6 Reasons to Cruise Tour

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 [...]

2016-12-30T16:31:16-05:00March 28th, 2016|OCEAN CRUISING, RIVER CRUISING, TOP 5 ...|

Does the Early Bird Get the Worm?

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 [...]

2016-12-30T16:31:17-05:00February 26th, 2016|ADVICE, OCEAN CRUISING, RIVER CRUISING|

Cuba is More Than Cigars & Beaches

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 [...]

2016-12-30T16:31:17-05:00January 28th, 2016|DESTINATIONS, LAND VACATIONS, OCEAN CRUISING|

How Safe is Cruising?

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 [...]

2016-12-30T16:31:17-05:00December 31st, 2015|ADVICE, OCEAN CRUISING, RIVER CRUISING|

Why You Should Try an Escorted Vacation

If you are thinking an escorted cruise is anything like an escorted land tour, please think again. Escorted cruises give you the best of both worlds – independence but assistance when or if you need it. Here are the advantages of an escorted cruise: • For the first timer or the more timid traveller, an [...]

2016-12-30T16:31:17-05:00November 10th, 2015|ADVICE, OCEAN CRUISING, RIVER CRUISING|

Why Use a River Cruise Specialist?

Whether this is your first river cruise or if you have experienced one or more of this type of cruising in the past, you will always benefit from employing the expertise of a river cruise specialist to reserve your next one. A “river cruise specialist” knows the various lines because he or she has travelled [...]

2016-12-30T16:31:17-05:00October 16th, 2015|ADVICE, RIVER CRUISING|

5 Attractions of St. Lucia

A Favourite Cruise Ship Destination One of the favourite 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 with cruise [...]

2016-12-30T16:31:17-05:00September 30th, 2015|ATTRACTIONS, DESTINATIONS, LAND VACATIONS, OCEAN CRUISING|

Dracula’s Castle

Bran Castle, Romania Flying to or from Budapest on a river cruise vacation? While you are in Hungary, you should consider staying a few days to explore nearby Romania as well. Though a bit far away for a day trip (even two), you might wish to consider visiting  Bran Castle tucked away on the Transylvania [...]

2016-12-30T16:31:18-05:00June 29th, 2015|ATTRACTIONS, Cruisers Logbook, EUROPE, LAND VACATIONS|

The Riches of the Mekong

A Review in Video Words and photos can not adequately describe this beautiful - and enlightening  - river cruise Ann-Marie, owner of Cruise Holidays of Metro East, and a group of her clients took with AmaWaterways this past summer. To quote Ann-Marie, " It is right up there with my Galapagos cruise as the best [...]

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