Category: Ports

Cruise Cuba on Fathom

Fathom Cuba – sail on May 1, 2016 The Cuban travel experience you have  been waiting for is about to set sail on its inaugural departure May 1, 2016. Fathom, a new concept of small cruising with a focus on voluncruising is connecting communities through cruise travel with purpose. Although I will not be among the […]

Photo Tour: Catalina Island

Santa Catalina Island For those looking for a great getaway from the Southern California mainland or cruise ship visitors stopping by for the day, Catalina Island is the place to be. Catalina, the third largest of California’s Channel Islands, is located southwest of Los Angeles. Most visitors will go to Avalon, a Mediterranean-like town located 22 […]

(video) Destination: Cork, Ireland

Panoramic City Tour: Cork, Ireland Calling on the port town of Cobh, Ireland, cruise visitors arriving on Azamara Club Cruises had a few options for exploring the area. I chose a Land Discoveries tour offered by the ship to explore the nearby city of Cork. Setting off from  Ireland’s only dedicated cruise terminal in  Cobh, […]

Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Destination: Longyearbyen, Svalbard Exploring the town that boasts the highest of most things: the northernmost post office, museum, restaurant, and university to name just a few.  The largest settlement in the high Norwegian Arctic is Longyearbyen, which is also the administrative center of Svalbard, Norway. For cruise passengers who are meeting a ship, as I did […]

St. Peter Port, Guernsey

Day 2 – Azamara Quest calls on Guernsey We are moving right along since leaving the Port of Southampton yesterday (click here to read recap). This morning Azamara Quest called on St. Peter Port, which is the capital of Guernsey as well as the main port.     The weather was glorious for our brief […]

Tips about a layover in London before heading to Southampton for cruise

Pre-Cruise London Hotel Tips about a layover in London before heading to Southampton for a cruise. London Layover I am so glad that I overnighted in London prior to heading to Southampton to embark on Azamara Quest. To miss the iconic capital city would be a real shame: the people, history, culture, food, and activities […]

(video) Voyage Recap Silversea Longyearbyen to Tromso

Silversea Expeditions – Silversea Longyearbyen to Tromso Voyage at-a-glance video documenting what we saw along the way during Silver Explorer’s 10-day expedition from Longyearbyen, Svalbard to Trompso, Norway. Exploring the high Arctic 7 days of expedition cruising around Svalbard and Bear Island enroute to Tromso, Norway. Day 1- Arrival from Oslo via chartered flight to Svalbard Day 2 – […]