Category Archives: cruising

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWENTIETH CRUISE – AZORES

After 7 straight sea days, our first port visit was in Ponta Delgada, Azores. Neither one of us had been here before and were anxious to explore the immediate vicinity on foot. Alas, Liz must […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWENTIETH CRUISE – BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS – PART TWO

When you are on a cruise ship for 27 days, you get to know almost every inch of it. We were fortunate to take a tour of the bridge, people were hiding little rubber ducks […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWENTIETH CRUISE – BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS

Cruise #20 would become #20 AND #21. Yep, another back-to-back. Cruise #20 would be a 15-night transatlantic, starting in Tampa, Florida and ending in Amsterdam making visits to the Azores, Ireland and Belgium before ending […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – NINETEENTH CRUISE –  GEORGETOWN, GRAND CAYMAN

George Town is the capital city and a popular port for Caribbean cruise ships. This quaint town is host to a variety of activities including luxurious glass-bottom boat tours, fascinating rum distillery tours, beautiful art […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – NINETEENTH CRUISE –  CELEBRITY EDGE

Usually we choose cruise based on itinerary. But cruise #18 was booked not because of where the ship was going but because of the ship – the Celebrity Edge. The Celebrity Edge was a brand […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – EIGHTEENTH CRUISE –  NASSAU

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 – EIGHTEENTH CRUISE – SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA

A small but beautiful city, with a maritime flavor. Going for a walk here, by day or by night, is a sensation-filled experience. It is a place steeped in history. Santa Cruz de La Palma […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – EIGHTEENTH CRUISE – LAS PALMAS

Las Palmas, officially Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is a Spanish city and capital of Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands, on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital, the most populous city in the […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – EIGHTEENTH CRUISE – LANZAROTE

Our 18th cruise was actually the second part of a Back-to-Back cruise. We had just cruised from Venice to Barcelona (see previous post) and now would cruise to Tampa, Florida with port calls along the […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – SEVENTEENTH CRUISE

Our seventeenth cruise was on Royal Caribbeans Rhapsody of the Seas in December 2018. We would board Rhapsody in Venice, Italy and cruise to Barcelona, Spain making calls in Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Naples, Italy […]

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