Port of Call Antigua, W.I.

General – The sovereign state of Antigua & Barbuda is located in the middle of the Leeward Islands chain, between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. In 2017, most of Barbuda’s infrastructure was destroyed by Hurricane Irma and the population was evacuated to Antigua. Rebuilding will be a slow and painful process as resourcesContinue reading “Port of Call Antigua, W.I.”

Do It Yourself Cruise Tours

Weighing Port Excursions Against Going It Alone Many people like the convenience of a ship sponsored tour, but we are just not “guided tour” enthusiasts, even as we’ve taken on a fair number of them. To begin with, there are some land tours that just make sense under some circumstances. First is where there isContinue reading “Do It Yourself Cruise Tours”

Images Of Transiting The Panama Canal

Photographic impressions from our travels… If you like cruising do not pass up an opportunity to transit the Panama Canal. It is one of life’s truly remarkable experiences. One of the modern era’s greatest engineering accomplishments is the digging and construction of the Panama Canal. One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects everContinue reading “Images Of Transiting The Panama Canal”

Getting To Florida Cruise Ports

Florida has become one of the largest destinations in the U.S. for people taking cruises. While passengers come from all over the U.S. and even the world a large number come from the Southeast and especially Florida. The close proximity to the Florida ports offers a number of advantages to cruisers from the region butContinue reading “Getting To Florida Cruise Ports”

Caribbean Cruises Starting Up Soon

Looking To Start Cruising Again? The Caribbean Will Be Ready Soon! Over the next several months a number of shorter Caribbean cruises will be available. The North American cruise industry is going to focus on Caribbean itineraries to begin with and we can expect a competitive marketplace to develop. The US CDC is still limitingContinue reading “Caribbean Cruises Starting Up Soon”

Why Cruise?

Cruising has been the fastest growing segment of the travel industry with an estimated share approaching 20% of revenue. 2017 saw 27 million cruise passengers embark on cruises utilizing 537,000 beds across 314 major cruise ships worldwide. In 2019 there was an estimated increase over 2017 of 14% with a majority of ships operating atContinue reading “Why Cruise?”

The Port of Call, Reykjavik, Iceland

Stark, Wild, Fascinating Reykjavik Reykjavik is a beautiful city with the focus being its waterfront. On the water at the center of town is the Opera House and the square in front is the usual stop for the shuttles from the dock. That makes it a convenient meeting point where you will catch the returningContinue reading “The Port of Call, Reykjavik, Iceland”

Pacific Cruise Itineraries

Pacific Cruises – For those looking to venture a bit further from home there is a whole ocean of destinations to explore. That’s the largest body of water on the planet, The Pacific Ocean. Most Pacific cruisers start with a cruise to Alaska but that is just the beginning. Looking south from Canada consider shorterContinue reading “Pacific Cruise Itineraries”