A cruise of Japan and Hong Kong on Crystal Cruise lines is a favorite for Kristie and me. Our journey began with a flight to Yokohama, Japan. With stops in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we toured the museums remembering Imperial Japan and World War II. You can only imagine the impact it had on us to view some of the displays that had little children’s bikes and shoes burned. Departing from Japan we set sail for Hong Kong, China. This is both an enjoyable and moving cruise, one that given the opportunity you really must take.
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.
One of the best things to experience on any vacation is the local flavor! Taking six-star cruises, including large and river cruise lines will ensure you experience flavor from the locals themselves. These lines make certain to bring in locals when you are at port. When I was in Israel the crew brought live musicians and actors on the ship. On another cruise we docked in Belgium and had wine and beer tasting. Don’t risk missing out on this essential part of cruising, book your cruise with me on one of the luxury six-star lines to ensure you get a true taste of the local community.
An absolutely beautiful and fabulous cruise is cruising Hawaii with Norwegian Cruise Line. Norwegian is the only line that tours the islands of Hawaii, rated four-and-a-half (4 1/2) stars between Carnival (4 star) and Royal Caribbean (5 star) along with a number of other lines. Beginning your journey from Honolulu or Maui you will see the islands of Maui, Oahu, Big Island, and Kauai where South Pacific was filmed. Two cities you must see on Big Island are Kona and Hilo. Continuing on your journey you can visit Pearl Harbor and volcanos.