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Today was largely a travel day for us. We departed the ship in Civitavecchia at 8:15. We found disembarking to be very easy — it’s one of the benefits of passengers rolling on and off the manifest at most of the ports-of-call. You simply don’t have the mad crush of an entire ship disgorging itself […]

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Day #1: To Rome

After a very busy week, we departed for the airport around 9:30am. Our flight to Detroit was uneventful despite some weather in the Detroit area, which thankfully missed both our arrival and departure. We had about a four hour layover, but we passed the time with an early dinner at P.F. Chang’s (where I’d eaten […]

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Day #13: Dubai to Tokyo

This was really just a travel day with a departure from Dubai at 8:30am on an Emirates Boeing 777-200LR, arriving in Tokyo-Haneda around 10:30pm. Here’s our precise route as flown during the 9:20 flight: A few items of interest… We flew over the western end of the Himalayas. Since it was day time, nice weather, […]

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Day #8: Paris & Dubai

Today, we flew from Paris to Dubai on an Emirates A380 (undoubtedly my favorite airplane to date, having flown it three times): It’s like the Rolls-Royce of planes. And Emirates is no slouch of an airline either — everyone was impressed by the quality of their cabin, inflight entertainment, food/beverage offerings, and level of service. […]

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Day #2: Würzburg, Germany

When I woke up, the ladies were just off the coast of Ireland, which gave me enough time to get showered, packed up, checked out, and over to their terminal on the other side of the airport. They landed a little ahead of schedule (Libby texted me right away) and were pretty quick getting through […]

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