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.
(more…)


Tsar Romanov’s Summer Palace

While sailing on the Crystal Symphony to the Black Sea, we stopped in Yalta, Ukraine, to visit the summer palace of the Romanov Family, Livadia. Thousands of tourists visit this Crimean Peninsula palace as this was the sight of the famous Yalta conference of the Big Three, which included President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin in 1945. My wife and I decided, as usual, to do our own independent tour and it really paid off!! We met a tour guide named Kosta, whom we are still in touch with, and he treated us to a special day. Not only was Kosta our personal tour guide, but he got us unprecedented access to areas in the place that nobody else on the entire ship was privy to. He gave two old Russian ladies a few rubles and up these stairs we went into the private study of Tsar Nicholas II. Pictures of his entire family were everywhere on the walls, and we were able to look out at this spectacular view of the Crimean Sea from the desk of the late Tsar. You could almost feel the Tsar’s presence in the room. He then took us to the Grand Reception Room and another waiting area.  We never expected to get this kind of access to this amazing historical palace.

Because of my experience as a 6-star cruise travel expert, I can suggest activities that will make your cruise one that is memorable! If having extraordinary experiences appeals to you, I would be happy to give you additional information about the events and activities that you and your travel guests could experience so your cruise can become one of your most memorable vacations.

The easiest way for me to help you would be for you to give me general information about where you would like to cruise, how long you would like to remain on the cruise, as well as activities you enjoy that could be included and the number of people in your travel party.  Fill in your name and e-mail address and you will be taken to a form where you can provide the information requested above. I will then be able to contact you during times you provide for me that will be convenient for you. On that call we can further fine-tune your details of your cruise. My services to you are free!

See the navigation bar for Contact Us

(more…)


See the 10 Best Reasons to Cruise on a Megaship

Cruise line megaships are taking the cruise world by storm. With never-before-seen activities and amenities (plus previously unheard of square footage), mega cruise ships have something onboard for everyone. The most well-known megaships are Royal Caribbean‘s “World’s Largest Cruise Ships”, the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. They’re not the only megaships sailing the earth’s waters, though. Norwegian Cruise Line‘s Norwegian Epic and brand new Norwegian Breakaway ships are 155,873 and 146,600 gross tons, respectively, and have over 20 different restaurants onboard.
(more…)


Panama

Started by the French and completed by the United States, the Panama Canal is now the biggest man-made canal in the world!  When you sail from the east or the west it takes a full day but you are constantly in awe of the technology and engineering it requires to move massive ships through the canal.   Panama is only open in milder times of the year due to the tropical climate and that makes summer the perfect time to book your trip to Panama.

(more…)


Hungry for Some Great Food? Think Cruising Italy

Italy is such a fabulous country, I have personally been there five times. A lot of people usually take a cruise from Roma (Rome) to Venice, passing by the boot on the way. Florence is a neat town, located in the heart of Tuscany. An absolutely spatular view is that of the Molfi cost down by Naples.  In the northern part of the country, you have Lake Como and Milan, or pronounced [miˈlaːno]. Italy is widely known for its food, come hungry, because you cannot get a bad meal!
(more…)