Category Archives: Europe

Rhodes, Greece

Carnival Vista docked a short walk from the old town walled city in Rhodes, Greece. Rhodes is a great port for just getting off the ship and doing things on your own. We didn’t get far on the walk to … 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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A Very British Cruise on P and O

This is a guest blog from Paul Symonds, who writes a blog about Wayfinding with helpful hints on how to get around in your travels such as this post about navigating yourself around a cruise ship. A Very British Cruise … Continue reading

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Grand Canary Island – Island Tour

Long before our transatlantic cruise on Carnival Breeze began, we booked an all-day Island Exploration tour for the day our ship docked at Las Palmas, Grand Canary Island. This tour said an all-terrain vehicle would take us to visit two … Continue reading

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The Rain in Spain – Our Day in Malaga

Malaga, Spain Carnival Breeze slowly slipped through watery darkness approaching Malaga.  Every now and then a sudden flash lit up the pre-dawn sky.  As the sun rose through the clouds the flashes of lightning continued while rain poured from the … Continue reading

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Beggars of Spain

Our transatlantic cruise on the Carnival Breeze began in Barcelona, and made several stops in other Spanish ports before beginning the trek across the ocean.  Unemployment is quite high in Spain right now, so in some areas we saw quite … Continue reading

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Visiting Majorca on Carnival Breeze The Carnival Breeze docked in Palma de Mallorca  (Majorca) fairly early one morning near the start of our transatlantic cruise from Barcelona.  Not having scheduled any shore excursions, we got ready at our leisure and … Continue reading

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One Night in Barcelona

Our transatlantic cruise for the new Carnival Breeze’s maiden voyage to America began in Barcelona, Spain.  While we would have liked more time to explore the area, we had just one night in Barcelona. On our cab ride to the … Continue reading

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