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Fun Cruise Reads, Part 4

Unsinkable Mister Brown: Cruise Confidential – Brian David Bruns In the third of the Cruise Confidential series, we finally start to understand why Brian has pursued this woman he met for three days and followed around the world. In some parts, I loved Bianca; in others, I thought she was selfish and a martyr  But […]

Fun Cruise Reads, part 3

Ship for Brains Brian David Bruns In the second installment of Brian David Bruns’ cruise ship trilogy, he begins his career as an art auctioneer.  We follow his journey through his training, promotion to art associate and culminating with the achievement of his objective: to get his own ship assignment.  This journey, at times appearing […]

The Benefits of Cruising

By taking a cruise, we can unpack once and visit (briefly) each of the places we want to visit. I see it as a “taster” of places to visit.

More fun cruise reads…

Cruise Confidential by Brian David Bruns At last! “Cruise Confidential” is a book by an author who happened to work on a cruise ship, not a cruise ship ex-employee who happened to write a book! I was endlessly entertained throughout Mr Bruns’ voyages of self-discovery and self-deprecation as he followed his sweetheart into the cruise ship industry. […]

Portside – Cozumel

What to do when visiting Cozumel

Norwegian Epic

First Impressions Taut with expectancy, we boarded Norwegian Epic.  The boarding process was quick and efficient even with 4,500 guests.  We walked up the gangway, eagerly anticipating the magnificence of an Epic atrium.  As we boarded, we were immediately herded up the stairs to the buffet.  But where was the “Wow”?  Every ship I have […]

Some fun Cruise-themed reads…

I love everything about cruises, especially reading about them when I cannot be on one… so here are a few cruise-themed books I have read.

Portside – Belize

This is supposed to be the diving Mecca of the Southern Caribbean, but we don’t dive (yet… on my bucket list), so we booked the Cave Tubing excursion while on our Norwegian Spirit cruise last Thanksgiving. I remember sitting on the bus during the 40 min or so drive thinking it wasn’t very pretty, not […]

Portside – Cabo San Lucas

I was really looking forward to our two days in Cabo San Lucas. I’d heard so many good things about it. When we had booked our cruise on Carnival Splendor, the original schedule was one day in Cabo and one in Mazatlan, plus a day in Puerto Vallarta, but due to violence and lack of […]

It’s Picture Day every day!

A cruise is a wonderful opportunity to get some great family photos. Throughout the week there are different backdrops and photographers available to take both formal and casual shots in the ship. Imagine trying to organize this at home… getting everyone there at the same time during your busy lives, getting them to dress up, […]

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