Cruise Lines Private Islands

Private Islands by Cruise Line Here’s a rundown of the private island ports of call by cruise line: Costa Cruises – Costa Cruises guests visit Catalina Island, off the coast of the Dominican Republic. It features activities such as volleyball, beach Olympics, snorkeling, and massages on the beach. Cruise passengers can also rent jet skis, go for banana-boat rides, or relax on a long beach edged with palm trees. Music and barbecues complete an idyllic day and, for …

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A Beautiful Day in Newport, Rhode Island

A number of cruise ships, large and small, stop at Newport, Rhode Island. The larger ships tend to stop there in the fall, as that is when the town is less crowded. All of which makes perfect sense to me. Being from New England myself, Newport held a special attraction for me. As I now live in Florida, I had not been to Newport since about when I was in the fifth grade on a school outing …

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A Day in Halifax

A Day in Halifax, Nova Scotia  Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Canadian Maritimes, is a popular stop for cruise passengers. Halifax is the capitol of Nova Scotia and has a population of about 414,000. The city often ranks high on the lists for quality of life. And if it’s good to live there, then it seems reasonable that it would be good to visit there, too. The urban area is the 2nd most populous coastal city in …

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s Malecon: A Walk on the Tame Side

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s Malecon: A Walk on the Tame Side.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WinYtaS9cMs This is a 5 minute video of a mile long promenade. Hardly enough time to do it justice. This is the Malecon, Puerto Vallarta’s promenade and the heart and soul of the city. The atmosphere is relaxed, the colors vibrant, and the people friendly. What more could you ask for? Amusing to note for readers of AllThingsCruise….at the very end, look at the 2 logos: …

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Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island

http://youtu.be/bOv1r-hO3V0 Prince Edward Island, located in the Canadian Maritimes, in Eastern Canada, is a delightful stop for many cruise ships. You can also get there by other means: auto via the Confederation Bridge and ferry from Nova Scotia. Even if your cruise only stops here for a day, you can see and do many of the things in this video if you plan carefully and efficiently. Having a car certainly increases your reach, but some of the …

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How to Eat a Lobster….Prince Edward Island Style

Prince Edward Island is a regular stop for many cruise ships. One of the “must do” things there is tasting their excellent lobsters. But, if you don’t know how to eat a lobster, here is some help from an expert Prince Edward Island native. For a better viewing experience, please watch in HD, if your Internet connection supports it. If you want to know where that delicious lobster was served, go here:  www.lobsteronthewharf.com  As you can see, …

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Port Everglades Parade of Ships

Port Everglades enjoys its own parade on a busy cruise ship day like this one.  I shot and edited this fast motion (time lapse type) video. , showing eight cruise ships sailing for the Caribbean.  2 1/2 hours of Port Everglades cruise ship departure activity, compressed into 1 minute! Hold onto your deck chairs, and join me on this wild ride. It’s easy to figure out that the Caribbean high season — which generally runs from Thanksgiving …

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