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I see where the norovirus has hit the Crown Princess. I had clients on the ship in September to Alaska and all was fine.


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Hello all.
Let us know about your travels.
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We have a Family Reunion Cruise booked in January.

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I got off MSC Divina a week and a day ago. I will do a report later but really liked the ship.

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Hey guys! Just booked through Carnival for May 2014... going to Aruba, La Romana, Grand Turk and Curacao emoticon

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Hello I read it is important to clear your browser This was on twitter and cruse critic your price will go down. Horrible but true

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We returned from the transatlantic Baltic cruise (with 5 additional lbs.!) and now I've booked the Ryndam for Dec. 1 western caribbean. Nothing like planning a trip!

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Hi Leona, I have already booked my trip from April 27 to May 18-2014 on the Epic again. It is a repositioning to Barcelona, Spain............the only problem that would make me cancel this cruise and look for another is the flight back home for over $1000.00. I have seen it up to $2000.00. That would be a wash with the savings I had made on the Cruise. Any ideas on getting a good price on a flight from Barcelona, Spain to Raleigh/Durham, NC. I would even pay roundtrip if it is cheaper and let them know when I return I was cancelling the return flight. When is your next cruise?

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Good morning.

I saw on Facebook that Bob Dickinson is returning to Carnival, I do not know all the details yet but Bob helped make Carnival what is is, the largest owner of cruise ships. Bob always worked with travel agents and knew how to promote. I have met him personally and look forward to some changes. Carnival is not for everyons but neither is Disney Crusie Line.
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Travel Agent and Cruise line Survey
In January 2013, Cruise Lines International Association (www.cruising.org) member lines and more that 600 travel agent partners were asked about their insight on the following topics:

Why so people choose cruising over another type of vacations?
*Cruise lines said value was the top reason followed by cruise vacation lifestyle.
*Travel agents cited value, price and ease of booking a cruise.

What motivates vacationers to pick a particular cruise line?
*Cruise lines listed, in this order: knowledge of a cruise brand, destination/itineraries and price.
*Travel agents said the top three criteria were: price, cruise brand and destination/itinerary.
*Agents also said clients are motivated to switch brands by: pricing, wanting to try a new cruise ship and new itineraries.

What are the top cruise trends?
*Cruise lines cited global expansion of destinations, smaller ships, globalization of passenger sourcing and shorter offerings.
*Travel Agents said: global destinations and itineraries, increase in domestic ports of embarkation, larger ships, smaller/niche market ships, green, technology and shorter cruise offerings
Travel Agent Magazine March 25, 2013.

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Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Sea in Europe.


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Enjoy. HAL has some wonderful ships. Make sure you attend the crew's entertainment night. It is late at night but the crew does their talent show for the guests. and they do have talent.
When are you going?

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I did; our TA talked to HAL shore excursions to get it cleared. Its 72 hours without a visa with an approved tour company. It was less expensive and more like a private tour, so we will get to see more over the two days. Keep your fingers crossed for me, I'll let you know how it works out.

I'm looking forward to seeing the Prinsendam after her recent drydock. I read where they have added a second restaurant.

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Last time I checked an independent tour needed a visa. Double check.
Why are you not using the HAL?
On my list of places to visit. Have a great time.
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Something good to know that I found out this week. If you are going to take a shore excursion in St. Petersburg that is not a ship sanctioned excursion, but sure to do it through a reputable tour company and get your ticket in advance or you will not be allowed off the ship without a visa.

At first, HAL was telling my TA that we had to go through HAL or a visa would be required, but after checking it out, she said as long as we had the required documentation and went through customs, we would be OK.

I'll let you know how it works out; we are planning to be in St. Petersburg in June.


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In my Agent at Home magazine it has a good article about Small Cruise Ships. Remember this is a GENERAL RULE.

"For the most part your small-ship clients are a different breed than the traditional big-ship fan. Those who gravitate to the smaller vessels tend to be more mature, well-traveled and well-heeled".

Small ships do not offer the entertainment, casinos and tons of activities that the large ships offer. The small ships are more causal (although many large ships no longer have the dress-code we have seen in the past) in dress.

There are fewer guests so a guest will make new friends and see them frequently on the ship.

The small ships/boats get into smaller ports and places. Alaska is a good example of this.

