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The International Date Line

November 27th, 2018|Categories: OCEAN CRUISING|

Because the world is round and rotates creating day and night the question becomes: when does the day start and where? To fix a time – and consequently a date – it was decided in 1884 to establish the International Date Line at 180 degrees longitude ...

Ships Within Ships

July 25th, 2018|Categories: OCEAN CRUISING|

Many loyal followers of cruise lines have the opportunity these days of “stepping up” to luxury but still cruising on their favorite ships with the concept of an exclusive area or "ship within a ship". Cruisers are familiar with the difference ...

Mdina, Malta

May 29th, 2018|Categories: DESTINATIONS, MEDITERRANEAN, OCEAN CRUISING|

While Valletta in Malta is a spectacular tourist destination and popular cruise port in the Mediterranean, do not hesitate to venture further inland in your exploration of this tiny island. One town you should not miss is the walled city of Mdina.

10 Lesser Known Cruise Ports of Call

March 13th, 2018|Categories: OCEAN CRUISING|

All the “popular” cruise itineraries visit the most “popular” ports of call. It is a question of the hen versus the egg – which came first. Are the more popular ports the result of the popular itineraries? Partially, yes. That is why you see ...

Dracula’s Castle

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: DESTINATIONS, EUROPE, RIVER CRUISING|

Flying to or from Budapest on a river cruise vacation? While you are in Hungary, you should consider staying a few days to explore nearby Romania as well. Though a bit far away for a day trip (even two), you might wish to consider visiting  Bran Castle tucked away ...