Morocco Tips


MOROCCO TIPS So, your Western Mediterranean cruise will be stopping in Morocco. How lucky you are! It is a stunningly beautiful country. Morocco boasts endless sandy beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, entry to the expansive deserts of the Sahara, and colorful, exotic cities of movie legend and song: Casablanca, [...]

Morocco Tips 2017-08-15T16:45:15+00:00

Cruising from San Juan


CRUISING FROM SAN JUAN Approaching San Juan by Sea San Juan, Puerto Rico is a popular cruise port, not just as a port of call but also as an embarkation port too. It is the busiest cruise port outside of Miami in North America. Many cruise lines sail from here: luxury [...]

Cruising from San Juan 2017-08-16T15:53:02+00:00

The Lofoten Islands


Lofoten Islands 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. But that does not make it any less worthy of a [...]

The Lofoten Islands 2017-07-26T18:07:39+00:00

Treading the Murky Waters of Specials, Deals & Offers


What you envision for your special deal but ... The travel industry is highly competitive and nowhere more so than in cruising. Whether it is an ocean cruise or a river cruise, the market has exploded in the last few years with new vendors and new ships. Most consumers and travel agencies continue [...]

Treading the Murky Waters of Specials, Deals & Offers 2017-04-24T18:42:33+00:00

Alaska Cruise Tour


Alaska Cruise Tours So, you have decided to visit Alaska by cruise ship, one of the most popular itineraries of today. You’ve purchased your camera in anticipation for those breath-taking views, hoping to catch the calving of an iceberg at Hubbard’s Glacier , the breaching of a whale at Icy Strait Point , or the [...]

Alaska Cruise Tour 2016-11-03T13:44:05+00:00

Cruises vs. Resorts


You meet two kinds of vacationers – the ones who love to cruise and the ones who prefer their all inclusive resorts. These are some of the reasons you will hear most often by those who vacation year after year at resorts as to why they never want to cruise: I just want to lie [...]

Cruises vs. Resorts 2016-08-30T16:26:07+00:00

Advantages of a Cruise Tour


Cruise or Cruise Tour? Many ocean cruises and river cruises often come with the option of extending your stay, either pre or post cruise, with a land tour. One of the most popular and widely known cruise tours are those associated with Alaska cruises. These land tours can encompass up to a week’s extra stay. [...]

Advantages of a Cruise Tour 2016-02-26T15:06:30+00:00

Is Cruising Safe?


Nothing can be said to be of an absolute certainty in this world – as I am sure it could be said at any age in history. So is cruising safe? The following is this writer’s perspective on the question. I have vacationed by car and by plane, have stayed in all inclusive resorts, experienced [...]

Is Cruising Safe? 2016-01-11T22:43:20+00:00

And All the Family Comes Along …


Multi Generational Travel Family life has changed drastically from what it was fifty years ago, even from that of ten years ago. Families are smaller, usually both parents work, and grandparents may be working longer too. So, other than holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, getting everyone together to spend quality time can be problematic. [...]

And All the Family Comes Along … 2015-11-23T19:41:57+00:00

5 Things to Do in Cuba


Cuba is a popular vacation destination especially with Canadians who flock to its beaches in the wintertime for an inexpensive holiday. With the country opening up to American visitors, Cuba may be on the verge of changing to accommodate many more sun-loving and curious tourists. Here are five things to do on your visit to this [...]

5 Things to Do in Cuba 2016-11-03T13:44:31+00:00