The captain also can make changes for time. I remember when I did the Mississippi Queen years ago, we all went outside during dinner when we were approaching a dam. Dinner was put on hold in the kitchen, something not done on a large ship.

Evening shows might be a lecture or local entertainment. When I did AMA Waterways in Europe, we had local dancers and lectures.

As a general rule the smaller ships have smaller cabins, very few balconies and bathrooms are small.

On a small ship the guest is there for the destination and not the ship.

The cost is higher on a small ship than a large ship.

Many of the smaller ships offer alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water and shore excursions at no extra charge.

Small ships offer a different experience and adventure. Small ships sail all over the world.

I personally like both any types of ships.

I am listing the ships in the magazine. Talk to your professional agent for suggestions and assistance.

Small Ships and River Ships:
Abercrombie & Kent, Amadeus By Luftner Cruises, AMA Waterways, American Cruise Lines, American Queen Steamboat Com, Aqua Expeditions, A-Rosa River Cruises, Avalon Waterways, Blount Small Ship Adventures, Century Cruises, Compagnie Du Ponant, European Waterways, French Country Waterways, Hurtigruten, Imperial River Cruises, Island Windjammer, Orient-Express, Orion Expedition Cruises, Pandaw River Cruises, Paul Gauguin Cruises, Quark Expeditions, Scenic Tours, Seabourn Cruise Line, Seadream Yacht Club, Silversea Cruises, Star Clippers, Swan Hellenic Discovery Cruising, Tauck, Un-Cruise Adventures, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Variety Cruises, Victoria Cruises , Viking River Cruises, Voyages to Antiquity and Windstar Cruises.

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Thanks for the recipe! I had no idea it was out there. I've copied it, as my husband loves their bread pudding, too. You are just awesome!

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Here is a recipe I found on the Net.


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Executive Chef Franck Tieban of Holland America’s Westerdam took time out of his busy day to give me a tour of the ship’s enormous kitchen. Chef Franck is extremely talented and very friendly, and enjoys talking with guests on board the ship. He was kind of enough to share his recipe for Bread Pudding.


Cinnamon Sugar

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Bread Pudding

4 large eggs

1 large egg yolk

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 1/2 cups whole milk

2 1/2 cups heavy cream

3 tablespoons rum, bourbon or Grand Marnier

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 tsp. lemon zest

3/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon table salt

12 ounces good quality American-style white bread (about 1/2 loaf), sliced 3/8-inch thick and cut into 1 1/2 -inch square pieces (about 8 cups)

1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing pan


Instructions

1. For the Cinnamon Sugar: Mix sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; set aside.


2. For the Pudding: Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Butter 13-by-9-inch baking dish.


3. Whisk eggs, yolk, and sugar in a large bowl to blend well. Whisk in milk, cream, bourbon, vanilla extract, nutmeg, lemon zest, and salt. Stir in 6 cups prepared bread; mix thoroughly to moisten. Let stand 20 minutes.


4. Remove about 1 cup of soaked bread and 1 cup of soaking liquid to a food processor or blender and puree them until smooth, about 10 seconds.


5. Pour puree into soaked bread and stir to combine. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Scatter remaining 2 cups bread pieces on top, pushing down gently to partially submerge. Brush exposed bread with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake until pudding is deep golden brown, is beginning to rise up sides of baking dish, and jiggles very slightly at the center when shaken, about 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool until set but still warm, about 45 minutes. Serve with Crème Anglaise.


Crème Anglaise:


1/2 vanilla bean , halved lengthwise

1 1/2 cups whole milk

5 large egg yolks

1/4 cup sugar

Pinch salt


Instructions

1. With paring knife, scrape vanilla seeds free from pod. Place seeds, bean pod, and milk in medium saucepan and heat mixture over medium heat until steaming, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and steep for 20 minutes. Uncover, return mixture to medium heat, and heat until steaming, about 1 minute.


