Tag Archives: cruising

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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Tortola, British Virgin Islands, evokes pleasant memories.

It has been written that individuals are just a bunch of memories captured in a body.  As we sailed through North Sound and Drake’s Anchorage past Virgin Gordo just before dawn this January, my mind was flooded with memories of our … 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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Ruth and David – Part Four of Four

After leaving St. Maartin, we spent a leisurely day at sea.  At home I always say I should find time to just do nothing for a little bit.  However, there always seems to be something that needs done.  David often … Continue reading

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Ruth and David – Part One

Our friends David and Ruth asked us to join them on a Caribbean cruise celebrating their fortieth anniversary.  As they had never been on a cruise before, they asked for some suggestions. We chose Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam because it … Continue reading

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