Steakhouses at Sea: Chops Grille on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Posted on July 14, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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It’s time to take a look at another “Steakhouse at Sea,” this time we cruise into Chops Grille which is featured on just about every Royal Caribbean cruise ship with a few exceptions. Like most steakhouses on land, Chops Grille is a dark wood, white tablecloth restaurant that features prime beef, seafood, and chicken. Because […]

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Cruiser’s Log: MSC Divina Bahamas Cruise, Day 3 – July 4, 2016

Posted on July 7, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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The third and final day of this quick Bahamas cruise on the MSC Divina just happened to be Independence Day. We arrived at our second port of call, Nassau in the Bahamas shortly after 8am. Once again, our arrival was signaled by strong vibrations and plenty of rattling in our stateroom. Yesterday I mentioned that […]

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Cruiser’s Log: MSC Divina Bahamas Cruise, Day 2 – July 3, 2016

Posted on July 6, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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Day number two on the MSC Divina and we’re docked in Port Canaveral, Florida… home to… well, not much, except the Kennedy Space Center. We were contemplating renting a car and going to Disney World for a few hours, but thought it would be more of a hassle than anything, so we stayed on board. […]

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Cruiser’s Log: MSC Divina Bahamas Cruise, Day 1 – July 2, 2016

Posted on July 5, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
MSC Divina anchored off Great Stirrup Cay

What better way to spend Independence Day than on a cruise ship, right? Never mind the thousands of people lining up to watch fireworks at the local beach or park, my mind was made up that I was going to avoid all that and spend it at sea. With the holiday falling on a Monday […]

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Royal Caribbean Orders a 5th Oasis-Class Cruise Ship

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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Royal Caribbean is expanding its fleet of Oasis-class ships on the heels of the launch of the latest – and world’s largest cruise ship – Harmony of the Seas. Launched earlier this month, Harmony joins sisters Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas in a unique class of vessel that holds upwards of […]

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Carnival Splendor – A Journey of Food

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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A cruise is a great way to spend a vacation relaxing, exploring new destinations, soaking up some sun and enjoying the serenity an ocean cruise offers.  But there is also one other key ingredient to cruising… the food! It’s no secret that eating is a large part of the cruise vacation experience.  With most ships […]

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Carnival Splendor, Western Caribbean Cruise – May 15 – 21, 2016 Final Report

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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The other day I posted some notes and photos of Joe Palko‘s cruise on the Carnival Splendor from Carnival Cruise Line.  Joe has been gracious enough to share his thoughts on the cruise with my readers and just filed his “wrap up” report on the trip.  If you haven’t read the first part of this […]

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Carnival Splendor, Western Caribbean Cruise – May 15 – 21, 2016

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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My friend Joe Palko is currently onboard the Carnival Splendor sailing through the Western Caribbean on a 7-day cruise that departed from Miami on May 15, 2016. Over the course of the week, the ship will visit Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Georgetown in the Cayman Islands, and Cozumel, Mexico. The Carnival Splendor joined the Carnival fleet […]

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Burt & Max’s, Delray Beach (Delray Marketplace)

Posted on May 12, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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Wednesday night dinner plans changed at the last minute, so I rang up a friend and said, “do you guys want to go to dinner with us tonight?” Knowing that they live out in west Delray Beach, I suggested Burt & Max’s at Delray Marketplace. A little out of the way for me and my […]

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“Who, me?” Or, “Did Someone Just Pick this as The Blog of the Week?”

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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I was deep into a glass of Moscato at the bar at The Cheesecake Factory Monday night when one of those semi-annoying Facebook notifications popped up on my phone saying someone tagged me in a post. I put my glass down and went online to see what was up. Much to my surprise, I was […]

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