Carrie Finley

Seatrade Cruise Global 2017: News about Ports in France

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Cruise France for a mix of sun and French joie-de-vivre where a warm spirit and authenticity reign supreme Cruise visitors calling on the many fabulous ports in France can expect everything from high fashion boutiques to authentic local markets. If you are headed to Fort Lauderdale between March 13-16, and attending the Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 expo and conference then make […]

Venice, Italy

ABCs of Cruising: V is for Venice, Italy

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Best in Cruise Travel Venice, Italy. Venice is one of the best places to visit by ship. I would suggest choosing a smaller ship that caters to more time in port. Why? Because often times the boutique ships like those from Azamara, or the ultra-luxe ships of Silversea will overnight in Venice, which allows more time to explore. The ship […]

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San Diego events for cruise passengers

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7  Events in San Diego Cruise news about San Diego. San Diego is one of those cruise ports that you must plan a pre or post stay to maximize your vacation experience. The laid back coastal town, which is the U.S.’s 8th largest city, has many events and places to explore that cruise visitors will not want to miss. Below are […]

Port of Barcelona

Cruise Traveler Seeks Advice: Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona: What is there to do with limited time in port? Barcelona is a popular turn-around port for cruises in the Mediterranean.  For cruise newbies, that means the city in northeastern Spain famous for architecture, culture, history, and food is a city where cruise visitors will most likely begin or end a cruise vacation.  a mix of ancient and modern buildings, […]

Port Buzz: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dubai for cruise visitors This desert oasis is world-famous for over-the-top luxury. A cruise is a great way to see he region and Dubai is an excellent starting (or ending) point. Dubai Calendar at for a list of events during your stay. Logistics Airport Dubai International Airport – Dubai – United Arab Emirates Directions, just in case you are […]

(eat) Descanso Fresh on Catalina Island

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Descanso Fresh is a gourmet espresso bar and cafe serving homemade treats Fresh-and-Go at Descanso Fresh Cruise visitors calling on Catalina Island will most likely meander their way to Descanso Beach. This hidden gem has a lively bar scene, a restaurant, beach club, the island’s zip line, and a rental kiosk for those looking to get onto the water for […]

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(Port Buzz) Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego

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San Diego Cruise Port Activity Review San Diego’s Balboa Park is the place to be if you are looking to spend the day exploring the 1,200-acre urban cultural park that is home to 15 major museums, performing arts venues, gardens, and the San Diego Zoo. Getting to Balboa Park is a quick ride from the pier where the cruise ships dock […]