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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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The Oceanview Obstructed Room

Oceanview obstructed rooms come in several varieties depending on what ship you find them on. The most common sort reside behind the lifeboats on ships that have passenger cabins on the deck where lifeboats are stored. Some ships also have … 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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Cruise Ship Décor on P&O Arcadia

P&O Arcadia is unique among P&O’s fleet. At the start of building, the ship was intended for Holland America. Somewhere along they way it got changed to Cunard before finally ending up going to P&O by the time it left … Continue reading

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Carnival Vista Havana Cabins

Carnival‘s newest cruise ship, the Vista, introduces two new categories of staterooms – Family Harbor and Havana Cabins. These are the first cabins on Carnival’s ships to have an area of the ship reserved exclusively for passengers booked in those … Continue reading

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Celebrity’s Bistro On Five

Celebrity Infinity has several premium restaurants on various decks. It’s pretty easy to figure out which deck the Bistro is on since five is part of its name. The Bistro on Five is open from 11am – midnight for lunch, … 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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Cucina del Capitano

Sometimes on a cruise it’s nice to go somewhere different than the main dining room or the buffet for dinner occasionally. Passengers looking for something special can find what they seek at the ship’s premium restaurants. All the major cruise … Continue reading

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You Can’t Control The Weather and Neither Can The Captain

Cruising Disappointments – Missing a Port Due to Weather Up to this point, I’ve been lucky. In all the cruises we have done we had never missed a port or changed course due to weather. We once missed a port … Continue reading

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