Tag Archives: Cruises

Harmony of the Seas: That’s entertainment.

This is the last in a three-part series on Harmony of the Seas. We sailed on it despite the fact we had been to the ports it was visiting.  Our thought was we would just enjoy being on the ship.  We didn’t … Continue reading

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Feeding “Harmony”

Someone announced at dinner on the Harmony of the Seas they would be serving 60,000 “plated meals” during the week.  We took that to be meals other than at the buffet, sandwiches, pizzas, etc. Each of the 28 food serving … Continue reading

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Big, Bigger, Biggest – Harmony of the Seas

Last minute choices for a cruise were limited.  We reluctantly chose the largest cruise ship in the world, the Harmony of the Seas.  We don’t like noise, crowds and waiting in long lines.  But we wanted a minimal effort vacation.  … Continue reading

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The last time we were in St. Maarten…

The last time we were in St. Maarten, I said the next time I was going to sail on a former America’s Cup boat.  We went back.  I did. The America’s Cup was first awarded in 1851 when the cup, … Continue reading

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A better than average pony ride: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Several large cruise lines purchased their own Caribbean islands.  By doing so, they provide their guests with some beach time fun and also have a captive audience for their own profitable excursions. Carnival Corporation has ten major brands including Aida, Costa, … Continue reading

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Snorkeling at St. Thomas

This blog post will not be tagged “photography.”  We have a new pocket camera that takes photos underwater, but I haven’t mastered it.  I tried.  I fumbled with the buttons.  I accidentally made a movie — mostly of the sky … Continue reading

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Service makes a difference

This is a side-step from blogs about our spring 2016 road trip to comment on the Pacific Princess. I want you to know no one paid for this rave review.  [I’m not virtuous; nobody offered.] Do you remember the TV series The … Continue reading

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