Tag Archives: Australia

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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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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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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Port Arthur, Tasmania

On our cruise to Tasmania, Carnival Legend made its first stop at Port Arthur on a gray cloudy day.  Normally it costs money to see the historic buildings there, but the ship’s tenders brought us right to the dock in … Continue reading

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Carnival Legend

Carnival Legend Carnival Legend has joined her sister ship, the Spirit, in sailing out of Sydney, Australia.  Unlike the Spirit who stays in Australia year-round, the Legend spends just part of the year there.  It works out well since the … Continue reading

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The P and O cruise

Originally posted on Mommy Adventures:
“How many more days?”  Hannah asked me every morning for weeks.  She and Daniel were so excited for our cruise with Aunty Jess, as was I.  It was our last hurrah before everything change, before…

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Turning Tragedy into Triumph – Making the Most of Getting Left Behind on a Cruise

Things To Do When Left Behind by Your Cruise Ship Touring Australia from Port to Port Your cruise ship is already a hundred feet away from the port on an Australian cruise and continues to fade away in the horizon. … Continue reading

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Comedy Cruise

We wanted one last hurrah before the baby was born.  I was gigantic.  I looked like I’d swallowed a basketball. Plus a football, and maybe a little league team.  I was 37 weeks pregnant, and going on a comedy cruise … Continue reading

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Daintree River Cruise

We stepped out of the 4-wheel drive jungle bus onto the muddy banks of Australia’s Daintree River.  Picking our way through the mud and across the makeshift plank path near the water’s edge, we boarded the waiting river boat perched … Continue reading

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Jungle Bus Rainforest Tour

Standing in front of our hotel in Port Douglas waiting for a ride to the Daintree Rainforest tour, we all felt a bit surprised when a giant 4-wheel drive off-road jungle bus pulled up instead of an ordinary tour bus. … Continue reading

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