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Cruise News Wrap Up:  Carnival, Canada and Italy in the News

Cruise News Wrap Up: Carnival, Canada and Italy in the News

It was a far-reaching cruise news week ending August 28, 2020.  From Carnival’s new ship name, possible cruise ship ban extended in Canada then over to Italy for updates on how the first cruises to resume service panned out.   Canadian port could remain closed until Read More

Port guide:  What to Do and See in 36 Hours in Boston

Port guide: What to Do and See in 36 Hours in Boston

Thirty-six hours before boarding a ship in Gloucester, MA for a New England cruise, my husband and I flew into Boston’s Logan airport. Travelers visiting Boston pre-cruise, post-cruise or for only a day can choose from a plethora of fun attractions. Boston is a very Read More

Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise Review

Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise Review

On the first morning of our Holland America Mexican Riviera cruise husband Rob and I were thrilled as our ship slowly cruised within sight of the famous Land’s End rock formations near Cabo San Lucas at the southern point of the Baja Peninsula. We wanted Read More

Golden Princess California Coastal Wine Country Cruise

Golden Princess California Coastal Wine Country Cruise

From Los Angeles to Vancouver via the vineyards. After reviewing dozens of colorful cruise brochures, husband Rob and I chose the 7-day Golden Princess California Coastal Wine Country Cruise on the Golden Princess. We liked the Los Angeles-Vancouver itinerary and ports. At Pier 93 in Read More

Cruise Maven News: Victory Cruise Lines Adds Second Ship

Cruise Maven News: Victory Cruise Lines Adds Second Ship

  One-year old Victory Cruise Lines announced they’ve added a second small ship, the Victory II to its fleet.  Sister ship to Victory I which launched in July 2016 on the Great Lakes, the Victory II will soon be upgraded to the identical standards of Read More

Cool off on a Great Lakes Cruise with Victory Cruise Lines

Cool off on a Great Lakes Cruise with Victory Cruise Lines

While pondering our cruise options to escape summer heat, we chose something new; a small ship coastal cruiser.  Victory Cruise Lines and their Great Lakes 10-day itinerary fit the bill.  We embarked the 202-passenger Victory I in Toronto and disembarked seven days later in Chicago. Read More

What to Do on a Port Day in San Francisco

What to Do on a Port Day in San Francisco

Make your own shore excursions on a port day in San Francisco. Through the years husband Rob and I have driven our vehicle to San Francisco. More frequently, we searched for reasonable airfare and rented a car. Then recently, we found a much easier way to Read More

Golden Princess California Coastal Wine Country Cruise

Golden Princess California Coastal Wine Country Cruise

From Los Angeles to Vancouver via the vineyards. After reviewing dozens of colorful cruise brochures, husband Rob and I chose the 7-day Golden Princess California Coastal Wine Country Cruise on the Golden Princess. We liked the Los Angeles-Vancouver itinerary and ports. At Pier 93 in Read More

Holland America Alaska Cruise Review

Holland America Alaska Cruise Review

America’s coolest state offers the warmest welcome. As another hot summer dragged on, husband Rob and I decided the best place to cool off was America’s last frontier. So I booked a balcony cabin on a Holland America Alaska cruise.  We chose an Inside Passage cruise Read More

Upclose in the Canadian Rockies Aboard Rocky Mountaineer

Upclose in the Canadian Rockies Aboard Rocky Mountaineer

A Rocky Mountaineer rail trip fulfills many vacation dreams. “Bear on the right!” a male Aussie voice shouted as heads swiveled and hands fumbled with cameras and phones. After months of planning, husband Rob and I were riding through the rugged Canadian Rockies in a Read More

Vibrant Vancouver Worth a Longer Visit

Vibrant Vancouver Worth a Longer Visit

 Part of the waterfront as seen from the 550-foot Vancouver Lookout. This beautiful city is surrounded by snowy peaks. Experience the highlights of Vancouver in only two days. Surrounded by snow-capped green mountains, blue waters of inlets and bays, and blessed with abundant rainfall, Vancouver Read More

Try a California Coastal Cruise and Reduce Travel Stress

Try a California Coastal Cruise and Reduce Travel Stress

Our California Coastal cruise close to home eliminated last-minute travel tension. After four wonderful river and ocean cruises in Europe, husband Rob and I needed a break from costly and exhausting international travel getting to European ports. A cruise close to home that departed on the Read More