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”

What To Expect In Irelands Cruise Port of Dunmore East

Serving the Irish city of Waterford only 15 miles away, this quant seaside resort is a popular cruise port of call with much to offer. Be sure and allocate some time to stroll its walking paths.

Antigua

Where You’re Docked – The cruise ships normally dock at Heritage Quay or Redcliff Quay in the downtown area of St. John’s, the capital and largest city on the island. If there are a lot of ships in port, some may dock at the Deep Water Harbour Terminal approximately 1.5 miles from the city.

Barbados

  General – Barbados is in the Lesser Antilles, and the eastern most island in the Caribbean. It is an independent British Commonwealth nation, bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Caribbean Sea.Where You’re Docked – Cruise ships dock at the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal and free shuttles takeContinue reading “Barbados”

Port of Call Ketchikan

  The town gets its name from the Tongass and Tlingit Indians who named their fish camp kitschk-hin, meaning stream with “thundering wings of eagles.” While Skagway attracted gold prospectors, Ketchikan was a treasure trove of abundant fish and timber that attracted Americans to the area. In 1885, Mike Martin bought 160 acres from ChiefContinue reading “Port of Call Ketchikan”

Port of Call Amsterdam

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 “Port of Call Amsterdam”

Port of Call Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands West of southern Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean sits a cluster of volcanic islands called The Canaries. The Canary Islands feature a rugged volcanic landscape known for the black and white sand beaches. Tenerife, the largest island, is dominated by an active volcano Mt. Teide, which has its ownContinue reading “Port of Call Tenerife”