Category Archives: Ports of Call

Auckland, New Zealand

Cruising to Auckland The mostly rural country of New Zealand has a big bustling city in Auckland. P&O Arcadia made a port stop there on one leg of a world cruise, docking at Queens Wharf where some passengers disembarked, others … Continue reading

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Malta

The ship approached Valetta, Malta through a narrow channel between two old-fashioned stone lighthouses. Malta is full of historical stone buildings and beautiful old churches. Our ship docked next to a walled city with walls so tall they stood high … Continue reading

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Tauranga Cruise Port

Cruising to Tauranga The cruise ship port at Tauranga in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty sits about 4 miles outside of the city center. When we stopped there on the P&O Arcadia they had a free shuttle that would take … Continue reading

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A Princess in Victoria

Ships that cruise round trip from Seattle to Alaska all make a brief evening stop in Victoria on the way back. Victoria sits on the south end of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. While it is a touristy town … Continue reading

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Hobbiton, New Zealand

Hobbiton When our cruise on the P&O Arcadia stopped in Tauranga, New Zealand, one of the shore excursions offered went to Hobbiton, the film set for the Shire where the Hobbits lived in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit … Continue reading

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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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Chankanaab Park in Cozumel

Cozumel has no shortage of things to do when cruise ships come to port.  We’ve stopped there on quite a few cruises and always found something different to do.  This Mexican island has much more to offer that we haven’t … Continue reading

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Skagway Train Ride

Ruby Princess docked at the Railway Dock on the opposite end of the harbor from where the Norwegian Sun was at the Ore Dock on my last visit to Skagway. In between those two docks sits the Broadway Dock. The … Continue reading

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Cartagena, Colombia

Find a window seat when sailing into or out of Cartagena, Columbia because the ship sails past some fantastic scenery including ancient forts. Celebrity Infinity visited Cartagena as the last port on a 17 day Panama Canal cruise. The ship … Continue reading

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Grand Cayman Turtle Farm

Why does Grand Cayman need a turtle farm? Because without it the turtles there likely would have become extinct by now. People have harvested turtles for food from the Caymans since Columbus first came across the islands in 1503 and … Continue reading

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