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Art and History Museum of El Valle
Photo and information on the Art and History Museum of El Valle

Hiking and Bird watching in the Anton Valley
An early morning hike is a good chance to do some bird watching in the Anton Valley of Panama

Sleeping Indian Girl in the Anton Valley
The mountains surrounding the Anton Valley of Panama look like a sleeping Indian girl.

La Libertad Agricultural Cooperative in the Anton Valley
Photo of a farmer working at La Libertad Agricultural Cooperative in the Anton Valley of Panama

Fort San Lorenzo in Panama
Old forts like San Lorenzo feature marvelous architecture and interesting views of the surrounding area.

Fort San Lorenzo Dry Moat in Panama
The dry moat at Fort San Lorenzo was designed to mitigate land attacks.

Fort San Lorenzo in Panama
Fort San Lorenzo is a 16th century fort on the Caribbean coast in Panama.

Panama - Fort San Lorenzo
Fort San Lorenzo is a 16th century Spanish fort located on the Caribbean Sea at the mouth of the Chagres River.

Mouth of the Chagres River in Panama
Photo of the mouth of the Chagres River in Panama, as seen from Fort San Lorenzo

View of the Caribbean from Fort San Lorenzo
Fort San Lorenzo's hilltop location offers great views of the Caribbean Sea

Fort San Lorenzo Armory in Panama
Fort San Lorenzo has a huge underground storage area for ammunition and gunpowder

Overview of the Avalon Artistry II River Ship
Brief overview of the new Avalon Artistry II river ship of Avalon Waterways, which sails the Rhine, Moselle, Main, and Danube Rivers in Europe

Un-Cruise Adventures
Articles, information, and photos of Un-Cruise Adventures, whose small yacht-like ships sail Mexico's Sea of Cortez, Alaska's Inside Passage, the Pacific Northwest, and Hawaii.

Oasis of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas cruise ship information and photos

Norwegian Pearl - NCL Norwegian Pearl Cruise Ship
Information and pictures of the NCL Norwegian Pearl cruise ship

Disney Magic
Disney Magic overview, photos, and information

Disney Dream
Disney Dream library of information -- links to descriptions of Disney Dream cabins, Disney Dream dining options, Disney Dream kid's areas, and Disney Dream pictures

Costa Pacifica
Costa Cruises' Costa Pacifica information and photos

Costa Deliziosa
Information and photos of the Costa Cruises' Costa Deliziosa cruise ship

Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship
Celebrity Infinity cruise ship profile, information, pictures, reviews, and articles

Celebrity Silhouette
Information and pictures of the Celebrity Silhouette of Celebrity Cruise Lines

Celebrity Reflection
Photos and information on the Celebrity Reflection cruise ship

Carnival Liberty - Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival Liberty Cruise Ship
Information and photos of the Carnival Liberty cruise ship of Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Fantasy
Information and pictures of the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship of Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Breeze
Links to Carnival Breeze information, including the cabins, dining and cuisine, bars, outdoor deck areas, and indoor common areas

Australia Cruises
Information on Australia cruises and ports of call

Zodiacs in The Snares Sea Cave
Photo of two Zodiacs from the Silver Discoverer expedition ship leaving a sea cave at The Snares island group of New Zealand

Hole in a Granite Cliff on The Snares
Photo of an entrance to a giant hole in a granite cliff at The Snares island group in New Zealand

Sea Cave at The Snares
Photo of a colorful sea cave at The Snares, New Zealand

Snares Crested Penguins Going for a Swim
Photo of Snares crested penguins leaving their rocky rookery and going into the water

Snares Crested Penguins in the Snares Islands of New Zealand
Close up photo of Snares crested penguins, which only breed in The Snares island group of New Zealand

Approaching a Colony of Snares Crested Penguins on a Zodiac
Photo of a Zodiac getting up close to a colony of Snares crested penguins in The Snares sub-antarctic islands of New Zealand

Exploring The Snares via Zodiac from the Silver Discoverer
Visitors are not allowed on The Snares, so exploring must be done by small boat or Zodiac

Rocks and Rocky Cliffs Line the Coast of The Snares
Photo of a tiny Zodiac next to one of the huge rocks along the coast line of The Snares

Kelp Moving with the Tides at the Snares Islands
Photo of kelp at the entrance to a sea cave that is moving back and forth with the tides at the Snares Islands

Zodiac Leaving Snares Islands Sea Cave
Photo of a Silver Discoverer Zodiac leaving one of the large sea caves at the Snares Islands of New Zealand

Entering a Small Sea Cave at The Snares
Photo of a small sea cave at The Snares, a group of sub-antarctic islands in New Zealand

The Snares - New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
Photo tour of The Snares, a group of sub-antarctic New Zealand islands that are home to many seabirds, interesting plants, and marine mammals.

Forests of Tree Lilies Cover The Snares
Photo of The Snares, showing how the islands are covered with trees

Snares Crested Penguins Going Ashore in The Snares
Photo of a large group of Snares crested penguins jumping out of the water onto their rocky rookery

Rata Forest on Auckland Island
Much of Auckland Island is covered with Rata trees. The forests are a little eerie and just what one would expect from the home of the Hobbits.

Auckland Island - Exploring Ancient Wrecks and a Coast Watchers Hut
Auckland Island is one of New Zealand's sub-antarctic islands. It's not populated and a great place to visit from a small cruise ship. The island features a shipwreck from 1863 and a coastal watcher's hut from World War II.

Auckland Island Coastal Watcher's Hut
Photo of World War II coastal watcher's hut on Auckland Island, NZ. The hut is maintained by the New Zealand government because of its historic nature.

Silver Discoverer Expedition Ship in Auckland Island Harbor
Photo of the Silver Discoverer expedition ship in the harbor at Auckland Island

Wreck of the Grafton on Auckland Island, New Zealand
Photo of the wrecked ship the Grafton, which struck a rocky beach on Auckland Island and had to be abandoned.

Carnley Harbor Caldera on Auckland Island, New Zealand
Photo of the shoreline of the ancient volcanic caldera of Carnley Harbor on Auckland Island, New Zealand

View of Auckland Island Mountain
Photo of one of the many mountains on Auckland Island, New Zealand

Exploring Carnley Harbor on Auckland Island from the Silver Discoverer
Photo of one of the Silver Discoverer Zodiacs in Carnley Harbor, an ancient volcanic caldera on Auckland Island, New Zealand

Skua Seabirds Feeding on Dead Sea Lion on Auckland Island
Photo of a flock of skua seabirds feeding on a dead sea lion carcass on Auckland Island, New Zealand

New Zealand Sea Lion on Auckland Island
Photo of a New Zealand sea lion on the beach at Auckland Island

Hiking to the Coastal Watcher's Hut on Auckland Island
Photo of Silversea Silver Discoverer guests climbing up a hill into the Rata forest of Auckland Island. A coastal watcher's hut left over from World War II was at the top of the mountain.

