Next Cruise Planning

Well, as mentioned here before, we currently don’t have a cruise booked yet for 2009. We have been planning on waiting until around the September time frame to see if prices were any better due to being inside 90 days for the cruise. That all sounded good and well, until this weekend when we decided […]

Celebrity Mercury Upgrade

In June, we will be cruising to Alaska on board the Celebrity Mercury. It’s been 14 years since we have cruise to Alaska, so it will be nice to go back. When we last cruised to Alaska, I don’t think we ever had more than our ship in port. A cruise to Alaska was not […]

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 […]

Celebrity Mercury Mexico Cruise Photos Uploaded

I have uploaded a batch of photos from our recent cruise on board the Celebrity Mercury to Mexico. This was our first major event since the purchase of the new camera, so hopefully, they have come out nice and everyone can enjoy them. I think we ended up with something like 500 keeper photos. I […]

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 […]

Days 10 and 11 – At Sea

The last two days of our wonderful cruise to Mexico have been spent at sea.  We absolutely love the sea days on a cruise and always wish for more of them.  To our surprise, the kids have recently said the same thing.  I think they get a little bit run down going ashore and doing […]