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 streetsContinue reading “Port of Call Palma de Mallorca”

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”

Israel’s Ports Of Call

Visiting The Cruise Ports Of Call In Israel There are 116 miles of Mediterranean coast in western Israel stretching from Lebanon in the north to the Gaza Strip in the south. The two major ports of call for cruise ships are Ashdod just north of Gaza and Haifa another 70 miles north. Ashdod is withinContinue reading “Israel’s Ports Of Call”

The Cruise Port of Naples, Italy

Port of Call Naples, Pompeii & Sorrento Naples is a major metropolitan area with a number of historical sites and several nearby destinations of interest. First is Pompeii, the ancient Roman city that was buried by an eruption from Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Another popular side trip is to Sorrento. It is one ofContinue reading “The Cruise Port of Naples, Italy”

The Port of Call Skagway, Alaska

Spending a Day in a Gold Rush Town Skagway is a very popular port of call for Alaska cruises. With a population that fluctuates between 700 and 2,000 from winter to summer it is easy to see what the economy is based on. While Skagway is small and isolated that doesn’t mean there isn’t anythingContinue reading “The Port of Call Skagway, Alaska”

Bar Harbor Maine A New England Port

Visiting The Cruise Port of Bar Harbor, Maine A favorite stop for New England and Canada Maritime cruises, Bar Harbor has a lot to offer. The town itself and waterfront are the major attraction with a number of shops and great restaurants to visit. Where Your Ship Docks Bar Harbor is a tender port andContinue reading “Bar Harbor Maine A New England Port”

Dominica & Grenada Cruise Ports

Once an out-of-the-way island, Grenada is gaining in popularity as a cruise port of call. The capital of St. George is considered by many as one of the Caribbean’s most picturesque towns wrapping around a half-moon shaped harbor. Called the spice island it is also a great place to shop for nutmeg and other spices.Continue reading “Dominica & Grenada Cruise Ports”

Cruise Port Santorini Greece

Officially the Greek island of Thera But Popularly Referred To As Santorini Cruise ships visiting Santorini will usually anchor out and tender in to the Old Port area. The anchorage is actually the caldera of an ancient volcano and the steep cliffs ringing the lagoon are what remains of the island after the massive explosion.Continue reading “Cruise Port Santorini Greece”

The Port Of Nassau, Bahamas

A favorite port for three and four day cruises out of Florida as well as returning longer cruises, Nassau has a lot to offer. Where You’re Ship Docks Cruise ships dock at Prince George Wharf, sometimes as many as five are there at once. The wharf is located right in downtown Nassau with a largeContinue reading “The Port Of Nassau, Bahamas”

Dunmore East, Ireland A Port of Call

Dunmore East is the cruise ship port that serves the city of Waterford. It’s a quant seaside village with a few galleries, gift shops and restaurants and some very nice walking trails along the coast. It is a bit isolated however and transportation options are few. It is also a tender port as there areContinue reading “Dunmore East, Ireland A Port of Call”