Travel Pics Theme: D for Dominica

This week, our Travel pics series is D for Dominica. For Friday, it’s a typical street scene in Roseau, the capital of Dominica – and a town of just 16,000 people. Known as Wozo in the local creole, Roseau is on the site of a former native village but it didn’t begin to grow until French…

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: B for Barbados

This week, our Travel pics series is B for Barbados. All the images were taken in a quick visit in April 2015 – Barbados was a port on our Caribbean-to-Europe cruise and it was only a taste. We begin at the port of Bridgetown, or, officially, Deep Water Harbour. The port was constructed in the late…

Travel Pics Theme: O for Onboard Images

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is O for On-board Images.   These fine specimens of manhood (with me in the middle) are taking part in a ‘crossing the line’ ceremony on the MSC Musica. Now, traditionally the ‘Line’ in Crossing the Line ceremonies is the Equator – but since this voyage (from the West…

Travel Pics Theme: N for Night Scenes

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is N for Night Scenes.   For Wednesday, our pic is of the MSC Fantasia, taken from on board the MSC Musica in Mallorca, Spain. Mallorca (or Majorca, as the Brits call it) was magic – and it was easy to see why the Costa Del Sol…

Cruiseday Tuesday – Haters Gonna Hate

  “@#$%^^& cruise ships – arrive, disgorge thousands, spend next to nothing in local economy and %^&* off again.” Love cruising? It seems that not everyone loves you! I was reading an article last month (from the Guardian, on plans by Italy’s Cinque Terre ports to limit the number of tourists) .. and it was amazing how quickly the…