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Category: 2012 Voyage – Around the World – Holland America

World Cruise 2012 Epilogue

World Cruise 2012 Epilogue Back home in Georgetown and back to the real world.  I would have to say that we may be addicted to cruising since, prior to arrival in Ft. Lauderdale, we checked to see if our cabin was available for the 2 weeks following (Ft. Lauderdale to Seattle).  Alas, the ship was […]

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April 15-16, 2012 – Barcelona, Spain

Day 100-101 Barcelona is one of our favorite places to visit – we have been here three or four times on cruises…. … and we have always wished to stay longer. It is truly one of those places that it might take an entire summer to see completely. Hmmmmm???             […]

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April 14, 2012 – Ajaccio, Corsica, France

Day 99 Another place we have never been before, about which we are quite curious. Corsica is a large island, which is French. It is just north of another large island, Sardinia, which is Italian. Corsica is most ……. … famous as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. Our port is in Ajaccio, the town in […]

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April 13, 2012 – Naples, Italy

Day 98 Naples was our first encounter with really bad weather – it was raining and in the low fifties…. From our previous visits here, we know Naples to be more of a commercial port and less of a tourist stop, at least the center of Naples is so. Outlying points of interest, which we […]

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April 12, 2012 – Messina, Sicily, Italy

Day 97 Sicily is another first for us. All I know about Sicily is that it is the birthplace of the Mafia – home of… ..Don Corleone, and is the first place in Europe that George Patton was successful. If I remember correctly, it is this very town of Messina to which Georgie boy beat […]

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April 11, 2012 – Katakalon, Greece

Day 96 A short overnight trip from Athens brings us to the charming little port of Katakolon, Greece. Where Athens is big and bustling, Katakolon is small and charming – a welcome break.            Katakolon looks too small to support any cruise traffic, but they have two huge piers and there were […]

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April 9-10, 2012 – Piraeus (Athens) Greece

Day 94-95 Piraeus is the port for Athens Greece – another place we have never visited before, but since Chandler & Jeff were here in late August & September on their honeymoon, we called upon them for some expert… .. travel advice. Their advice was “stick to the old stuff”, which we pretty much did […]

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