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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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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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