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Romantic Santorini

January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Destinations, Ocean Cruising, Special Occasions|

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 propose, get married, renew vows or enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon.

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.

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.

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 [...]