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Halong Bay Caves and Sunsets

Halong Bay is one of the most famous sights in Vietnam. It is home to the amazing Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave but the most impressive views are of the pointed, rainforest-covered, limestone islands that litter the bay. Arguably, Halong Bay has the best views in Vietnam. My group boarded a junk boat for the day and night which was pretty roomy, 8 room, 3 story vessel. My room was closest to the engine room which made for a rude awakening at 1am when we had to turn on the engine and change positions. Also it was the hardest bed I Read More

Hubbard Glacier, Alaska and Life Onboard Oceania Regatta

Sea days while cruising can be uneventful, relaxing days. Usually reading books, visiting the gym, refueling at the buffets, laying poolside, and shipboard organized activities fill up the day. In Alaska, things are a bit different as a pool day is not possible but the scenery outside the ship can more than make up for it. On this sea day, the Oceania Regatta sailed into Glacier Bay, part of Glacier Bay National Park,  to view the impressive Hubbard Glacier. Sailing into Glacier Bay from the Inside Passage was glorious as we were surrounded by mountains, and mostly blue, clear skies. Read More