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Cruise Facts: Truth About Life Rafts

If your ship sinks and you’re stranded, without food or water, with only an open boat and your own resources, can you stay alive? Sure! This was proven in rather dramatic fashion by Alain Bombard, who believed people could survive such trials. 645 more words

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Cruise Facts: Truth About Cruise Ship Illness, Pt. 2

Some people go to great lengths to protect themselves from cruise-borne germs. I’m not talking about the obsessive-compulsive disorder folks who have a legitimate obsession. I’m talking about the sheltered, paranoid folks who no longer enjoy the benefit of healthy immune systems because they have utterly destroyed every bacterium on their persons with anti-bacterial gels, creams, and probably suppositories. 863 more words

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Cruise Facts: Truth About Cruise Ship Illness, Pt. 1

You need to know two things to understand the norovirus issue that plagues us every year—pardon the pun. Surprisingly, neither thing covers how to avoid getting norovirus, though the second point is absolutely the single most important overlooked fact in understanding the issue. 717 more words

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Cruise Facts: Truth About Theft on Cruise Ships

While odds and ends are occasionally stolen from guests on cruise ships—be it from crew or other passengers—there is definitely a lot of thievery going on. 765 more words

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Port Nine Papeete — Out Nanuu Bay and into the Pacific

The Crown Princess continued through Nanuu Bay and into the South Pacific Ocean for the return home, but not before I managed to snag a few more photos.  237 more words

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Port 9 Papeete — Sailing out of Nanuu Bay

On November 5, 2015, the Crown Princess left our last port of call for the long voyage back to Los Angeles.  The time of day was perfect, not only for the front-lighted views of Papeete and Nanuu Bay, but also for the magnificent sunset you’ll see on Wednesday, and again on Friday. 147 more words

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Port 9 Papeete — Around town and the Marché de Papeete

Walking the streets of Papeete affords the photographer with much to capture.  The image above in the Mairie, or City Hall, and it was modeled after the old Royal Palace, which was demolished back in the 1960s.  200 more words

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