Ross Lily on Campbell Island
Photo of a lovely Ross lily (Bulbinella rossii) on Campbell Island, New Zealand

Nesting Southern Royal Albatross on Campbell Island
Campbell Island is famous as a nesting area for the Southern Royal Albatross

New Zealand Sea Lion Resting on the Dock at Campbell Island
Photo of a New Zealand sea lion sleeping on the dock at Campbell Island

Campbell Island - New Zealand's Southernmost Subantarctic Island
Campbell Island is New Zealand's southernmost subantarctic island, and it lies 300 miles south of Invercargill. It is best known as a breeding area for 6 species of albatross.

Rugged Coastline of Campbell Island, New Zealand
The coastline of Campbell Island, New Zealand is rugged, but scenic, as shown in this photo.

New Zealand Sea Lion on Campbell Island
Photo of a ferocious-looking New Zealand sea lion on Campbell Island

Close up View of Nesting Southern Royal Albatross on Campbell Island
Close up view of nesting Southern Royal Albatross on Campbell Island, New Zealand

Sailing Away from Campbell Island
Photo of the landscape and waterfalls along the coastline of Campbell Island, New Zealand

Hike to Ackers Point on Stewart Island
Photo of Halfmoon Bay on Stewart Island that was taken on a hike from Oban to Ackers Point Lighthouse

Ackers Point Lighthouse on Stewart Island
Photo of the Ackers Point Lighthouse on Stewart Island, which is about a three-hour roundtrip walk from Oban

Silver Discoverer in Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island, New Zealand
Photo of the Silversea Silver Discoverer expedition ship in Halfmoon Bay at the small town of Oban on Stewart Island, New Zealand

Halfmoon Bay at Oban on Stewart Island, New Zealand
Photo of Halfmoon Bay at the town of Oban on Stewart Island, New Zealand

Stewart Island Warning Sign - No Rats or Seeds
New Zealanders take pest infestation very seriously, and signs like this one are common on islands like Stewart Island

Stewart Island Oystercatcher
Photo of a Variable Oystercatcher wading bird on Stewart Island in New Zealand

Road along Halfmoon Bay on Stewart Island
The scenic hike to Ackers Point Lighthouse starts in downtown Oban and follows the road that skirts Halfmoon Bay.

"Headless" New Zealand Pigeon on Stewart Island
Photo of a roosting New Zealand Pigeon, which appears to be headless, but only because he has his head pulled down

Halfmoon Bay Picnic Spot on Stewart Island
Photo of a small picnic area on Halfmoon Bay at Oban on Stewart Island, New Zealand

Stewart Island - A Day at New Zealand's Third Largest Island
Stewart Island is New Zealand's third largest island, but it's tiny and very lightly populated compared to the two main islands. However, its national park, wildlife, and hiking make it a worthwhile vacation destination.

Stewart Island Lobsters
Photo of some rock lobsters, which are usually called crayfish, which were caught near Stewart Island, New Zealand

Ulva Island - One of New Zealand's Wild Islands
Photo gallery of Ulva Island, New Zealand a wildlife sanctuary near Stewart Island off New Zealand's South Island

Trail on Ulva Island
Photo of one of the nicely maintained trails on Ulva Island in New Zealand

Ulva Island Fern
Photo of one of the lush ferns of Ulva Island that shows the tiny fiddleheads of the fern

Silver Discoverer in Post Office Bay, Ulva Island
Photo of the Silver Discoverer expedition ship of Silversea Cruises at anchor in Post Office Bay at Ulva Island, New Zealand

Ulva Island Varmint Trap
Photo of a varmit trap used to trap rats, rabbits, and mice on Ulva Island in New Zealand

Sydney Cove Beach on Ulva Island in New Zealand
Photo of the beach at Sydney Cove on Ulva Island, which is just a short distance from Stewart Island in New Zealand

Weka in the Woods of Ulva Island
Photo of a camouflaged Weka in the woods of Ulva Island. Wekas are a flightless bird of New Zealand, and are much smaller than the better-known kiwis.

Weka on the Beach at Ulva Island
Photo of a Weka on Ulva Island. Cruises.

Silversea Cruises - Cruise Line Profile
Silversea Cruise Line profile including a description of the lifestyle, passengers, cuisine, cabins, common areas, fitness areas, and onboard activities.

Australia and New Zealand Cruises
Cruising down under - Australia and New Zealand cruises and ports of call.

A Day in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from the Veendam of Holland America
Things to see in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico when on a cruise

Panama Canal Cruise Log from the Holland America Veendam
Detailed cruise travel log a of a Panama Canal cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego on the Holland America Veendam cruise ship, with ports of call in the Caribbean, South America, Central America, and Mexico

A Day in Huatulco, Mexico from Holland America Veendam Cruise
Things to see and do in Huatulco, Mexico when on a cruise

Things to Do on Sea Days on the Holland America Veendam
Details on some of the interesting things to do on sea days on the Holland America Veendam cruise ship

A Day in Key West from Panama Canal Cruise
Things to see with a day in Key West when on a cruise

A Day on Grand Cayman from Panama Canal Cruise
Things to do and see with a day on Grand Cayman island on a cruise

A Full-Day Transit of the Panama Canal from Caribbean to Pacific
Details of a full-day transit of the Panama Canal from the Caribbean to the Pacific Ocean on the Holland America Veendam cruise ship

A Day in Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Things to do and see with a day in Costa Rica from a cruise ship

A Day at the Cortijo El Rosario Estate near Corinto, Nicaragua
A visit to the Cortijo El Rosario Estate and their excellent equestrian show is a great cruise shore excursion in Corinto, Nicaragua.

A Day at Antigua from a Cruise Ship Docked at Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Spend a day in colonial Antigua when your cruise ship is docked at Antigua, Guatemala

Make Chocolate and Visit Mayan Ruins from Puerto Chiapas, Mexico
Details of a cruise ship shore excursion from Puerto Chiapas, Mexico inland to visit the Mayan ruins at Izapa and to learn how to process cocoa beans into chocolate

A Day in Cartagena from a Cruise to the Panama Canal
Things to do and see with a day in Cartagena, Colombia on a cruise

MEC Panama Shipyard - Panama Canal
Photo of the MEC Shipyard, which is located near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal in Balboa.

Miraflores Lock Gate Opening at the Panama Canal
Photo of the gate opening at the Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal, which links the Caribbean and the Pacific

Panama Canal - Miraflores Locks Visitors' Center
Photo and information on the Panama Canal Visitors' Center at the Miraflores Locks

Bridge of the Americas over the Panama Canal
Photo of the Bridge of the Americas, which links Panama City and Arraiján and was the first bridge built over the Panama Canal

View of Panama City, Panama from the Panama Canal
Photo of modern downtown area of Panama City, Panama from the Panama Canal

Panama Canal - Lake Gatun
Photo of ships in Lake Gatun waiting to pass through the Panama Canal

Holland America Westerdam near Gamboa in the Panama Canal
Photo of the Holland America Westerdam near Gamboa in the Panama Canal

Chagres River and the Panama Canal
Photo of the Chagres River, which provides water for the Panama Canal

Culebra or Gaillard Cut in the Panama Canal
Photo of the Culebra Cut, which is also called the Gaillard Cut, in the Panama Canal. This is the narrowest section of the Canal.