2. Meanwhile, whisk yolks, sugar, and salt together in medium bowl until pale yellow in color, about 1 minute. Slowly pour 1/2 cup hot milk into yolk mixture to temper, whisking constantly. Return mixture to simmering milk all at once, whisking vigorously and cook over low heat, stirring constantly with wooden spoon, until mixture thickens slightly, coats back of spoon with thin film, and registers 175 to 180 degrees on instant-read thermometer, 5 to 8 minutes. Immediately pour mixture through fine-mesh strainer into medium bowl. Transfer to clean, airtight container, pressing piece of plastic wrap flush against surface to prevent sauce from forming skin. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, up to 2 days.
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We love HAL, too. We tried Royal Caribbean one time and we really prefer the atmosphere and service of Holland America. It has that traditional cruise feel. I especially love tea time.

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Holland America is the only ship that my husband and I will go on! We love everything about it! :)

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I like Holland America. I love the flowers they have throughout ths ship. I agree, I also like the smaller ships; easier to get around and make friends. emoticon

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I'm sailing on the Holland America Prinsendam again in May. I'm looking forward to seeing the changes that were made since her drydock. I love the small ship feel; you get to know the other passengers well and form a little "mini town".

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One thing that makes cruising more difficult these days is the limitation on baggage. I hope I can lose some more weight before I leave, as the heavily beaded formal wear that hides figure flaws is out of the question! Everything light is clingy!!!
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This is from my January issue of Vacation Agent Magazine. (I get behind on my readings).

Awards for 2012
From Travel Professionals.

Best Cruise Line Overall and Best Contemporary Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International

Best Premium LIne:
Celebrity Cruises

Best Luxury Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises

Best River Cruise Company:
AMA Waterways

The 5 most popular cruise itineraries:
#1 Alaska
# 2 Mediterranean
# 3 European Rivers
# 4 Caribbean
# 5 Baltic Region


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Jody-interesting. Thanks.

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Just found out today on Twitter: If you are searching for a flight, be sure to clear your cookies before doing an additional search. The cookies are tracked and the prices go up with each new search. emoticon

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The fees and taxes are so high.
They are about half the cost of a cruise. For those of us who have to fly, it gets pricey.
A cruise is still a great way to travel.


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Totally!! Cannot believe how the airfare has gone up over a few years, but thankfully cruise prices remain low so we make a way to swing it.

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Not sure of the 'best' place, but I have gone to CheapCaribbean.com, Expedia, and then on the cruise line website directly.

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Thanks for the advice, Leona. I will definitely check out this site. emoticon

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Go to cruisecritic.com and you will probably find some good information about the Epic.
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No advice, Georgie, but pls post how you liked the cabin and the lounge for studio cabins only. Also, how it was to travel alone -- activities, etc. I've been thinking about the Epic maybe later this year, or next, and travelling solo which I have never done before. I'd love to hear your input after this trip! emoticon

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Looking forward in April on the Norwegian Epic in a studio cabin. I am looking forward to my first solo cruise without any girlfriends. It will be the biggest ship that I have been on. It has 19 decks, wow. I watched a video of a tour of the studio cabin and it looked nice. I have never cruised 3 months out before, usually it would be anywhere from 6 months to 8 months. So has anyone got any advice for me going on the Epic, I am going on 2 cruises back to back to get my 14 days out, Eastern Caribbean. I'm looking forward going to the Bahamas which I hadn't been to but have the other ports. Disappointed there are no coin laundry onboard. Thanks for any advice.

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I recieved an e-book copy of a book on the Disney Cruise Ships. A great bit of information. My review is http://mnleona.blogspot.com/2012/07/planet
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Has anyone cruised on the Norweigan Epic and stayed in one of the singles rooms?


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To Nancy KY:
I have cruised a lot. I find you can usually get your best deals close to sale time. The cruise lines want to sail with a full ship. So they dump their left over rooms on the travel sites. We usually don't travel in the summer, a generally busy time. So I wasn't sure if that would be true for summer as well. Out of curiosity, I checked a few of the sites I usually go to for deals. I found Alaska cruises in June at Hotwire for $399 and $499 (inside room) depending on what week you went. Some other sites I check are Expedia, Orbitz. I have booked through all these sites (if not a cruise at least an airline ticket or hotel). I have had no trouble with any of them. If you can be a little flexible on which week you want, you can pick the best priced week.

One tip, if I have to fly to get to the port, I always buy my airline ticket to arrive the day before the cruise is supposed to leave. With airline delays and missed flights, it's cheaper to spend one night in a hotel than miss your cruise because you missed an airline connection.

