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Activities are hiking trails, local beaches, and other places that locals are familiar with but are often unheard of. Places well worth checking out.

Teotihuacan Pyramids, Mexico Places of Interest Places of Interest are exactly that. Every destination has places that are must see. Here we spotlight these museums, landmarks, old buildings, and anything of interest that you won’t want to miss.

100_0301 Souvenirs/ Shopping Looking for that perfect souvenir from your travels? Here you can find that must have item and where you can purchase it.

The Carnival Imagination “Employee Spotlight” goes to room stewards Imade Adnyana (R) and Themmila (L). Imade is from India, and likes working on the ship to support his family, and also enjoys meeting people and learning their culture. Themmila is from Indonesia, and likes visiting different places, and being able to help her family financially. Other spotlights go to the “Towel Animal” and the blue whale ( not sure what his name is). Both were a big a hit on the ship.

Regal Princess “Spotlight Employees”. It is impossible to say “thank you” to everyone that works hard, to make  your cruise special. From the captain, to the night workers that are behind the scene (while you sleep), getting everything prepared for the next morning, I want to thank you all for making my cruise a special one. Here are a few of the crew members that i got to know:

These are my new magician buddies that I met on the ship. Gustavo (L) from Mazatlan, Mexico, says he misses his niece Amy, and his favorite port is Halifax. Dumitru Lozouonu (R) from Moldiva ( which he describes as the shape of a grape and produces excellent wine). His favorite port is Bar Harbor because it is amazing and relaxing.

This was my room steward Rowena S. Manaol, from the Phillipines. She has been working with Princess for 15 years. While away she misses her 2 children John Nicholas Legaspi (age 7) and her daughter Hyne Reigh Rylie Legaspi (age 4). Rowena enjoys her job because she gets to meet people from all over the world and create memories for her guests.

These are 2 of the dining team, I got to know during my cruise. Milan Totovic (L) is from Serbia and loves his job as a Jr. Waiter. The best part is meeting and being able to serve the guests. Yulia Babocichina (R) is from Romania and has been with cruise lines for 6 1/2 years and on about 10 ships. Her favorite places are Istanbul, Monte Carlo, Rome, and San Francisco.