Tag Archives: Cruises

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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San Gervasio, Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel was not one of my favorite cruise stops — until December. Cozumel is an island off Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.  A relatively safe place, the tourist industry developed rapidly after the 1960s; today, tourism is the principle driver of the economy. … Continue reading

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Celebrity Silhouette

We receive no compensation from companies mentioned in this blog.  Indeed, we mostly talk about places we have been, people we have met and our experiences and not about commercial services and products. But I feel compelled to discuss Celebrity … Continue reading

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Gibraltar: History, Horizons, and Home

Gibraltar has been inhabited for more than 50,000 years, and has been the frequent site of conflict.  Neanderthals lived and died there.  Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks and Romans and even the Vandals were there.  Moors, Spanish, pirates, French and English fought … Continue reading

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Cassis

As I have said on this blog before, one of the advantages of a cruise is that it takes you places you might not have otherwise seen; a disadvantage is sometimes the visit leaves you longing for more. One of … Continue reading

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