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.
While Valletta in Malta is a spectacular tourist destination and popular cruise port in the Mediterranean, do not hesitate to venture further inland in your exploration of this tiny island. One town you should not miss is the walled city of Mdina.
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, ...
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 you see ...
Maui, one island in the archipelago of the six main Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean, is a favorite tourist destination. What makes this small island of little over seven hundred square miles and relatively low population such a star stand-out among the many paradise getaways available for the vacationer?
Cruisers are usually confronted with the question of whether they should purchase excursions to complete their days in port . Generally, there are these different mindsets when it comes to excursions:...
Edinburgh Ten Fun Things to Do in the Scottish Capital Did you know that Edinburgh is the most popular city to visit in Britain after London? Located in eastern Scotland on the Firth of Forth, it is the Scottish capital, center of finance, education and law in the north, as well as [...]
100 Years of Cruising A cruise is defined as a sail about in an area without a place of destination, especially for pleasure; or a voyage on a ship or boat for pleasure or as a vacation, and usually calling at several places. One can go back a hundred years or more of [...]
Cruising from San Juan Approaching San Juan by Sea San Juan, Puerto Rico is a popular cruise port, not just as a port of call but also as an embarkation port too. It is the busiest cruise port outside of Miami in North America. Many cruise lines [...]
An Open Air Museum Did you know that to see the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean you need to visit what was at one time referred to as Asia Minor? This would be the ruins of the once mighty city and seaport, Ephesus, in Turkey. Ephesus was founded in the [...]