Category: Cruises, US

Road Trip to Your Ship

There are many perks to living in the Carolinas. Being within a relatively easy drive to Florida cruise ports is one of them.  Road tripping it to your cruise saves you money on airfare — which can be pricy for families. In addition, you don’t have to worry about potential flight delays, luggage limits, and […]

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Category: Cruises, World

Around the Mediterranean in 12 Days

Cruising to Saint-Tropez, Pisa, Florence, and Rome offers adventures among ancient architecture, breathtaking coastal views, and a taste of local tradition. Before my friend and I left U.S. soil this past Memorial Day weekend, we agreed to a master plan: Though Rome wasn’t built in a day, we were sure going to try and see […]

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Category: Cruises, World

Memories on the River

I have heard it said that ocean cruises take you to a destination and river cruises take you through them. Recently, I took my son on a river cruise through Europe and was extremely eager to reach our port destinations, to walk the streets of Vienna, and to overflow our cups with intriguing history from […]

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Category: Cruises, Europe, World

UNIWORLD’S Queen Isabel

Treat yourself to a Uniworld voyage through the Douro River Valley and you can count on exploring these compelling sites and cities: the medieval treasure-trove of Porto, Portugal, where the Douro River, rising in Spain, reaches the Atlantic Ocean; Guimaraes, named Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2012 and the painstakingly-preserved place where Portugal was born; […]

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Category: Cruises, Europe, World

Cruising the Baltic Sea: Russian Gems and Nordic Capitals

In the long, glamorous history of ocean voyages, there has never been a better time to book a cruise. Today, it is possible to visit exotic ports of call our grandparents only read about. Holland America’s Baltic Cruise on the Eurodam explores the mystery and beauty of St. Petersburg, Russia; the charm of Tallinn, Estonia; […]

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Category: Cruises, Europe, World

Exploring Bordeaux’s Wines and Chateaux on Viking River Cruises

Bordeaux, France is synonymous with fine red wines. A new itinerary from Viking River Cruises promises to highlight the famed wines of the region, with plenty of surprising French delights along three rivers in southwestern France in one very indulgent week. The Chateaux, Rivers and Wine cruise debuted in 2014 on board the Viking Forseti, […]

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Category: Cruises

Newest Destination star of the Mediterranean – Croatia

Gone are the days when Mediterranean cruises focused solely on Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey. The newest star of the sunny region is Croatia, which has emerged from the wars of the early 1990s to become a fresh cruise destination that combines the striking art and architecture of Italy and the beauty and romance of […]

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A Nile River Cruise Highlights Ancient Eygpt Amidst Modern Luxury

A four-day cruise down Egypt’s Nile River on a modern air-conditioned cruise ship, stopping along the way to visit ancient temples honoring pharaohs who lived thousands of years before Christ was born, provides stark contrasts between antiquity and modern life. Our experience included seeing people bathe along the shores, wash clothes, water slap for fish, […]

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