Destinations2019-02-21T18:07:25-05:00

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

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Travel Professional

December 18th, 2019|

Your travel professional will take time to get to know you – your likes, dislikes – everything that determines the right fit for you in a vacation. Based on this, he/she will give you recommendations and carry out all the travel bookings ...

8 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

November 20th, 2019|

New Zealand is that country to the south east of Australia. Because both these countries are close together on the other side of the Pacific from the west coast of North America, they are often combined into one visit which is a shame. They are entirely different from each other ...

Transylvania Churches

October 21st, 2019|

When traveling in Europe, popular types of places to visit, besides museums and castles, are the churches and cathedrals. You’ll most often find these on the itineraries of guided tours and river cruise shore excursions.

Valparaiso | Jewel of the Pacific

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

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,...

Croatia

June 12th, 2019|

Croatia lies in a cluster of small countries on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. It not only sports a long coastline, but it extends inland to border the countries of Hungary, Slovenia, and Serbia. For this reason, you can visit Croatia not only on an ocean cruise but also ...

St. Kitts | All That Is Sweet

May 14th, 2019|

Years ago, the sugar used to sweeten your coffee, tea and baked goods could very well have come from the Caribbean, and specifically from a small volcanic island in the Leeward Islands called St.Kitts. Nowadays St Kitts ...

Iceland – Land of Ice and Fire

April 11th, 2019|

Here are some of the reasons you should visit Iceland:- It’s not that far away. From the northeastern airports of Canada or the U.S.A, it is, at most, 5 to 6 hours of flying. That’s the equivalent of flying across the continent for a vacation.

Sunshine and Lemons – The Amalfi Coast

March 20th, 2019|

Visiting the region around Naples, Italy, either on a tour or by ocean cruise? Make the Amalfi Coast a must destination – even if just a day’s excursion to this exquisite coastal area of scattered seaside towns ...