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Cruise Ports of Call Cruising

Cruise Port Quebec City

Old Quebec City is on a number of fall cruise itineraries. Starting in New York or Boston these cruises visit a number of New England and Canadian Maritime ports, go up the St. Lawrence Seaway, usually with fall leaves in full glory, and spend a day or two in Quebec City. The old city is […]

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Europe

Exploring Lerwick And The Shetland Islands

Located in the North Sea one hundred fifty miles north of Scotland is the Shetland Islands. The largest island is Shetland Mainland with three additional smaller islands named Yell, Unst and Fetlair. Lerwick, the major town in the archipelago, is located on the east coast of Shetland Mainland. Most of Lerwick’s buildings are made of […]

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Destinations Photo Gallery

Mountain Landscapes – A Gallery

Wilderness, amazing National Parks, incredible mountain vistas, recreational destinations for hiking, camping and climbing, and diverse mountain terranes are all part of our experiences. Here are a few of our favorite mountain destinations… They have always been called the smokey mountains and for good reason. The mix of the climate and the old rounded mountain […]

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America Cruise Ports of Call Cruising

Port of Call Icy Strait Point (ISP), Alaska

Icy Straight Point is a popular nature port of call on Chichagof Island that opened in 2004 and is only open when cruise ships are visiting. It was developed by the native Tlingits and is focused on celebrating the areas history, nature celebrates the Tlingit culture. It is the ideal location for exploring wildlife and […]

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Cruise Ports of Call Cruising Europe

Port of Call Palma de Mallorca

Mallorca is the largest of Spains Balearic Islands and a major vacation destination for many western and northern Europeans attracted to its beautiful beaches, sunny climate and crystal clear waters. Palma is an ancient port with architecture showing the influence of both Christians and Moors in its castles, fortifications, cathedrals and in the winding streets […]

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Central & South America Cruise Ports of Call Cruising

Ushuaia, Argentina’s Port of Call

Ushuaia The Gateway to Antarctica Introduction Ushuaia is often referred to as the end of the world and is the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. It is recognized as the southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia is located in a wide bay on the southern coast of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, bounded […]

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Magazine

Cruise Life Magazine Vol. 1 No. 2

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE The Alaska Experience The Value of Cruising Mykonos Port of Call The Experience That Is Cruising Alaska Cruising To Alaska A Trip To Remember Visiting Alaska by cruise ship has become one of the most popular ways to experience Alaska’s breathtaking beauty and diverse culture. Cruises incorporate all that Alaska has […]

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Europe

Kissing The Blarney Stone

When you have a limited number of days to visit a country you just keep going, even when the weather turns foul. Such was the case when we traveled to Blarney Castle. Not so much cold but a good on and off drizzle. I’m still not sure what brought us to pick Blarney over a […]

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Asia

Nan Lian Gardens In Hong Kong

You shouldn’t visit Hong Kong without taking an hour or two visiting Nan Lian Gardens. These beautiful gardens cover over eight and a half acres in central Hong Kong. The best way to reach Nan Lian Gardens is to take the rapid transit (MTR MAP) to Diamond Hill station, leave through Exit C2 and follow […]

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America Restaurants &

Broad River Inn Chimney Rock, NC

Not long ago we planned a trip thru the Blue Ridge and Smokey mountains of North Carolina and made reservations for a couple of days at the Broad River Inn Chimney Rock. Chimney Rock and nearby Lake Lure are somewhat isolated and have virtually no major chain hotels, so you have to pick from small local […]