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The Best U.S. Port To Cruise Carnival
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The Best U.S. Port To Cruise Carnival

Truth time: I originally didn’t qualify this post with that ‘U.S.’ bit. But then I remembered we once cruised Carnival out of Barcelona, the greatest city on this or any planet. So, ‘Best U.S. Port’ this quickly became. Because I spend faaaaaar too many daytime hours alone farting around on […]

The Perfect Day In Italy with Kids on the Island of Procida
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The Perfect Day In Italy with Kids on the Island of Procida

It was many years prior but we’d once spent a portion of a single day in Naples and, frankly, that was plenty enough for me. Granted, the largest portion of the small-ish portion of that single day occurred mostly inside and within spitting distance of the city’s central train station, […]

Cruise Port Review: The VIP Treatment on the Beach in Ocho Rios Jamaica
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Cruise Port Review: The VIP Treatment on the Beach in Ocho Rios Jamaica

Sometimes you know immediately that you’ve made the correct decision. It took me about, oh I dunno, 25 steps or so to see that in choosing the Bamboo Beach Club VIP excursion during our Ocho Rios port of call stop while cruising on the Carnival Splendor this fall, we absolutely […]

Cruise Port Review: Heraklion Crete and the Birthplace of Zeus
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Cruise Port Review: Heraklion Crete and the Birthplace of Zeus

We don’t have many nautical miles under our belt but we know enough to say that Caribbean ports are generally easier to navigate on foot than European ones. I’m sure there’s a logical reason for that, namely that you will be greeted by sleepy beaches and/or walkable beach towns vs. […]

Cruise Port Review: Kusadasi Turkey
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Cruise Port Review: Kusadasi Turkey

The Carnival Vista wasn’t supposed to call on Ku┼čadasi (pronounced ‘Kushadasi’) during its 2nd ever voyage in mid-May 2016 but after a state department advisory regarding Izmir, the Vista’s original Turkish port of call, our visit to Turkey was canceled and quickly replaced by a sea day, before we were […]

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