Small Ship Cruising

In these days of “bigger is better”, many discriminating cruisers are opting for small ship cruising instead. Before we get into the reasons why, perhaps we should define what is commonly referred to as “small ship”. The term can vary depending on who is defining it –

2020-02-24T20:52:15+00:00

7 Reasons to Visit Historic Halifax

Halifax is a popular port of call on the Canada-New England cruise circuit, especially in the fall of the year. It is the largest city in Atlantic Canada and eastern home port to  Canada's navy. It has a long history as a military town ...

2019-10-24T14:52:00+00:00

Messina, Sicily Must See: Amazing Astronomical Clock

Messina, Italy is a charming city on the island of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. It is often a port of call on many cruise line itineraries. If you do not have a shore excursion planned (or even if you do) and just want to explore on foot or by horse-drawn carriage, be certain ...

2019-09-18T20:21:02+00:00

Reasons to Cruise Alaska

Here are just a few of the reasons you should consider an Alaska cruise. This is a cruise for all ages – from children to seniors. There is something to do and see for everyone. Even if you never set foot on land during this cruise, you will see beautiful vistas, glaciers and wildlife from the ship. You might even be lucky and see ...

2019-08-15T17:22:31+00:00

Romantic Santorini

Ask most anyone who has been to Santorini and they will invariably refer to it as the most beautiful vacation spot they have ever visited. “Heaven on earth”, is a frequent comment. It is the perfect place to propose, get married, renew vows or enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon.

2019-03-11T17:39:03+00:00

The International Date Line

Because the world is round and rotates creating day and night the question becomes: when does the day start and where? To fix a time – and consequently a date – it was decided in 1884 to establish the International Date Line ...

2018-11-27T20:14:10+00:00

9 Differences : Ocean Versus River Cruising

Are you an avid ocean cruiser but have yet to try out a European river cruise? It is probably not too much of an exaggeration to say that river cruising is about as different from ocean cruising as an all inclusive resort is different to an ocean cruise ship.

2018-10-23T18:43:58+00:00

Ships Within Ships

Many loyal followers of cruise lines have the opportunity these days of “stepping up” to luxury but still cruising on their favorite ships with the concept of an exclusive area or "ship within a ship". Cruisers are familiar with the difference ...

2018-07-25T16:05:52+00:00

Cruiser’s Dining Options

A great deal of attention to planning of one’s ocean cruise vacation often goes to the port days – the excursion(s) or not, and if so, which ones, the clothes and items to pack, and so on. Dining options are often way down the list. But choosing when ...

2018-05-30T16:29:14+00:00