I usually go to Kayak for airline tickets because they will pull up all the other sites so you can compare prices from all at one time. (Kayak doesn't sell cruises.)

Our last cruise was a transatlantic (repositioning) cruise. Since there is only one for each ship each year, I thought I should probably book that one early. However, we ended up not buying early. I thought it might be sold out by the time we were ready to commit. However, we got the tickets for just about half what we would have paid if we had booked early. Basically both our tickets cost what one would have cost had we booked earlier.

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Where is the best place to go search for deals?


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My husband and I are wanting to take Alaska cruise last week in June is it to late to get good deals?

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In 2012, Holland America Line will offer 27 cruises on three ships — ms Maasdam, ms Eurodam and ms Veendam — to ports along the eastern coast of North America.

Scheduled May through October, the itineraries range from seven to 15 days, with the ms Veendam repositioning to the region in 2012.

Maasdam begins the season with a 15-day northbound cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Montréal, Québec, Canada. During the voyage, guests will visit Charleston, S.C.; Newport, R.I.; Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Gaspé and Sept-Îles, Saguenay; and Québec City, Québec, before arriving at Montréal. Highlights include an overnight call at Québec City.

From May 12 through the Sept. 29 departure, Maasdam offers 15 seven-day sailings between Montréal and Boston, with calls at Québec City, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax and Bar Harbor. The itineraries feature scenic cruising along the St. Lawrence River. Maasdam concludes the season with a 13-day sailing Oct. 6 from Montréal to Fort Lauderdale. Ports of call include Québec City, Saguenay, Baie-Comeau, Gaspé, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax and Port Canaveral, Fla.

During the height of the 2012 fall foliage season, Eurodam will sail three 10-day cruises in September and October between New York and Québec City. The ship will call at Newport, R.I.; Gloucester (Boston), Mass.; Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown and Saguenay. The itinerary also features an overnight call at Québec City and cruising along Saguenay Fjord.

On Oct. 14, Eurodam will depart on a 13-day cruise from Québec City to Fort Lauderdale. The cruise begins with an overnight aboard ship in Québec City and then sails for Saguenay, Baie-Comeau, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Gloucester (Boston) and Newport.

Veendam begins its Canada/New England season with a 13-day cruise from New York to Montréal Sept. 2. The ship will call at Gloucester, Bar Harbor, St. John, Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown, Gaspé, Saguenay and Québec City along the way. Guests on this itinerary will enjoy an overnight call at Québec City before arriving at Montréal.

In September and October, Veendam will sail five seven-day itineraries between Montréal and Boston. Ports of call include Québec City, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax and Bar Harbor, with scenic cruising along the St. Lawrence River.
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Avalon Waterways is preparing to unveil two more Suite Ships, christening the the Avalon Vista and Avalon Visionary in May of 2012.

Joining the Avalon Panorama, Avalon Waterways is providing cruisers a total of 185 Panorama and Royal Suites, measuring 200 and 300 square feet respectively.

While the Avalon Vista is a sister ship to the Avalon Panorama, the new, smaller 52-suite Avalon Visionary provides cruisers the experience of the Rhine River itinerary. Serving as the Visionary’s godmother is Nicole Mazza, representing American Marketing Group.

For the first time, Avalon Waterways will unveil two ships – the Avalon Visionary and Avalon Vista – in one christening ceremony. Mazza will be joined by Canada’s travel industry insider Vanessa Lee, serving as the Vista’s godmother.

The Avalon Visionary and Avalon Vista mark the company’s 12th and 13th new ships in Europe since 2004. Post-christening, the Avalon Visionary will introduce Panorama Suites to the Rhine River in 2012, sailing the 8-day Romantic Rhine cruise (starting at $1,849) as well as several Christmas cruises. The Avalon Vista will sail the 11-day Legendary Danube cruise (starting at $1,839) and 13-day Blue Danube Discovery (priced from $2,249) as well as the 15-day Magnificent Europe vacation.
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The Norwegian Gem will be the third Norwegian Cruise Line ship to feature Nickelodeon entertainment programming, starting Feb. 2012. // (c) 2011 Norwegian Cruise Line.