Pedro Miguel Locks
Photo of the Pedro Miguel Locks of the Panama Canal. These are the middle set of locks and divide the Caribbean and Pacific

Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal
Photo of the beginning of the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal

Panama Canal - Southbound Transit from the Caribbean to the Pacific Ocean
Photo tour of a Panama Canal transit from the Caribbean to the Pacific Ocean. This 14-page article takes the reader on a detailed voyage through the Panama Canal.

Panama Canal - Gatun Dam
Photo of the Gatun Locks and dam on the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal

Panama Canal - Gamboa Dredging Operation
Photo of the Panama Canal dredging division at Gamboa, which is between Lake Gatun and the Centennial Bridge

Holland America VeendamTheaters
Photo and information on the two theaters on the Holland America Veendam cruise ship--the Showroom at Sea and the Wajang Theater

Holland America Veendam - Greenhouse Spa and Salon
Photo and information on the Greenhouse Spa and Salon on the Holland America Veendam cruise ship

Holland America Veendam Fitness Center Class
Photo and information on the fitness center exercise classes on the Holland America Veendam

Holland America Veendam - Half Moon Conference Room
Photo and information on the Half Moon Conference Room on the Holland America Veendam. This room is used for bridge lessons and games on the cruise ship.

Holland America Veendam - Internet and Computer Center
Photo and information on the Internet and computer center in the library of the Veendam of Holland America Line

Holland America Veendam - Future Cruises Desk
Photo of the Future Cruises Desk on the Veendam of Holland America Line

Casino on the Holland America Veendam
Photo of the Casino on the Veendam cruise ship of Holland America Line

Holland America Veendam Atrium Seating
Photo of some of the seating in the atrium, one of the prime

Holland America Veendam - Reception Desk
Photo of the Reception Desk on the Holland America Veendam cruise ship

Holland America Veendam Fitness Center Exercise Equipment
Photo and information on the exercise equipment in the Holland America Veendam Fitness Center

Holland America Veendam - Elevator Lobby
Photo of an elevator lobby on the Veendam cruise ship of Holland America Line

Holland America Veendam Library
Photo of some of the bookcases and a jigsaw puzzle table on the Holland America Veendam cruise ship

Holland America Veendam - Library Seating and Reading Area
Photo of the lounge chairs in the library of the Holland America Veendam cruise ship

Holland America Veendam Interior Common Areas Overview
Overview of the interior common areas on the Holland America Veendam cruise ship

CroisiEurope - Cruise Line Profile
Cruise line profile of CroisiEurope, a French cruise that has been operating river ships, barges, and small passenger ships since 1976.

SeaDream II - Small Cruise Ship Tour and Profile
Overview of the SeaDream II small luxury cruise ship of SeaDream Yacht Club, including the cabins, dining, interiors and onboard activities

SeaDream II Library - SeaDream Yacht Club Small Luxury Cruise Ship
The SeaDream II has a spacious library with books, newspapers, and computers with Internet access.

SeaDream II Piano Bar - SeaDream Yacht Club Cruise Ship Tour
The Piano Bar on the SeaDream II is a popular gathering place in the evening after dinner.

SeaDream II - Blackjack Table - SeaDream Yacht Club Cruise Ship Tour
The SeaDream II does not have a casino, but it does have a blackjack table

SeaDream II - Swimming Pool - SeaDream Yacht Club Cruise Ship Tour and Profile
Photo of the SeaDream II swimming pool, as seen from deck 4

SeaDream II Swimming Pool Close-up - SeaDream Yacht Club
The swimming pool on the SeaDream II is a good size for such a small cruise ship.

SeaDream II Water Sports Marina - SeaDream Yacht Club Cruise Ship Tour and Profile
The activities from retractable water sports marina on the SeaDream II are great fun for guests

Water Sports Marina on the SeaDream II - Retractable Platform for Water Activities
The SeaDream II activities crew launches a swim ring, water toys, and small rigid inflatable skiff from the retractable water sports marina.

SeaDream II Sun Beds on SeaDream Yacht Club Small Luxury Ship
The sun beds on the SeaDream II are comfortable and perfect for lounging in the daytime or sleeping at night.

Onboard Activities on the SeaDream II of the SeaDream Yacht Club
The small luxury ship the SeaDream II has several unique onboard activities like Champagne & Caviar and the after dinner, by the pool Dessert Extravaganza

SeaDream II Itineraries and Ports of Call - SeaDream Yacht Club
The small luxury yacht the SeaDream II visits fascinating ports of call that are inaccessible to large ships.

SeaDream II - Dining and Cuisine in the Dining Salon
The variety and quality of the food in the main Dining Salon on the SeaDream II small luxury cruise yacht is among the best at sea

SeaDream II of SeaDream Yacht Club - Topside Restaurant
For its warm weather cruises, the SeaDream II Topside Restaurant features marvelous outdoor dining.

Outdoor Sitting Area in the SeaDream II Topside Restaurant - SeaDream Yacht Club Ship Tour
The SeaDream II has both table and booth seating in its outdoor Topside Restaurant.

SeaDream II - Staterooms and Suites
Tour of one of the staterooms on the SeaDream II small cruise ship

SeaDream II of SeaDream Yacht Club - Stateroom Sitting Area
The staterooms on the SeaDream II have a sitting area with a sofa, table, desk area, refrigerator, and flat screen television.

SeaDream II - Bathrooms in the Staterooms
The spacious bathrooms in the SeaDream II cabins have a large shower and plenty of storage space.

SeaDream II - Main Salon - SeaDream Yacht Club Small Luxury Ship
The Main Salon on the SeaDream II is used for daily cocktail parties, meetings, and entertainment

SeaDream II - Bars and Lounges on the SeaDream Yacht Club Small Luxury Cruise Ship
The SeaDream II small luxury cruise ship has four bars and lounges

Viking River Cruises' Dutch Tulip Cruise in the Netherlands
Travel log of a spring tulip cruise in the Netherlands on the river cruise ship the Viking Europe. These

Dutch Villages and Towns on the Viking Europe Dutch Journey Tulip Cruise
Page 4 of travel log of a spring cruise in the Netherlands on the river cruise ship the Viking Europe. These

Arnhem, Kinderdijk, and Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands from the Viking Europe
Page 5 of travel log of a spring cruise in the Netherlands on the river cruise ship the Viking Europe. These

Viking Europe River Cruise Ship Dutch Tulip Cruise - Page 2
Page 2 of travel log of a spring cruise in the Netherlands on the river cruise ship the Viking Europe. These

The Floriade in Amsterdam - Horticultural Exposition
Page 3 of travel log of a spring cruise in the Netherlands on the river cruise ship the Viking Europe. These

