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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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Carnival Magic

Carnival Magic is aptly named, at least it seems so to me as this ship wormed its way into my favorites. Maybe it’s the happy vibe the brightly colored fun decor gives off, or perhaps the group of 9 we … 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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Athens and Piraeus

Like many ports that list a famous city for the port when they really stop in a smaller less known place, when ships stop in Athens they actually dock in Piraeus. Our local taxi driver pronounced it Peer-ray. None of … Continue reading

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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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Food on the Ruby Princess

Like all the big cruise ships, Ruby Princess has food in abundance and a variety of places to get it, with the two main places in the dining rooms or buffet. Ruby Princess has 3 dining rooms. Bottticelli serves first … Continue reading

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Interview with John Heald – Rescue at Sea

Helicopter Rescue at Sea Cruise ships have two types of sea rescues that could happen during the course of a cruise. The least common and most unlikely is rescue of people from another vessel in distress. If a ship comes … Continue reading

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