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Some Flying Health Advice

Keeping Safe While Flying Note: In the times of the Covid pandemic there is actually a bit of good news for air travelers. First, people are much more aware of the risks of contagion when flying and the airlines are taking more precautions. Also with all the emphasis on mask wearing you will no longer […]

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Cruise Port Honolulu, Hawaii

Cruise Port Honolulu. 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 Oahu. Honolulu is […]

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Ketchikan, Port of Call Alaska

By 1936 there were seven canneries working, producing almost two million cases of salmon a season. The need for lumber fostered the Ketchikan Spruce Mills built in 1903, which operated for over 70 years. The lumber industry collapsed when the Clinton administration moved to reduce timber cutting in Alaska by having the U.S. Forest service […]

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Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call Cruising

Sint Maarten A Caribbean 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 numerous large cruise ships at one time. The cruise ships dock at the Dutch Sint Maarten while the French Saint Martin […]

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Useful Apps For International Travel

Ten Great Travel Apps You Should Consider Where would we be without our phones? Every day we use them to navigate, take photos, send and receive email, play music, surf the web and who knows what else. They’re cluttered with dozens and dozens of apps and often we cringe when some store, restaurant or bank […]

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Port of Call Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland New Zealand and The Bay of Islands Auckland is a popular port for cruise itineraries around Australia and New Zealand as well as Pacific repositioning cruises. Most itineraries with a port call in Auckland also include a stop at The Bay of Islands. The city is built around two bays and calls itself the […]

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Cruise Ports of Call Pacific & Down Under

Port of Call Akaroa, New Zealand

The cruise port of Akaroa, New Zealand is a popular resort area for New Zealanders being less than fifty miles from Christ Church. The area is also seeing more frequent visits by cruise ships with the growing popularity of cruising around Australia and New Zealand. The port of call Akaroa, New Zealand is located on […]

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Best Airports For Connecting Flights

The Worlds Best And Worst Airports For Making Connecting Flights Calculating airport time is always a major part of travel planning. Arriving an hour before your flight can often not be nearly enough time. When booking flights that include connections what’s the minimum time you need to make it to the next departure gate? Trying […]

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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 and […]

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Cruising Magazine

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 thoughtful […]