Silver Discoverer Outdoor Decks
Photo of the aft outdoor deck on the Silver Discoverer expedition ship of Silversea Cruises and discussion of all the outdoor deck areas

Silver Discoverer - Tour of the Expedition Ship Common Areas
Photo tour of the common areas on the Silversea Silver Discoverer expedition ship, including the lounge, fitness center, outdoor deck, and reception desk

Silver Discoverer Reception Desk
Photo of the deck 4 reception desk on the Silver Discoverer expedition ship of Silversea Cruises

Silver Discoverer Explorer Lounge
Photo of the Silver Discoverer Explorer Lounge, which is the hub of the indoor common areas on the expedition cruise ship

Sitting Area Outside The Restaurant on the Silver Discoverer
Photo of the sitting area outside The Restaurant on the Silver Discoverer expedition ship of Silversea Cruises

Silver Discoverer Fitness Center
Photo of the fitness center on the Silver Discoverer expedition ship

South America Cruises and Ports of Call
South America Cruises and Ports of Call, including Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, the Galapagos Islands, and the Amazon River.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page 18.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page 19.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page 20.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page 21.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page 22.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page 23.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page 24.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro. Page 7.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro. Page 8.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro. Page 9.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro. Page 10.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro. Page 11.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro. Page 12.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page 13.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page 14.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page 15.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page 16.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page 17.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro - Samba Parade at Rio's Sambodromo Is Quite a Carnival!
Pictures of the Carnaval (or Carnival) Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro at the Sambodromo, the world's greatest parade stadium

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro - Samba Parade at Rio's Sambodromo Is Quite a Carnival!
Pictures of the Carnaval (or Carnival) Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro at the Sambodromo, the world's greatest parade stadium

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro. Page 2.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro. Page 3.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro. Page 4.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro. Page 5.

Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro. Page 6.

Silversea Cruises Silver Explorer Expedition Ship
Pictures of the Silversea Cruises' Silver Explorer expedition ship

Prince Albert II Bathroom
Photo of the bathroom on the Silversea Cruises' Prince Albert II expedition ship. Page 7.

Prince Albert II Library
Photo of the library on the Silversea Cruises' Prince Albert II small expedition ship. Page 6.

Silversea Prince Albert II Library
Artist's rendering of the Silversea Prince Albert II expedition ship library. Page 12.

Prince Albert II Observation Lounge
Prince Albert II Observation Lounge. Page 3.

Silversea Prince Albert II Observation Lounge
Artist's rendering of the observation lounge on the Silversea Prince Albert II expedition ship. Page 8.

Silversea Prince Albert II at Sea - Overhead View of Expedition Ship
Artist's rendering of an overhead view of the Silversea Prince Albert II expedition ship at sea. Page 11.

Prince Albert II Silver Suite
Photo of a Silver Suite on the Silversea Cruises' Prince Albert II expedition ship. Page 4.

Silversea Prince Albert II Silver Suite - Silversea Cruises' Expedition Ship the Prince Albert II
Artist's rendering of a Silver Suite on the the Silversea Cruises' expedition ship the Prince Albert II. Page 10.

Prince Albert II Theater
Photo of the theater on the Silversea Cruises' Prince Albert II expedition ship. Page 5.

Prince Albert II at the Dock in Monaco
Photo of the Silverse Cruises' small expedition ship Prince Albert II at the Dock in Monaco. Page 2.

Silversea Prince Albert II Sails Under Tower Bridge in London
Photo of the Silversea Cruises' Prince Albert II sailing under Tower Bridge in London

Silversea Prince Albert II at Sea
Artist's rendering of the Silversea Prince Albert II at sea. Page 9.

Iguazu Falls - Iguazu National Park in Brazil
Photos of Iguazu Falls and Iguazu National Park in Brazil

Cafe Promenade on the Quantum of the Seas
Photo and information on the Quantum of the Seas Cafe Promenade

Windjammer Marketplace on the Quantum of the Seas
Photo and information on the Quantum of the Seas Windjammer Marketplace

The Cafe @ Two70 on the Quantum of the Seas
Photo and information on the Cafe @Two70 on the Quantum of the Seas cruise ship

Sorrento's Restaurant on the Quantum of the Seas
Photo and information on the Quantum of the Seas Sorrento's Restaurant

Wonderland Restaurant on the Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas
Photo and information on the Quantum of the Seas Wonderland Restaurant

Jamie's Italian Restaurant on the Quantum of the Seas
Photo and information on Jamie's Italian Restaurant on the Quantum of the Seas cruise ship of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Michael's Genuine Pub on the Quantum of the Seas
Photo and information on Michael's Genuine Pub on the Quantum of the Seas

Izumi on the Quantum of the Seas
Photo and information on Izumi Restaurant on the Quantum of the Seas

Quantum of the Seas Chic Dining Room
Photo and information on the Quantum of the Seas Chic Dining Room

Quantum of the Seas Silk Restaurant
Photo and information on the Quantum of the Seas Silk Restaurant

The Grande Restaurant on the Quantum of the Seas
Photo and information on The Grande Restaurant on the Quantum of the Seas

Quantum of the Seas - American Icon Grill
Photo and information on the Quantum of the Seas American Icon Grill dining room

18 Dining Options on the Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas
The Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas has 18 different dining venues, ranging from casual takeaway to elegant, memorable meals

Best Luxury Honeymoon and Romantic Cruise Lines
Best luxury cruise lines for a romantic or honeymoon cruise

Oslo, Norway - Things to Do and See
Oslo is a compact city, filled with museums, parks, outdoor eateries, and shopping. Visitors have many things to do and see in this capital city of Norway.

A Day in Edinburgh - Cruise Shore Excursion from Greenock, Scotland
Edinburgh is Scotland's capital city and has many historical attractions

Invergordon, Scotland - Gateway to Inverness - Port of Call on British Isles Cruise
Invergordon is on the north coast of Scotland and is one of the two deep water ports in the country. Cruise ships dock at Invergordon so that guests can travel to Inverness and Loch Ness.

Looking for the Loch Ness Monster at Urquhart Castle - Cruise Shore Excursion from Invergordon
Cruise shore excursion from Invergordon to Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness in Scotland

Harwich - British Isles Cruise Embarkaton and Debarkation Port
Celebrity and Royal Caribbean Cruises use Harwich as an embarkation and debarkation port of call

A Day in the Irish Town of Kinsale - Shore Excursion from Cobh, Ireland
Details of a day in Cobh, Ireland from the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship. The day included a half-day tour to the small Irish town of Kinsale.

