Monthly Archives: December 2012

Accommodations on the Norwegian Pearl

Like any large cruise ship, the Norwegian Pearl has a variety of stateroom categories based on what passengers are willing to pay when choosing their cruise ship accommodations.  Budget-minded travelers pick a basic inside cabin.  Even among the same sort … Continue reading

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Easy Chocolate Pistachio Cream Pie

Recipe for Chocolate and Pistachio pudding pie with a unique graham cracker coconut crust. Simple to make, but fancy enough to serve to guests. Continue reading

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One Night in Barcelona

Our transatlantic cruise for the new Carnival Breeze’s maiden voyage to America began in Barcelona, Spain.  While we would have liked more time to explore the area, we had just one night in Barcelona. On our cab ride to the … Continue reading

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2012 Blog Of The Year Award

To commemorate the past year in blogging, The Thought Palette has created a Blog of the Year 2012 award.   Thank you to Nicole of NMNPHX  for nominating my blog. The complete rules and details of this award are available at The … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Pearl

It all started with a random picture.  An Alaskan wilderness small-ship cruise I once took on the Safari Quest ended in Ketchikan on a beautiful sunny fall day.  Strolling through town, camera in hand, I just happened to glance at … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Safety Drill

The news media sensationalizes any mishap involving cruise ships. Are these floating resorts safe? What do cruise ships do to insure the safety of their passengers? Continue reading

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How to Make a Towel Dinosaur

Step-by-step instructions with photos on how to fold a towel dinosaur. Continue reading

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