Category Archives: Australia

Penrith, Australia

When embarking or disembarking a cruise in Sydney, if you have a few days to stay it’s nice to see some of the surrounding area. We took advantage of disembarking the P&O Arcadia there to visit with our daughter who … Continue reading

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Scenic World in Katoomba

Katoomba is a major touristy area for Australia’s Blue Mountains. The train stops in town and from there you can catch either a city bus or hop on hop off bus out to Echo Point and Scenic World. Both places … 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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Cruising to Sydney, Australia

Arriving in Australia by cruise ship is far nicer than arriving by airplane. Besides the fact that the journey is far more fun, cruise ship passengers are not sprayed with disinfectant before disembarking like airplane passengers sometimes are. Customs is … Continue reading

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How to Win a Ship on a Stick

Love them or hate them, the prize for many of the games on Carnival’s ships consists of a plastic ship trophy with the ship’s name on the base, commonly called a ship on a stick. The people who covet these … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea on the Legend

Whenever we’ve gone to the afternoon teas on Carnival ships before they seemed like one of the best kept secrets on the ship. Each tea we’ve attended had a different selection of excellent treats found nowhere else on the ship, … Continue reading

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The Melbourne Adventure

Before our Australian cruise on the Carnival Legend our daughter, Sheri, asked other Australians what is good to do in Melbourne with kids. She got a lot of recommendations for Science Works. On the map it didn’t look too far … Continue reading

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Hasbro the Game Show on Carnival Legend

Many people grew up playing Hasbro board games. Who hasn’t played Sorry, Yahtzee, Operation, Simon, Connect Four, Monopoly, or other Hasbro games? As part of Carnival’s Funship 2.0 upgrades they added life size versions of old favorite games done in … Continue reading

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Camp Carnival

Carnival has programs for kids from ages 2 through 17.  Older teens go to Club O2 where they can socialize with other kids their age and attend planned activities like dances or scavenger hunts.  Tweens and younger teens hang out … Continue reading

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In Search Of Tasmanian Devils

The mere mention of Tasmania conjures up images of Tasmanian Devils, the one thing most associated with that Australian island.  Both my Australian daughter Sheri and I wanted to see Tasmanian Devils while in Tasmania on our cruise on the … Continue reading

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