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May 3: Portland, England

(Original and secondary itinerary: At Sea)

We were going to be up early anyway because our shore excursion takes us hours away from the ship. But it’s also the day before we fly back to the USA. So that means we also needed our COVID tests. Assigned time: 6-6:15 am. Plenty of time to get tested, go back to our rooms to wait, and for me to have breakfast delivered before our 7:15 excursion departure.

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April 28: Hamburg Germany

(Original itinerary: Tallinn Estonia)

(Secondary itinerary: Visby, Sweden)

(Tertiary itinerary: At Sea)

(Quaternary itinerary: Hamburg (for Berlin))

Final itinerary is still listed as Hamburg (for Berlin), but no Berlin options are offered. Grrr. Interestingly, Princess starts greeting about the EnchantedPrincess as coming soon with all new itineraries. Which it is but as someone ON the ship, I find that frustrating. So… even Princess thinks of this cruise as just a repositioning? Explains a lot actually. #NotWhatISignedUpFor

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Travels Revisited: Dublin

I was on a fantastic tour, run by CIE. I met lovely people including Robin and Stella from Canada. There was a massive heat wave in parts of the world where air conditioning is rarely a consideration, and chilled cider never tasted so good.

Which is not to say I didn’t enjoy an Irish coffee from time to time.

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