Dubrovnik and Kotor

Dubrovnik, Croatia Dubrovnik is now a UNESCO world heritage site, and tourist site,  but I can remember in 1992 when it was assaulted by the Serbs.  Most damage has been repaired and it truly is a beautiful walled city. Our ship docked a mile or two from the main town and did not offer a […]


I got a little behind on my Med Cruise blog posts, but let me continue! I was excited to be back in Sicily and especially Taormina.  Art and I had spent a week in Sicily a few years ago and really liked it.  Of course on a cruise stop you have to choose just a […]

Norwegian Pearl Trip (Nov 14-21): Ports of Call

In my first blog about this trip I discussed the ship.  Now I would like to discuss the ports that we visited. SAMANA The first port of call was Samana which is in the Dominican Republic.  As a travel agent, I have always tried to be honest and not snow any of my clients.  There […]

Norwegian Pearl Trip Nov 14-21

The Pearl is a medium sized ship holding around 2800 passengers.  I really liked the layout as everything was easy to find.  Staff was very friendly and eager to wait on your every need.  I would highly recommend this ship to anyone at any age.  Here are some of the highlights. STATEROOM I had an […]

Oceania Cruise: Sorrento/Amalfi Coast

I hate to use the term “my favorite” because on this trip, so many are my favorites, but the Amalfi coast is certainly one of my top favorites. Having stayed in Sorrento twice, and also stopped on cruise stops before, I feel I know the area pretty well.  Our ship anchored off of Marina Piccolo […]

Cruising the Mediterranean: Day 7 – Athens

We arrived at Piraeus, the port for Athens at about 8am and met our tour guide.  On our way to Athens, we learned a bit about Piraeus, which isn’t just a port, but an active city of its own. After a short drive, we arrive in Athens – the birthplace of civilization. We visited the […]

World’s Largest Cruise Ship Sails for US Port (The Associated Press)

World’s Largest Cruise Ship Sails for US Port By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: October 30, 2009 Filed at 8:24 p.m. ET HELSINKI (AP) — It’s five times larger than the Titanic, has seven neighborhoods, an ice rink, a golf course and a 750-seat outdoor amphitheater. The world’s largest cruise ship is finally finished and Friday […]

Choosing and Booking a Cruise

The popularity of cruising is increasing every year, as evidenced by the numbers of new ships being released every year.  Most new ships are bigger than the last ones, with the newest coming out in December holding over 6,000 passengers! Cruising can be one of the least expensive vacations and is very carefree, but how […]