Aspen, Colorado

January 27, 2019 – February 1, 2019

Today we flew to Aspen, Colorado for our annual ski trip. Our friend Nano Lopez was meeting us there which was cool. I absolutely love Aspen. This was the first time we were there and it will be added to our yearly ski trip.

We normally go to Utah but we figured to branch out and add Colorado to our itinerary as well.

Cruises We’ve Done

November 5, 2011 – 18-day cruise from Athens to Dubai
Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Ship Name: Nautica
Captain: Leo Stratzinic
Cruise Director: David Peterson
Ports: Limassol Cyprus, Jerusalem Israel, Luxor Egypt, Petra & Wadi Rum Jordan, Muscat Oman & Dubai

March 10, 2014 – 21-day cruise from Beijing to Bangkok
Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Ship Name: Nautica
Captain: Igor Bencina,  General Manager: Giuseppe Bagnato,
F&B Director: Adam Martindale, Cruise Director: Leslie Jon
Ports: Beijing China, Dalian China, Seoul South Korea Shanghai China, Nagasaki Japan, Taipei Taiwan, Hong Kong China, Hanoi Vietnam, Hue/Da Nang Vietnam, Saigon Vietnam, Bangkok Thailand

January 24, 2015 – 18-day cruise from Papeete to Sydney
Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Ship Name: Marina
Captain: Captain Vitaliy Silvachynsky, General Manager: Thierry Tholon Cruise Director: Ray Carr, F&B Director: Bert Goebel
Ports: Papeete, Bora Bora, Apia Samoa, Lautoka Fiji, Suva Fiji, Noumea New Caledonia, Brisbane Australia, Sydney Australia, then we went to Hamilton Island Australia and then to New Zealand.

July 24, 2015 – 10-day cruise from Seattle to Seattle
Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Ship Name: Regatta
Captain: Maynard Hansen, General Manager: Giuseppe Bagnato
F&B Director: Adam Martindale, Cruise Director: David Peterson
Ports: Seattle, Ketchikan Alaska, Wrangell Alaska,  Juneau Alaska, Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Alaska, Sitka Alaska, Victoria Canada, Seattle

December 07, 2016 – 46-day cruise from Rio De Janeiro to Miami
Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Ship Name: Marina
Captain: Igor Bencina & Captain: Leo Stratzinic, General Manager: Damien Lacroix, F&B Director: Evan Smith Wilmhelmse, Cruise Director: Peter Roberts
Ports: Rio De Janeiro Brazil, Buzios Brazil, Ilha Grande Brazil, Parati Brazil, Sao Paolo Brazil, Porto Belo Brazil, Rio Grande Brazil, Skipped Punta Del Este Uruguay, Montevideo Uruguay, Buenos Aires Argentina, Montevideo Uruguay, Punta Del Este Uruguay, Puerto Madryn Argentina, Port Stanley Falkland Islands, Ushuaia Argentina, Punta Arenas Chile, Puerto Chacabuco Chile, Puerto Montt Chile, Valparaiso Chile, Coquimbo Chile, Arica Chile, Machu Picchu/Lima Peru, Cusco Peru, Quito Ecuador, Manta Ecuador, Fuerte Amador Panama, Panama Canal Transit, Puerto Limon Costa Rica, Roatan Honduras, Costa Maya Mexico, Miami Florida

May 11, 2018 – 9-day cruise from Miami to Miami
Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Ship Name: Sirena
Captain: Giulio Ressa, General Manager: Giuseppe Bagnoti,
F&B Director: Andras Rafajlovics
Ports: Miami Florida, Havana Cuba, Cienfuegos Cuba, Santiago De Cuba Cuba, Great Stirrup Cay Bahamas, Freeport Bahamas, Miami Florida

July 12, 2018 – 42-day cruise from Athens to Rome
Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Ship Name: Riviera
Captain: Gunnar Romtveit & Luca Morvillo,  General Manager: Thierry Tholon,  F&B Director: Evan Smith  Wilmhelmse, Cruise Director: Corey Powell
Ports: Athens Greece, Heraklion (Crete) Greece, Jerusalem (Ashdod) Israel, Jerusalem (Haifa) Israel, Limassol Cyprus, Rhodes Greece, Patmos Greece, Santorini Greece, Athens Greece, Mykonos Greece, Rhodes Greece, Santorini Greece, Valletta Malta, Messina (Sicily) Italy, Amalfi/Positano Italy, Ajaccio (Corsica) France, Saint-Tropez France,  Barcelona Spain, Toulon France, Cannes France, Monte Carlo Monaco, Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno) Italy, Rome (Civitavecchia) Italy, Amalfi/Positano Italy, Taormina (Sicily) Italy, Corfu Greece,  Kotor Montenegro, Dubrovnik Croatia, Venice Italy, Koper Slovenia, Rijeka Croatia, Split Croatia, Dubrovnik Croatia, Kotor Montenegro, Argostoli (Cephalonia) Greece, Catania (Sicily) Italy, Amalfi/Positano Italy, Rome (Civitavecchia) Italy

November 5, 2018 – 25-day cruise from Miami to Miami
Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Ship Name: Sirena
Captain: Giulio Ressa, General Manager: Claudio Melli, Cruise Director: Leslie Jon,  F&B Director: Gabriel Ovesea
Ports: Miami Florida, Gustavia St. Barts, Castries St. Lucia, St. George’s Grenada, Port Of Spain Trinidad, Santarem (Amazon River) Brazil, Boca Da Valeria (Amazon River) Brazil, Manaus (Amazon River) Brazil, Parintins (Amazon River) Brazil, Alter Do Chao (Amazon River) Brazil, Devil’s Island French Guiana, Bridgetown Barbados, St. John’s Antigua, San Juan Puerto Rico, Miami Florida

Worst Airports

Queenstown – New Zealand

We had the absolute worst experience when we landed at the airport. They should advise you on the plane that they will hassle you! They made us take our shoes off and they scrubbed the bottoms and then they took this handmade purse that was given to me while we were in Bora Bora. I wouldn’t rush to visit New Zealand again because of this!!! Traveling is stressful enough they shouldn’t add more drama to it.

Helicopter Rides

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Oahu Hawaii – September 16, 2013

Skagway, Alaska – July 20, 2015

Hamilton Island, Australia – February 15, 2015

Livingstone, Zambia – June 8, 2016

Big Island of Hawaii – March 1, 2017

Oahu Hawaii – September 16, 2013

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USS Arizona

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Skagway, Alaska – July 20, 2015

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Hamilton Island, Australia – February 15, 2015

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Heart Reef

Livingstone, Zambia – June 8, 2016

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Big Island of Hawaii – March 1, 2017

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Maria & John