MFenske

MFenske
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Hometown: Independence, California
Joined: 08/14/2015
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About MFenske

I am an avid cruiser and have been cruising since I was 12 years old. I am now 60 and have been on most cruise lines still available today. Our reasons for cruising are R&R as my husband and my jobs are very stressful. We have cruised the most with Princess but also enjoy Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Celebrity, Holland America and on occasion Carnival. We will be taking our family on a Disney Cruise in 2017 and that will be, for us, a trip of a lifetime. We have owned a travel agency for over 15 years but are now retired from that industry, preferring to just DO the travel. We really believe that if they don't cruise there it probably isn't worth visiting! Seriously though, for someone who has never cruised before it takes some real investigation to match the proper cruise line with the client. There is something for everyone in the cruising industry and with a little bit of effort the match can be made in heaven. It's not to say that land packages cannot be a wonderful experience, it's just that we prefer to unpack once and see the sights.


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Crown Princess

August 2015 - Crown Princess to Alaska - Inside Passage

Aug 1, 2015 Alaska Cruise - Crown Princess

This was our 5th Alaska cruise and the 2nd with Princess. We enjoyed the entire cruise and had a seamless experience using airfare and transfers booked through Princess. Our only disappointment was the shortened time in Ketchikan and Victoria, BC. Our balcony cabin was perfect and was kept neat as a pin by our room steward. The weather was perfect, averaging in the low 70's. Most evenings a light jacket was all that was needed, even out on the balcony. It had been 9 years since our last cruise and we were surprised at the more casual dress on the two formal nights. Yes, there were those "diehard" guests in tux and formals, but the majority leaned towards suit and tie for the men and business attire for the ladies, either pantsuits or street length dresses. All in all we were happy with everything and returned home relaxed and refreshed.

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Norwegian Star

October 2006 - Norwegian Star to Mexico

"A Halloween Cruise with lots of fun filled moments!"

Grand Princess

October 2005 - Grand Princess to Canada, New England, New York

"Fantastic weather but about 1 week too early to see the explosion if fall color that year."

MFenske's Tips

Ketchikan, Alaska - Too short a time in port. The Lumberjack Show we had seen on a previous trip and is a lot of fun.
Juneau, Alaska - We made a major jewelry purchase at Diamonds International. Total VIP service.
Seattle, Washington - Our first time in Seattle. Called 2 months prior to reserve Sunday Brunch at the Space Needle. Food was outstanding. Pike Place Market was over-crowded and too big to see in a few short hours.
Skagway, Alaska - Loved Liarsville and the bus ride up the pass. We also enjoyed visiting the salmon hatchery. Salmon Bake was over priced and a "bust" for us.
Crown Princess Crown Princess - Pay for the Thermal Spa. $199 for a couple and the highlight of our cruise.

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