Lunch in Betws-y-Coed and a Drive through North Wales - Cruise Shore Excursion from Liverpool
A driving tour through northern Wales that started in Liverpool and had lunch at Betws-y-Coed, which is often called the Gateway to Snowdonia

Belfast, Northern Ireland - Port of Call on British Isles Cruise on the Celebrity Infinity
Things to see with a day in Belfast, Northern Ireland on a cruise of the British Isles

Overview of the Celebrity Infinity British Isles Cruise
Detailed travel log of a Celebrity Infinity cruise to Normandy, France and the British Isles. Cruise was roundtrip from Harwich, with stopovers in Le Havre, Guernsey, Cobh, Dublin, Liverpool, Belfast, Glasgow, and Invergordon

Normandy Beaches and American Cemetery - Celebrity Infinity Cruise Log
A day at the Normandy beaches and the American Cemetery from the Celebrity Infinity, which was docked in Le Havre, France

Guernsey in the Channel Islands - British Isles Cruise on the Celebrity Infinity
Exploring the town of St. Peter Port on the Channel Island of Guernsey from the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship

Dublin, Ireland - Port of Call on Celebrity Cruise of the British Isles
When your cruise ship is in Dublin, a good way to see the city is via the hop-on, hop-off bus.

Medieval Town of Conwy in North Wales - Shore Excursion from Liverpool on British Isles Cruise
A shore excursion to the medieval Welsh town of Conwy and its castle is a fascinating shore excursion for cruise ship passengers docked in Liverpool

Bayeux, France - Port of Call on Normandy Cruises
Cruise shore excursions from Le Havre to the Normandy beaches in France sometimes stop over in the small French town of Bayeux, which is home to a famous tapestry that is 900 years old

Celebrity Infinity - South America Cruise
Itinerary and photos of South America cruise between Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro on the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship

Guayaquil - Gateway to the Galapagos
Things to do and see in Guayaquil, Ecuador, which is on the south coast of Ecuador and is a port of call for cruise ships sailing along the west coast of South America. It also is the gateway to Galapagos cruises since most flights to the islands originate in the city.

Scenic Jewel Cabins and Suites
Photos and tour of the different cabin and suite categories on the Scenic Jewel river ship of Scenic Cruises

Scenic Jewel - Royal Panorama Suite
Tour of the Scenic Jewel Royal Panorama suite, one of the seven different types of accommodations on the river ship

Scenic Jewel - Royal Suite
Tour of the Royal Suite on the Scenic Jewel European river ship

Scenic Jewel - Junior Balcony Suite
Tour of the Junior Balcony Suite on the Scenic Jewel European river ship of Scenic Tours/Scenic Cruises

Scenic Jewel - Deluxe Balcony Suite
Tour of the Deluxe Balcony Suites on the Scenic Jewel European river ship

Scenic Jewel - Balcony Suite
Tour of a Balcony Suite on the Scenic Jewel European river ship

Scenic Jewel - Single Balcony Suite
Tour of the Single Balcony Suite on the Scenic Jewel European river ship

Scenic Jewel - Standard Stateroom
Tour of a Standard Stateroom on the Scenic Jewel European river ship

Silver Spirit - Silver Suite Photo Tour
Photo tour of a Silversea Silver Spirit Silver Suite, which is one of five categories of accommodations on this all-suite ship

Silver Suite Sitting Area
The spacious sitting area in a Silversea Silver Spirit Silver Suite

Silver Suite Dining Area
Photo of the dining area in a Silver Suite, one of the many luxurious accommodations on the Silver Spirit cruise ship

Silver Suite Bathroom
Photo of the bathroom in a Silver Suite on the Silver Spirit cruise ship of Silversea Cruises

Silver Suite Walk-In Closet
One of the most outstanding features of a Silver Spirit Silver Suite is the huge walk-in closet. I wished I could take it home.

Silver Suite Veranda
The veranda on a Silver Suite is large enough for a chaise lounge, three chairs, a footstool, and a small dining table

Abu Simbel - Ramses II Temples Relocated during Lake Nasser Construction in Egypt
Photo tour of the ancient Egyptian temples at Abu Simbel, which were moved over 200 feet higher during the construction of the Aswan High Dam and Lake Nasser

Ramses II Colossi at the Great Temple of Abu Simbel
Four giant colossi of Pharaoh Ramses II flank the entrance to the Great Temple at Abu Simbel.

Temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel
The Temple of Hathor is one of two magnificent temples that were moved from the rising waters of Lake Nasser in the 1960's.

Statues of Ramses II and Nefertari on Temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel
The facade of the Temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel features four statues of Ramses II and two statues of his wife Nefertari

Great Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel - Panoramic View
Panoramic photo of the Great Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, Egypt

Temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel - Panoramic View
Panoramic view of the Temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel, which is the smaller of two huge temples that were moved in the 1960's to prevent them from being covered by the rising waters of Aswan High Dam

Back Side of the Great Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel
Tourists walking to the relocated temples at Abu Simbel first see the back side of the huge artificial mountain that was built to hold the treasures of the Great Temple of Ramses II

Original Site of the Temples of Abu Simbel
The original site of the temples at Abu Simbel is now under the waters of Lake Nasser.

Lake Nasser in Egypt, One of the World's Largest Man-Made Lakes
View of Lake Nasser, one of the world's largest man-made lakes, from the ancient temples at Abu Simbel

See European Castles on a Cruise
Places in Europe where cruise travelers can see a castle, including those on the Rhine, Danube and Moselle Rivers and on the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

See European Castles on a Cruise
Places in Europe where cruise travelers can see a castle, including those on the Rhine, Danube and Moselle Rivers and on the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

See European Castles on a Cruise
Places in Europe where cruise travelers can see a castle, including those on the Rhine, Danube and Moselle Rivers and on the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

Silversea Silver Cloud Cruise Ship
Articles, cruise ship pictures, and information on the Silversea Silver Cloud cruise ship

Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Ship Information and Pictures
Pictures and information on the Seven Seas Navigator cruise ship, including the cabins, dining, and common areas on the Seven Seas Navigator.

Alaska Cruises, Ports of Call, and Shore Excursions
Alaska cruises and ports of call information, including things to see and so and shore excursion opportunities. Alaskan cruises ports of call such as Ketchikan, Juneau, Anchorage, Vancouver, Victoria, and Seward are fun to visit.

Maasdam Dining Venues and Events - Holland America Line Cruise Ship Overview
The mid-sized ms Maasdam cruise ship of Holland America Line has several diverse dining venues, which are especially important on the ship's many extended-length cruises.

Maasdam - Rotterdam Dining Room - Holland America Cruise Ship
Dining in the Rotterdam Dining Room on the ms Maasdam cruise ship of Holland America Line

Maasdam - Pinnacle Grill - Holland America Line Cruise Ship
The Pinnacle Grill is an excellent alternative dining venue on the Holland America Maasdam.

Holland America Line - Maasdam - An Evening at Le Cirque in the Pinnacle Grill
Dinner at An Evening at Le Cirque on the Holland America Line ms Maasdam cruise ship

Maasdam of Holland America Line - Cellar Master's Dinner in the Pinnacle Grill
The Cellar Master's Dinner on the Maasdam is a special wine pairing dinner matching some of the chef's favorite dishes with a complementary wine. The feast certainly works!

