Showing posts from July, 2015

Cruising Princess Cruise Line With Vickie is 4!

August first is the fourth birthday of my facebook page - Cruising Princess Cruise Line with Vickie.  

I started this page cause, well, I admit I am little addicted to talking about all things cruise related. Originally I thought maybe a hundred or so would be interested, and those would probably be family and friends.

But after four years the page has grown to over 2300 followers!  I know WOW.  I have followers from all over the world.  45 different countries.

I had found that other cruise pages were very helpful but not very respectful and people were belittled for asking simple questions that others thought were silly.  

We have all been there. Remember that first cruise and you had lots of questions. Or when you are on the cruise you learn so much from others.  Tips, ideas, cost savings ideas, insider secrets, you know what I mean.  

So many of my friends have helped me, and my friends are always asking us questions, so I started to think, hey why not create an area that people can go …

Back to the Caribbean in January!

For over a decade and a half we have been travelling in the beginning of each year.   For a couple of reasons; Bernie's Birthday falls then, at work it impossible to get Christmas off so going away in January is a good option, and getting away from the rain in Vancouver keeps us sane.

This coming year (Jan 2016) is a little extra special. Bernie turns 60 and for a long time now I have been saying whatever you want to do we will do.  

He has dreamed of going to Peru and seeing Machu Picchu so this is what he said he wanted to do for his 60th.  He started reading, doing research, planning and it seemed like a done deal.

But ever since our experience on the Royal this past year we have been reminiscing about what an amazing trip that was.  We both would say how great it would be to do it again.  Bernie commented recently about how sad he was that we would have to miss it next year.

Then during one of our hikes (where we seem to talk a lot about travelling) Bernie says "I think we sh…

Shopping for Treats at Purdy's Chocolates

As many of you know Bernie loves to treat the crew on board Princess ships with a small treat.  Since we have been fans of Purdy's Chocolates for a very long time because they are made locally by unionized workers we shop there for our treats.

At their warehouse on Kingsway St. in Vancouver they have a factory store where we head to stock up on items as we can then use our discount card.

The other day we stopped in to stock up.  As soon as we entered we were greeted by two woman -- Susan and Sue.  Since were we there early we were the only people in the store and the two were very helpful in helping us pick out some items.

When we explained what we were up to Sue said she thought she remembered us from before.  

We pick up around $50 worth of chocolates.  Some small individually wrapped chocolate with a Maple Leaf, some chocolate bars, and some small boxed chocolates.

It is just a small token of thanks we love to surprise the crew with.  Just a little something to say "hey we appr…