Monthly Archives: September 2016

Splendor Behind the Fun Tour

On the last sea day, Carnival offered a Behind The Fun tour on the Splendor. This tour (which you can book like a shore excursion) takes a few lucky guests into areas normally reserved for crew only. We started our … Continue reading

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Ketchikan Duck Tour

Ketchikan Duck Tour The duck tour in Ketchikan has nothing to do with quacking birds.  It’s an amphibious vehicle. Some places use former military vehicles for duck rides. The ducks in Ketchikan are custom made for the tours because the … Continue reading

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San Juan, Paseo de la Princesa, and Diving Pelicans

San Juan Puerto Rico is a great port stop for cruise ship passengers who don’t want to spend much if any money. Of course excursions are available as are taxis and van tours at the port for those who want … Continue reading

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Valparaiso, Chile

We came into Valparaiso by bus on a day trip from Santiago. Most people on our tour went back to Santiago with the bus at the end of the day. A few others besides us stayed in Valparaiso, checking into … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Loyalty Programs

Want to know how your favorite cruise line’s loyalty program stacks up against the rest? Compare a variety of major lines here and see what each one has to offer. Continue reading

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Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Cruise Ship Port

Guatemala is a Spanish-speaking Central American country with volcanoes, rain forests, and ancient Mayan sites. Their currency is the Guatemalan quetzal, but shops at the cruise port are quite happy to accept American dollars. Shopkeepers at the port speak at … Continue reading

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