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”

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. With all the emphasis on mask wearing you will no longer stick out in a crowd if you use masking as a precaution. While some airlines are requiring N95 masks to flyContinue reading “Flying Health Advice”

CURRENT NEWS 7/27/21

JULY 27, 2021 JULY 19, 2021 JULY 15, 2021 Canada Opens To U.S. Tourists – Effective August 9: Fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the United States, will be allowed to enter Canada for discretionary travel. Delta Airlines is more than doubling the number of dailyContinue reading “CURRENT NEWS 7/27/21”

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”

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”

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 serviceContinue reading “Ketchikan Port of Call Alaska”

The Port of Call Maui Hawaii

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 “The Port of Call Maui Hawaii”

The Port of 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. Where the Tenders Dock There are no docking facilities so cruise ships anchor out, using tenders toContinue reading “The Port of Kona, Hawaii”