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9 Differences : Ocean Versus River Cruising

October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Cruise|

Are you an avid ocean cruiser but have yet to try out a European river cruise? It is probably not too much of an exaggeration to say that river cruising is about as different from ocean cruising as an all inclusive resort is different to an ocean cruise ship.

Montenegro: 8 Facts for the Traveler

September 19th, 2018|Categories: Destinations|

Here are some interesting facts about one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Europe – the little postage stamp country of Montenegro. This small country is hugged on three sides by Croatia, Serbia, Albania and ...

Romantic Santorini

August 16th, 2018|Categories: Destinations|

Ask most anyone who has been to Santorini and they will invariably refer to it as the most beautiful vacation spot they have ever visited. “Heaven on earth”, is a frequent comment. It is the perfect place to ...

Ships Within Ships

July 25th, 2018|Categories: Ocean Cruising|

Many loyal followers of cruise lines have the opportunity these days of “stepping up” to luxury but still cruising on their favorite ships with the concept of an exclusive area or "ship within a ship". Cruisers are familiar with the difference

Mdina, Malta

May 29th, 2018|Categories: Cruise, Destinations, Ocean Cruising|

While Valletta in Malta is a spectacular tourist destination and popular cruise port in the Mediterranean, do not hesitate to venture further inland in your exploration of this tiny island. One town you should not miss is the walled city of Mdina.

Barcelona, Spain

April 6th, 2018|Categories: Destinations, Ocean Cruising|

Barcelona, Spain, has become a popular port for cruise lines. Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Holland America, to name just few, offer cruises to the Eastern Mediterranean.  The city’s art, ...

Maui, The Valley Isle

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Destinations, Ocean Cruising|

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 among the many paradise getaways available for the vacationer?

Valletta, Malta

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Cruise, Destinations|

If you want to get away from big cities and take in some of the best views in the Mediterranean, your choice must be the historical city of Valletta in Malta. First of all, the population here is less than seven thousand making the city just a big town in disguise.

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Destinations|

Ponte Vecchio, Florence Florence in Italy is full of wondrous sights for the visitor but perhaps the most beautiful spot, especially of an evening, would have to be the “old bridge”, Ponte Vecchio. [...]


March 28th, 2017|Categories: Attractions, Ocean Cruising|

An Open Air Museum Did you know that to see the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean you need to visit what was at one time referred to as Asia Minor? [...]

Romantic Venice

January 25th, 2017|Categories: Attractions, Destinations|

A Gondola Ride Something everyone should have on their bucket list: taking a gondola ride in Venice. Evidently most people must think this way, as today there are about 400 gondoliers plying the waters of [...]

The Alaska Cruise Tour

December 29th, 2016|Categories: Cruise, Destinations|

Alaska Cruise Tours So, you have decided to visit Alaska by cruise ship, one of the most popular itineraries of today. You’ve purchased your camera in anticipation for those breath-taking views, hoping to catch the [...]

A Wine Themed River Cruise

September 28th, 2016|Categories: River Cruising|

When it comes to wine, this writer has a difficult time keeping his Merlots straight from his Zinfandels, and whether you should serve red wine with meat – or is it white with meat,and red [...]

Re positioning Cruises

August 25th, 2016|Categories: Advice, Ocean Cruising|

7 Top Reasons To Reposition Cruise Cruise lines have various itineraries that they offer throughout the year. What itinerary works for Alaska in the summer months obviously does not work in the dead of winter. So [...]

Just Cruisin July16th 2016

July 19th, 2016|Categories: Advice, Podcasts|

Larry's interview with John Wilson of Silversea 6 Star Luxury Cruises.  In Cruise news Oceania Cruises to visit Cuba. Larry's cruise deals of the week.  Do you have mobility issues? Larry details how to [...]

Escorted Cruises

June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Advice, Cruise|

Escorted Cruise Group Leader Escorted Cruises= Great Value If you are thinking an escorted cruise is anything like an escorted land tour, please think again. Escorted cruises give you the best of both [...]

Just Cruisin May 14th 2016

May 18th, 2016|Categories: Cruise, Podcasts|

Larry's fascinating interview with Wayne Justice, Port Commissioner for Port Canaveral. In cruise news: Congressman introduces bill to allow unrestricted access to Cuba, Royal Caribbean takes possession of Harmony of the Seas, Celebrity Millennium [...]

Just Cruisin Jan 16th Show

January 20th, 2016|Categories: Advice, Cruise, Podcasts|

Won the Powerball? Larry has the ultimate trip for you!  Our interview with Andy at Collette Tours lets go Canyon Country this year. Cruise trends we would like to see disappear.  Norwegian opens Harvest [...]

Just Cruisin Radio Jan 02 2016

January 6th, 2016|Categories: Podcasts|

Lynda & Larry are back from Hawaii with Hawaiian recipes.  A little bit of Port Canaveral history. Royal Caribbean cruise deals and an update on their drink packages.  Larry talks about inaugural cruise of [...]

Should I Buy Travel Insurance?

December 31st, 2015|Categories: Advice|

Should I Buy Travel Insurance? 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 [...]

Just Cruising Dec 12 Podcast

December 12th, 2015|Categories: Podcasts|

Lynda & Larry's first trip to Belize, Give the Gift of Cruising this Christmas, Attention Downton Abbey Fans, The benefits of Travelguard insurance. The Loveboat sails again 50 years of cruising by Princess Cruise [...]

Family Travel Now 3 Generations

November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Advice, Special Occasions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Multi Generational Travel Family life has changed drastically from what it was fifty years ago, even from that of ten years ago. Families are smaller, usually both parents work, and grandparents may be working longer [...]

A Magical Place in Ireland

August 31st, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Destinations, Ocean Cruising|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Blarney Castle There are probably few people in the western world who have not heard of the Blarney Stone. It has been for years a tourist pilgrimage for visitors to Ireland. They come in the [...]

Should I travel with a Group?

July 30th, 2015|Categories: Cruise, Special Occasions|

If you are thinking group travel is anything like the old-fashioned bus tour, please think again. Group travel, especially on ocean or river cruises, gives you the best of both worlds – independence but support [...]

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