Canaletto Italian Restaurant - Maasdam Cruise Ship of Holland America Line
What it's like to have dinner at Canaletto, an Italian restaurant on the Maasdam cruise ship of the Holland America Line

Lido Restaurant - Maasdam - Holland America Line
Looking for a variety of good food served in a casual setting on the Maasdam? Try the Lido Restaurant.

Terrace Grill - ms Maasdam - Holland America Line
Dining at the Terrace Grill on the Maasdam cruise ship of the Holland America Line

Culinary Arts Center - Maasdam - Holland America Line
Types of events held at the Culinary Arts Center on the Holland America Line Maasdam cruise ship

Maasdam - Tour of Interior Common Areas and Decks - Holland America Line Cruise Ship Profile
Tour of the Maasdam interior decks, including the bars, spa, and fitness center

Maasdam - Holland America Line Ship Profile and Tour - Overview
Cruise ship profile and tour of the cabins, dining venues, and common areas on the Maasdam, a mid-sized cruise ship owned by Holland America Line

Maasdam - Cabins - Holland America Line Cruise Ship Tour
Tour of an oceanview on the Maasdam cruise ship of Holland America Line

Dining on the Maasdam - Holland America Line Cruise Ship Profile and Tour
Details of the dining venues on the Maasdam cruise ship, including the Rotterdam Dining Room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant, and Terrace Grill.

Exterior Decks - Maasdam - Holland America Line
Tour of the exterior decks on the Maasdam, including the swimming pools, walking deck, and sports deck

Maasdam - Onboard Activities - Holland America Line Cruise Ship
Discussion of some of the onboard activities on the Maasdam, a mid-sized cruise ship owned by Holland America Line

Maasdam Itineraries - Holland America Line
Discussion of the itineraries of the Maasdam, a mid-sized cruise ship owned by Holland America Line

Iceland - Blue Lagoon
A dip in the Blue Lagoon hot baths is one of the most popular things for tourists to do when they visit Iceland.

Blue Lagoon - Black Lava, White Mud, and Blue Water
Picture of a closer look at the black lava surrounding the blue waters of the Blue Lagoon and the white mud suspended in the water and clinging to the edges.

Blue Lagoon - Lifeguard
The lifeguards at the Blue Lagoon dress a little differently than those at the beach.

Blue Lagoon - Relaxation Room
Lounging in the warm relaxation room is a nice place to take a break from swimming in the Blue Lagoon.

Blue Lagoon - Hot Waterfall
One fun feature at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland is the hot waterfall.

Riviera - Tour of the Oceania Cruises' Ship
Tour of the Riviera of Oceania Cruises, including information on the dining, accommodations, spa, culinary center, outdoor deck areas, interior common areas, and onboard activities

Planning a Cruise Destination Wedding with Princess Cruises
Information on planning a cruise destination wedding with Princess Cruises

Planning a Cruise Destination Wedding
Tips on planning a cruise destination wedding, including decisions to make, resources, and options for where to celebrate the happy event

Erin and Jason's Destination Wedding Day - Princess Cruises' Shore Wedding on St. Thomas
Details of Erin and Jason's Ruby Princess destination wedding day on St. Thomas

Carnival Liberty - Cruise Review and Mediterranean Ports of Call
Information on the Carnival Liberty cruise ship and some of the Mediterranean ports of call visited by Carnival and other cruise lines

Silversea Silver Whisper - Medallion Suite
Information on the Medallion Suites on the Silversea Cruises' Silver Whisper cruise ship

Silversea Silver Whisper - Grand Suite
Information on the Grand Suite category on the Silversea Silver Whisper cruise ship

Silversea Cruises Silver Whisper - Suites and Accommodations
Description of the nine categories of Silver Whisper suite accommodations, ranging from the spacious Vista Suites to the aptly named Grand, Royal, and Owner's Suites

Silver Whisper - Veranda Suites and Mid-Ship Veranda Suites on Silversea Cruise Ship
Information on the Veranda and Mid-Ship Veranda Suites on the Silversea Silver Whisper cruise ship

Silver Whisper - Silver Suite on Silversea Cruise Ship
Information on the Silver Whisper Silver Suite

Silversea Silver Whisper - Royal Suite
Information on the Royal Suite on the Silver Whisper cruise ship of Silversea Cruises

Silversea Silver Whisper - Owner's Suite
Information on the size, configuration and amenities of the Owner's Suite on the Silversea Silver Whisper cruise ship

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Bars and Lounges on the Regal Princess
With over a dozen places to find a drink on the Regal Princess, those who love to socialize or party have plenty of venues to choose from.

Bellini's on the Regal Princess
Photo of Bellini's, a cocktail bar on the Regal Princess that overlooks the Piazza

Club 6 on the Regal Princess
Photo of the Club 6 disco and nightclub on the Regal Princess

Piazza Bar on the Regal Princess
Photo of the Piazza Bar on the Regal Princess, which is one of the ship's busiest lounges due to its prime location in the Piazza on deck 5

Vines Wine and Tapas Bar on the Regal Princess
Photo of Vines, a wine and tapas bar conveniently located near the Sabatini's Italian specialty restaurant on the Regal Princess cruise ship

Outrigger Bar on the Regal Princess
Photo of the Outrigger Bar on the Regal Princess,which is an outdoor bar aft on deck 16

Regal Princess Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar
Photo of the Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar on the Regal Princess cruise ship

Horizon Court Buffet and Bistro on the Regal Princess
Photo of the Horizon Court buffet restaurant on the Regal Princess cruise ship

Crown Grill on the Regal Princess
Photo of the Crown Grill specialty restaurant on the Regal Princess cruise ship

International Cafe on the Regal Princess
Photo of the International Cafe on the Regal Princess cruise ship

Gelato on the Regal Princess
Photo of the Gelato ice cream shop on the Regal Princess cruise ship

Regal Princess Chef's Table Lumiere
Photo of the Chef's Table Lumiere in the Allegro Dining Room of the Regal Princess cruise ship

Regal Princess Dining
Overview and photos of the many dining venues on the Regal Princess cruise ship

Main Dining Rooms on the Regal Princess
Photo of one of the three main dining rooms on the Regal Princess cruise ship

Sabatini's on the Regal Princess
Photo of Sabatini's specialty restaurant on the Regal Princess cruise ship

Alfredo's Pizzeria on the Regal Princess
Photo of Alfredo's Pizzeria on the Regal Princess cruise ship

Sucia Island
Sucia Island is one of the northernmost islands in the San Juan archipelago of Washington state. It's very popular with kayakers and hikers.

Johnson Point on Sucia Island in the San Juan Islands
Visitors to Sucia Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington often hike out to Johnson Point

Sucia Island from the Wilderness Adventurer
Visitors to Sucia Island must arrive by boat. Some take a private ferry, others their own boat, and many kayak from Orcas Island. I arrived on the Wilderness Adventurer small cruise ship.

