Tag Archives: cruise

Cruising the Suez Canal

SUEZ CANAL The Suez Canal is a 120 mile long sea level man made waterway running through Egypt between the mainland and the Sinai Peninsula. It connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. This canal enables ships to cut … Continue reading

Posted in Lirica, Middle East, MSC | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

MSC Lirica Ocean View Cabin

For our 21-day cruise on MSC Lirica from Italy to Dubai, we booked an ocean view cabin. We like the ocean view category because unlike an interior cabin, you get a view of the outside, but at a better price … Continue reading

Posted in Lirica, MSC, Shipboard Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another One Gone

Last spring I had a cruise with my sister booked on Celebrity Eclipse, which of course got cancelled due to Covid. My husband thought it was safe to book one for this November as vaccines should be available for everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrity, Holland America, Randoms, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Tianjin Cruise Port

Tianjin Tianjin is China’s 4th most populous city and one of 4 under direct control of the central government of the People’s Republic of China. The walled city was built in 1404 – back when walled cities were common and … Continue reading

Posted in China, Holland America, Ports of Call, Westerdam | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cruising the West Coast

Boarding the Royal Princess in Los Angeles, California was a much easier process than their pre-cruise emails made it sound. After having been told just a couple weeks before the cruise that we couldn’t get on the ship until 2:30pm … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Ports of Call, Princess, Royal Princess, Shipboard Life, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Limassol, Cyprus Sea Walk and Old Town

Cruise ships visiting Limassol, Cyprus dock at a terminal in an industrial area about 3K away from town. Shuttle service brings passengers into the city. On our stop there on the MSC Lirica it cost 9 euro per person to … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Lirica, MSC, Port Cities, Ports of Call | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Limassol, Cyprus Cruise Port

CYPRUS Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, an independent country officially called the Republic of Cyprus. Weather in this area brings hot dry summers and rainy winters. Currency is the Euro. Limassol lies on the southern coast … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Lirica, MSC, Port Cities, Ports of Call | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

28 Days on a Cruise Ship with No Guest Laundry

All the major cruise ships have a variety of cabin selections and plenty of food. Beyond that amenities vary greatly from one line to another, and even among ships of the same cruise line. Some lines provide self-serve passenger laundries … Continue reading

Posted in Holland America, Shipboard Life, Westerdam | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rhodes Castle and Walled City

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes Rhodes castle on the Avenue of the Knights is the dominant feature of the medieval walled city. This 14th century palace of the Grand Masters was occupied by the Knights … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Lirica, MSC, Port Cities, Ports of Call | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Halloween on a Cruise Ship

Sailing on a holiday often means activities specific to that day and food you won’t otherwise see on the menu. Major holidays also bring decorations around the ship. For Halloween blow-up decorations are popular – after all ships have limited … Continue reading

Posted in Carnival, Explorer of the Seas, Randoms, Royal Caribbean, Vista | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments