Monthly Archives: May 2015

Holland America Veendam

Holland America ships are easily recognizable on the horizon by the dark blue color of their hulls, which sets them apart from other mostly white cruise ships.  They also tend toward smaller size.  While some cruise lines build bigger and … Continue reading

Posted in Holland America, Veendam | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

Decatur Island

While we love to take trips on cruise ships, sometimes it’s nice to cruise around in a small private boat.  We miss our dog when traveling without her, and taking our own boat to a dog-friendly cabin means she can … Continue reading

Posted in Washington | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Memories of a Cruise Ship Doctor Part 9-Still Cruising

Although no longer a cruise ship physician, Len Kreisler MD still enjoys cruising as a passenger.  He’s added this last story in just for the blog.  His previous stories on the blog came from his book regarding his cruise ship … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Blogs, Shipboard Life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

As the Wilderness Adventurer of Un-Cruise Adventures approached Friday Harbor on San Juan Island we saw more activity on the little walkway that goes past the window to our room than we had all cruise long – all crew people. … Continue reading

Posted in Port Cities, Un-Cruise Adventures, Washington, Wilderness Adventurer | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Is a Cruise Ship Cabin Crowded With More Than 2 People?

  For the most part, cruise ship cabins are designed to hold two people, and usually they do.  Sometimes though people cruise in larger groups and more than two stay in the same cabin.  Different ships have different ways to … Continue reading

Posted in Carnival, Holland America, Norwegian, Shipboard Life, Splendor, Sun, Westerdam | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Martinique, Where Volcanos and Credit Card Bills Blow Up

Carnival Splendor docked at Fort de France, Martinique on a sunny November day.  A welcome back Carnival banner greeted the ship at the dock, hung for the first arriving ship of the season.  Passengers with booked shore excursions gathered in … Continue reading

Posted in Caribbean, Carnival, Ports of Call, Splendor | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Cruise Ship Cabins on Carnival Legend

Carnival Legend spends a good part of the year cruising out of Australia, where you can book a cruise at Carnival Australia.  In the northern hemisphere’s summer, when it is winter in the southern hemisphere, the Legend moves to America … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska, Australia, Carnival, Legend, Shipboard Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments