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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 – 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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Travel Tuesday – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Cruise Port

This week’s Travel Tuesday features visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on my return trip from San Francisco back to New York, February 2020. This video collage shows, from my 10th floor room cruise ship balcony, how passengers disembark the ship from two doors on level 4 directly to town walking through the cruise ship terminal. It…

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