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In my last post I wrote about having my “aha moment” with cruising. I think in large part my enjoyment of this trip came from our careful selection of a small cruise line. While I can’t speak much to the contrasts of one fleet of small ship cruise line to another, we were mostly concerned with…

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As I’ve mentioned before, I had serious reservations about being a first time cruiser. I had a vision of cruise ships as unsustainable, environmentally crippling, floating tourist traps where I’d spent my nights elbowing small children to get my share of the crappy dinner buffet and my days desperately trying to absorb an iota of local…

Knossos, Crete

Our first port of call on our Mediterranean cruise was Iraklion, Crete.  It was kind of a throwaway stop for me, and as I couldn’t find anything in my guidebook or online that made my heart go pitter patter (other than the pre-vetoed Cretaquarium) I had given my Mom my blessing to plan the day as…

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Sorry that this week’s Photo of the Week is late… again! I blame the exorbitant 50 cents per minute internet charges on the cruise ship I was on until this morning. This week was one of the hardest to narrow down, as we were in a new Greek island every day and I was shooting up…