A Guide To Airline Baggage Fees

THE ADD-ON COSTS OF AIR TRAVEL   There are very few things in this world that are free and the airlines are now making that point very clear. Lately the basic cost of air travel only includes carrying you, in the cabin to your destination. Your choice of seat – extra, luggage – extra, oftenContinue reading “A Guide To Airline Baggage Fees”

Amsterdam Port of Call

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 eastern part of Amsterdam. Than fromContinue reading “Amsterdam Port of Call”

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”

Bermuda • The Port of Kings Wharf

Port of Call Bermuda Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory or one of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories of which there are 14 that fall under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United Kingdom. They are the parts of the British Empire that have not been granted independence or have voted to remain British territories.Continue reading “Bermuda • The Port of Kings Wharf”

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”

Sint Maarten Port of Call

General – This island is divided into two parts, Sint Maarten is the Dutch side while Saint Martin is the French side. It is a favorite cruise destination because the cruise port can handle several large cruise ships at one time. Where You’re Docked – The cruise ships dock on the Dutch side close toContinue reading “Sint Maarten Port of Call”

CURRENT NEWS 7/19/21

JULY 19, 2021 JULY 15, 2021 SPECIAL CRUISING UPDATE CDC Gets Temporary Stay In Florida v. CDC The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily blocked a judge’s ruling that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pandemic regulations for cruise ship operation were too onerous and arbitrary. The lawsuit, filed by FloridaContinue reading “CURRENT NEWS 7/19/21”

Curaçao, NA Port of Call

Curaçao, A Nice Blend of Two Worlds Wouldn’t it be great if we could move tropical seas, palm trees and great beaches to Northern Europe? It’s not going to happen, so the next best thing, is to move the Netherlands into the Southern Caribbean. Welcome to Curaçao. There are a number of European influenced islandsContinue reading “Curaçao, NA Port of Call”