Many ocean cruises and river cruises often come with the option of extending your stay, either pre or post cruise, with a land tour. One of the most popular and widely known cruise tours are those associated with Alaska cruises. These land tours can encompass up to a week’s extra stay. A popular river cruise [...]
Advantages of Early Booking If you have been cruising for a long time, you probably don’t need to read this article. You've been booking your cruises well in advance – most of the time – so chances are, you are not going to change. But come-lately cruisers or those new cruisers accustomed to all inclusive [...]
Cuba is a popular vacation destination especially with Canadians who flock to its beaches in the wintertime for an inexpensive holiday. With the country opening up to American visitors, Cuba may be on the verge of changing to accommodate many more sun-loving and curious tourists. Here are five things to do on your visit to [...]
Nothing can be said to be of an absolute certainty in this world – as I am sure it could be said at any age in history. So is cruising safe? The following is this writer’s perspective on the question. I have vacationed by car and by plane, have stayed in all inclusive resorts, experienced [...]
One of the favorite island port of calls of cruise lines, St. Lucia in the Lesser Antilles is a small (200,000 plus square miles) island in the Eastern Caribbean. Covered in lush vegetation, hilly – volcanoes – it has a small native population of about 175,000 which swells ...
A Gondola Ride Something everyone should have on their bucket list: taking a gondola ride in Venice. Evidently most people must think this way, as today there are about 400 gondoliers plying the waters of Venetian canals each day ferrying almost exclusively tourist clientèle. Gondola "stand" As everyone know,s Venice is built on a [...]
Rhodes the City, on the Island of Rhodes Rhodes is a very popular spot for tourists, but not one you hear about often or see in many travel photos. If you are going to Greece or Turkey, especially on a cruise, it should be one stop you should look for on the itinerary. The [...]
A Town Named for a 5th Century Irish KingThe first thing you should probably know about Dun Laoghaire, especially if visiting there, is how to pronounce the name of this seaside town, situated about 12 kilometers and a short train ride, from Dublin. Our taxi driver threw this little tidbit into conversation as he drove [...]