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Innocents Abroad

Watch This On Youtube.com. Watch This On Youtube.com.The Great Pleasure Excursion of 1867 was “chatted about in newspapers everywhere in America…” Participants “were to sail away in a great steamship with flags flying and cannon pealing, and take a royal … Continue reading

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Setting Off On 18-Day Mediterranean Cruise

Brothers aboard the Grand Princess. This ship model is made of sugar. My two sons, Matthew,  25, Alex, 12, and I wheeled our suitcases out of our apartment complex in Kayseri, Turkey, headed for our version of Mark Twain’s Innocents … Continue reading

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Thrilling Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Princess Ship

Up around 7:00 am the next morning for our 18-day cruise. Matthew left our hotel room in Chevekechia, Italy, a charming port outside Rome, to take the crew bus to the Grand Princess and begin his next eight-month contract. Alex and I walked around Chevekechia for … Continue reading

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