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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 there with both the Black Watch and more recently the Arcadia, the ship that loves to travel. It 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. The day...
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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. There is very little to do in Papeete itself. It is a major town based around the port. On docking, there will be some musicians playing by the ship, some stalls and buses, taxis and seaways waiting to take you wherever. It is expensive not just for tourists but for the people who live there. To...
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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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The Polynesian Cultural Centre has eight simulated tropical villages, some on internal islands within the theme park like village, various cultural demonstrations and seven shows representing the seven Polynesian Island groups, Samoa, Aotearoa (now called New Zealand), Fiji, Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga and Marquesas Islands. It is easy to get to from the cruise ship and there is so much to...
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The North Shore is totally different, less developed, more original, more character and far more laid back. It looks and feels more Polynesian and is full of trendy coffee shops full of surfers waiting for the right conditions, or it has big waves and they are out surfing. The area was a retreat for Hawaiian royalty in the 1800s...
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Pearl Harbour is a memorial to the very many who died there, it is both respectful and very security conscious and no bags, however small are allowed in. Do not take even the smallest handbag unless you want the inconvenience of queue to put it in a paid locker. Cameras in cases will be checked. It is easy to...
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We continue our Doris Visits special of filming a feature film with two rock stars just days after the biggest cyclone in Fiji's history. (Click here to see part 1 first). Fiji was rocked first by a cyclone then by rock band Status Quo. Francis Rossi talks about his future, which was being pondered back in 2012, Rick was...