Hiking on Sucia Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington
Passengers on the Wilderness Adventurer of Un-Cruise Adventures enjoy hiking the trails on Sucia Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington

Sucia Island Trail in the San Juan Archipelago
Sucian Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington has over 10 miles of hiking trails

Cliffside View of Sucia Island
Sucia Island is lined with cliffs, leading to terrific panoramic views

Snoring Bay on Sucia Island in the San Juan Islands
Hikers on the way to Johnson Point on Sucia Island get marvelous views of Snoring (isn't that a great name) Bay.

Coastal Washington
Cruises in coastal Washington include stopovers in Seattle, Olympic National Park, and the San Juan Islands.

Stuart Island
Stuart Island is one of the San Juan Islands of Washington. It is lightly populated, but features a runway, a historic lighthouse, two tiny communities, and a school with two students.

Snorkeling Off Stuart Island in the San Juan Islands
Passengers on the Wilderness Adventurer of Un-Cruise Adventures snorkel along the rocky cliffs of Stuart Island, WA

Exploring the Rocky Coast of Stuart Island, WA
Passengers from the Wilderness Adventurer go off the ship in small skiffs to explore the rocky coastline of Stuart Island in the San Juan Islands

Harbor Seal on Stuart Island, WA
Photo of a harbor seal lying on a rock on Stuart Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State

Stuart Island Totem Pole
Totem poles usually represent a tribute to something spiritual or important. This hand carved totem on Stuart Island is lovely, but the reason it is placed in its current location was a mystery to our guide.

Turn Point Light Station on Stuart Island, Washington
Turn Point Light Station on Stuart Island is an important beacon to ships sailing in the busy waters of Boundary Pass

Lover's Leap on Stuart Island, WA
This high cliff on Stuart Island overlooking the sea is called Lover's Leap.

Cormorants on a Cliff on Stuart Island, WA
Photo of cormorants clinging to a cliff at Stuart Island, WA

Deception Pass in Washington
Deception Pass is a 4000-acre state park in Washington with breath-taking views, steep cliffs, and abundant wildlife.

Sailing under the Deception Pass Bridge on the Wilderness Adventurer
One of the best ways to visit Deception Pass is on a small cruise ship like the Wilderness Adventurer, but kayakers and experienced SCUBA divers can also pass under the bridge.

Old Growth Trees Line Hiking Trails in Deception Pass State Park
Picture of some of the old growth trees that line the hiking trails in the Deception Pass State Park in Washington

Ferns and Trees Line the Hiking Trails in Deception Pass State Park
The hiking trails on the Hoypus Point Natural Forest Area in the Deception Pass State Park are lined with beautiful, lush ferns and tall trees

Hiking in Deception Pass State Park with Un-Cruise Adventures' Guide
Hiking in Deception Pass State Park with one of the guides was one of the many fun activities on the Wilderness Adventurer small ship of Un-Cruise Adventures

Deer at Moran State Park on Orcas Island
This deer blends in well with the surrounding trees and bushes on Mount Constitution at the Moran State Park on Orcas Island in Washington

Mount Constitution Tower at Moran State Park on Orcas Island
At the summit of Orcas Island's Mount Constitution is a Tower that was modeled after medieval watchtowers of southeastern Europe

Orcas Island and Moran State Park
Moran State Park on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State is a beautiful park, with many miles of hiking trails, lakes, and many activities

Rosario Resort on Orcas Island
Rosario Resort on Orcas Island was built in the early 20th century and is the former retirement home of Seattle shipbuilder and mayor Robert Moran and his wife, Millie. Today it is a resort and museum.

Hiking Mount Constitution on Orcas Island
Photo of dense moss and large trees on the Mount Constitution Loop trail at Moran State Park on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington

Mushrooms on a Moran State Park Trail at Orcas Island
Photo of colorful mushrooms on the Mount Constitution Loop Trail at Moran State Park on Orcas Island in Washington

Summit Lake at Moran State Park on Orcas Island
Much of the Mount Constitution trail is covered in trees, moss, and other plant life, but quiet Summit Lake is a nice spot to take a break.

View from the Mount Constitution Loop Trail on Orcas Island
The magnificent views of the surrounding lakes, ocean, and countryside from the Mount Constitution Loop Trail at Moran State Park on Orcas Island make the climb worthwhile.

Marrowstone Marine Field Station of the US Geological Survey
The Marrowstone Marine Field Station of the US Geological Survey is located at the site of the old near Fort Flagler State Park

Hiking at Fort Flagler State Park
Fort Flagler State Park has about 10 miles of hiking trails, most of which are old roads built for the fort's vehicles.

Fort Flagler
Fort Flagler was once a 19th century harbor defense fort, today it is a Washington state park with cabins, hiking, and exploring opportunities.

Fort Flagler Deer
Fort Flagler State Park is home to many deer and other wildlife like bald eagles and other sea birds.

Mount Baker in the Cascade Mountains of Washington
Mount Baker in the Cascade Mountains of Washington can be seen from Fort Flagler on a clear day.

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Ship Profile
Overview of the Queen Mary 2 (QM2)Cunard Line cruise ship - common areas, cuisine, and accommodations.

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Cruise Ship Features
Queen Mary 2 overview of new Cunard Line cruise ship the QM2 - common areas, cuisine, and accommodations. Page 2.

Dining on the Queen Mary 2 Cruise Liner
Dining and cuisine on the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship. The 10 restaurants on board will satisfy all tastes and desires. Page 3.

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Staterooms and Accommodations
Description of the staterooms and suites on the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship. Page 4.

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Facts and Figures
Facts and figures of the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship - size, cost, and comparison to other items. Page 5.

North America Great Lake, Coastal, and River Cruises and Ports of Call
Information on North American Great Lake, coastal, and river cruises and ports of call. Plan your cruise in the Great Lakes or along the Atlantic or Pacific coast of the United States or on the rivers of the United States.

Gentoo Penguins and Fur Seal at Yankee Harbor on Greenwich Island in Antarctica
Photo of Gentoo Penguins and Fur Seal at Yankee Harbor on Greenwich Island in Antarctica

Penguin Pictures from Antarctica Cruise -- See Plenty of Penguins on Antarctica Cruise
Pictures of penguins taken in Antarctica while on a cruise on the Hanseatic luxury adventure cruise ship.

Gentoo Penguins Greet Hanseatic Cruise Ship to Antarctica
Picture of Gentoo Penguins at Paradise Bay in Antarctica greeting the Hanseatic Cruise Ship

Adelie Penguin Baby Chick and Adult in Antarctica
Picture of baby Adelie penguin chick and an adult on Paulet Island in Antarctica.

Lonely Penguin at Paradise Bay in Antarctica
Picture of a lonely-looking penguin at Paradise Bay on the continent of Antarctica

Baby Penguin Chick Chasing Parent for Food in Antarctica
Picture of baby penguin chick chasing its parent in Antarctica and looking for food.

Adult Penguin Calling Baby Chicks in Antarctica
Picture of adult penguin calling her chicks at Greenwich Island in Antarctica

Penguin Enters the Antarctica Waters in Search of a Swim and Some Food
Picture of penguin entering the water in Antarctica in search of food

Gentoo Penguins at Paradise Bay in Antarctica
Picture of Gentoo penguins at Paradise Bay on the continent of Antarctica.

