Is the Premium Beverage Package on Royal Caribbean Cruises A Good Deal?

August 13, 2014

When we sailed on the Allure of the Seas in July, we decided to try one of Royal Caribbean’s beverage packages during our 7-day western Caribbean cruise.  Since it was a holiday week at the height of World Cup Soccer, and we were sailing in the sunny, HOT Caribbean, we decided to purchase Royal Caribbean’s Premium Package which includes all beers and cocktails that cost up to $10, plus […]

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6 Interesting Facts about Nouméa, New Caledonia

August 11, 2014

Nouméa is the capital city of New Caledonia, a territorial collectivity of France located 750 miles east of Australia in the southwest Pacific Ocean.   Just over 7,100 square miles in size, New Caledonia has a population of approximately 256,000, a mix of Kanak people (the original inhabitants of New Caledonia), people of European descent, as well as those of […]

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Views from Lerwick and surrounding areas in Scotland’s Shetland Islands

August 7, 2014

This is a throwback to a very special cruise that we took seven years ago. We sailed on Holland America Line’s ms Prinsendam on the Top of the World cruise to Norway’s North Cape, Spitsbergen and the Polar Ice Cap.We also got to visit Lerwick,a small coastal city of about 7,000 people in the Shetland Islands, […]

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5 Interesting Facts About Hilo, Hawaii

August 6, 2014

Hawaii Island, commonly referred to as the “Big Island,” is the largest island in the Hawaiian chain of islands that make up the state of Hawaii. Hilo is one of the seven regions that make up “The Big Island“, along with the other six regions of Kona, Kohala Coast, North Kohala, Puna, Kauand the the Hamakua Coast. The […]

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