As I mentioned at the start of our Dubai post, deciding on a destination for this trip was a painstakingly long effort, one that we didn't finalize until early April. Once we decided on the Maldives, narrowing down our resort selection took a while too, with Jen spending a decent amount of time talking to … Continue reading Vilamendhoo Resort – Paradise Found
To kick off my series covering our most recent vacation, we’re looking back at the first few days of our trip, spent in Dubai. First, it’s prudent to give a little history on how we got here. Our daughter graduated from college this year, and as both a present to her and a last hurrah … Continue reading Four Days in Dubai
When we first booked this cruise, one of the biggest draws was the "Star Wars Day at Sea" aspect of it. For one day, all of the normal Disney characters get a break, and the ship is transformed into your own floating Star Wars world. We really weren't sure what to expect, but were excited … Continue reading Spring Break on the Disney Fantasy – Part 3
Let's start this off by talking food. As I mentioned in part 1, we'd managed to secure a reservation for brunch at Palo on the first sea day, which was the first full day of the cruise. We'd eaten here last year on our Disney Dream sailing and liked the entire experience so much that … Continue reading Spring Break on the Disney Fantasy – Part 2
I really should have titled this one "The Port!" since we only got off the ship once :). The final itinerary we sailed changed a couple of times, impacted the most by the devastating hurricanes that came through the Caribbean back in September. Originally included on our itinerary were San Juan and St Martin, with … Continue reading MSC Seaside: The Ports!