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About LBcruiseshipblogger

MyCruiseStories blog tells stories about adventures in cruising on ships big and small. Things to do onboard and in port. Anything connected to cruising. Also food, travel, recipes, towel animals, and the occasional random blog.

Will Cruising Change Post Covid-19?

While all the cruise ships are sitting at the dock waiting for the world to recover from Covid-19, are they making any modifications to help prevent future outbreaks on cruise ships? They certainly have the time for it, but only … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Cabins on MSC Lirica

MSC Lirica has the same standard cabin types as most cruise ships with suites as well as balcony, oceanview, and interior cabins. These cabins come with varying degrees of service, with the higher service levels going to the suites or … Continue reading

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Busan Tower and Gujke Market

Holland America Westerdam docked in Busan, South Korea on a slightly hazy, mostly sunny day. The haze could have been either weather or pollution or maybe a little of both. Since we just had the one Korean port everyone had … Continue reading

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Easy Gluten Free Vegan Maple Pecan Cookies

Maple Pecan Cookies INGREDIENTS 1 ½ cups oat flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt ¼ cup brown sugar ½ cup coconut ½ cup pecans 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons milk of choice … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Cruise Line Stocks

Anyone who does much cruising has a lot to gain by adding cruise line stocks to their portfolio. In normal times these are good stocks that gain value over time. Some of them pay dividends. And if you own 100 … Continue reading

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The Cruise that Wasn’t

Shortly before Covid-19 hit and brought the world to a standstill, My sister and I booked a Pacific Coastal cruise on Celebrity Eclipse which was to set sail on May 3rd. This one-week cruise would have sailed round trip from … Continue reading

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Seattle Underground Tour

Royal Princess docked in the center of the waterfront activity at Seattle’s Pier 66. This pier is so much nicer for a port stop than being stuck out at pier 91 where ships often board for cruises usually heading out … Continue reading

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne, a postcard perfect city known for its medieval architecture, sits on Lake Lucerne surrounded by the snowcapped peaks of Switzerland’s Alps. It is the most populated town in central Switzerland and served by a network of public transportation including … Continue reading

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Scrubba Washbag Review

The Scrubba wash bag is an Australian invention – a portable washing machine for people on the go. It’s easy to use. Just put your dirty clothes into the bag along with water and soap intended for handwashing clothes. Then … Continue reading

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Split, Croatia

SPLIT, CROATIA Split is the second largest city in Croatia, with over 350,000 people living in its urban area. The city spreads over a peninsula and surrounding area on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. It’s the largest city … Continue reading

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