Looking for a fantastic cruise? I recommend to almost everyone cruising the beautiful country of Norway. This is simply one of the greatest cruises I have sailed. I was fortunate to sail on the six-star Regent Cruise Line. We departed from Copenhagen, sailing all the way up the west coast of Norway to the most northern part of Europe which is North Cape. In my opinion, cruising Norway outshines even an Alaskan Cruise.
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.
Please take note that some airlines, i.e., Continental, are offering cruise deals along with inexpensive airfares. DON’T BE FOOLED. People are being quoted $45/night for balcony staterooms, etc. In actuality, they end up with the least expensive stateroom on the least expensive cruise. The balcony stateroom was really $117/day, but this wasn’t fully expressed in the fine print. Bottom line – never book a cruise through an airline. Booking through an agent (www.artofcruising.com) could have eliminated all of this!
Did you know that all cruise lines are rated? While all cruises are excellent values, cruise ratings help you to know the level of service to expect when choosing a cruise line. Ratings are based on excursions, food, entertainment, and of course service.
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!