Tag Archives: shore excursion

What’s Inside the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Probably the first thing that comes to mind at the mention of Pisa is the iconic leaning tower. At Carnival Vista’s port stop in Liverno, Italy we decided to go to nearby Pisa to see it. Florence and Pisa are … Continue reading

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Snorkeling in Alaska

Mountain Point Snorkeling Adventure Snorkeling in Alaska? Brrrr. Way too cold. That’s what a lot of people think. I used to be one of them. If you went straight into the water in just a swimming suit like in tropical … 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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Train, Boat, and Bus Excursion in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Our 17-day Panama Canal cruise on Celebrity Infinity made a port stop at Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Costa Rica lies in Central America between Nicaragua and Panama. The rather long cruise ship dock at Puntarenas crosses a long beach with dark … Continue reading

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Mahogany Bay BOSS Underwater Scooters

Carnival Splendor backed past the hulks of two rusted old ships into Mahogany Bay on Isla Roatan, Honduras on a beautiful sunny day. These two rusted old ships protruding from the water once delivered groceries to the island, but exploded … Continue reading

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Saint Kitts Scenic Railway

Like many Caribbean islands, St. Kitts once had many sugarcane plantations. Narrow-gauge railways often carried freshly harvested cane to sugar factories. In Saint Kitts the tracks that remain now host the sugartrain of St. Kitts Scenic Railway. This train carries … Continue reading

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Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor (pronounced Bah Habah by the locals) may have its prime tourist season when people come to see the trees in their glorious fall colors, but it is a nice place to visit earlier in the season as well. … Continue reading

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Grand Turk Semi-Sub

Lots of Carnival ships visit Grand Turk since the company built a cruise port there.  Carnival Splendor stopped in as the last port on the Puerto Rico to Miami cruise, the first leg of our back to back cruise. It … Continue reading

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In Search Of Tasmanian Devils

The mere mention of Tasmania conjures up images of Tasmanian Devils, the one thing most associated with that Australian island.  Both my Australian daughter Sheri and I wanted to see Tasmanian Devils while in Tasmania on our cruise on the … Continue reading

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Hato Caves, Curacao

Outside of the Divina, of MSC  Cruises, we boarded a bus for our excursion to Hato Caves. Along the way the tour guide gave us a lesson in the history of Curacao (our local tour guide pronounced this Kure-uh-sow.) One … Continue reading

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