Norwegian Cruise Line and Nickelodeon have expanded their partnership by extending the family entertainment and programming from two to three ships with the addition of Norwegian Gem, beginning in Feb. 2012. Nickelodeon-themed family events, shows and activities were first introduced in April 2010 on Norwegian Jewel and in July 2010 on Norwegian Epic.

Each Norwegian Gem cruise will feature a live Nickelodeon-themed interactive show in the main theater; Nick Live Poolside!, where families can take part in interactive games and activities by the pool; Breakfast with the Characters, where kids and adults can eat, sing and play with SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Patrick, Diego and more; Dora’s Dance Party, where kids can join Dora and the Nickelodeon cast to dance and sing along; and a meet and greets with popular Nickelodeon characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and many more. In addition, there are also other family activities offered, including Nick Jr. Story Time, family trivia and special arts and crafts sessions.

Norwegian Gem will begin offering Nickelodeon programming year-round beginning on the Feb. 19, 2012 cruise, sailing from New York City to the Bahamas and Florida. The ship is sailing a series of seven-day Bahamas and Florida voyages from New York City through Sept. 1, 2012. Ports of call include Orlando and the Beaches (Port Canaveral), Florida; Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian’s private island) and Nassau, Bahamas, as well as three relaxing days at sea.
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and thats usually when I like to travel, pick up a deal and hopefully not too crowded

we did get a deal on our dec cruise but it is sold out so a full ship

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The economy is probably part of it. After all most people have had to economize as one or the other or both partners have lost their jobs or taken a pay/hours decrease. So people aren't traveling like they used to.

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I have an excellent ta who takes care of us and will honor price drops
Most cruise lines will not do that
With all the last min deals I think the poor economy is scaring people

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We are in Minensota and the air fare is what hurts us.

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Yeah, I keep seeing the last minute deals but with the added travel costs it just doesn't add up for me. I tend to book 6 months - a year for my cruises.

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We usually book directly with the cruise lines so we haven't had that problem.

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Looks like there are a lot of "last minute" deals but I usually plan 6-12 months ahead of time

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So many of the cruise lines are using similar names, I have to think. That is a world of difference. Someone did not get clear instructions.


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It seems I am a sugaraholic and cannot stop myself
Thnx for trying to get a topic going. Wish more would visit

A cruise pax booked the Dream and was not happy to find herself aboard Carnival and not Disney! How does one make that mistake? I pour over my docs when I receive them.

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I know the recipe is a bit much but I wanted to get this board moving. I had in my document files. One could make it for a group and eat a little of it. My mother was a diabetic and would take a sliver of something once in a while to satisfy herself.
Glad to know the people did not have to eat Span even though I do like it myself.

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Whoa! Can't even read that recipe!! Trying desperately to not eat sugar.

Cruise news. Carnival has another mega ship a sister to magic?

I get the blogs from John heald their head cd, the one who was on splendor during the fire.

Ps the guests did not eat spam

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Black Forest Cake
from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Ingredients:
PASTRY
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups white sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups butter milk
½ cup shortening
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup Schwarzwaelder Kirshwasser (or cherry liquor)
FILLING
1 cup sugar powder
1 pinch salt
1 can (0.5 liter) pitted cherries pitted
1 cup heavy whipping cream
½ teaspoon vanilla tablespoon Kirschwasser
TOPPING
1 square semisweet chocolate or remaining crumbs
COOKING
Preheat oven to 350 * F (175* C). Line the bottom of two 8” round pans with parchment circles or grease and flour the pans.
Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add flour mixture, alternating with milk, beat until combined.
Pour into 2 round 8” cake pans. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool completely. Remove paper (if any) from under the cakes. Cut each layer in half horizontally, making 4 layers total. (You may also have 2 layers instead of 4). Sprinkle layers with ½ cup Kirschwasser.
In separate bowl , whip the cream to stiff peaks. Beat in a pinch of salt. Beat again. Spread first layer of cake with 1/3 of the filling (use ½ of the filling if you have 2 layers). Top with 1/3 (2/3) of the cherries. Repeat with the remaining layers (layer).
Frost top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with chocolate curls made by using a potato peeler on semisweet baking chocolate and use the remaining crumbs to sprinkle the sides of the cake.
Enjoy
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Let's start a message board on cruise news. Post about a ship, food, place, sometime new or any other news you have.
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