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Genoa, Italy with Kids

We could tell we were going to love Genoa as soon as we pulled into port. The city rises from the water to the surrounding hills. It looks both modern and historic and was teaming with Christmas lights. Genoa is the home port of MSC. The MSC Orchestra received “rock star” parking at the old […]

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Marseille, France with Kids

Marseille, France was the last stop for us on our MSC cruise through the Mediterranean. Marseille is France’s oldest city and second largest. It has lots to offer. It was far less touristy than other stops and we felt at home with stores we recognized. It’s not shiny like the other stops. In fact, it’s […]

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Christmas In Athens With Kids

Our December cruise ship itinerary had us spending Christmas in Athens. During the planning stage we were concerned that there wouldn’t be much to do on Christmas Day in Athens. Bad weather in the Mediterranean, however put us in port a day early. We ended up spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Athens, giving […]

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Corfu, Greece by Cruise Ship

Corfu was our first stop in Greece. It greeted us with a beautiful city ripe for walking around and exploring. Our MSC cruise was in Corfu from 2pm to 8pm. The late arrival did not take advantage of our kids’ best hours, but we made it work by exploring on our own and arriving back […]

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Cruise Port Katakolon, Greece with Kids

This post contains affiliate links. The cruise port Katakolon is your access point to Olympia, Greece (origin of the modern Olympics). MSC offered several shore excursions but we booked our own with Olympic Traveller and it ended up being cheaper, quicker and included the same things that were included with the MSC “Taste of Ancient […]

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Cruise Port Civitavecchia with Kids

The Cruise Port of Civitavecchia, Italy provides access to Rome. We arrived into port at 7:30am well ahead of the 9am scheduled arrival. Although we were early the wind was howling and the rain was pouring down. We spent breakfast watching the sea break over the breakwaters and discussed our plan. This was my sister’s first […]

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Cruise Port Messina, Italy with Kids

This post contains affiliate links.  We ended up at Cruise Port Messina with access to Taormina and Mount Etna, completely unprepared. Our MSC Christmas Mediterranean Cruise faced several disruptions due to rough weather in the Mediterranean. Instead of heading to Malta we were re-routed to Messina in Sicily. We booked an MSC transfer to Taormina […]

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Ghent, Belgium with Kids

Ghent should be on the top of your Belgium visit list! It was our favorite of the large Belgium towns and made us wonder why we didn’t get here sooner. We made an Autumn weekend visit, driving down on Friday and heading home on Sunday. We had ample time to enjoy the city, but were […]

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Renting a Boat in Croatia – With Kids

The highlight of our Croatia trip was renting a boat and seeing the coastline and surrounding islands. We loved the freedom to explore and be on our own schedule. The prices are reasonable and boats are plentiful, so no matter where you are getting a boat is possible. Like many of the other aspects of […]

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Amsterdam Canal Boat Rental with Kids

As part of our staycation in Amsterdam we wanted to take to the water and explore by boat. On our winter Amsterdam visit we took one of the generic boat tours through the canal. They had a kids tour and we pumped the kids full of snacks to keep them quiet so we could enjoy […]

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