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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...
This is a typical world route for the Arcadia that only misses out the winter! We mean ALL THE WINTER !  A tour of all the passenger areas of the cruise ship Arcadia is on this site. Another of our favourite ships. It is classed as a mid- size ship, but we suggest it has the facilities of a larger ship...
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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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Kong: Skull Island is an epic $185m movie, both a critical and financial success. 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 with their kind...
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New Panamax ships, new costs! Less than half the length of the Suez Canal, the Panama Canal joins the Atlantic to the Pacific. Or, goes from Colón to Panama City. It has lakes in the middle, and you can do a partial transit or full transit (discussed click here). Unlike the free flowing Suez, the Panama Canal is uses a...
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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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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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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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Status Quo, the cyclone that rocked Fiji - part 2 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,...
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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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