Our own Trip (Moderator Linda) is finally going to Europe. She will be covering the launch of Carnival Magic for us out of Venice.
The ship is departing Venice on April 30 and will go to Dubrovnik, Sicily, Naples, Rome, Livorno (Florence), Monte Carlo and Barcelona - 10 days.
Of course she will be reporting back to all of us on a daily basis in the message boards.
This is Linda's first time to Europe. She was scheduled to go see the Equinox last year but that Icelandic volcano caused the cruise line to cancel the trip.
So - we are very excited for Linda here! And of course we are very lucky to have a cruise web site that the cruise lines consider valuable enough that they will invite us to send reporters to see the ship, so THANK YOU Carnival for that!
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.
Wow, how wonderful for Trip and Cruisemates! I know she will do a wonderful job reporting back to us along the way. I know she was greatly disappointed when her last one was cancelled, this one sounds like a winner! Way to go Trip, I'm happy for you!
Trip.....oooooooooooooooooooo Venice (my favorite city in the whole wide world)..there is a world famous jazz club..Venice Jazz Club located between S. Margherita Square and S. Barnaba Square (water bus station stop is Ca Rezzonico)..if you get a chance stop by they are holding a jazz festival poster for me since 2002 that you can bring back for me..have a great trip, Trip
Disney Fantasy - 2013 [pending]
Disney Dream - 2012
Royal Freedom of the Seas - 2011
HAL Eurodam - 2011
Royal Grandeur of the Seas - 2010
Carnival Dream - 2010
Grand Princess - 2002
Royal Voyageur of the Seas - 2000
Royal Sovereign of the Seas - 1999
Carnival Ecstacy - 1991
Thanks everyone...Since my husband is unable to journey with me, I invited one of my oldest friends, Elaine. When we got married 43 years ago, they were our upstairs neighbors,and, we have been friends since...
I have named our trip...."The Laverne & Shirley Experience." It also could be called Fric and Frac do the Med.
It will be fun...I will be the cruise virgin in Europe..!!!
Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator
I'm soooo Jealous you are departing on my birthday and a stop in CROATIA. 8)
A quick course.....
Ka Ko Si? ....... How Are you?
Kako vo lipo ovthe. ...... It's so beautiful here.
Carnival should consider themselves very lucky to have such a wonderful lady on their ship!!
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Trip, Let me add my best wishes to this thread. I am very excited for you. I am sure that you will have a wonderful cruise. Bead shops and shoe shops, I am sure you wil find them all. Have fun and enjoy every moment.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“