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Small Ship Cruising

By |January 22nd, 2020|

In these days of “bigger is better”, many discriminating cruisers are opting to choose small ship cruising instead. Before we get into the reasons why, perhaps we should define what is commonly referred to as “small ship”. The term can vary depending on who is defining it –

Valparaiso | Jewel of the Pacific

By |September 17th, 2019|

Where is Valparaiso? Chile is that long, skinny country  on the Pacific side of South America extending from Cape Horn at its southern tip to Bolivia and Peru in its north. Halfway along this stretch is the harbor of Valparaiso ...

Reasons to Cruise Alaska

By |August 15th, 2019|

Here are just a few of the reasons you should consider an Alaska cruise: This is a cruise for all ages – from children to seniors. There is something to do and see for everyone. Even if you never set foot on land during this cruise, you will see ...

Castles on the Middle Rhine

By |July 18th, 2019|

Probably the most popular river cruise itinerary in Europe is that of the Middle Rhine or one that takes in this section of river. The middle Rhine encompasses the river between the towns of Bingen and Koblenz in Germany and flows through the Rhine Gorge,...

Amsterdam : Venice of the North

By |February 20th, 2019|

Flying to Europe from North America often leads you to Amsterdam. If you cruise in northern European or take one of the popular river cruise vacations into the heart of Europe, you will likely cross paths with this city as a beginning or end point. One of the favorite ...

9 Differences : Ocean Versus River Cruising

By |October 23rd, 2018|

Are you an avid ocean cruiser but have yet to try out a European river cruise? It is probably not too much of an exaggeration to say that river cruising is about as different from ocean cruising as an all inclusive resort is different to an ocean cruise ship.

The Essence of Capri, Italian Island

By |July 19th, 2018|

Dropping by Naples on a cruise? Cruisers who disembark for the day passing through the Stazionne Marittima port terminal have a myriad of options: explore Naples, tour the Amalfi Coast to Sorrento and Amalfi, visit the ruins of Pompeii, take a ferry to Capri...

An Ocean Cruiser’s Evening Dining Options

By |June 12th, 2018|

A great deal of attention to planning of one’s ocean cruise vacation often goes to the port days – the excursion(s) or not, and if so, which ones, the clothes and items to pack, and so on. Dining options are often way down the list. But choosing when and how you will dine can either enhance your cruise ...

Barcelona, Spain

By |April 6th, 2018|

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 Eastern Mediterranean.  The city’s art, architecture ...