Alaskan Cruise Day 3 – Whales and Juneau

Yesterday was day 3 of our Alaskan cruise onboard the Celebrity Mercury. The cruise continues to be an excellent time. The Celebrity Mercury and crew continue to provide us with exemplary service and a good time. We are constantly reminded of why we choose Celebrity when we can. One thing that has been odd for […]

Our Mercury Cabin With Balcony

You probably remember my recent posts about the recent Celebrity Mercury refurbishment and how our cabin we had booked for the Alaskan cruise this summer was being upgraded. Well, the Mercury has finished it’s dry dock refurbishment and is back in service. We now have a photo of the Mercury back in service complete with […]

Celebrity Mercury in Dry Dock

As mentioned before, our cruise to Alaska onboard the Celebrity Mercury is approaching. I also mentioned, quite gleefully I am sure, that Mercury would be undergoing a refurbishment prior to our cruise in which our cabin would get a balcony added to it. The time has come and Mercury is now in dry dock. Below, […]

The Past Weekend

Whew, what a busy weekend – or at least it seemed like it. I thought I had finally put all of Suzanne’s vacation questions/issues to bed for the upcoming Alaskan cruise on the Celebrity Mercury. We booked our airfare, hotel and transfers to and from the cruise ship. We booked our excursions for the cruise. […]

Vancouver Arrangements All Set for Alaskan Cruise

Well, last night we finally made an executive decision on the plane tickets to Vancouver. We ended up using frequent flier miles for 2 tickets and purchasing outright 2 tickets. We will have to go out of the way through Dallas to get there, but the total expense for the 4 of us to get […]

Alaskan Cruise Excursions

We have decided upon our excursions for our upcoming cruise to Alaska on board the Celebrity Mercury – or at least most of them.  The cruise is an eight day round trip cruise from Vancouver, so a bit shorter than we normally do, but Alaska is an expensive cruise and we will be cruising with […]

Alaskan Cruise Airfare

Our cruise to Alaska on board the Celebrity Mercury is approaching fast. The cruise is in mid June of this year. Unfortunately, we still don’t have our air arrangements for the cruise. The cruise is round trip out of Vancouver. Air travel these days is unpleasant at best. I remember the days when air travel […]

Balcony Cabin Confirmed on the Mercury Cruise to Alaska

We got a call from our travel agent today regarding our Family Ocean View room on the Celebrity Mercury for our upcoming� cruise to Alaska in June. Lori Cunningham of Sky Scraper Tours called this afternoon to let us know that our room would be upgraded in the upcoming Mercury dry dock refurbishment to a […]

Day 12 – Cruise Ends

Our wonderful Mexico cruise on board the Celebrity Mercury has come to a conclusion. On Friday morning, at about 7:00 am, we docked back in San Diego. Being that we were driving home and didnt have a flight to catch, we had a late disembarkation time. We were able to enjoy a bit of breakfast […]

New Digital Camera

I finally broke down and bought Suzanne a new digital camera. I have been frustrated with hers ever Âsince she damaged a couple of parts on it a while back. After some research and trading off features versus cost, I decide on the Canon Powershot A630. Its an 8 mexapixel camera with decent ISO and […]