Cruise Port Santorini Greece

The Old Port of Santorini Cruise ships visiting Santorini usually anchor out and tender in to the Old Port. About 3,500 years ago in the Eastern Mediterranean a great Minoan civilization flourished. It was centered in Crete with towns and cities established on a number of nearby islands. From a number of archeological excavations weContinue reading “Cruise Port Santorini Greece”

The Port of 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. Palma is an ancient port with architecture showing the influence of Christians and Moors in its castles, fortifications, cathedrals and in the winding streets of the old town. If you likeContinue reading “The Port of Palma de Mallorca”

Port of Call Akaroa, New Zealand

Located on the southeast side of sheltered Akaroa Harbor, is the cute resort township of Akaroa. With increasing cruises around Australia and New Zealand this tiny town is becoming a popular port of call. It is also unique as it was the only French settlement in New Zealand. Geologically originally an island formed by twoContinue reading “Port of Call Akaroa, New Zealand”

O’ahu, Hawaii, the American Paradise

Above: Waimea Bay  O’ahu, Has Something For Everyone Banzai Pipeline, Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head – these are all names we associate with Hawaii and they all are found on O’ahu. There are numerous reasons to visit all the Hawaiian islands but O’ahu is the real star. This island offers the excitement of Honolulu andContinue reading “O’ahu, Hawaii, the American Paradise”

Hong Kong’s Nan Lian Gardens

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 followContinue reading “Hong Kong’s Nan Lian Gardens”

The Port of Vancouver, Canada

This port is a popular gateway to many Alaska cruises. While it owes much of its popularity in the cruise industry to an old and archaic U.S. law called the Jones Act it deserves to be recognized as a great destination as well. Vancouver is the largest western Canadian city with a large natural harborContinue reading “The Port of Vancouver, Canada”

A Wet Day In Blarney

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 persistent on and off drizzle. I’m still not sure what brought us to pick Blarney over aContinue reading “A Wet Day In Blarney”

Port of Call Singapore

This port city is what the future will look like (hopefully). A world-class city that is modern, clean, safe and easy to get around in. We never stop being amazed by this place and we cannot say too much about the people, who are friendly, courteous and seem to live life with a dedication thatContinue reading “Port of Call Singapore”

The Acropolis in Athens

Rising up out of the center of Athens, Greece is the Acropolis. It is located on a rock formation that rises 490 ft above the sea . The semi-flat surface covers an area of about 7.4 acres which makes it a pretty small place to be recognized as the birthplace of Western civilization. It isContinue reading “The Acropolis in Athens”

Port of Call Grand Cayman

General – George Town, Grand Cayman is a major cruise destination for Western Caribbean cruises. It is a modern town with good duty free shopping along with a number of good tour itineraries. The port requires tendering but the tender pier is right in town. Transportation – There are basically three ways to get aroundContinue reading “Port of Call Grand Cayman”