Tag Archives: cruise ship

Want to Choose a Cruise? My Top 5 Tips

Whether you are a first-time cruiser or have spent weeks at sea, choosing the right cruise for the right time can be challenging. Even after many cruises I still have to do my homework to pick the perfect cruise from all the options out there.  While I might have a favorite cruise line, I choose different brands and ships depend ...

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Cuban costume jewelry

They say necessity is the mother of invention and that’s certainly the case in Cuba.  Here are some pieces of costume jewelry I found for sale around Havana last month.  Some were incorporating colorful telephone wire, others what appeared to be plastic zip ties, and the elaborate cuff bracelets were repurposed forks and spoons.  I think my millennial friends call this ...

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Historic Cruise to Cuba a Step Back in Time

[ This is not your father’s Cuba.  Oh wait, yes it is.  At least for now.  I spent last week on the Adonia, the first U.S. cruise ship to sail to Cuba from the U.S. in more than half a century, and while the cliché is true–it is like stepping back in time—even more overwhelming is the sense that this is ...

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How 17 Fathom Travelers Changed the Life of One Family in One Day

I just spent three days in the Dominican Republic with Carnival Corporation’s new cruise line Fathom, which offers a unique social impact travel experience.  After a day on the ship sailing towards Puerto Plata, we arrived in Amber Cove where we could choose to participate in a variety of impact activities, more traditional touring of the area, or a range of ...

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Seabourn’s Marina Day

On Seabourn’s luxury cruise ships, they can make their own fun!  On nice calm sea days the ship will launch a marina off the back of the ship for small watercraft fun, and a separate pool area right in the ocean!

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