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 Vancouver, Canada

This port is a popular gateway to many Alaska cruises. While it owes much of its popularity in the cruise industry to an old and archaic U.S. law called the Jones Act it deserves to be recognized as a great destination as well. Vancouver is the largest western Canadian city with a large natural harborContinue reading “The Port of Call Vancouver, Canada”

Help From The State Department

Extra Protection While Traveling In the words of Monty Python; “Nobody expected the Spanish Inquisition” but travel always has a certain element of risk. Unfortunately todays news is making that painfully clear. One of the most important things you need when natural disasters and civil unrest erupts in a country where you’re traveling is aContinue reading “Help From The State Department”

Bar Harbor Maine A New England Port

Visiting The Cruise Port of Bar Harbor, Maine A favorite stop for New England and Canada Maritime cruises, Bar Harbor has a lot to offer. The town itself and waterfront are the major attraction with a number of shops and great restaurants to visit. Where Your Ship Docks Bar Harbor is a tender port andContinue reading “Bar Harbor Maine A New England Port”

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”

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”

Cruise Life Magazine Vol. 1 No. 3

In This Issue: Alaska Cruise/Land Tours Cruise Pricing Cruising The Caribbean #1 Alaska Cruise/Land Tour To Denali One of the most popular land tours in the cruising world is traveling to Denali National Park in Alaska. Most everyone has dreamed about riding in those observation train cars rolling through the wilderness of Alaska and mostContinue reading “Cruise Life Magazine Vol. 1 No. 3”

Mediterranean Cruise Itineraries

Planing A Mediterranean Cruise Summer is the major 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,Continue reading “Mediterranean Cruise Itineraries”

Alaska’s Icy Straight Point Port of Call

General – This is a nature port on Chichagof Island which opened in 2004 and is only open when cruise ships are in. It was developed by the Native Tlingits and celebrates their culture. It is the ideal location for viewing wildlife and sea life. Hoonah, the only town on the island is described asContinue reading “Alaska’s Icy Straight Point Port of Call”