Monthly Archives: June 2016

Cozumel Beaches On Your Own – Sky Reef

Cozumel is always one of my favorite ports. The beautiful aqua blue water in some areas stays so clear you can see the bottom even when fairly deep. The second largest coral reef in the world, the Meso American Reef, … Continue reading

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Santiago, Chile

Our trans-Pacific cruise on P&O Arcadia started from Valparaiso, Chile, which meant flying into Santiago, about 70 miles away. Port stops never last long, but when starting or ending a cruise you sometimes have the opportunity for a longer stay. … Continue reading

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Packing For a Cruise

As far as travel goes, about the only thing worse than packing for a trip is unpacking when you get home. Both are necessary though because it’s pretty hard to travel without bringing anything. What to bring varies from person … Continue reading

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Celebrity’s Qsine – Where Fun Meets Food

For a totally intriguing dining experience when sailing with Celebrity try dinner at their unique specialty restaurant, Qsine. It is a premium restaurant with a surcharge, but you can save money by booking on a port day when the price … Continue reading

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Would You Want Bad News On A Cruise?

In these days of cell phones and computers, people are rarely out of touch with those at home even when off traveling. After spending money for a cruise and having put in all the time for booking the cruise, planning … Continue reading

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The Secret Rooms

Some of Carnival‘s ships, such as the Breeze and the Splendor, have a row of rooms across the bow on some decks. The Splendor has 6 of these rooms each on decks 6 and 7. These rooms all have a … Continue reading

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How to Win a Ship on a Stick

Love them or hate them, the prize for many of the games on Carnival’s ships consists of a plastic ship trophy with the ship’s name on the base, commonly called a ship on a stick. The people who covet these … Continue reading

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