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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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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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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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Carnival Breeze

Until the Vista launches in 2016, the Breeze is Carnival’s newest ship. It is from the Dream Class, currently Carnival’s biggest.  The Breeze launched in 2012. Decor on the ship is Caribbean casual. Breeze is 1004 feet long with a … Continue reading

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Decatur Island

While we love to take trips on cruise ships, sometimes it’s nice to cruise around in a small private boat.  We miss our dog when traveling without her, and taking our own boat to a dog-friendly cabin means she can … Continue reading

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Is a Cruise Ship Cabin Crowded With More Than 2 People?

  For the most part, cruise ship cabins are designed to hold two people, and usually they do.  Sometimes though people cruise in larger groups and more than two stay in the same cabin.  Different ships have different ways to … Continue reading

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Skiff Tours from the Wilderness Adventurer

When taking a cruise on one of the big ships, any excursions at port stops cost extra.  Sailing with Un-Cruise Adventures has a great advantage there – the ship often has activities included with the cruise provided where it stops.  … 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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The Awesome Cruise Ship Cabin

The nicest cruise ship cabin we’ve ever stayed in. Continue reading

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Carnival Breeze – Things to do and Best Kept Secrets

Interview with Carnival’s top cruise director John Heald. John reveals his favorite things to do on Carnival Breeze, and shares a secret place on the ship. Continue reading

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