Destinations2018-12-05T15:19:49+00:00

Destinations

Destinations from our travel diary. Find interesting articles and blog posts about cruises and cruising by our authors and guests

The Legends and Magic of Lake Bled

July 20th, 2020|

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 or ...

The ABC Islands of the Caribbean

May 27th, 2020|

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 ...

Charming Croatia

April 21st, 2020|

Croatia lies in a cluster of small countries on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. It not only sports a long coastline, but it extends inland to border the countries of Hungary, Slovenia, and Serbia. For this reason, you can visit Croatia not only on an ocean cruise but also...

Five Tips for Your Fiji Visit

January 21st, 2020|

Fiji is an island paradise – all 333 islands of it! This archipelago country in the south Pacific is about 4 to 5 hours fly time from Australia and you can more than double that if flying from the United States. Is it worth flying that far and for so long? Most definitely, yes!

London Attractions

November 20th, 2019|

There are certain cities that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. London, England is one of them. A day or two’s sojourn won’t do this place justice though perhaps you will see a few highlights, enough to whet your appetite to return. To get the real flavour of the city ...

8 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

October 22nd, 2019|

New Zealand is that country to the south east of Australia. Because both these countries are close together on the other side of the Pacific from the west coast of North America, they are often combined into one visit which is a shame.

Messina, Sicily Must See: Amazing Astronomical Clock

September 18th, 2019|

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 ...be certain to be in the square in front of the Messina Duomo Cathedral at noon.

Maui, Paradise in the Valley Isle

August 13th, 2019|

Maui, one island in the archipelago of the six main Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean, is a favorite tourist destination. What makes this small island of little over seven hundred square miles and relatively low population such a star stand-out ...

Athens | Tips & Quick Facts

July 9th, 2019|

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 are sights to see and many museums in this place, Athens is where you want to go.

Fun in the Sun | Barbados

June 7th, 2019|

If you have a warm weather vacation in mind, Barbados should be near the top of your list if not at the very top. Like a few other islands in this southern vacation wonderland, it is the Caribbean with an English twist: ...