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My Cruise Stories · 1w ago

Obstructed View Cabins on Holland America Oosterdam

When choosing your cruise ship cabin, some ships offer rooms with obstructed views. These come at a lower price than standard ocean view cabins, but what (if anything) can you see? The answe...
My Cruise Stories · 2W ago

Spaces and Places on Carnival Vista

Some places are standard on all major cruise ships. Besides passenger cabins they all have bars, a variety of places to eat, pools, hot tubs, outdoor decks, shops, a gym, a casino, and a spa...
My Cruise Stories · 2W ago

Lamingtons

Australians have it right with this tasty treat. Cake bites dipped in chocolate and rolled in coconut? Awesome. I actually discovered lamingtons in Fiji, and found them again in New Zealand....
My Cruise Stories · 2W ago

Penrith, Australia

When embarking or disembarking a cruise in Sydney, if you have a few days to stay it’s nice to see some of the surrounding area. We took advantage of disembarking the P&O Arcadia there to vi...
My Cruise Stories · 3W ago

The Suite Life

Cruising In A Suite I’ve cruised with Holland America a number of times, but somehow in spite of starting out from quite a variety of ports, and seeing many of their other ships in port here...
My Cruise Stories · 1M ago

Booking a Cruise By Category Guarantee

Most of the time when people book cruises they choose a specific cabin for their cruise. Choosing a cabin lets passengers find a cabin that meets their needs, whether it is a quiet location,...
My Cruise Stories · 1M ago

The Great Alaska Sportsman Show

Early spring in Anchorage brings about the annual Great Alaska Sportsman Show in the Sullivan Arena and next door Ben Boeke ice arenas. Along with the indoor exhibits, RV’s and boats line up...
My Cruise Stories · 1M ago

Swedish Massage on Explorer of the Seas

Normally massages at cruise ship spas cost well over $100. After booking a cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas I found one on their website for $89. Once I went to book it I dis...
My Cruise Stories · 1M ago

The 5-Person Deluxe Ocean View Cabin

Down on deck 1, Carnival Magic has a short row of Deluxe Ocean View cabins near the stern on both sides of the ship that each hold 5 people in one room. Other than suites and a few odd shape...
My Cruise Stories · 1M ago

What’s At The Top Of Mount Roberts in Juneau?

The iconic Mount Roberts Tram is one of the main attractions in Juneau. It’s quite visible from ships as they cruise into town. Holland America ships dock right below it. The lower tram stat...