Saturday, August 9, 2014

Discovering the World by Cruise Ship

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A Photographic Journey

This week's Twitter  theme was #DISCOVERING. #FriFotos is a weekly photo forum by . Theme is revealed every Tues 12pm ET.   Participants from all over the globe share their personal images with the audience.  Here are some that we shared this week, we hope you enjoy this mini journey across the globe.


We've cruised to Bermuda multiple times and each time we discover new things.   Bermuda is a very easy destination to explore as there is an excellent public transportation system which include public buses, ferries, taxi's and the newly added shuttle service.  Private tours can be arranged dockside or in advance.

Most ships, like Norwegian Breakaway, dock at
Royal Naval Dockyard, Kings Wharf, Bermuda.  From there we took a ferry to Hamilton and then walked to the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI).  There are many opportunities for hands-on discovering.

Lightbourn Shell Collection

There were many exhibits at BUEI for us to explore, but perhaps the highlight of our visit was the amazing shell collection, some of which is pictured in our cover image.  We could have spent hours discovering the Lightbourn Shell Collection.

BUEI Mission: “To Advance the understanding, appreciation and knowledge of the ocean and to encourage the protection and preservation of the marine environment.”

As lovers of the sea, this is a must see attraction while in Bermuda.  For more images and  details about activities while docked in Bermuda, see our previous article: King's Wharf Bermuda.

 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Our next stop during our #FriFotos photo tour was in Amsterdam.  One of the places you can discover is the Royal Palace.  Once again, we spent hours touring the palace and capturing images documenting our visit.
Amsterdam is another city that is easy to explore.  The best way to get around is by canal boat water taxi.  It doesn't operate all the time, but if you are there during high season, you can get on and off as you please, explore the destination and then continue to another location or return to your ship.  There was also a bus, which cost 1 euro when we were there, that takes you all around town.   We caught it right across from where our river cruise ship was docked.


The final destination we'll share with you in this article is Galapagos.  This is a Land Beyond Xpectations which we have covered in great detail in our article: Diary of Celebrity Xpeditions Galapagos.

Shown here is one of our Naturalists explaining the fossil remains found on Fernandina Island.  Each day there were at least two opportunities to discover more about the land where Darwin explored many years ago.

Here you will discover a land that is inhabited by species that can be found nowhere else on earth.

We posted several more images from each of these destinations as well as images from Ireland, Norway, Netherlands, and Canada.  The images can be seen on our Twitter Photos tab.

These are just a subset of the destinations which can be explored by cruise ship.  Each week we feature a few of our images in the #cruisechat, #travelpics and #FriFotos Twitter chats, which are our favorite outlets for sharing with our followers.

Please join us each week to Discover the World by Cruise Ship.

Now it is time for you to DISCOVER:
Search for cruises to:    BERMUDA      EUROPE       GALAPAGOS  

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