Rick Steves’ New Guide Book Sure to be a Hit with Independent Minded Cruisers

Popular guide book author and TV Personality Rick Steves has written his first guide book for cruisers: Mediterranean Cruise Ports. I have long been a fan of Rick Steve’s and his philosophy of independent travel and utilized his guidance when planning my own travel.
Independent Travel
Before our 1989 and 1994 independent trips to Germany, Austria, and… [Continue Reading]

Crystal Taps Into Slovenia Mania with Fall 2011 Maiden Call to Koper

LOS ANGELES, August 15, 2011 – With 2011 marking the 20th anniversary of Slovenia’s foundation as an independent nation, it’s only fitting that Crystal Cruises is making a maiden call there this fall. As part of its November 16 “Italian Splendor” sailing, ultra-luxe Crystal Serenity will visit medieval Koper, Slovenia’s largest coastal town. … [Continue Reading]

Oh No, Another Icelandic Volcano Could Interrupt Travel, Again!

Last year, on of the biggest items in travel news was the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The clouds of volcanic ash and dust cause huge chunk of European air space to be close for weeks. Some cruise ships even picked up British travelers who were stranded in mainland Europe by the resulting… [Continue Reading]

COSTA CROCIERE CHANGES 2011 MEDITERRANEAN ITINERARIES, REPLACING PORT CALLS IN EGYPT, TUNISIA AND ISRAEL

(HOLLYWOOD, FLA.) – March 8, 2011 – Costa Crociere has announced the replacement of its calls in Tunisia, Egypt and Israel for the balance of 2011. While the Italian company values and appreciates the great appeal of these three countries as prime tourist destinations, due to recent events, Costa Crociere has decided to change the… [Continue Reading]

SEABOURN SHIPS SAIL TO THE TOP IN READERS’ CHOICE POLL:

Condé Nast Traveler Publishes Gold List Rankings, Ships’ Individual Scores from Annual Survey
Release Date: February 15,2011
MIAMI, February 14, 2011—-They say a rising tide lifts all boats, and in the case of Seabourn’s intimate, luxury cruise ships, a tide of enthusiasm from cruise travelers has elevated the entire fleet to the top of Condé Nast Traveler… [Continue Reading]