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Cruise news from the Set Sail. Find interesting articles and blog posts about cruises and cruising by our authors and guests

Reasons to Cruise Alaska

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

10 Lesser Known Cruise Ports

March 13th, 2018|

All the “popular” cruise itineraries visit the most “popular” ports of call. It is a question of the hen versus the egg – which came first. Are the more popular ports the result of the popular itineraries? Partially, yes. That is why ...

River Cruises – Fun for All Ages

February 22nd, 2018|

Have you been on a river cruise yet? Do you think it is just the choice of older, retired pensioners on vacation? If you have never been on a river cruise, or haven’t been in a few years, you may be surprised to find it is a vacation choice for all types of people – the history buffs, the culinary and wine connoisseurs, the experiencers - and folks of all ages too.

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