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Joes Travels

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Serenade of the Seas Room 4560 OceanView

Our stay on the Serenade of the seas we wanted to be on deck 4 because we thought it would be a good location to get everywhere on the ship. I was concerned that we might hear music and people, as our room was near the Centrum with music and customer service, but we didn’t […]

Serenade of the Seas Centrum

Serenade of the Seas – Boarding Day

We had purchased valet parking online from the Port of Tampa, and I am so glad we did. We pulled up, the porter took our luggage. I thanked and tipped him. The valet scanned our parking pass that we printed out, and we got in line for security. The extra $20 for valet was well […]

Joe in Ybor City

Tampa Bay and Ybor City – Boarding Serenade of the Seas

It’s Cruise Day! We awoke from our slumber and got ready. Quick showers then off to explore Ybor City. The coffee at the hotel was just horrible. I don’t know how hotels can sleep at night serving sub-par coffee. The continental breakfast wasn’t much better, but it was enough to tide us until we could […]

Christy, Joe and Jessie

Tennessee to Tampa Bay, Cruise the next day

Our Cruise on the Serenade of the Seas began with a road trip. It’s around 700 miles from Sevierville, TN to Tampa, FL – We had looked at plane tickets, but it just wasn’t as cost effective for the three of us to fly vs drive. Plus this way we didn’t have to stress about […]

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A Traveler’s Guide to Healthy Eating While on the Road

Between hotel rooms, fast food stops, and unfamiliar restaurants, how do you continue to eat healthy while you’re traveling on the road? It’s not always easy, but sticking to a healthy diet is very possible. Discover how you can maintain your diet and your travel plans at the same time with these healthy eating tips. […]