Port of Call Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale is a popular South Florida tourist destination as well as a major cruise departure port that has much to offer. As a cruise departure port it has the unique advantage of being located within two miles of its international airport. As a tropical vacation city it boasts some of the best beaches inContinue reading “Port of Call Ft. Lauderdale”

The Port of Kotor, Montenegro

A cruise port off the Adriatic Sea that’s gaining in popularity recently as much for the historic old city as for the incredible scenery. Port of Call Kotor, Montenegro The old port of Kotor is ringed by steep limestone mountains and surrounded by fortifications built from the  Roman era to the Venetian period. It isContinue reading “The Port of Kotor, Montenegro”

More Than a Port of Call – Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale is a popular South Florida tourist destination as well as a major cruise departure port that has much to offer. As a cruise departure port it has the unique advantage of being located within two miles of its international airport. As a tropical vacation city it boasts some of the best beaches inContinue reading “More Than a Port of Call – Ft. Lauderdale”

Mediterranean Itineraries

Considering A Mediterranean Cruise 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. Venice, Italy isContinue reading “Mediterranean Itineraries”

Port of Call Stanley, The Falkland Islands

Stanley the Capital of the Falkland Islands Growing in popularity with cruise ships, the Falkland Islands are located over a thousand miles east of Argentina. The archipelago consists of two main and 776 smaller islands. The capital is Stanley on East Falkland which is home to a majority of the nation’s three thousand residents. TheContinue reading “Port of Call Stanley, The Falkland Islands”

Eating the Florida Keys (Part 3)

Part Three – Restaurants in the Keys Coming to the Keys most people are looking for Sun, sand and water with fresh seafood being a good expectation. Our suggestion is to approach Keys seafood with a simple rule – “the simpler, the better”. Florida’s waters are famous for Florida lobsters (also called spiny lobster orContinue reading “Eating the Florida Keys (Part 3)”

Cruising the South China Sea

A First Visit to Southeast Asia We spent all of February cruising with Celebrity’s Constellation in the South China Sea on back-to-back itineraries. We visited twelve ports with only one repeat (Ho Chi Min City). If you are going to fly twelve thousand miles you probably should make the most of the trip. We flew intoContinue reading “Cruising the South China Sea”