Monthly Archives: September 2019

San Diego Cruise Port

Royal Princess arrived in San Diego around 4am, though the scheduled arrival time was 7am. That gave the crew plenty of time to set up gangways on two different decks long before most of the passengers woke up. The morning … Continue reading

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Hits and Misses on Holland America Veendam

Every cruise ship has its good features and its bad features. Holland America Veendam is no different. Even among ships of the same cruise line things vary, and of course likes and dislikes are a personal thing. Everyone is entitled … Continue reading

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Maré Cruise Port

On our transpacific cruise on Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas, we made a port stop at Mare, New Caledonia. While this looks like the word for a female horse – a mare – it is actually pronounced Mar-ray.  It’s … Continue reading

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Exploring Shimizu

We had just a short amount of time to spend onshore in our port stop in Shimizu, Japan. Holland America Westerdam had a brief port stop there mainly for the views of Mount Fuji, which can be seen from the … Continue reading

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How to Fold a Towel Owl

The Towel Owl is a My Cruise Stories original towel animal. It’s cute, stands on its own, and not too hard to make. Supplies Needed to make a Towel Owl 1 bath towel 2 hand towels eyes and feet 1 … Continue reading

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