Cruise Port Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland. Situated on a bay on the east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey, it lies within the province of Leinster. It is bordered on the south by the Dublin Mountains, a part of the Wicklow Mountains range. It has an urbanContinue reading “Cruise Port Dublin, Ireland”

Less Than Eight Hours To See Rome

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 “Less Than Eight Hours To See Rome”

Cruise Port Buenos Aries

Buenos Aries, Argentina Gateway To Cape Horn And Antarctica One of South America’s busiest cruise ports, Buenos Aries is one of the largest cities in South America with a lot to see and do. Famous for the Tango and great steaks it is also a treasure trove of history packed full of interesting sights. MostContinue reading “Cruise Port Buenos Aries”

Port of San Juan Puerto Rico

In the Caribbean there are a couple of cruise departure locations but its main cruise port is San Juan Puerto Rico. This port provides a large natural harbor and perhaps the largest international airport in the region. San Juan is a big metropolitan area with beaches, resort hotels and casinos but the focus for mostContinue reading “Port of San Juan Puerto Rico”

The Shetland’s Port of Lerwick

Port of call Lerwick in the Shetland Islands has been a crossroads for Vikings, Scottish lords and modern day fishing fleets. Many historic sites and a large puffin population. The Shetland Islands, formerly Zetland, are a subarctic island group in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated in the Northern Atlantic, between Great Britain, the FaroeContinue reading “The Shetland’s Port of Lerwick”

Port of Reykjavik, Iceland

Stark, Wild, Fascinating Reykjavik Reykjavik is a beautiful city with the focus being its waterfront. On the water at the center of town is the Opera House and the square in front is the usual stop for the shuttles from the dock. That makes it a convenient meeting point where you will catch the returningContinue reading “Port of Reykjavik, Iceland”

Amsterdam • A Port of Call

Amsterdam, Heart of The Netherlands Approaching The Netherlands from the North Sea cruise ships navigate the North Sea Canal. The canal runs from the IJmuiden locks to the Coenhaven. East of the Coenhaven, the waterway is called the River IJ (both letters are capitalized) and continues up to the Oranjesluizen locks located in the easternContinue reading “Amsterdam • A Port of Call”

Port of Call Antigua, W.I.

General – The sovereign state of Antigua & Barbuda is located in the middle of the Leeward Islands chain, between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. In 2017, most of Barbuda’s infrastructure was destroyed by Hurricane Irma and the population was evacuated to Antigua. Rebuilding has been a slow and painful process as resourcesContinue reading “Port of Call Antigua, W.I.”

Cruise Life Magazine Vol. 1 No. 4

In This Issue Cruising Etiquette Old San Juan The Jones Act Common Courtesy In Cruising You don’t need a Miss Manners at sea to know there are some basic, common sense rules of etiquette for cruising. No, there is no handbook on it, but the key words here are “common sense.” For some less thoughtfulContinue reading “Cruise Life Magazine Vol. 1 No. 4”

Port of Call Barcelona

One of Europes major cruise ports Barcelona is worth a couple of days spent exploring, sampling the food and visiting the shops. Easy to get around in and very walkable. The Port of Call Barcelona Spain Barcelona is one of the two largest cruise ports in the Mediterranean and is used as an embarkation portContinue reading “Port of Call Barcelona”