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Tahiti Island Tour

Exploring Tahiti From a Cruise Ship On Your Own P&O Arcadia arrived in Papeete, Tahiti of the windward islands in French Polynesia on a rainy February day. We hadn’t made any specific plans for this port stop. We knew we … Continue reading

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Prince Edward Island

We stepped off the Holland America Veendam into a fierce wind on Prince Edward Island. A short walk across the dock brought us to the shops at the pier. Security guards herded passengers away from the inviting doors under fancy … Continue reading

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Dominica Island Tour

Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispanola with Haiti, Dominica is its own island.  Gaining independence from Great Britain in 1978, it remains part of the British Commonwealth.  Throughout our journey from the … Continue reading

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A tour of Grenada

Grenada is probably most famous (at least in the eyes of Americans) for the US invasion of 1983.  It made the headlines big time when the USA invaded there following a military coup that outsted the revolutionaries who had taken … Continue reading

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Martinique, Where Volcanos and Credit Card Bills Blow Up

Carnival Splendor docked at Fort de France, Martinique on a sunny November day.  A welcome back Carnival banner greeted the ship at the dock, hung for the first arriving ship of the season.  Passengers with booked shore excursions gathered in … Continue reading

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Beer Guzzling Pigs of St. Croix

When the Carnival Splendor stopped at St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, we took one of the random taxi tours often available near cruise ship piers.  This tour had a stop at a bar with a very unique attraction.  On a … Continue reading

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Saint Croix Island Tour

Things to do in St Croix When traveling with a group that ranges from 12 to 90 in age as we did on the Carnival Splendor, planning shore excursions that are appropriate and enjoyable for all can pose a challenge.  … Continue reading

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Grand Canary Island – Island Tour

Long before our transatlantic cruise on Carnival Breeze began, we booked an all-day Island Exploration tour for the day our ship docked at Las Palmas, Grand Canary Island. This tour said an all-terrain vehicle would take us to visit two … Continue reading

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