Princess Cruises Culinary Cruise from Los Angeles

Posted Posted in Discover, Food & Drinks, Onboard Programs, Princess Cruises, Shore Excursions

Discover the best of the West Coast with the flavors of Mexico Join food journalist Bill Esparza on Princess Cruises for a culinary cruise March 22 – 26, 2018. Depart from Los Angeles on Ruby Princess with port calls to Santa Barbara and Ensenada, Mexico. This special cruise will celebrate Mexican food through dynamic onboard programs that include chef-led cooking demonstrations, tequila tastings and cocktail making […]

Princess Cruises and Fathom – Cruise For the Caribbean

Posted Posted in Discover, Princess Cruises, Shore Excursions

Volun-cruise with Princess Cruises and Fathom Travel Princess Cruises and Fathom Travel added two additional spring sailings in 2018 for cruisers that want to support local communities affected by the hurricanes in the Caribbean. The message is clear: The Caribbean is open for business. These unique sailings allow guests to give with their hands and hearts to those who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes. Due to a record […]

(eat) Casa Guadalajara in Old Town San Diego

Posted Posted in Discover, Port Buzz, Shore Excursions

Cooking in the Spirit of Mexico at Casa Guadalajara Cruise visitors in San Diego looking for authentic Mexican food should head to Casa Guadalajara in Old Town, San Diego. The restaurant is close to the port and even closer to the airport, which is convenient for travelers looking for something to do with a long layover. When I visited the restaurant […]

Port of Barcelona

Cruise Traveler Seeks Advice: Barcelona, Spain

Posted Posted in Port Buzz, Shore Excursions

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, […]

(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 […]

Best of Greek Food via Azamara

Posted Posted in Discover, Europe, Food & Drinks, Greek Isles to Venice via Azamara Jounrey, Shore Excursions

Good Eats on Azamara Club Cruises in Greece There is no shortage of great food to be had in Greece. If you judge a country by the quality of its food then Greece would get the highest marks, in my book. Ingredients are fresh, locally sourced and simple but the tastes are amazing. My favorite dish is the Greek Salad but […]

Layover: Athens, Greece

Posted Posted in Discover, Europe, Greek Isles to Venice via Azamara Jounrey, Port Buzz, Shore Excursions

In transit to Azamara Club Cruises Pre-cruise discovery of Athens, Greece. Discover what a cruise passenger can do in Athens, Greece before boarding Azamara. What can a cruise passenger do with limited time in Athens, Greece? We arrived to our final destination: Athens, Greece a day in advance before boarding Azamara Journey for a 10-day cruise around the Greek Isles […]