How to Stop Gaining Weight and Stay Healthy While Cruising

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“Just picture a great big steak, fried, roasted or stewed…Oh…wonderful food, marvelous food, glorious food!” What an irony to think of a scene from Oliver the 1969 musical, based on a book written by Charles Dickens called Oliver Twist when looking at the abundance of food served in the buffet lounge of the Norwegian Cruise […]

Hooked On Sailing the High Seas With Norwegian Cruise Line

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I never thought I would love cruising. Our first short voyage five years ago to the Bahamas was all about shows and meeting Disney characters. The second cruise with Norwegian Star last year was all about the destinations and taking a leap of faith to go further (not just Bahamas) and we were not hooked […]

Shore Excursion in Aruba for Cruisers

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Shore excursion prices are higher if you purchase with the cruise ship because you are paying for convenience, comfort and security. We have experienced shore excursions organized by the cruise ship, pre-booked before we left for the cruise and looked for tours upon arrival at the shore. Just like many cruisers, we were looking for […]

Aruba (Part II): Aruba Natural Bridge and California Lighthouse

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Aruba (Part II): Aruba Natural Bridge and California Lighthouse. For Part I, please read A Quick Tour of One Happy Island.The coral limestone formation existed for thousands of years until one unfortunate morning. Standing tall at 25 feet above sea level and spanning at 100 feet, the Natural Bridge collapsed on September 2, 2005.Located in […]

A Quick Tour Of One Happy Island: Aruba (Part One)

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“So much to do, so little time…come back soon” read the brochure as we walked out of the Norwegian Sun into sunny and friendly island also known as One Happy Island. I like the energy in Aruba. It’s my favorite out of all four islands we visited recently with the Norwegian Sun.Come along with me […]

The Many Colors Of Willemstad Curacao

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Dutch, Papiamentu (local dialect), Spanish and English are widely spoken in the island of Curacao. The diversity also shows up in the colors of government buildings, stores, banks, schools, private homes and hotels. Nowhere in the world will you see an array of color combinations of old Dutch inspired buildings and Caribbean accents.In Papiamentu, good […]

My Cruising Experience

Today's blog post was written by my son, Jon a few months ago for our other website. Since we are cruising on Norwegian Sun right now, I thought it would be appropriate to post his writing here.(Warning: He is not really enthusiastic about cruising like his parents. However he loved eating and we think he […]