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THE CRUISING LIFE – SECOND CRUISE – CURACAO

Our last port call onboard this Jewell of the Seas cruise was in Willemstad, Curacao. I had been to Willemstad back in 1980 when I was stationed aboard USS Josephus Daniels. I had not gotten […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – SECOND CRUISE – ARUBA

After a day at sea we docked at Oranjestad, Aruba. Liz had signed us up for a “submarine” adventure and it happened almost as soon as we got off the ship. We got to see […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – SECOND CRUISE – SEA DAY

What is a sea day on a cruise ship? A sea day is a day spent in transit on your cruise while the ship is sailing to its next destination.  Activities and entertainment tend to […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – SECOND CRUISE – ST KITTS

Leaving St. Thomas we set our sights on St. Kitts. Neither of us had visited St. Kitts before and were excited to see some of what the island had to offer. St. Kitts is a […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – SECOND CRUISE – ST THOMAS

Upon arrival at the cruiseport in San Juan, we not only saw the Jewell of the Seas, but also the Celebrity Summitt which was to be our (already booked) next cruise. Boarding was a simple […]

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The Cruising Life – Second Cruise – Puerto Rico

Returning from our short little “exploratory” cruise that you previously read about, we quickly decided that cruising was the way to travel and we quickly booked our next trip for October 26, 2013. This time […]

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The Cruising Life – Freeport

Our second port call was Freeport in the Grand Bahamas. Over the years, Freeport has developed somewhat of a bad reputation and many folks opt to not get off the ship. The port is a […]

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The Cruising Life – Part 2

Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. It lies on the island of New Providence, with neighboring Paradise Island accessible via Nassau Harbor bridges. A popular cruise-ship stop, the city has a hilly landscape and […]

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The Cruising Life – First time

Most of you know that Liz and I enjoy travelling and one of the ways we really like to travel is by cruising. Believe it or not our first cruise was just under 8 years […]

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Happy Halloween

Evolving from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, modern Halloween has become less about literal ghosts and ghouls and more about costumes and candy. The Celts used the day to mark the end of the […]

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