Saturday, January 3, 2009

Shoreline Village, Long Beach

A Carnival cruise ship and the Queen Mary seemingly on a collision course! Not really. The QM is permanently berth there and has a museum, a theatre, a hotel, several restaurants and clubs, a wedding chapel and I don't know what else. I hope it is making money now...it was a loser for many, many years.

The cruise ship is at dock loading passengers for a short cruise to Baja, Mexico. A three day cruise usually cost under $300 which is a pretty good deal considering that everything on board is covered except for alcoholic drinks. The quality and quantity of entertainment and food are inferior to those offered on longer cruises (7-21 days or more) elsewhere, but this is a good introduction to cruising and a cheap way to entertain yourself. A weekend trip to Las Vegas will cost you a lot more, not counting your meals and potential gambling loses LOL.

8 comments:

dailyphotographer said...

salamat sa pagbisita mo. hehe sensya na kung di ko masyadong nakakadaan di na ko masyado nakakapagonline this past few weeks. as always i enjoy reading your stories about your travels. hehe pangarap ko din magikot sa mundo hehehe keep on posting:D

iKang said...

wow! COOL!

KirkK said...

Hi BertN - Nice photo...last time I in the area was for the Highland Games....which was on the same day as a Reggae Festival... talk about strange bedfellows!

bertN said...

dailyphotographer, no need to apologize for anything. You are young, you will be able to realize your dreams or more realistically, your goals in life. Just keep at it.

bertN said...

iKang, thanks for visiting.

bertN said...

KirkK, I did not get a chance to see that event. Thanks for dropping by.

Sardonyx said...

Oh I miss Long Beach, the last time I was there was last Dec 2007 when I had my business trip in Irvine. I also visited my friends in Lakewood and Cerritos but I missed the South Coast Plaza :-)

Nice blog, I will visit your blog more often to check some of the places I missed during our stay in CA. Keep it up.

bertN said...

Sardonyx, thanks for the encouragement and your visit.