At sea with Celebrity Silhouette – cruising the Eastern Caribbean

As mentioned in our previous blog, after a harrowing travel ordeal getting to the Celebrity Silhouette, our cruise only really started to feel like a vacation on Days 2 and 3 when we were at sea. We over-indulged in long sleeps (until 11 in some cases), explored nooks and crannies on the ship, and even…

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First day on the Celebrity Silhouette

We made the most of our first few days on the Celebrity Silhouette as we were cruising to our first port of call, St. Croix, USVI. Mostly we relaxed – Brendan slept a lot and I gambled a lot – and we did many, many laps around the Celebrity Silhouette on a voyage of discovery…

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Caribbean cruise – getting to FLL

We spent the start of our Thanksgiving holiday getting to FLL so catch our Caribbean cruise with Celebrity. Opting out of Thanksgiving and going on vacation instead has become a Jacobs-Heck tradition, started last year on our trip to Morocco, where we got in engaged. After a hell week for both of us at working…

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Weekend in Riga

I traveled to Latvia for a work trip with Travelport and decided to extend and spend the weekend in Riga to see the city and an old friend. I left on Halloween (had a kitchen pass from Brendan) and arrived the next day, Thursday, November 1 on a DEN-ORD-BRU-RIX 2 stopover itinerary on United and…

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