Cruises

Trying Out San Francisco’s New Cruise Ship Terminal at Pier 27

October 27, 2014

San Francisco, one of my favorite cities, has a new cruise ship terminal at Pier 27 along the Embarcadero. It’s a $100 million building of corrugated aluminum that is 40 feet tall and 504 feet long, designed to handle cruise ships carrying up to 4,000 guests. I tried out the new terminal last week, while sailing round-trip San […]

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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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