Barcelona: Cruise Port to the Mediterranean

Barcelona, Spain, has become a popular port for cruise lines. Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Holland America, to name just few, offer cruises to the Western Mediterranean.  The city’s art, architecture and culture make Barcelona a perfect city...

Barcelona: Cruise Port to the Mediterranean2019-09-17T15:03:28+00:00

Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

The first thing you should probably know about Dun Laoghaire, if  you are a visitor, is how to pronounce the name of this seaside town, situated about 12 kilometers and a short train ride, from Dublin.

Dun Laoghaire, Ireland2019-02-21T15:10:29+00:00

Romantic Santorini

Ask most anyone who has been to Santorini and they will invariably refer to it as the most beautiful vacation spot they have ever visited. “Heaven on earth”, is a frequent comment. It is the perfect place to propose, get married, renew vows or enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon.

Romantic Santorini2019-01-22T20:21:40+00:00

NCL Steps Up With New Bliss

Having spent three preview cruising nights on the new NCL Bliss, I can personally say that they have a winner with their new billion-dollar ship.  It was evident that sister brands Regent Seven Seas and Oceania have had a major influence on this new ship.

NCL Steps Up With New Bliss2018-06-13T15:56:09+00:00

The Importance of Shore Excursions

Cruisers are usually confronted with the question of whether they should purchase excursions to complete their days in port . Generally, there are these different mindsets when it comes to excursions:1. I have been to these ...

The Importance of Shore Excursions2018-03-13T18:10:55+00:00

100 Years of Cruising

100 Years of Cruising A cruise is defined as a sail about in an area without a place of destination, especially for pleasure; or a voyage on a ship or boat for pleasure or as a vacation, and usually calling at several places. One can go back a hundred [...]

100 Years of Cruising2017-10-23T20:31:45+00:00

Cruising from San Juan

Cruising from San Juan   Approaching San Juan from the sea San Juan, Puerto Rico is a popular cruise port, not just as a port of call but also as an embarkation port too. It is the busiest cruise port outside of Miami in North America. Many [...]

Cruising from San Juan2017-08-16T15:13:33+00:00

Theme Cruises

Themed Cruises When was the last time you vacationed in your favorite part of the world and saw a rock and roll singer or a country singer in concert? Or attended a Star Trek or Sci-Fi convention ? Or met a legend of baseball, your dream of a lifetime? Or took the [...]

Theme Cruises2017-05-23T20:40:15+00:00

Ephesus, Turkey

An Open Air Museum Did you know that to see the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean you need to visit what was at one time referred to as Asia Minor? This would be the ruins of the once mighty city and seaport, of Ephesus in Turkey. City of Ephesus [...]

Ephesus, Turkey2017-03-28T17:03:05+00:00

Quebec City

Quebec City A very popular cruise itinerary is the Canada-New England one offered by many lines and it is especially popular with cruisers during the autumn months to see the changing foliage. Most of these itineraries either have Quebec City in Canada as a starting/end point or as a port of call. This is a [...]

Quebec City2017-01-26T15:34:35+00:00