Large Ship Cruise Lines
Links to information on large ship cruise lines that have most of their ships transporting over 1,500 passengers. Large ship cruise information includes cruise news, cruise reviews, cruise contacts, and links to the cruise line Web page.

Princess Cruises' 50th Anniversary Logo
Photo of the 50th Anniversary Princess Cruises, which was shown on the big screen at the beginning of the gala christening event on the Regal Princess

Love Boat Cast Christen Regal Princess
The cast of the iconic television series

Jack Jones Sings "The Love Boat" Theme
Photo of Jack Jones performing the theme song from

Charo Performs at Regal Princess Christening
Multi-talented entertainer Charo, who was a guest on

Champagne Bottle Bursts on Regal Princess
Photo of the champagne bottle breaking against the hull of the Regal Princess cruise ship as the cast of

Cast of "The Love Boat" Christen the Regal Princess
Photo of the six recurring cast members of

Linda Garrison and Bernie Kopell on Regal Princess
Photo of Linda Garrison and Bernie Kopell, who played Doc on

Charo Performs on the Regal Princess
Actress and guitarist Charo charmed the crowd on the Regal Princess with an impromptu afternoon performance poolside

Bottle of Champagne Arrives for Regal Princess Christening
Photo of the box and trolley carrying the huge bottle of champagne used for the christening of the Regal Princess cruise ship

Bottle of Champagne Awaits Moment of Regal Princess Christening
Photo of the huge bottle of champagne hung over the pool deck of the Regal Princess and awaiting the christening

Celebrity Guests Walk the Gold Carpet on the Regal Princess
Photo of Jill Whelan, who played Captain Stubing's daughter Vicki in

Regal Princess Celebrity Guests Loni Anderson and Joyce DeWitt
Photo of Loni Anderson as she looked when guest starring on

Marion Ross at Regal Princess Christening
Photo of actress Marion Ross who played Captain Stubing's wife on

Master of Ceremonies Florence Henderson at Regal Princess Christening
Photo of Master of Ceremonies Florence Henderson at the Regal Princess christening event

Princess Cruises
Information about Princess Cruises, including Princess cruise reviews, cruise news, cruise pictures, and cruise ship profiles.

Lindblad Sea Lion in Sitka, Alaska
Picture of the Lindblad Sea Lion in Sitka, Alaska. Page 71.

Emerald Princess Cruise Ship - Princess Cruise Lines' Emerald Princess
Picture of the Emerald Princess cruise ship, Princess Cruises' new ship launched in 2007. Page 53.

National Geographic Endeavor in Antarctica
Picture of the National Geographic Endeavor in Antarctica. Page 40.

Regent Seven Seas Mariner and Celebrity Mercury in Sitka, Alaska
Photo of the Regent Seven Seas Mariner and Celebrity Mercury at anchor in Sitka, Alaska. Page 23.

Ruby Princess Sabatini's Dessert
Photo of a special romantic dessert in Sabatin's Restaurant on the Ruby Princess cruise ship. Page 6.

Ruby Princess Wheelhouse Pub Menu
Photo of Ruby Princess Wheelhouse Pub Menu. Page 7.

Viking Legend on the Danube River
Photo of the Viking Legend on the Danube River

Swiss Sapphire Christening
Photo from the European river cruise ship christening ceremony for the Tauck World Discovery Swiss Sapphire Page 130.

Swiss Sapphire in Maastricht in the Netherlands
Photo of the Tauck World Discovery European river ship the Swiss Sapphire at Maastricht in the Netherlands. Page 131.

Regent Seven Seas Voyager and Regent Seven Seas Mariner in Hamilton, Bermuda
Photo of the Regent Seven Seas Voyager and Regent Seven Seas Mariner in Hamilton, Bermuda. Page 132.

Seven Seas Navigator in Venice
Picture of the Regent Seven Seas Navigator after her re-branding ceremony in Venice, Italy. Page 30.

Victoria Anna Cruises the Yangtze River in China
Picture of the Victoria Anna river cruise ship, which cruises the Yangtze River in China. Page 31.

Ruby Princess Arrives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the First Time
Photo of the Ruby Princess cruise ship sailing into Fort Lauderdale, Florida on her inaugural visit to the USA. Page 10.

Cruise West Spirit of Discovery at the Dock in Juneau, Alaska
Photo of the Cruise West Spirit of Discovery at the Dock in Juneau, Alaska. Page 25.

Pearl Seas Cruises' Pearl Mist - Under Construction
Photo of the Pearl Seas Cruises' Pearl Mist - Under Construction. Page 26.

Silversea Silver Shadow and Carnival Spirit in Juneau, Alaska
Photo of the Silversea Silver Shadow and Carnival Spirit at the dock in Juneau, Alaska. Page 16.

Sun Princess Cruise Ship in Juneau, Alaska
Picture of the Sun Princess Cruise Ship in Juneau, Alaska. Page 98.

Cruise West Spirit of Yorktown in Skagway, Alaska
Picture of the Cruise West Spirit of Yorktown in Skagway, Alaska. Page 99.

Holland America Zuiderdam Cruising Tracy Arm in Alaska
Picture of the Holland America Zuiderdam cruising Tracy Arm in Alaska. Page 101.

Holland America Statendam at the Dock in Juneau, Alaska
Picture of the Holland America Statendam at the dock in Juneau, Alaska. Page 102.

Sapphire Princess in Ketchikan, Alaska
Picture of Princess Cruises' Sapphire Princess in Ketchikan, Alaska. Page 104.

Sapphire Princess in Ketchikan, Alaska
Picture of the Sapphire Princess in Ketchikan, Alaska. Page 105.

Queen Queen Victoria at Sea - Sea Trials for New Cunard Queen Victoria Ocean Liner
Queen Victoria at Sea - Sea Trials for New Cunard Queen Victoria Ocean Liner. Page 107.

Queen Elizabeth 2 Sails by Acadia National Park in Maine
Photo of the Queen Elizabeth 2 sailing by Acadia National Park in Maine. Page 110.

Oceania Nautica in Sydney, Australia
Photo of the Oceania Nautica in Sydney, Australia. Page 116.

Oceania Nautica in Cairns, Australia
Photo of the Oceania Nautica cruise ship in Cairns, Australia. Page 123.

Oceania Nautica at the Dock in Cairns, Australia
Photo of the Oceania Nautica cruise ship at the dock in Cairns, Australia. Page 124.

Regent Seven Seas Voyager in Sydney, Australia
Photo of the Regent Seven Seas Voyager cruise ship in Sydney, Australia. Page 125.

The World Cruise Ship at the Dock in Rio de Janeiro
Picture of The World Cruise Ship at the Dock in Rio de Janeiro. Page 77.

Oceania Nautica and Oceania Insignia Rendezvous Near Dubrovnik, Croatia
Picture of the Oceania Nautica and Oceania Insignia as they rendezvous near Dubrovnik, Croatia. Page 81.