On the bridge with the Captain ~ Celebrity Equinox Cruise

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899


On The Bridge with the Captain~Celebrity Equinox Cruise


What an incredible time we had on the Celebrity “Equinox” Cruise in July 2014! We met part of our family in Venice and boarded the Celebrity Equinox and found each port on the way to Istanbul exciting!! One of the highlights on board was our special invitation by the Captain to visit the bridge on the ship to see what goes on with the “driving” of the ship!


Captain Panagiotis Mantzavinos from the island of Kefalonia, Greece is delightful and quite humorous.  There is no doubt his primary concern is the safety, security and welfare of all guests and crew onboard.


A passion of mine is traveling and I work as hard as I play. I am a recognized professional in NW Austin real estate. I’m a good listener and act, not react to your needs.  I have systems in place, references at hand and proven solutions to getting your home sold. Let’s schedule a time to see if we are a good match. Let me put my expertise to work for you..call me at 512-346-1799 or email at dillard@reloaustin.com for a free market evaluation of your home.


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Christopher Lotte
Red 1 Realty - Lithopolis, OH
Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243

Looks like a fun trip!.. One of my friends went to Istanbul a few days ago to "cultural himself a little".. maybe you ran into him! =)

Jul 29, 2014 03:39 AM #1
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

I love those meet up vacations.  My daughter was taking a "semester at sea" and I met up with her in Athens for a week--so much fun!

Jul 29, 2014 03:58 AM #2
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Dorie, I bet you had a fantastic time.  That's one trip I've always dreamed of taking.  

Jul 29, 2014 03:59 AM #3
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Wow, what a beautiful family and what a great trip.  I don't see Handsome Hudson, though...

Jul 29, 2014 04:01 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a beautiful shot of your family, and I am delighted that you had a great time on your cruise.  A

Jul 29, 2014 05:03 AM #5
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Everyone seems to be in good spirits.

We never made the bridge.

Jul 29, 2014 07:18 AM #6
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Love the family photo with the Captain-everyone looks gorgeous and so glad that you had a great time.  Can't wait to hear more about this amazing trip Dorie - so, where to next??

Jul 29, 2014 08:13 AM #7
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: I know you and Geno have a passion for travel and have seen some amazing places...good to see you had plenty of family along on this trip as well.

Jul 29, 2014 08:16 AM #8
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Dorie ...Looks like a lot of fun! I'm glad you and Geno get to see so many amazing places!

Have a great night in Austin!

Jul 29, 2014 09:13 AM #9
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Chris: We have been to Istanbul several times and love the people and the culture!

Hi Norma: I agree..so much fun!

Hi Susan: Handome Hudson's mother is ready to deliver baby sister..no intermational travel for them!

Hi Ron & Alexander: We had a memory making cruise!

Hi Than: We had so much fun!

Hi Joanna: We just had to cancel our trip to Singapore & Bali..with Gene in the the hospital with CHF..we are staying put!

Hi Anita: This was a special trip with daughter & family!

Hi Rob: We did ..just sorry Geno had a rough time & came home to the hospital:(.

Jul 29, 2014 10:22 AM #10
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good evening Dorie. It is good to see that you were invited to the bridge. This is a formality that is extended to a rare few.

Jul 29, 2014 10:29 AM #11
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That sounds like a wonderful cruise, with exciting ports of call, Dorie!

Jul 29, 2014 11:49 AM #12
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Michael: We appreciated the invite for sure:).

Hi Myrl: It was a wonderful time!

Jul 29, 2014 12:02 PM #13
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Dorie, That trip sounds so exciting. My husband and I need to get back to traveling. This house building business has put so much on hold.

Jul 29, 2014 12:11 PM #14
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Celebrity Equinox is the name of the greatest science-based celebrity reality show in the making LOL!

Jul 29, 2014 04:26 PM #15
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher


Life is short. Go on every trip you can and do as much good in the world as possible! Go for gold!

Jul 29, 2014 04:27 PM #16
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

So soothing to be cruising Dorie.  Your trip sounded like a fabulous one with family and all.  Maneuvering those babies takes a ton of skill and experience.

Jul 29, 2014 06:32 PM #17
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Dorie. Thank you for taking us along on your trip. One of the gifts of working hard is your ability to play hard.

Jul 29, 2014 07:18 PM #18
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Looks like lots of fun, Dorie.  Certainly appears that everyone is having a great time in this great picture.

Jul 29, 2014 09:14 PM #19
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Debbie: You will again!

Hi Laura: Who knew!!

Hi Joe: Yes it is!

Hi Gabe: We did have a lot of fun!

Jul 29, 2014 09:29 PM #20
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