 Aegean Sea Venice/Athens04/2012D&J
45Celebrity Silhouette 12 Adriatic Sea Venice/Rome07/2012 
46River Countess 7 Rhine Discovery Nuremberg/Basel07/2012 
47Brilliance of the Seas 11 Canada / New EnglandQuebec City/Bayonne10/2012 
48Disney Wonder 7 Mexican RivieraLos Angeles RT11/2012 
49Oceania Marina 20 Easter IslandValparaiso/Papeete12/2012 
50Oceania Marina 11 French PolynesiaPapeete RT01/2013M&S
51Independence of the Seas 14 Western MediterraneanSouthampton RT08/2013 
52Caribbean Princess 7 Mayan RivieraHouston RT12/2013 
53Royal Princess 7 Eastern CaribbeanFort Lauderdale RT01/2014D&J
54Oceania Riviera 10 Eastern CaribbeanMiami RT01/2014 
55Oosterdam 29 Oz / S Pacific / Hawai'iSydney/Vancouver04/2014 
56Celebrity Millennium 7 Alaska (Southbound)Anchorage/Vancouver07/2014 
57Celebrity Eclipse 14 Atlantic IslandsSouthampton RT10/2014 
58Oceania Nautica 20 Middle EastIstanbul/Dubai11/2014D&J
59Sapphire Princess 5 Malaysia, ThailandSingapore RT02/2015 
60Sapphire Princess 10 Brunei, Vietnam, ThailandSingapore RT02/2015 
61Oceania Riviera 15 Eastern MediterraneanRome RT06/2015 
62S.S. Catherine 7 Rhone RiverLyon/Avignon07/2015 
63AmaDolce 9 Rhine / MoselNuremberg / Luxemburg07/2015 
64Azarama Journey 12 Eastern CaribbeanMiami RT12/2015 
65Oceania Regatta 12 Bermuda / US CoastMiami RT04/2016D&J
66Liberty of the Seas 7 Western CaribbeanGalveston RT05/2016M&S, C&M
67Queen Isabella 12 Douro RiverLisbon/Madrid06/2016 
68Celebrity Silhouette 14 Baltic CapitalsAmsterdam RT08/2016 
69Harmony of the Seas 7 Western CaribbeanFort Lauderdale RT12/2016D&J, L, B
70Carnival Splendor 8 Western CaribbeanMiami RT12/2016 
71Celebrity Solstice 10 Hawai'i / PacificHonolulu / Vancouver05/2017D&J
72Caribbean Princess 12 British IslesSouthampton RT06/2017 
73Island Princess 15 Panama CanalLos Angeles/Ft Lauderdale11/2017 
74Anthem of the Seas 9 Canada / New EnglandCape Liberty RT10/2018 
75Mariner of the Seas 4 The BahamasMiami RT01/2019 
76Symphony of the Seas 7 Eastern CaribbeanMiami RT01/2019 
77Oceania Marina 18 Panama Canal TransitLima, Peru / New York03/2019 
78Norwegian Bliss 6 Pacific CoastalLos Angeles / Vancouver04/2019L&J

  Total cruise days completed = 871 days

Upcoming Cruises - 2019

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  Future cruise days for 2018 = 0 days