June 29, 2018

That Time I Went to Malaga...


Of all the cruise ports we have visited, this was the longest time span we've had to explore, due to the closeness of the following port: 9am-9pm. We took advantage of this opportunity to be in port later in the day so that we could have local food for dinner, and spent the morning on board and headed off after lunch....

June 28, 2018

That Time I Baked Salmon...


Here's a really simple recipe for baked salmon that I love making when I'm just cooking for myself. I make it in my toaster oven, but if you do not have one, you can make it in the oven, just make sure to use a small baking dish.  Also, If you don't keep white wine in your home, like me, you can pick up 'cooking wine' in the grocery store!

Lemon-Baked Salmon

Ingredients:

Salmon filet
1/2 lemon per serving
1 TBSP Spreadable butter/margarine
1/2 c. White wine (+1/4 c. for additional servings)

Optional:
Salt/Pepper

Other:
Non-stick cooking spray
 


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Preparation...

June 26, 2018

That Time I Explored Carnival's Vista-Class...



In addition to several things you should know about cruising with Carnival, here's what you'll want to know about that is exclusive (for now) to the Vista-Class ships which currently includes the Vista and Horizon, and will include the Panorama in 2019....

June 21, 2018

That Time I Tipped The Cruise Crew...


If you ask people about tipping in a message board, or message-board-like format (translation: Facebook), you will be met with an onslaught of opinions and fighting. This pertains to the mainstream cruise lines (which I researched), but probably applies to all US cruise lines; but maybe not the European ones, where tipping is not a thing....

June 12, 2018

That Time I Had Funtimes on the Carnival Horizon...

Here are all the Funtimes-es for Carnival Horizon's 14-day Transatlantic itinerary (Malaga, Gibraltar, Libson, Vigo, Halifax)....

June 07, 2018

That Time I Sailed Across The Ocean...

For our honeymoon, Husband and I decided that we needed to go all out. We thought about flying to Italy for a Mediterranean cruise... until I found the Carnival Horizon's first-and-probably-only transatlantic voyage.
Other cruise lines will switch their ships back and forth between US and Europe seasonally, but Carnival's SOP is having its ships built in Italy, they do a few Mediterranean itineraries, make one trip to the US and then stay there...