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This beautiful cruise lady left shipyard just a couple of months ago, but she’s already inspired thousands of travelers around the world. Currently, the Costa Venezia ship is on her repositioning sailing from Europe to China, and cruise lovers are actively sharing their exciting videos of the...
Old Cruise Ships For Sale. Part 1. Carnival Corporation & plc
Recently, we’ve heard the rumors that Carnival Corporation & plc is going to sell about 15 ships. We haven’t found a reliable proof of this fact yet. However, a little research of S&P broker websites opened us several interesting points. We saw  old cruise ships for sale that are...
Let's continue our tour of Costa Magica (Sea Cruise on Costa Magica. P.1)! No one is obliged to put on formal attire. Although it's so nice, when you are surrounded by elegantly dressed people in the restaurant. There's a children's menu. It consists mainly of pasta or spaghetti...
This is a review for those who want to take a cruise, but have some doubts. We decided to try a new type of vacation - the cruise on a cruise ship. Cruise company made no matter for us, we were interested in the itinerary, the price and the weather (we didn't want it to be too cold). As a result...
I've got a chance to visit one of the many cruise liners of the Costa cruise company. The vessel operated on the Amsterdam - Bornholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Tallinn - Stockholm - Gotland - Copenhagen - Amsterdam route at that time. The ship is stylish, luxurious, with a steady rhythm and...
Thinking about a way to spend New Years, I chose an inexpensive cruise to the Persian Gulf. So, we left the port of Dubai and headed to the Sultanate of Oman, namely the capital of  Muscat . I decided to go on an excursion offered onboard. We arrived in the  port of Muscat ,...
After lunch, we'll pack suitcases. We have to put suitcases in a hallway by 1 am. We'll return to Venice tomorrow at 9 am. That's all. I can not even believe that the week flew by so fast. Here's some more information about  Costa Victoria : You can see that this liner has a lot of...
This day, at 4 pm, we had a tour of the galley of  Costa Victoria . The menu is composed in Genoa, at the central office, depending on the nationalities of tourists. Products for the entire cruise are loaded in Venice. This is a restaurant ( Sinfonia Restaurant ) where we have...
Let's continue our walk through  "Costa Pacifica" ! Here we are in the  theater . Halls: This is a  Buffet : Here is the Internet area: This is a children's playground: This is one of the restaurants: Numbers of decks are indicated on the carpet in...
While planning my summer vacation, I got excited about the idea of Spitsbergen. It was included in several major cruise lines -  Costa , MSC, Princess. Taking into account all the factors (routes, dates, availability, the ability to buy a cruise directly on the travel...
The fifth day. Continuation. Time passed quickly on  Santorini  island; our ship was already waiting for us downhill. It was time to go down. Here’s the ship with smoking funnels (Costa Victoria): We weren't the only ones who had transportation waiting:  Returning from the city...
The fifth day. We had two excursions planned on this day, a visit to the island of  Santorini and Mykonos (Greece). We arrived at 7 a.m. We were gathered at 7.15 a.m. for te excursion, so we had to wake up at 6 a.m.! But  Santorini island was worth waking up so early.  After...
Our first stopover is a tiny village, nestling at the foot of a huge rock. Getting off the boat, we found ourselves on a long wooden platform. The village we arrived is almost entirely on the water. There are cliffs around, so all the houses stand on piles driven into the bottom. There are wooden...
The Corfu beaches lay at the bottom of the monastery. There are both pebble and sandy beaches here. Below is a pebble beach: A sandy beach: A view from the pier: Corfu beach from the pier: The bus takes visitors to  Costa Victoria . The cruise liner...
The island of  Corfu: Costa Victoria: Corfu Island:  The French built a park here during Napoleon's reign. The streets are built like those in Paris. Some aspects if the Parisian style are present: Saint Spyridon Church - the church of the patron saint...
The  Acropolis in  Athens, Greece is one of the many great structures built from marble: Some of the local stores around  Athens. Port: The Costa Victoria liner: The port is large, often requiring a bus to take passengers from one end to the...
Almost all of our river cruises have "green parking", i.e. stopovers, intended for leisure of travelers. As a rule, it happens in a beautiful place, where one can walk, enjoy nature, sunbathe, or swim. There is such parking in sea cruises: today our ship arrives on the Phuket Island , the famous...
In the evening, after dinner in a beautiful restaurant of one of the hotels on the coast, we flung ourselves into a sweet atmosphere of a resort town, which is particularly attractive at night, when anyone can enjoy the sea, have a night swim, walk along the promenade, or listen to music, and then...
We arrived in Venice  in the morning. We had to leave our cabin at 8 a.m. We were given green strips for our luggage, which corresponded with our check-out time at 9.45 a.m.  The docking and unloading process once we reached Venice lasted from 8.45 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. We...
Finally, we took our suitcases and took a taxi to the port. The taxi, of course, was actually a boat. We sped away immediately!   We continued further and further: And here is the port: And this was our liner -  "Costa Victoria" : Our cabin was somewhere on this side: We...
Locals of the  island of Bali celebrate the New Year. From the  Denpasar harbor, visitors take motor boats to reach the shore of Komodo: Tourists are greeted with a traditional carnival performance, locals play music on their national instruments. Vendors...
Today " Costa Pacifica " went the northern and north-western route, passing very close to Stavanger , the informal oil capital of Norway. Here, on the shelf, there are many Norwegian oil platforms - from the deck of our ship we could see oil derricks throughout the day: one is...
Pleasure boats are cruising on the Singapore River... We are going to the left bank of the river across the bridge. The old and the new in Singapore are close to each other. New skyscrapers are being under construction behind the old British quarters... But in spite of the rapid...
Two weeks of wonderful cruise passed, and we again came back to Singapore ... Here is the final morning of the cruise - big sun, rising over the horizon, brightly lit already familiar to us waters of the Port of Singapore - cruise was ended... "Legend of the Seas" came to Singapore before...

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