Destination Australia & New Zealand

The wonders of Down Under are ready to explore on a growing number of cruise itineraries. With Sydney being the most popular departure port with cruises circling Australia while others add ports in New Zealand to the itinerary. Visit the Sydney Opera House, enjoy the wineries of Marlborough or take a train to Australia’s BlueContinue reading “Destination Australia & New Zealand”

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Port of Call Kota Kinabalu Located on the northern part of the island of Borneo on the South China Sea. Borneo is home to large expanses of tropical jungles that are the last refuge of orangutans and pigmy elephants. Indiscriminate logging has greatly impacted the environment but international attention from organizations that work to protectContinue reading “Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia”

Destination South America

From Cartagena, Columbia to Ushuaia, Argentina the South American continent is an amazing land of natural wonders and human accomplishments. Explore the islands of the Galapagos or hike around Iguazu Falls, climb up to Machu Picchu or cruise through the Panama Canal. You can even cast off for a trip to Antarctica or walk amongContinue reading “Destination South America”

A Waterfall In Skagway, Alaska

A favorite port in Alaska is Ketchikan and while it was originally the jumping off location to the Klondike gold rush, today it is a new boom town based on cruising. The town offers a number of activities and excursions, but if you don’t mind a little hiking there is a location only two milesContinue reading “A Waterfall In Skagway, Alaska”

The Port Of Lerwick, 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 ofContinue reading “The Port Of Lerwick, Shetland Islands”

Destination The Caribbean

From Nassau off the coast of Florida to the Dutch island of Aruba in the Southern Caribbean, the Mexican island of Cozumel in the west and Barbados sitting between the Atlantic and Caribbean, there are dozens of fantastic tropical islands and ports of call. White sand beaches, turquoise water, coral reefs, tropical breezes, rain forestsContinue reading “Destination The Caribbean”

Destination The Mediterranean

Summer is cruising season in the Mediterranean and the major cruise lines are well established in the market and offer a wide variety of itineraries. There are a number of similarities in most itineraries with the two main embarkation ports being Barcelona and the port for Rome, Civitavecchia. A majority of cruises in the easternContinue reading “Destination The Mediterranean”

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 ship’s fateful Atlantic crossing. Cobh, Ireland was originally known as Queenstown. It was renamedContinue reading “Port of Call Cobh, Ireland”

Port Of Call Montevideo, Uruguay

Exploring The Port City Of Montevideo Tucked in between Brazil and Argentina along the South American coast is the county of Uruguay. Its capital and major port is the city of Montevideo where over half of the countries total population of just three million live. A frequent port on many South American cruise itineraries theContinue reading “Port Of Call Montevideo, Uruguay”

Port of Call Ushuaia Argentina

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego 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. It’s located in a wide bay on the southern coast of Isla Grande de Tierra delContinue reading “Port of Call Ushuaia Argentina”