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A Quick Get Away - Very Last Minute

There was a short repositioning cruise that we had been looking at for about two weeks.  But it was totally sold out.  We kept watching.  Every day we would check about three times to see if anything opened up.

We had discussed the cut off for the latest we could book and both agreed it was a week prior.

Today was the cut off.  I woke up and my honey had text me - I guess we are not going.  I texted back - nope we are going!  When I checked just after 8 am this morning there was availability for insides, balconies and suites.  Now I don't know how many cabins were available but I wasn't about to wait and see I needed to book before we lost these cabins.

I booked directly with Princess (something I don't usually do as I love my travel agent - Best Price Cruises).

I booked an inside cabin guarantee (as no cabin option was shown).  I quickly paid and boom!  We are sailing soon!  In a week to be exact!

I then knew I had to get my Carnival Stock information faxed off to Princ…

Peter Rayner's Review of 15 Day Hawaiian Cruise

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Peter posted this very detailed review of their 15 Day Hawaiian Cruise on the Ruby Princess.  He did a very thorough job of reporting that I asked if I can post it here on my blog for others to read and gain knowledge from.  Thanks again Peter. To follow along on my facebook page click here.
15 day Hawaiian Cruise from Los Angeles on Ruby Princess starting 24th March 2016

This was a special cruise for us to celebrate our Pearl Wedding Anniversary (30 years). We decided to arrive in Los Angeles 2 days early to acclimatise and to see some of LA.We stayed in the Best Western Plus Sunset Plaza Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. It was a good budget hotel option with a nice room. The receptionist allocated us a room on the 2nd floor but offered us the option of changing to a room with patio doors opening out onto the pool area which was surrounded by lovely flowers and nice chairs and loungers. We opted for this and it was a good decision. The room was clean and spacious. There was…

Can You Believe It - Our Next Holiday Is Not A Cruise

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As many of you know we love to cruise.  We love everything about it.  The beautiful ships, the great food, the crew, the destinations and the wonderful entertainment on board.

Whenever we have some time off we search for cruises that fit that timeline.  

We have a week of vacation coming up and we thought we would do a cruise. In fact we searched all the sites looking for a deal.  

One big thing is that it is Alaskan season for the ships, and since we live in Vancouver that is an easy option.  But we didn't want just one week.  The other issue is the low Canadian dollar which added about 30% to the cost of any cruise.

Our first hope was to sail on the Island Princess or Coral Princess on a round trip cruise up to Whittier and back.  But both those ships sold out.  So we started looking at other options.

Road trip?  But where to?  Of course again the Canadian dollar would limit us to staying in Canada and when you add hotel, gas, food, drink it really added up and would it really be a r…