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How to Travel on a Cruise Ship

How to Travel on a Cruise Ship

So, you’re debating a long Repositioning cruise for your family…but you’re debating the details?  Here are some our experiences in choosing and enjoying our 18-day Transpacific Cruise through the South Pacific. Choosing a Room When booking our Royal Caribbean Repositioning Cruise through the South Pacific, we had the choice of either a Family Oceanview Stateroom with a porthole that would accommodate...

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Entertainment on Royal Caribbean

Entertainment on Royal Caribbean

Yes, I’m still catching up on our amazing 18 day Repositioning Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas. Repositioning cruises occur when a cruise line decides to move their ship from one destination/itinerary to another. In this case, RC was moving their Rhapsody of the Seas ship from a winter itinerary in Australia all the way to Alaska for the summer cruise season! For us, this meant we could...

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Back on US soil in American Samoa

Back on US soil in American Samoa

We arrived in the Southernmost territory of the United States on a beautiful morning in May. American Samoa already had our hearts—it was covered in lush, beautiful green mountains!  It is slightly larger than Washington D.C. (76.1 square miles) and consists of 5 volcanic islands and two coral atolls (reefs). We started our day by wandering Southeast from the cruise ship parking, and found ourselves at the...

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Cruising to Apia, Samoa

Cruising to Apia, Samoa

On Day 11 of our South Pacific Repositioning Cruise we arrived in Apia, Samoa. It was a beautiful day and we decided to hit the town! We walked off the ship and immediately found eager taxi drivers awaiting our business. We were hoping for a killer deal, but quickly found they were quoting fairly high prices to take us on a tour of the island. We agreed upon $110 with one taxi driver, and while he ran off...

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Is Cruise Ship Internet really slow?

Is Cruise Ship Internet really slow?

When we embarked on our 18-day Transpacific cruise with our family, we were warned that internet would be expensive and slow. Because our livelihood depends on staying connected with our clients online (we’re sales reps for retail gift products), we knew internet wasn’t optional for us—we were going to have to buck up and pay the bill.  We were forewarned would cost us .65 cents per minute to get...

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Royal Caribbean Kids Club

Royal Caribbean Kids Club

I have to admit, one of the most appealing aspects of booking an 18-day Transpacific Cruise with our family was the thought of having a Kid’s Club for our girls (ages 8 and 5) to enjoy. I’m happy to say that Royal Caribbean’s Kid’s Club, “Ocean Adventure,” has exceeded my expectations! First of all, there is absolutely no extra cost for the Adventure Ocean Program, and it is for children ages 3+...

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