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Cartagena, Colombia

Find a window seat when sailing into or out of Cartagena, Columbia because the ship sails past some fantastic scenery including ancient forts. Celebrity Infinity visited Cartagena as the last port on a 17 day Panama Canal cruise. The ship … Continue reading

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Grand Turk Power Snorkel

Getting off the Carnival Breeze for our morning power snorkel excursion turned into quite a fiasco. Although the excursion started just half an hour after docking time they left people to make their own way off the ship through the … Continue reading

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Key West

Key West is the only US island in the Caribbean and the only completely frost free place in mainland USA. The Old town part of the island formed naturally from a coral reef. The new town is man-made with landfill … Continue reading

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Snorkeling with Tarpon at Grand Cayman

Carnival Splendor approached Grand Cayman early one stormy November morning. Normally cruise ships visiting Grand Cayman anchor at Georgetown. With rain pouring down so heavily the area where ships anchor could not be seen from the nearby town and seas … Continue reading

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Ketchikan Alaska – Dolly’s House

Dolly’s House Museum – touring a former “bawdy house” in Ketchikan Alaska feels like taking a step into the past as all the old fashioned furnishings and appliances remain from Creek Street’s heyday as the red light district of Ketchikan. Continue reading

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Grand Turk

Sunshine sparkles on water in varying shades of blue on both sides of the dock.  Walking down the dock from the Carnival Liberty in Grand Turk takes almost no time.  The light blue of shallow water drops to the dark … Continue reading

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Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands include St. John and St. Croix along with St. Thomas.  They create the boarder between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, 40 miles east of Puerto Rico and 1100 miles southeast of Miami.  Cruise ships … Continue reading

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Back to Back Cruises

Early in the morning on the last day of the western Caribbean cruise the Carnival Liberty glided slowly down the narrow channel into the Port of Miami under the rising sun.  Chris and Liza’s cruise had come to an end, … Continue reading

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