The Charm of Porto

Unless you are a cruiser, most travellers in North America would not be familiar with the second largest city in Portugal, the quaint town of Porto, or Oporto as most English speaking folks say, on the Portuguese coast.

The Charm of Porto2022-02-23T10:01:33-05:00

Mississippi River Cruise Review | with Larry Jackson

Larry Jackson co-owner of Cruise Holidays of Viera joins Ken, host of Ask a Real Travel Expert,  to review his recent river cruise on the Mississippi river aboard the American Duchess, from American Queen Voyages.

Mississippi River Cruise Review | with Larry Jackson2022-01-14T09:58:01-05:00

Castles on the Middle Rhine

Probably the most popular river cruise itinerary in Europe is that of the Middle Rhine or one that takes in this section of river. The middle Rhine encompasses the river between the towns of Bingen and Koblenz in Germany and flows through the Rhine Gorge ...

Castles on the Middle Rhine2021-10-25T17:18:23-04:00

A Look at New Cruising Protocols

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 ...

A Look at New Cruising Protocols2020-06-17T18:47:05-04:00

The Dragon Jewels of Halong Bay

Halong Bay is one of those world landmarks that are readily recognizable by people all over the world. It is easy to see how this body of water off the country of Vietnam became one of UNESO’s World Heritage sites.

The Dragon Jewels of Halong Bay2018-11-20T19:18:54-05:00

Eight Reasons to Visit Normandy

Eight Reasons to Visit Normandy   In this article, we will explore that region of France to the north west of Paris, the area known as Normandy. This area of France is well known for a number of reasons and is definitely worth a visit. Here are a few reasons you should [...]

Eight Reasons to Visit Normandy2017-09-27T14:39:14-04:00

Europe’s Christmas Markets

The Christmas Markets of Europe In North America, the time approaching Christmas is usually fraught with Christmas gift lists and the mad scramble to buy, buy, buy. Often this time is stressful and many complain it takes the joy and meaning from the season. If this is the scenario that will greet you [...]

Europe’s Christmas Markets2021-06-17T18:01:04-04:00

Beaune & Burgundy, France

Beaune, France One of the first things you will notice about the town of Beaune in the Cote d’Or region of France is the colorful tiled roofs of the Hospices de Beaune or as they are sometimes called, the Hotel-Dieu de Beaune. If you are a visitor to this ancient walled city for [...]

Beaune & Burgundy, France2017-04-21T19:23:19-04:00

A Wine Themed River Cruise

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 with fish? What I do know for sure is that I enjoy a fine glass of wine pretty much any [...]

A Wine Themed River Cruise2016-12-29T18:54:41-05:00

AmaWaterways River Cruise Review to Vietnam Plus Cruise Deals & News

Larry and Lynda detail their AmaWaterways cruise to Vietnam & Cambodia.  Larry's cruise deals of the week. In Cruise news; Norwegian to provide ferry service in Bermuda, Great Stirrup Cay private island to be renovated by Norwegian,  Crystal Cruises backs off bringing back the SS United States.

AmaWaterways River Cruise Review to Vietnam Plus Cruise Deals & News2016-12-29T18:54:41-05:00
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