Category Archives: Pearl

Best Blogs of 2013

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful 2013 and that 2014 has even better things in store for everyone. Reflecting back on the past year, I’m picking my favorite post from each month to highlight in this blog. … Continue reading

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Norwegian Pearl At The Dock

Most of the time when returning to a docked ship from a port stop, passengers just walk up the gangway and get on board.  Sometimes they have to pass through customs first, but there’s normally no fanfare or hoopla about … Continue reading

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Playa Mia Beach Park

Cozumel Mexico Following our excellent snorkel adventure in Cozumel, the Palancar docked at Playa Mia Beach Park.  They had tables reserved in a large roofed restaurant area for our excursion group.  Workers served us all some lunch and we could … Continue reading

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Snorkeling on Palancar Reef in Cozumel

The second largest coral reef in the world, the Meso-American reef, runs from Cozumel Mexico to Honduras.  Many people visit Cozumel to take advantage of the bounty of diving or snorkeling opportunities in its warm clear blue waters. On our … Continue reading

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When a Vacation Goes to Hell

The Not So Random Bus Tour on Grand Cayman Island Ever since our last visit to Grand Cayman, we decided the next time we went there we’d take the local island tour. On our last visit I had a wonderful … Continue reading

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Food on the Norwegian Pearl

If there’s one thing cruise ships have in abundance, it’s definitely food.  Food can be found in all sorts of places and all manner of ways.  A passenger could spend their entire cruise eating if they wanted to, moving from … Continue reading

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Dunn’s River Falls

Dunn’s River Falls As the most popular tourist attraction in Ocho Rios Jamaica, Dunn’s River Falls attracts a crowd.  A really large crowd.  We found the amount of people at the falls detrimental to actually enjoying the falls.  People climb … Continue reading

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Mystic Mountain – Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Mystic Mountain Sometimes you save money doing things on your own rather than booking shore excursions through the cruise ship and sometimes you don’t.  We intended to make our own way to Mystic Mountain to ride the Jamaican Bobsled Roller … Continue reading

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Norwegian Pearl Behind the Scenes Tour

Sometimes cruise ships offer passengers an opportunity to take a behind the scenes tour.  Some ships have galley tours open for anyone.  Others offer a more comprehensive behind the scenes tour to a limited number of passengers.  Passengers stroll past … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Bars on the Norwegian Pearl

Cruise ships have abundant bars.  Many cruise ship passengers like to drink, and cruise lines like to make money selling alcohol to their passengers.  Whether lounging by the pool or hanging around inside the ship, it’s never far to the … Continue reading

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