Fairbanks, Alaska: Overview and Things to Do

Situated less than 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, the Fairbanks region provides some of Alaska’s top tourist attractions and natural marvels. Not only is the city home to the grand University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, but also a variety of cultural attractions and museums. There are numerous state parks in the area that allow […]

Exploring Dawes Glacier by Cruise Ship

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If an Alaska cruise is on your bucket list, picking the right itinerary can be a little overwhelming with so many options when it comes to ports of call and fjord scenic cruising. However, regardless of the itinerary, an Alaska cruise will certainly offer some of the most breathtaking and scenic views in the industry. […]

Fun Things to See in Bari, Italy

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By Michael York Bari, located on the eastern side of Italy near the “heel” of the “boot,” is an ancient city which surprises visitors with its wealth of sights and understated (but highly intriguing) Old City. The sights are not the only draw of Bari. Its gastronomic options are famed throughout the Mediterranean, and focus […]

10 Best Things to Do in Southampton, England

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Southampton is the most historic port city in England, and now, it welcomes some of the largest cruise ships in the world. While the city is of full of beautiful sights, sounds, and flavors, the most interesting fact about it is that the Titanic departed from here for its fateful crossing. Other than being a cruise […]

9 Things to See and Do in Genoa, Italy

Genoa is a bustling city and the capital of the Italian region of Liguria. Holding the title of Italy’s sixth-largest city, Genoa boasts impressive landmarks and a bright past. The city is rich in history, culture, and art. Located in the heart of the Italian Riviera, this is where the famous explorer Christopher Columbus was […]

9 Things to See and Do in Kusadasi, Turkey

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Kusadasi, a resort town on the Aegean Coast of Turkey, is also known as “Bird Island” due to the shape of Pigeon Island at the south end of the town, which is similar to a bird’s head. In its native language, “Kus Adasi” literally means “bird island.”  Kusadasi is a very popular cruise destination, with […]

A Listener’s Review of MSC Meraviglia (2020)

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Listener Matt took a cruise in 2020 on MSC Meraviglia, and decided to send us a full report on what he thought of the ship and overall experience. Let’s jump into it! My Cruise Background This is now my 5th MSC cruise, and 19th cruise overall. I’ve also done the following MSC cruises: 2009 on the […]

10 Fun Things to See & Do in Santorini, Greece

Santorini is a Greek island located in the southern Aegean Sea. Many people recognize this as the place where the largest volcanic eruption in history occurred, but in addition to that it boasts a beautiful landscape and plenty of activities to enjoy.  Since the economy thrives on tourism, you’ll notice every corner offers something new […]

5 Reasons Cruisers Love Florida

Florida gets a bad rap in the press. Every day it seems a new story of bizarre behavior, wild animal encounters, and other oddness comes out of the Sunshine State. We’re pretty sure the other states are just jealous of the climate and the beaches. Florida is a great state. It’s warmer than New York, more […]

Costa Maya Cruise Port: What To Do While Visiting By Ship

When many cruisers take a look at their itineraries, they often pass over Costa Maya as just another stop they are unfamiliar with. However, there is a lot to do in this Caribbean port.  Costa Maya is quickly climbing the list of best cruise stops in the Caribbean. Once you visit, you will easily see […]