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Perfect Pre-Cruise Prep in Portugal
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Perfect Pre-Cruise Prep in Portugal

Judi Cuervo - July 18, 2019

The Monthly Mantra The Transition ... The Transition ... The Transition Could it really be only one day since my butt was crammed into an airline seat…

Cruise Packing: In All Kinds of Weather
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Packing: In All Kinds of Weather

Judi Cuervo - June 13, 2019

Not too long ago, it seemed cruising was synonymous with sun-drenched islands, sweltering heat and turquoise seas.Nobody worried about what to pack for a cruise vacation. A few…

Vatican VIP – Miracles Do Happen
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Blogs
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Vatican VIP – Miracles Do Happen

Judi Cuervo - April 18, 2019

Monday Mantra It's a Miracle ... It's a Miracle ... It's a Miracle Vatican VIP Room to breathe, a papal address — this is a trip with…

Cruising Raises The Zombies’ Legacy
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Cruising Raises The Zombies’ Legacy

Judi Cuervo - March 7, 2019

Monday Mantra Sailing into the Hall of Fame … Sailing into the Hall of Fame … Sailing into the Hall of Fame … Next month — March…

Luxury and Tradition on <i>Sea Cloud II</i>
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Cruise Magazine
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Luxury and Tradition on Sea Cloud II

Judi Cuervo - January 30, 2019

It’s nearing 10:00 p.m. and Sea Cloud II is about to depart St. Malo under a ceiling of puffy, silver clouds. Most of the ship’s 94 guests…

The Weight After
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The Weight After

Judi Cuervo - January 10, 2019

The Monthly Mantra A Holiday Miracle! ... A Holiday Miracle! ... A Holiday Miracle! Dover sole: delicate and moist in a sauce of butter, garlic and wine.…

The Judi’s Choice Awards 2018
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Blogs
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The Judi’s Choice Awards 2018

Judi Cuervo - December 19, 2018

The Monthly Mantra And the winners are in! ... And the winners are in! … And the winners are in! It’s time for the Judi’s Choice Awards…

Delicate Features – Face Plates as Fine Art
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Delicate Features – Face Plates as Fine Art

Judi Cuervo - November 28, 2018

The Monthly Mantra An Unusual Setting … An Unusual Setting … An Unusual Setting Well now. This is different. A cruise-ship press event … at a china…

Dining with Virgin Voyages: It’s SeaLicious!
Cruise News
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Cruise News
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Dining with Virgin Voyages: It’s SeaLicious!

Judi Cuervo - November 8, 2018

Oh yeah. Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady is about to blow your notion of a traditional cruise right out of the water. Last night, at an event at…

Trick or Treat … or Travel
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Trick or Treat … or Travel

Judi Cuervo - October 29, 2018

The Monthly Mantra Halloween, Ahoy! ... Halloween, Ahoy! ... Halloween, Ahoy! I just finished the final Twix in the massive bag of assorted Halloween candy I bought…

2 Days in Bogota
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2 Days in Bogota

Judi Cuervo - October 3, 2018

Two days is not enough to truly experience the incredible capital city of Colombia but for most people traveling to the country, Bogota is just the starting…

Packing is Such Sweet Sorrow
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Packing is Such Sweet Sorrow

Judi Cuervo - September 12, 2018

The Monthly Mantra Packin’ it in … Packin’ it in … Packin’ it in … It’s late afternoon the day before disembarkation and I’m on my balcony…

Cruising to a New Europe – by Sail
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Cruising to a New Europe – by Sail

Judi Cuervo - August 9, 2018

The Monthly Mantra A Space in the Crowd… A Space in the Crowd… A Space in the Crowd… Venice is vexed. Barcelona is bothered. London is livid.…

Why Your Next Cruise Should Include the United Kingdom
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Why Your Next Cruise Should Include the United Kingdom

Judi Cuervo - August 1, 2018

A regular in the top 10 of international tourism destinations and with a tourist industry predicted to be worth over £275 billion by 2025 – there’s obviously something…

Bermuda, Booze, <i>Horizon</i>: Three ingredients to a killer cocktail
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Bermuda, Booze, Horizon: Three ingredients to a killer cocktail

Judi Cuervo - July 30, 2018

The Monthly Mantra Hitting the bottle … Hitting the bottle … Hitting the bottle … People cruise for all sorts of reasons: to visit exotic ports of…

Mmm Mmm <i>Marina</i>!
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Cruise Magazine
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Mmm Mmm Marina!

Judi Cuervo - July 5, 2018

As a first-time visitor to French Polynesia aboard the 1,258-passenger Oceania Marina, I must admit that culinary pursuits were the last thing on my mind. I’d found…

Exploring <i>Carnival Horizon</i>
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Food & Drink
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Exploring Carnival Horizon

Judi Cuervo - June 7, 2018

The Monthly Mantra Just a Tease … Just a Tease … Just a Tease … It’s not possible to do everything there is to do aboard Carnival…

Isn’t it good? <i>Norwegian Bliss</i>!
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Humor
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Isn’t it good? Norwegian Bliss!

Judi Cuervo - May 7, 2018

The Monthly Mantra Yeah Yeah Yeah … Yeah Yeah Yeah … Yeah Yeah Yeah …. If you ask people which period of history they would have loved…

Carnival Salutes Military Couples with “Day Date” of Fun!
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Cruise News
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Carnival Salutes Military Couples with “Day Date” of Fun!

Judi Cuervo - May 1, 2018

Cruise News - May 1, 2018 Carnival Cruise Line, which carries more active and retired military personnel than any other cruise operator, joined forces with Operation Homefront…

In Brief: Cruise ship in D.C., Viking boosts Picasso, and more…
Cruise News
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Cruise News
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In Brief: Cruise ship in D.C., Viking boosts Picasso, and more…

Judi Cuervo - April 27, 2018

Cruise News – Apr. 27, 2018 For the first time since the 1950s, a cruise ship was docked at The Wharf on D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront last Sunday.…