Monthly Archives: January 2018

Amber Cove & Ocean World

Carnival Magic backed slowly into the dock at Amber Cove near Puerta Plata in the Dominican Republic under sunny skies, which were quite welcome on a day where the weather forecast included thundershowers. Although it rained some overnight, no thunder … Continue reading

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Ziplining In Juneau

Juneau has two zip line options, Alaska Zipline Adventures and Alaska Canopy Adventures. If you come by cruise ship the ship’s excursions may include an option to book through them. You can also book on your own online in advance … Continue reading

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Interview with John Heald – Carnival’s American Table

Ever since Carnival launched their new American Table menus people have complained about everything from the food to the lack of table cloths. A lot of those complaints come from people who have never actually given it a try. We … Continue reading

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Australia’s Blue Mountains

Some cruises start in Sydney, some end there, and some are round trips out of Sydney. When cruising to or from Sydney it’s nice to spend a bit of extra time there to see the area. Sydney has great public … Continue reading

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How to Make a Towel Snowman

The towel snowman is easy in that you don’t have to make any precise folds or tight rolls. The challenging part is getting the “snowballs” to stack – and stay put. It’s OK if the snowballs aren’t perfectly round. In … Continue reading

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