Cruising Questions & Answers

Q: Is Cruising Affordable and a Good Vacation Value?
A: Cruising is the best vacation value! There are cruise vacations to suit every budget. Your cruise fare includes all meals, your stateroom, onboard activities and entertainment, plus transportation from port to port. You’ll know what your vacation will end up costing you before you go. (Typically, your only extra expenses will be drinks, optional shore excursions, and personal services such as massage or hairstyling.)


Cruising Italy – One Not To Be Missed

When cruising to Rome, Italy, I recommend my clients stay at least one day in this wonderful city. Sights including the Catacombs, Coliseum, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps are known worldwide and are just a few of the magnificent sites in Rome. Another great city to visit is Civitavecchia, located two hours north of Rome. Here’s my best tip when planning a cruise that includes Rome: Schedule your Rome sightseeing before or after the cruise. This way you don’t have to rush to visit all of the amazing parts of this fabulous city. This is truly one not to be missed!


Stockholm Sweden

While staying in a Best Western in Stockholm, Sweden, I pondered the difference from our culture to theirs.  Wonderful examples of the differences were in my room.  Missing were the common themed prints from American hotels and in their place was a fancy painting with a wild light wrapped around it.  Additionally I found a mini-library, stocked with over thirty books.  Can you image waking up and have thirty library books in your very room?  Not lacking modern comforts, the room also had a DVD player and television.   Visit Stockholm and the Best Western.  I highly recommend it!


South America Cruising – Around the Tip

When cruising South America, you have two options in cruising the coast of Chile. The first option is to depart from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and dock at Valparaiso, Chile.  From Valparaiso the trip to Santiago is approximately forty-five (45) minutes to one and half (1-1/2) hours over the mountains. The second option is the reverse and you will see the Chilean Fjords, Argentina, and parts of Brazil. Using frequent flyer points will save you on either of these cruises.

Greek island of Santorini – Mask!

Once a volcano, the beautiful Greek island of Santorini has some spectacular views and great shopping! There are only three ways to get to the top of Santorini, one is by cable car, another by walking, and a really odd and politically incorrect way is by donkey. This area is where I picked up this amazing mask you see here.