What I am looking for?




Well, during our vacation in Alaska my major quest was looking for wildlife, specially whales. Check out my Alaska posts to find out what I found on my quest. I already have 2 post out, it will take me few more post to describe all the experience. 

Until then,

xamlinnette:)

Weekly Photo challenge: Quest

Cruises for Everyone Part II

Carnival! That sound like celebration and fun, right? Well the definition I found said that carnival is a traveling amusement show, other said festival. I think Carnival’s name live somehow it’s definition. Last time I was sharing with you my experience visiting different ships during ship inspection. In this post I am going to talk about Carnival Valor and Sunshine. Each Carnival ship have their own uniqueness but over all each ship offers fun, great food, relax time and great destination at great value. Other great thing about Carnival is that all members of the family can enjoy it from little kids, to teenagers, parents and grand parents.

I previously wrote about Carnival Valor in another ship inspection that I did on August. You can check out my previous post here. Still on this inspection I took other interesting pictures.

One of my favorite places.

 

Some decoration

 

Piano Bar

 

Piano Bar

 

Comedy Club

 

Salmon for lunch

The Carnival Sunshine

Carnival Sunshine was formerly Carnival Destiny built on 1995. It went to dry dock on 2013 for a renovation of $155 million dollars. Now Carnival Sunshine have the major renovation that features all the Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades.

I personally think that it’s amazing the look and all the fun amenities that Sunshine can offer for the whole family. Let me show you what I saw…

 

From the top

 

 

 

I want one these

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s have some fun!

 

Red Frog

 

Alchemy Bar

 

You can get married with Carnival!

 

Main Dinning Room

 

Piano Bar

 

Library, board games, wine!

Can you see yourself enjoying these great amenities? Are you ready to relax and have fun at the same time with a beautiful balance vacation?

Sunshine is in Port Canaveral and she will be there offering 3 to 8 day cruises. But later on she will be moving to other ports in 2016. During the summer 2016 she will be on Virginia, South Carolina and finishing in New York around October. She will be back to Cape Canaveral. If you want more information about Sunshine let me know I and I can help you with your travel story. 😉

 

Until then…

xamlinnette 🙂

 

 

Cruises For Everyone!

Two weeks ago I was able to experience different types of cruises during four different cruise inspections. We visited Regent Seven Seas, from Royal Caribbean,Enchantment of the Sea, and from Carnival we visited The Valor and The Sunshine. Three of the inspections, started at looking at different staterooms, their commodities and more. Then we walk around the ship looking the different entertainment areas ending with a delicious lunch. Regent Seven Seas experience was a little different, they didn’t have any room available to show us because they were all full with clients belongings. They gave us a tour around the ship, later they gave us a presentation while they served us fancy snacks with wine and mimosa. During the presentation they show us the different kinds of rooms and the comparison prices with other cruise lines. Later they spoil us with the most wonderful lunch.

All the experiences were very nice, definitely there is market for everybody, for every budget and preferences.

Let me show you what I saw…

ROYAL CARIBBEAN ENCHANTMENT OF THE SEA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The experience was nice but I wasn’t impressed. I know that other Royal ships are much impressive that’s the enchantment.

REGENT SEVEN SEAS

Well this was another experience, in another level. The setting is more intimate, all the rooms have balconies. The ship have a combination of simplicity and luxury at the same time. The food was unbelievable delicious. They brought us different plates, small portions that leave your mouth drooling for more but then came another treat as delicious as the previous one.

 

 

You won’t burn when you sit on these ones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another thing about Regent Seven Seas is that upfront the price is higher than other cruise lines but take a look at this…Look at everything that the price includes.

The service is outstanding, the presentation formal and informative. I like the elegance of the staff. Of course you can tell I was more impress with Regent Seven Seas but that doesn’t mean that other cruise lines are not good. Is just matter of preference. If you want to know more about any of these ships let me know. I will talk about the Carnival Ships inspection on my next post.

Until then,

Xamlinnette 🙂

 

Carnival Valor Ship Inspection

Continuing on my training as a travel agent, I take advantage of any opportunity that comes along my way to understand more the industry for all kind of travelers. This past Saturday I participated on my first cruise inspection with Carnival. What that means, in this case Carnival invite us to the ship and give us a tour to see all the amenities, different kind of rooms and even they serve us an incredible lunch to taste on our own their culinary abilities.

We visited the Carnival Valor.


  
  
We were able to check out different types of rooms but the Captain Suite is the one that make the impression on me. There are only two on the ship.


  
  
  
  A whole family can stay in this same room, have a king size bed and 2 more twin bed and a sleeper sofa, 2 bathrooms and plenty of space outside, more and bigger than a balcony and the view is incredible, in the front part of the ship.

After seen the rooms we went around for more, from spa, gym and beauty salon to kids area and fancy restaurant, to he outdoor fun.


  
  
  
  
  

We ended our sight tour with a delicious lunch. Just like we were real guests of the ship, they treat us so nicely.

  

 


And to finalize our experience the dinning crew did their traditional show for us!


  
  

Now after a superb experience is my job to recommend to you these benefits. One of the wonderful things about Carnival is that you can have an amazing experience at great value for your pocket.

You can sail on Carnival Valor from Cape Canaveral to the Bahamas and to Exotic Eastern and Southern Caribbean with trips that could be from 3 to 8 days.

If you want more information you can always contact me! (407) 569-8887

Or email me info@travelmystories.com

Until then have fun and travel somewhere!

xamlinnette 🙂

Sea-Gulls Air Show and Saying Goodbye To Lisbon

This post is a continuation of my last post “Lisbon From Another Angle

I found the little video that I took of the sea-gulls having fun around the cruise while we were leaving the coast of Lisbon. I thought of sharing it with you, because I mention the “air show” on my last post. I know that you can see sea-gulls in every coast and lately you can even found them in land. But there are interesting to me, I like to observe them. They are very intelligent birds, very opportunist too. Anyways this was quite a show that did not happened in any other port that we visited on this cruise trip. So here it is…

Until then…

xamlinnette 🙂