How Much of Rome Can You See in Just a Few Days Before or After Your Cruise


We have just uploaded the first of our Gallery Pictures from our most recent cruise, a Trans-Atlantic from Civitavecchia/Rome. This very popular cruise port, may serve as either your embarkation or debarkation port for your next Mediterranean cruise. Many people like to combine their cruise vacation with a few days in Rome. … [Continue Reading]

A Fabulous Day at Sea


This morning started with my daughter and I getting up at 6:00 am, when the ship was passing by the Rock of Gibraltar. We had hoped that it would daylight at that time of day, but it was still dark so the view was not any different than what we saw last year when… [Continue Reading]

Jet Lag and Airline Food, the worst part of a Trans-Atlantic Cruise


Unless you are doing back to back Trans Atlantic cruises, you obviously have to fly over the Atlantic to get to or return from your cruise. Fortunately, the worst part of that experience with which we had to deal was jet lag and airplane food.
Our long flight across the Atlantic… [Continue Reading]

Keeping a Wardrobe to a Minimum for a 2 Week Trans-Atlantic Cruise


Last year for my Trans-Atlantic cruise I over packed. I had clothing in my suitcases that I never wore. Having all that extra weight in my suit cases when we flew to Barcelona, boarded the ship, packed to leave the ship, checked into our hotel in San Juan, and packed to… [Continue Reading]

The Cruise Expectations Curve: The 13 Year Old’s Perspective

Hawaii Cruise

In talking with my nearly 13 year old son today he came up with his “Cruise Expectations Curve” theory. Wise beyond his years he theorized that cruising might be somewhat like and addictive drug, in that your first cruise may always be your best cruise, and then you spend the rest of your life… [Continue Reading]