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Barcelona: Cruise Port to the Mediterranean

By |September 17th, 2019|

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 Western Mediterranean.  The city’s art, architecture and culture make Barcelona a perfect city for...

Amsterdam: Venice of the North

By |February 21st, 2019|

Image courtesy of pixabay. VENICE OF THE NORTH: AMSTERDAM Amsterdam and its Canals Flying to Europe from North America often leads you to Amsterdam. If you cruise in northern [...]

The Lure of the Lorelei

By |January 23rd, 2019|

The story of Lorelei is a romantic tale authored by Clemens Brentano at the beginning of the nineteenth century which evolved into or became blended with another story of a woman made famous in a poem of the same name later in the century by H.Heine.

Enchanting Strasbourg

By |July 23rd, 2018|

One visits many memorable cities whilst on a Rhine River cruise, but a personal favorite is Strasbourg in France. Its name does not sound French but like many border cities, it has a very ‘To and Fro" past. A guide on a boat tour of the city remarked ...


By |June 12th, 2018|

The south of France …how often have we heard or seen that phrase in books and cinema, often in conjunction with a holiday for the well-heeled? Nowadays you can visit this area of France, as many thousands do each year, by river cruise...

9 Reasons to River Cruise – Ageless Fun

By |February 10th, 2018|

Have you been on a river cruise yet? Do you think it is just the choice of older, retired pensioners on vacation? If you have never been on a river cruise, or haven’t been in a few years, you may be surprised to find it is a vacation choice for all types of people ...

Tasmania on Your Next Cruise

By |January 23rd, 2018|

Travel to Van Dieman’s land, or Tasmania as it has been called since the mid-1800’s, is now something to look forward to rather that a life sentence as it used to be in the past. This large island off the coast of south eastern Australia, and across the Bass Strait ...