Takeoff To Travel

Hi everyone! The travel bug hit me at the age of eight on my first flight and ever since then I’ve loved planning vacations for my friends and family. I’m a recent college graduate who has a goal to try out new hotel chains and sample the many airline cabins out there. Having been both a city boy and living in the suburbs, I love traveling to all destinations both big and small.

Cruise Review: Star Princess Dining and Entertainment

Star Princess: Dining Type: Traditional Dining Room: Amalfi Seating: First: 5:30 PM Where to Eat on the Boat (complementary): For all meals you could eat at the Buffet as it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The International Café serves light snacks 24/7.   Additionally for a more restaurant setting: For breakfast, you could go to the Portofino Dining Room for a restaurant service breakfast. And for lunch, you could eat at Portofino as well for a restaurant service lunch. For dinner, there was 1 “traditional” dining room on the ship with set times for dinner (Amalfi) and 2 “freestyle” dining room...

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My First Cruise

Hey all! I’m glad to be joining the BoardingArea family as part of Travel Update, alongside other passionate and talented individuals. Short Bio of me: I love to travel and I’m constantly searching for new places to discover, as well as great deals. I started booking trips for my friends and family at the age of ten and have loved travel ever since. Now, eight years has flew by (pun intended). I’m eighteen, and I’m just about to graduate high school. I will be attending UCLA in the fall (go Bruins!) With my young perspective in tow, I hope you...

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Cruise Review: Star Princess Cabin

Star Princess: Type: Balcony Cabin: C743 (9th Floor) Location: Aft/Rear The Cabin: We got the configuration of the cabin to have two twin beds and the beds were okay, the comfort level of a 3 Star Hotel. The sheets were a bit too thin, and the pillows a bit lumpy. It was mostly clean, except for the balcony chair. A bit dusty, if I have to be a bit picky. I thought the room was small (I mean it is a cruise), but not as small as I thought it would be. My friend Noah, who has been on...

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