Travel Pics Theme: D for Dominica

This week, our Travel pics series is D for Dominica. Dominica is an island country in the Caribbean; also known as Dominique in French, or Wai’tu kubuli in the local Island Carib dialect. It’s one of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles group of the West Indies (so – not all Caribbean islands are part of…

Travel Pics Theme: C for Cruise Ships

This week, our Travel pics series is C, for Cruise Ships. It’s one of the most cliched images of cruising – the Champagne Fountain, on board cruise ships in the middle of a voyage. But like many cliches, it’s observed more in the public imagination than in reality any more. Oh, there’s champagne aplenty handed out on board…

Travel Pics Theme: C for Cruise Ships

This week, our Travel pics series is C, for Cruise Ships. For Wednesday, we’re off to Road Town, on Tortola. It’s the capital of the British Virgin Islands, and home to about 12,000 people. It’s a centre of yacht chartering, as well as a destination for cruise ships like the MSC Musica, shown in today’s Travel Pic.…

Travel Pics Theme: C for Cruise Ships

This week, our Travel pics series is C, for Cruise Ships. For Tuesday, it’s an interior shot from on board the Royal Caribbean’s Legend Of The Seas. Before we took our first cruise, we thought entertainment on board would be all shuffleboard, and bingo, and poker machines, and sitting on deck chairs reading Agatha Christie novels.…

Rear View Microphone podcast 011

Here’s the Eleventh episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel and Cruising This week in cruise news – hello, and goodbye, to ships servicing Australia; and in Travel – what happens when you negotiate a price – and the local wants more later?   Enjoy!