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Puerto Vallarta cruise port -Travel Tuesday

photo collage of cruise port in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The ship docked at the cruise port located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was a warm and sunny morning, perfect for sitting on the deck or strolling off ship. I choose to stay near the ship due to my ulcerative colitis flare-up. My first blog post of Puerto Vallarta focused on leaving the ship to…

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Port of San Francisco cruise tip -Travel Tuesday

Images of San Francisco

Cruising to or from the Port of San Francisco? Thanks to a previous visit to San Francisco, shown in my 2010 image below, I knew my way around the city. San Francisco cruise tip – sticker tips for back to back cruisers Cruise Part One was a 21 day itinerary initiating from New York City…

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Cruising to Zihuatanejo Mexico – Travel Tuesday

walking around town in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Sharing mobility cruise port tips on my recent visits to different countries is helpful to me too. Writing about these docking experiences may help future cruisers. Conversations with friends and family is now easier as I can refer to my blog posts. Cruising to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, in January 2020 had pleasant weather in the 70’s.…

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Touring Santa Monica Pier – Travel Tuesday

Shore excursion tour of Santa Monica Pier

Touring Santa Monica Pier one sunny day in January was exciting. I purchased the five hour Beachfronts and Beverly Hills shore excursion ticket during my cruise on Norwegian Gem. We boarded the tour bus while docked in the Port of Los Angeles. The bus has several steps up to the seats. It also has a…

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Travel Tuesday – Whale Watching in Mexico

whale watching in January

Whale watching is a wonderful Travel Tuesday memory. I purchased a whale watching tour ticket. We took a tender (small boat) from the cruise ship to the colorful port of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The port has lots of shopping, food places, tour boats. I spotted sea lions and pelicans. I’ll write tips about about…

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Travel Tuesday – Puntarenas cruise port in Costa Rica

Puntarenas cruise port

Puntarenas cruise port in Costa Rica is a walkable, very narrow two lane pier. Norwegian Dawn arranged a free shuttle train to transport passengers to and from the security gate leading into town. I loved celebrating my 65th on a 21 day New York-Panama-San Francisco cruise, January 2020. Cruising is my favorite travel choice. Cooking,…

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Travel Tuesday – Jungle Crocodile Safari tour, Costa Rica

Jungle Crocodile river cruise

Norwegian Dawn’s Jungle Crocodile Safari shore excursion tour in Costa Rica was the perfect outing for this 65 year old cruise traveler. The 4 page tour listings showed how many hours we’d be out for the day. The tour description included the activity levels. Level One being the easiest with a little bit of walking.…

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Travel Tuesday – Cruising into Cartagena, Columbia

Cruising into Cartagena, Columbia

Cartagena Columbia cruise port was easy to visit. I enjoy traveling by Norwegian Cruise Line to different cruise ports and sharing accessibility information. Tips for those who like to do things near the ship rather than take tour excursions. Cartagena Columbia cruise port, located in a shipping yard while not pretty was close to a…

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Travel Tuesday – walking to beaches near Oranjestad, Aruba

Beaches near downtown Oranjestad, Aruba

Walk to beaches from downtown Aruba We docked in Oranjestad, Aruba around 8:00am, February 8, 2020 on a sunny cloud filled day. There are two cruise port terminal buildings and this time we docked at the first building. It contained lots of local vendors, restrooms and tourist information. Outside of the cruise terminal are more…

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Travel Tuesday – cruise port in Nicaragua

stepping off cruise ship in Nicaragua

I hope my cruise tips for visiting various cruise ports are helpful. Some cruise ports are easy by walking directly off the ship. Other cruise ports require loading up and riding in a small boat tender of approximately 45 people to shore. The port of Corinto, Nicaragua had easy, walk off ship access to visit…

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