Shore Excursions Out Of Sync With Reality

Short Stories Cruise lines and ships generally do a good job contracting with tour companies to provide shore excursions for their passengers and that can, at times, be a monumental undertaking. When ships visit ports on a regular basis the job of booking tours is mostly routine – same port, different day. Sometimes the portContinue reading “Shore Excursions Out Of Sync With Reality”

Visiting The Laid Back Port Of Lahaina Maui

Lahaina is the cruise port of call for the gorgeous island of Maui, a port famous for its miles of beautiful white sand beaches. Lahaina has excellent shopping in a central area famous for its galleries. The tender landing is near to a beach with plenty of beach shops and great restaurants serving up HawaiianContinue reading “Visiting The Laid Back Port Of Lahaina Maui”

The Intentional Traveler’s Guide To Cruising

Featuring Cruise Tips – Ideas on saving money, communication, land tours, the Jones Act and more. Guide To Cruise Ships – Links to almost every cruise chip, vital statistics, year each began service and refurbishments. Itineraries – Ideas like cruising the Mediterranean, Alaska, the South China Sea and other itineraries. Ports of Call – CurrentlyContinue reading “The Intentional Traveler’s Guide To Cruising”

The Port of Honolulu Hawaii

Cruise Port Honolulu Hawaii Honolulu is a frequent stop for cruise ships repositioning in the Pacific, cruises going out of the west coast of the U.S. And Canada as well as cruising the Hawaiian Islands. It is the largest city in the islands, the states Capital and gateway to Hawaii’s most developed island. General HonoluluContinue reading “The Port of Honolulu Hawaii”

Port of Call Kona, Hawaii

The Port of Kona or Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii Kona is a favorite stop for cruise ships visiting the “Big Island” of Hawaii. Famous for its coffee, beaches and Volcano National Park on the island.               Link to Google Map                  Where the Tenders Dock There areContinue reading “Port of Call Kona, Hawaii”

Cruise Port Grand Turk

Port of Call Grand Turk The Turks and Caicos are a group of small islands stretching out into the Atlantic on the southeast edge of the Bahamas chain. They are part of the British West Indies and a British Territory. Most cruise lines have over the years developed “private islands” where their ships usually anchorContinue reading “Cruise Port Grand Turk”

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 “Port of Call Skagway Alaska”

Port of Call Nassau, Bahamas

A favorite port for three and four day cruises out of Florida and returning longer cruises, Nassau has a lot to offer. Where You’re Docked 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 large number of goodContinue reading “Port of Call Nassau, Bahamas”