Barbados

  General – Barbados is in the Lesser Antilles, and the eastern most island in the Caribbean. It is an independent British Commonwealth nation, bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Caribbean Sea.Where You’re Docked – Cruise ships dock at the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal and free shuttles takeContinue reading “Barbados”

Port of Call Ketchikan

  The town gets its name from the Tongass and Tlingit Indians who named their fish camp kitschk-hin, meaning stream with “thundering wings of eagles.” While Skagway attracted gold prospectors, Ketchikan was a treasure trove of abundant fish and timber that attracted Americans to the area. In 1885, Mike Martin bought 160 acres from ChiefContinue reading “Port of Call Ketchikan”

Port of Call Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Heart of The Netherlands Approaching The Netherlands from the North Sea cruise ships navigate the North Sea Canal. The canal runs from the IJmuiden locks to the Coenhaven. East of the Coenhaven, the waterway is called the River IJ (both letters are capitalized) and continues up to the Oranjesluizen locks located in the easternContinue reading “Port of Call Amsterdam”

Port of Call Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands West of southern Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean sits a cluster of volcanic islands called The Canaries. The Canary Islands feature a rugged volcanic landscape known for the black and white sand beaches. Tenerife, the largest island, is dominated by an active volcano Mt. Teide, which has its ownContinue reading “Port of Call Tenerife”

The Cruise Port of Curaçao

Curaçao, Perfect Blend of Two Worlds Wouldn’t it be great if we could move tropical seas, palm trees and great beaches to Northern Europe? It’s not going to happen, but the next best thing is to move the Netherlands into the Caribbean. Welcome to Curaçao. Queen Juliana Bridge There are a number of European influencedContinue reading “The Cruise Port of Curaçao”

Port of Call Brunei

The Sultanate of Brunei Brunei is a tiny nation on the island of Borneo. It’s known for the opulent Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, adorned with chandeliers, stained glass and Italian marble, and surrounded by a lagoon. Nearby, the Royal Regalia Building showcases a gold carriage and lavish gifts presented to the sultan. To theContinue reading “Port of Call Brunei”

Port of Call Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang, Vietnams Resort City Nha Trang is a major Vietnamese resort area famous for beautiful beaches and a growing entertainment venue. It is Vietnam’s most popular coastal town that has benefitted from its proximity to a number of beautiful beaches. Directly across the water from downtown is Tre Island that boasts an amusement parkContinue reading “Port of Call Nha Trang, Vietnam”

Port of Call Fredireksted, St. Croix

Visiting The Cruise Port Of Frederiksted At 84 square miles, St. Croix is the largest island in the Virgin Island group and significantly more rural than the others. The island features a rain forest in its western interior, an arid climate in the east along with two historic towns. The island was a possession ofContinue reading “Port of Call Fredireksted, St. Croix”

Port of Call Lisbon Portugal

It’s easy while walking the streets of Lisbon to think you have somehow slipped back in time. The port of call of Lisbon really seems to live in the past. Quant cobblestoned streets lead to plazas bordered by palaces, churches and castles. Attractive small cafes and restaurants abound and shops and galleries invite at everyContinue reading “Port of Call Lisbon Portugal”

The Port of Call Oslo, Norway

The Port of Oslo, Norway Historic, modern, remarkable Oslo. We can’t think of enough superlatives to describe this beautiful city. Within a couple of square mile area are great shops and restaurants, the Royal Palace, a truly incredible art museum, a flower market and the historic fortress. Where Your Ship Docks Most cruise ships willContinue reading “The Port of Call Oslo, Norway”