Monthly Archives: September 2014

A Quick Stop in Victoria

Port Stop in Victoria From Ketchikan to Victoria, the Westerdam raced against a Princess boat that left about the same time.   Apparently whoever arrives first gets through customs first and the other ship has to wait. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Hood Canal Bridge

When the Wilderness Adventurer headed to Hoodsport as the first stop of the Un-Cruise Adventures Washington Coastal cruise, I had hoped to have a chance to see the Hood Canal Bridge from a boat’s point of view.  It’s a pretty … Continue reading

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Memoirs of a Cruise Ship Doctor Part 2 – Crew Problems

Part of a cruise ship doctor’s duties involve taking care of the ship’s crew.  Likely they need the doctor more than most passengers since they live on board for many months at a time working long hours every day. In … Continue reading

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Port Angeles Underground

  I always thought Seattle was unique in having raised the level of the city’s streets in the past and that the  Seattle Underground Tour was the only tour of the historic underground that once upon a time was the … Continue reading

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Hato Caves, Curacao

Outside of the Divina, of MSC  Cruises, we boarded a bus for our excursion to Hato Caves. Along the way the tour guide gave us a lesson in the history of Curacao (our local tour guide pronounced this Kure-uh-sow.) One … Continue reading

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