Very friendly and incredibly beautiful, St. John and St. Thomas of the U.S. Virgin Islands are popular destinations for everyone. Once you dock in St. Thomas, my strongest advice is to head straight to St. John first. When you are done exploring this magnificent island, return to shop in St. Thomas before you sail. I can show you the insiders way to economically tour St. John and St. Thomas – just give me a call!
Greece has some wonderful islands including Corfu, Crete, Mykonos, Rhodes, and Santorini! To get to these islands you will sail from Athens to your destination. Santorini the most famous island that was once a volcano. There are only three ways to get to the top, one is by cable car, another by walking, and a really odd and politically incorrect way is by donkey.
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!
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!
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.