Tag Archives: Australia

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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Diving on the Great Barrier Reef

I love snorkeling, and did a lot of it on our Great Barrier Reef cruise on the Reef Encounter.  At one stop though, I tried something different.  The beginner’s scuba lesson they offered on that cruise.  You don’t usually think … Continue reading

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Snorkling the Great Barrier Reef

Snorkeling over multicolored corals of many varieties feels somewhat like looking down on a living fireworks display.  The Great Barrier Reef certainly lives up to the name great, with many varieties of fish and coral to see.   Such a vast … Continue reading

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Reef Encounter

Walking down the dock in Cairns on a sunny Australian morning we found the boat that would take us out to the Great Barrier Reef.  Not time to board yet, we waited around on the dock.  Two sorts of people … Continue reading

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Kuranda Skyrail

Dangling high above the rainforest of Australia, we looked down on the green canopy of trees, each one an individual mini ecosystem. Plants growing high in the trees gain access to light not found under the canopy. Lianas (vines)grow up … Continue reading

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