Rome In Seven Hours

We have returned to Rome a number of times usually staying a few days with each visit. On a Mediterranean cruise a few years ago it was our sons first trip to Europe. The cruise originated and ended in Barcelona and the ship docked for one day in Civitavecchia the port servicing Rome. With theContinue reading “Rome In Seven Hours”

A Movable Feast • Cruise Life

Food And Cruising From the beginning of the great steamship era to todays amazing floating resorts, one thing that has remained a major part of cruising is great food. Today most cruise ships typically offer a main dining room and some more than one, along with a buffet style venue serving breakfast, lunch and dinnerContinue reading “A Movable Feast • Cruise Life”

Port of Call Victoria, Canada

The port of Victoria, Canada is located on Vancouver Island in southwest Canada. Victoria is a popular cruise ship port of call on many Alaska itineraries partly because it’s located not far from the city of Vancouver. It is a beautiful city with a number of things to see and do and is only aContinue reading “Port of Call Victoria, Canada”

Cruising And Gratuities

Tipping And What You Can Expect On A Cruise If you’re new to cruising it’s important to calculate gratuities into your thinking when considering the cost of a cruise booking. At the time of booking you will usually be quoted the base fare along with port charges, fees and taxes but that’s not all yourContinue reading “Cruising And Gratuities”

Cruise Port Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is the capital and most-populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in Australia. Noted for its cultural heritage, the city is the home of Australian rules football, Australian impressionism and Australian cinema, and has recently been recognized as a UNESCO City of Literature. Melbourne is a vibrant cityContinue reading “Cruise Port Melbourne, Australia”

Celebrity Cruise Ships • A Guide

Celebrity Cruise Line Celebrity Cruises was founded in 1988 by the Greece-based Chandris Group. In 1997, Celebrity Cruises Ltd. merged with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line to form Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., and has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the latter since then. The company has its headquarters in Miami, Florida. Celebrity’s signature logo isContinue reading “Celebrity Cruise Ships • A Guide”

Cabo San Lucas, A Cruise Port

Cabo San Lucas, or simply just Cabo, is a popular resort city at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The population of the city is over 200,000 inhabitants but can easily be outnumbered by visitors. Because of its location where the waters of the PacificContinue reading “Cabo San Lucas, A Cruise Port”

Cruise Port Málaga Spain

Málaga, Spain, is a popular cruise destination on the Costa del Sol in the Mediterranean, and is located east of Gibraltar on the Alborin Sea. This port is a remarkable blend of the historic and the modern with a near perfect climate. The city of Málaga has been inhabited since prehistoric times, evidenced by the caveContinue reading “Cruise Port Málaga Spain”

Port of Call Belize

Visiting Belize And Belize City The name Belize is traditionally believed to have been derived from the Spanish pronunciation of the last name of Peter Wallace, a Scottish buccaneer who may have begun the first settlement at the mouth of the Belize River about 1638. It was also a major part of the Maya civilizationContinue reading “Port of Call Belize”

Hiking Around Sitka, Alaska

Sitka Features Some Of Alaskas Best Hiking Trails No other town in Alaska has as many hiking trails as Sitka. Great mountain hikes, nature walks, urban trails, history paths – Sitka is for hikers and was featured as one of America’s best towns for running trails in a recent issue of “Canadian Runner” magazine. IndianContinue reading “Hiking Around Sitka, Alaska”