Monthly Archives: January 2017

You Can’t Control The Weather and Neither Can The Captain

Cruising Disappointments – Missing a Port Due to Weather Up to this point, I’ve been lucky. In all the cruises we have done we had never missed a port or changed course due to weather. We once missed a port … Continue reading

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Athens and Piraeus

Like many ports that list a famous city for the port when they really stop in a smaller less known place, when ships stop in Athens they actually dock in Piraeus. Our local taxi driver pronounced it Peer-ray. None of … Continue reading

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Cartagena, Colombia

Find a window seat when sailing into or out of Cartagena, Columbia because the ship sails past some fantastic scenery including ancient forts. Celebrity Infinity visited Cartagena as the last port on a 17 day Panama Canal cruise. The ship … Continue reading

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Food on the Ruby Princess

Like all the big cruise ships, Ruby Princess has food in abundance and a variety of places to get it, with the two main places in the dining rooms or buffet. Ruby Princess has 3 dining rooms. Bottticelli serves first … Continue reading

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Interview with John Heald – Rescue at Sea

Helicopter Rescue at Sea Cruise ships have two types of sea rescues that could happen during the course of a cruise. The least common and most unlikely is rescue of people from another vessel in distress. If a ship comes … Continue reading

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