The Charm of Porto

Unless you are a cruiser, most travellers in North America would not be familiar with the second largest city in Portugal, the quaint town of Porto, or Oporto as most English speaking folks say, on the Portuguese coast.

The Charm of Porto2021-04-22T15:09:22+00:00

Sunshine and Lemons – The Amalfi Coast

Visiting the region around Naples, Italy, either on a tour or by ocean cruise? Make the Amalfi Coast a must destination – even if just a day’s excursion to this exquisite coastal area of scattered seaside towns that stretch between Naples and Salerno ...

Sunshine and Lemons – The Amalfi Coast2021-01-25T21:43:32+00:00

The Lofoten Islands, Norway

You might be forgiven if you have never heard of this archipelago of six larger islands, and many more smaller ones, in Norway. It’s not on the usual cruise lists of ports of call, or in the glossy brochures of proffered resorts...

The Lofoten Islands, Norway2020-12-17T14:04:28+00:00

The Winelands of South Africa

If planning travel to South Africa some of the first things you might mention to your travel professional are that you wish to explore Cape Town and book a safari. There is something else worth your consideration especially if you love wine and good food ...

The Winelands of South Africa2020-11-17T22:12:27+00:00

Athens, Tips & Quick Facts

Chances are if you are cruising in the eastern Mediterranean you will either embark or debark in Piraeus, Greece, or visit there as a port of call on your itinerary. Piraeus is the port to Athens and though there ...

Athens, Tips & Quick Facts2020-09-16T19:12:39+00:00

Costa Rica | The Rich Coast

Let’s visit Costa Rica that small Central American country sandwiched between Nicaragua on the north and Panama on the south and the two bodies of water: the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Do not be fooled into lumping this tourist destination into the same category ...

Costa Rica | The Rich Coast2020-07-28T15:23:47+00:00

The Legends and Magic of Lake Bled

Lake Bled is one of the most beautiful areas in Europe. Situated in the northwestern part of Slovenia, the lake is not far from the city of Ljubljana so it is a great place to visit as a sole destination, as a day-trip or on a pre or post river cruise ...

The Legends and Magic of Lake Bled2020-06-17T20:02:40+00:00

The ABC Islands of the Caribbean

If you have never heard of the ABC Islands, they are Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao in the Caribbean Sea not far off the north coast of Venezuela. They have a connection to the Netherlands with Aruba and...

The ABC Islands of the Caribbean2020-05-27T15:54:49+00:00

The Essence of Capri, Italy

Dropping by Naples on a cruise? Cruisers who disembark for the day passing through the Stazionne Marittima port terminal have a myriad of options: explore Naples, tour the Amalfi Coast to Sorrento and Amalfi, visit the ruins of Pompeii, take a ferry to Capri, or some combination thereof if there is time ashore. What ever you chose, make sure you include Capri.

The Essence of Capri, Italy2020-02-18T20:47:24+00:00

Say Yes to Martinique

Martinique is a little bit of France in the Caribbean. The island, part of the Lesser Antilles, is a port of call for numerous popular cruise lines but can easily be a destination onto itself. There is so much to see and do! Here are a few tips...

Say Yes to Martinique2020-01-21T18:54:40+00:00
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