Port of Call Valencia, Spain

It’s difficult to understand why this Spanish port isn’t on more cruise itineraries. Just up the coast west of Barcelona it is Spain’s third largest city and features over two thousand years of history. A remarkably modern, clean and vibrant city, Valencia’s history goes back to the Romans and features a number of 13th andContinue reading “Port of Call Valencia, Spain”

Ports of Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea

Adventures in Paradise Called the French Society Islands they are better known by the individual island names of Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea with Tahiti being the largest. The islands are due south of Hawaii on the other side of the equator. Tahiti is part of a volcanic chain formed by the northwestward movement ofContinue reading “Ports of Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea”

International Travel Insurance

A recent incident and a conversation with a travel friend highlighted the importance of international travel insurance. Please note that this is written with a focus on American travelers but we are also aware of similar plans offered in Canada and other countries, but you will need to explore options based on your home country.Continue reading “International Travel Insurance”

Port of Call Cobh Ireland

City Character – Cobh is a picturesque city centered on its waterfront. It features a beautiful Cathedral, nice shops, restaurants and pubs and The Titanic Museum. The connection to the Titanic is based on Cobh being the last port before the ships fateful Atlantic crossing. Where Your Ship Docks – Cruise ships will normally dockContinue reading “Port of Call Cobh Ireland”

Port of Call Brunei

One of Asia’s wealthiest countries with one of its highest standards of living Brunei is a beautiful place noted for its friendly people. Home to the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, one of the world’s most beautiful. The Sultanate of Brunei Brunei, is an independent Islamic sultanate on the northern coast of the island ofContinue reading “Port of Call Brunei”

Port Of Call Key West, Florida

Spending A Great Cruise Day In Key West Florida Many Caribbean cruises include Key West, Florida as one of their ports of call. This tropical city is an American original that has cast its spell on a number of great people for more than a century. Ernest Hemingway, President Truman, Audubon, Calvin Klein, Truman Capote,Continue reading “Port Of Call Key West, Florida”

The Port of Call Madryn, Argentina

Porta Madryn, Argentina – the Heart of Patagonia Introduction Puerto Madryn is an amazing city that is very popular with cruise itineraries in South America. While Mydryn itself is a modern and thriving city with much to offer, the big attraction in the area is the national parks. The park of Mirador Elefantes Marinos has becomeContinue reading “The Port of Call Madryn, Argentina”

The Port of Oslo, Norway

What’s In The Port of Oslo Historic, modern, remarkable Oslo. We can’t think of enough superlatives to describe this beautiful city. Within a couple of square mile area are great shops and restaurants, the Royal Palace, a truly incredible art museum, a flower market and the historic fortress. Where Your Ship Docks Most cruise shipsContinue reading “The Port of Oslo, Norway”

Cruise Ports Of St. Thomas USVI

St. Thomas is the most populated of the U.S. Virgin Islands and is a major port of call for Caribbean cruise itineraries. There are two widely separated cruise ship docks so you should try and check out where your ship will tie up. It will either be Crown Bay that’s west of Charlotte Amalie orContinue reading “Cruise Ports Of St. Thomas USVI”

The Port of Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer or just Villefranche is a picturesque town on the French Riviera featured on many cruise itineraries. The town itself is between Monte Carlo and Nice with Cannes only a little farther (19 miles) away. The quant waterfront is lined with cafes and restaurants and stretches from the marina, where the tenders tie up, aroundContinue reading “The Port of Villefranche-sur-Mer”