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A Look at New Cruising Protocols

By |June 17th, 2020|

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 ...

Small Ship Cruising

By |February 18th, 2020|

In these days of “bigger is better”, many discriminating cruisers are opting for small ship cruising instead. Before we get into the reasons why, perhaps we should define what is commonly referred to as “small ship”. The term can vary depending on who is defining it – tonnage or length versus guests:..

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 ...

Chalon-Sur-Saone

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...