Travel Pics Theme: O for Onboard Images

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is O for On-board Images. This picture is from our first-ever cruise in 2011, and unfortunately, the image size (and resolution) is not the best. But it’s still gobsmacking to see the detail, the work, the artistry that has gone into this fruit carving. It was onboard the…

Travel Pics Theme: O for Onboard Images

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is O for On-board Images.   For Wednesday, it’s the traditional ‘Champagne Fountain’, on board the Sun Princess as we sailed across the South Pacific. This was, of course, on one of the two ‘formal nights’ on the cruise, and many took the opportunity to get a photo pouring…

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: O for Onboard Images

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is O for On-board Images. These will be pictures we have taken on-board a variety of ships, in a variety of locations. Our first is one of the pools at the rear of the Carnival Spirit – in the so-called Serenity area. This is an adults-only pool and…

Rear View Microphone podcast 010

Here’s the Tenth episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – lots of cruise news – including a look at why gastro outbreaks occur – and why they are so newsworthy; in  table-top games news,…

Rear View Microphone podcast 009

Here’s the ninth episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – in cruise news Bali terror threats stop ships from sailing to the Indonesian holiday hotspot; in arts news, we look at recycling ideas;  in…