Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Comparing the Worlds Largest Cruise Ships, Then & Now

I found this while perusing on pinterest lately and found it to be quite interesting. Check out the actual site where it can be found here

RMS Titanic and Oasis comparison infographic - CP

Monday, April 8, 2013

250 days !!!

250 days until we sail on the biggest cruise ship  in the world! We have never had to wait so long to cruise! The ship is a destination in its self so that's also going to take a lot of research. We don't want to miss a thing!

What do you do to pass the time between booking your cruise and embarkation day??

Ray-Ban 4148 Caribbean Sunglasses - Black/Crystal Green (Google Affiliate Ad)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


A little off topic but we all love saving money right? Well what if I told you there was a site that saved you money everytime you shopped online from many of the stores you already shop at? Consider it a cruise savings fund! Take a look, sign up, and start saving money!


Monday, April 1, 2013

Hampton Inn Virginia Beach Ocean Front North

We spent an awesome weekend away in Virginia Beach and wanted to share a little about our hotel with you in case any readers are interested in a pre or post cruise stay when departing from Norfolk. Or maybe you are just interested in a taking a vaca to Virginia Beach. Either way we stayed at a fantastic hotel with excellent staff that I am sure many of you would enjoy!

We booked online via the Hampton Inn Virginia Beach North Ocean Front site with a great rate considering it was Easter weekend and lots of kiddos were on spring break.  We choose the king size room with whirlpool and were not disappointed. The balcony room was clean spacious and had a great view.

Both checking in and out was a simple process that took nothing more than 2 minutes. The staff was friendly and hotel was in a great location. All rooms are oceanfront with good sized balconies. The hotel offered free parking, free WIFI which worked well and free breakfast from 6-10 am(we didnt get to try this).

Since we checked in around 8 pm on Friday we decided to eat at the North Beach Bar & Grill inside the lobby. The front desk offered a 10% off entrees coupon, one of the VA Beach coupon books near the elevators offered 15% off. The food was good as was the service but it was a bit over priced. They offered a full wine and beer list as well as a large drink menu.

The hotel was very quiet and had a convenient location on the boardwalk.

Very few cons about this hotel, certainly nothing that would stop me from staying here again.
- The elevators move painfully slow. Both between floors as well as the time it takes for the doors to open once you have stopped.
-there are 16 rooms per floor and the elevators drop you off in between room 1 and 2. We were room 416 so we had to walk the entire length of the hotel to get to our room.