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Travel Tips & Advice

Travel tips & advice from the Set Sail. Find interesting articles and blog posts with tips to enhance your vacation by our authors and guests

A Look at New Cruising Protocols

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 ...

Should I Buy Travel Insurance?

February 18th, 2020|

You have just decided on your vacation travel plans, consulted with your travel professional, and laid your credit card down for the deposits required to reserve your holiday plans. The subject of travel insurance has just come up, and having just spent money on the deposits and with the total amount left to pay ...

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Travel Professional

December 31st, 2019|

Your travel professional will take time to get to know you – your likes, dislikes – everything that determines the right fit for you in a vacation. Based on this, he/she will give you recommendations and carry out all the travel bookings of your choice.

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: ...

Anyone for Afternoon Tea?

April 12th, 2019|

Have you enjoyed a traditional British tea in your travels? If not, you are missing out on a delightful custom. You don’t have to visit the British Isles to partake of this meal as many hotels, restaurants and cruise lines offer their version.

Rome Tips & Advice

August 22nd, 2018|

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience when in Rome. You will, in all probability, wish to see the usual tourist favorites: the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Vatican and the Colosseum.

Leaving Social Media Behind

June 12th, 2018|

Social media: you either love it to the point of being addicted to your devices or deplore what it has done to face-to-face socializing. Either way, it is having a huge impact on our daily lives, and on our special moments.

A Cruiser’s Evening Dining Options

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

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: