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Cruise news from our Travel Diary. Find interesting articles and blog posts about cruises and cruising by our authors and guests.

Castles on the Middle Rhine

By |October 25th, 2021|

Probably the most popular river cruise itinerary in Europe is that of the Middle Rhine or one that takes in this section of river. The middle Rhine encompasses the river between the towns of Bingen and Koblenz in Germany and flows through the Rhine Gorge ...

A Look at New Cruising Protocols

By |June 17th, 2020|

Many cruise lines have been pro-active in researching and implementing new measures to keep you healthy and safe. They have published all their protocols on their websites for prospective cruisers to see and a few have employed third party inspectors ...

The International Date Line

By |November 27th, 2018|

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 at 180 degrees longitude ...

Enchanting Strasbourg

By |July 23rd, 2018|

One visits many memorable cities whilst on a Rhine River cruise, but a personal favorite is Strasbourg in France. Its name does not sound French but like many border cities, it has a very ‘To and Fro" past

A Cruiser’s Evening Dining Options

By |May 30th, 2018|

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 ...

The Importance of Shore Excursions

By |March 13th, 2018|

Cruisers are usually confronted with the question of whether they should purchase excursions to complete their days in port . Generally, there are these different mindsets when it comes to excursions:

Let’s Visit Peru

By |January 19th, 2018|

Who wants to visit Peru? After reading about this country of contrasts, it has climbed way up my bucket list of places to explore ...

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