Port of Call Icy Strait Point (ISP), Alaska

Icy Straight Point is a popular nature port of call on Chichagof Island that opened in 2004 and is only open when cruise ships are visiting. It was developed by the native Tlingits and is focused on celebrating the areas history, nature celebrates the Tlingit culture. It is the ideal location for exploring wildlife andContinue reading “Port of Call Icy Strait Point (ISP), Alaska”

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 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”

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”

The Ports of Roatan, Honduras

The Caribbean Island of Roatan, Honduras Roatan is the largest of the Honduran Bay Islands in the Caribbean and is becoming a popular cruise itinerary destination. Like many Caribbean destinations it is recognized for its beautiful beaches, water sports, including premier scuba and skin diving, and modern resorts. To accommodate the cruise ships the HondurasContinue reading “The Ports of Roatan, Honduras”

Our Cruising Collection

A collection of articles to help you get the most from your cruise. Featured posts on selecting the right itinerary, saving on booking your cruise, what to expect in ports of call, selecting the right stateroom, onboard communication options and more… Cruise ships rated, basic information on size and number of passengers, year entered serviceContinue reading “Our Cruising Collection”

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”