Cruises

Views from the Star Princess Cruise Ship

October 22, 2014

I’m sailing on the Star Princess cruise ship this week, sailing from San Francisco to Mexico and various ports along the California coast. Here are some views from around the 2,600 passenger cruise ship. We boarded the Star Princess at Pier 27, the newly-opened cruise terminal in San Francisco. The view above is of the aft […]

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8 Fun Facts About Darwin, Australia

October 21, 2014

As the capital of the Northern Territory of Australia, Darwin provides a variety of fun activities and interesting facts.  Aside from being a port city, Darwin is a fun and exciting town with a hot, tropical climate that’s perfect for tourists and travel enthusiasts alike. Take a look at these 8 fun facts about Darwin, […]

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12 Strategies For Getting the Best Value on Your Next Cruise

October 13, 2014

Do you enjoy traveling by cruise ship? Or, are you thinking about taking your first cruise vacation? Whether you are planning your first or 20th cruise, these 12 tips may help you get a better deal on your next cruise. 1. Plan your cruise to sail during shoulder season. Shoulder season means the outside-of-peak time for cruises in […]

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8 Fun Things to Do in While Staying in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

September 23, 2014

A blog reader’s question: “My friend and I are going to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands for a vacation.  What should things should we be sure to do while in St. Thomas?  In recent years we’ve mainly visited St. Thomas via cruise ship, but these are eight activities that we would check out if we […]

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