Places

Guide to cruise ports and nearby places to help you plan your day.  Points of interest and getting around are really important when visiting a new city.  Where to stay, eat and play in ports around the world.  For cruise ship shore excursion information, head over to Plan Your Cruise.

Best Places to Watch Ships Leave from Port Canaveral

Best Places to Watch Ships Leave from Port Canaveral

If you live near Port Canaveral, maybe on vacation or in Orlando for the theme parks, plan to watch cruise… View Post
Four Northern Europe Cruise Ports You Don’t Want to Miss

Four Northern Europe Cruise Ports You Don’t Want to Miss

Northern Europe Cruise Ports This article is part three of my series on 11 Not-to-be-Missed Europe cruise ports.  Here we… View Post
Five Quirky Museums in Cologne You Don’t Want to Miss

Five Quirky Museums in Cologne You Don’t Want to Miss

Eau De Cologne, Chocolate, Roman Ruins And Pop Art As river cruises steadily gain more fans, so do certain itineraries.  One of… View Post
10 Best Things to do in Budapest on Your Own

10 Best Things to do in Budapest on Your Own

From bubbling thermal baths to eerie reminders of Hungary’s horrific Nazi past, there are incredibly diverse things to do in… View Post
21 Best Things to Do in Sitka, Alaska

21 Best Things to Do in Sitka, Alaska

The best things to see, sip and taste in Sitka for a day As if seeing Alaska by cruise ship… View Post
36 Hours in Boston – What to Do and See

36 Hours in Boston – What to Do and See

Thirty-six hours before boarding a ship in Gloucester, MA for a New England cruise, my husband and I flew into… View Post
A Day in Ponta Delgado, Azores on a Transatlantic Cruise

A Day in Ponta Delgado, Azores on a Transatlantic Cruise

After six rather calm sea days crossing the Atlantic aboard Holland America’s Koningsdam, Ponta Delgada was a welcome change. The… View Post
Monte Carlo, Monaco – the Glamorous Cruise Port on the Med

Monte Carlo, Monaco – the Glamorous Cruise Port on the Med

Good morning, Monte Carlo, Monaco! The tiny territory of Monaco, first ruled by the House of Grimaldi in 1297, continues… View Post
The Best Time to Visit Paris

The Best Time to Visit Paris

Spoiler Alert: This has nothing to do with the seasons. There are countless songs written about the best time to… View Post
Quirky Society Hotel in Portland, Oregon

Quirky Society Hotel in Portland, Oregon

Cute, quirky and history, but not everyone’s cup of tea. If three’s a charm, I was in luck.  This would… View Post
Eight Hours in Bratislava on a Danube River Cruise

Eight Hours in Bratislava on a Danube River Cruise

Located between elegant Budapest and Imperial Vienna, Bratislava beckons the curious traveler. Bratislava, Slovakia seems to be included on just about every… View Post
8 Hours in Florence Italy on a Mediterranean Cruise

8 Hours in Florence Italy on a Mediterranean Cruise

Four not-to-miss places to see with only one day in Florence. Every moment on a Mediterranean cruise is incredibly special.  The west coast of … View Post
Things to Do in Valletta, Malta on a Western Mediterranean Cruise

Things to Do in Valletta, Malta on a Western Mediterranean Cruise

Best things to do in Valletta Valletta, the capital of the small independent island of Malta, is one of three… View Post
Charleston Gets New and Larger Year-Round Ship

Charleston Gets New and Larger Year-Round Ship

Carnival Cruise Line will position a newer, larger ship to Charleston in May 2019 when the 3,002-passenger Carnival Sunshine moves to… View Post
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