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Christmas Markets in Europe

Christmas Markets of Europe In North America, the time approaching Christmas is usually fraught with Christmas gift lists and the mad scramble to buy, buy, buy. Often this time is stressful and many complain it takes the joy and meaning from the season. If this is the scenario that will greet you [...]

Christmas Markets in Europe 2017-07-06T15:26:56+00:00

The Lofoten Islands of Norway

Lofoten Islands You might be forgiven if you have never heard of this archipelago of six larger islands, and many more smaller ones, in Norway. It’s not on the usual cruise lists of ports of call, or in the glossy brochures of proffered resorts. But that does not make it any less worthy [...]

The Lofoten Islands of Norway 2017-05-25T18:40:31+00:00

Treading the Murky Waters of Specials, Deals & Offers

What you envision for your special deal but ... Treading the Murky Waters of Specials, Deals & Offers The travel industry is highly competitive and nowhere more so than in cruising. Whether it is an ocean cruise or a river cruise, the market has exploded in the last few years with new vendors [...]

Treading the Murky Waters of Specials, Deals & Offers 2017-04-24T18:52:00+00:00

Advantages of Early Booking

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 [...]

Advantages of Early Booking 2017-03-28T17:28:05+00:00

Rhodes

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 [...]

Rhodes 2017-03-02T18:03:56+00:00

Cruising into Rome

When in Rome, do as the Romans do; enjoy la dolce vita (the sweet life) amid the ancient treasures that occupy the seven hills of the city. If your upcoming cruise of the Mediterranean includes a call on Rome, you are

Cruising into Rome 2017-03-02T18:03:56+00:00

Cruising Trinidad and Tobago

Just off the northeastern coast of South America, the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago is home to incredible culture, music, biodiversity and tropical beauty. Trinidad, the larger island, and the smaller Tobago are blessed

Cruising Trinidad and Tobago 2017-03-02T18:03:57+00:00

Adjusting Tips on a Cruise

It used to be that part of packing for a cruise was making sure you had enough cash with you to give tips to the crew. On the last day of a cruise, passengers would put cash into a series of small envelopes and personally hand them to crew members who provided good service. That tradition has all but disappeared.

Adjusting Tips on a Cruise 2017-03-02T18:03:58+00:00

Cruising to the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic, on the eastern half of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, has rightly earned its reputation as a beautiful beach resort destination. It’s also a wonderful place to visit on a cruise, with ships docking at the new, purpose-built cruise terminal at Amber Cove or in the capital of Santo Domingo.

Cruising to the Dominican Republic 2017-03-02T18:03:59+00:00

Cruising Out of Vancouver

If you’re taking a cruise to Alaska, Hawaii or down the West Coast from Vancouver, British Columbia, it’s a fantastic opportunity to spend some extra time in this beautiful city before your cruise. Vancouver’s unique character begins with the natural beauty of its setting, nestled between the Strait of Georgia and the North Shore Mountains.

Cruising Out of Vancouver 2017-03-02T18:03:59+00:00