Lautoka, Fiji

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Lautoka, Fiji is a busy working port town. There is no beach near but First Landing is between it and Nadi, and it is a quieter experience. Beware the taxi drivers might not take you where you expect but where they are getting a backhander, the buses are far more reliable. See our film, we show the bus garage. https://youtu.be/6_43z5sPaK0 We...
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Carnival are entering the port business again, which adds to their other interests like Amber Cove. Long Beach California will be built for Carnival's new Vista Class ships, is planned grand re-opening California's revitalised 146,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Long Beach Cruise Terminal. This will mean more ships will be able to base there. Not just the Vista Class, but the new...
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Ships stay try to away from storms like this. We were on the Aurora travelling down the New England coast as the storms hit south America and the Caribbean in 2017, and we ducked into New York and stayed an extra day. But islands can't move. News that the island of Fiji has been hit again is devastating for the...
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The canal is there to cut across from the Pacific to the Atlantic, or from Colón to Panama City. History and facts are on another blog here. It saves going the long way round either South America, or the far North and Canada. The canal and railroad were accelerated by the gold rush, they are now cruise ship features....
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We traveled there on the Black Watch about ten years ago.Panama City can be a day trip from Colón, or the gateway to the Pacific. The city was founded on August 15, 1519, by Pedro Arias de Ávila, and became a busy transit city and port. It sits at the end of the Panama Canal, between the Pacific Ocean and...
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There is far more to the Pacific Ocean than the Islands of Hawaii and Tahiti. Instead of going straight on after going through the Panama Canal turn left, like the Bishop of Panama did back in 1535 when he found these islands by accident on a trip to Peru. Galapagos beats going to Seaworld, this is an adventure of...
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We went to Bora Bora with both the Black Watch and more recently the Arcadia, both ships love to travel. Bora Bora is a tender port and the Arcadia was moored in the bay with the Holland & America, Maasdam. SHIP & CABIN TOUR VIDEOS  IBERIA CRUISE   ROMANTIC CRUISE BOOKS Bora Bora is a sun, sea and sand paradise unless it rains. Basically, there...
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Pape'ete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. There is very little to do in Pape'ete itself. It is a major town based around the port, like Tilbury. On docking, there will be some musicians playing by the ship, some stalls and buses, taxis and seaways waiting to take you wherever. But to see the sea and palms you need to get to a...
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Kong: Skull Island is an epic $185m movie, both a critical and financial success shot in Hawaii. See Jean's recap of the film after watching it on the Aurora autumn cruise of New England. Kualoa Ranch is where it was shot, and Jean was there in January while on the Arcadia world cruise and filmed it for Doris Visits...
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Honolulu and Waikiki Beach are easily accessible by public bus from the cruise terminal bus stop. When in Honolulu, there is so much to do so as they say, 'Book it Dano!' WHAT TO PACK - CRUISE DEALS - MARRIAGES AT SEA - BOOKS Waikīkī is most famous for its Beach, but it has six beaches in the district and the others may...
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