Monday, April 27, 2009

Back From London

We arrived home from London after a 15 day transatlantic cruise on the Grand Princess. We had a great time, visited Scotland and Ireland. First I would like to talk about the Grand Princess. We are a loyal Princess cruiser so we have been on the Grand Many times, most recently 33 days last fall. The Grand came online in 1998 which makes her over ten years old. She is starting to show her age but still a desirable ship. We personally like her new cousin the Emerald Princess because of some new features but with basically the same design. We have always loved the way the staff is so accommodating on the Grand and our last trip was no exception. Now the highlight of our trip was a stop at Le Havre, France and a visit to the Normandy Beaches. It brought a lump to my throat when we walked on Omaha Beach and saw all the embankments on the cliffs around it, it was sure easy to see why so many brave men were killed during that landing. We both wish we would have had more time there, and will perhaps visit it again someday.

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