Cruise Ports

20 Fun Facts About Panama City, Panama

April 21, 2015

In preparation for an upcoming visit to Panama City, Panama, we did a little background research.  Panama City, the capital city of Panama, is located at the Pacific Ocean entrance of the Panama Canal.  20 Fun Facts About Panama City, Panama 1. With a total metro population of 1,440,381, Panama City is the largest city […]

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15 Fun Facts About Alicante, Spain

March 31, 2015

We are planning a fall transatlantic cruise, and may have a stop at the port city of Alicante, Spain. Since it is a new destination for us, we wanted to learn more before we visit.  Alicante is a city and historic Mediterranean port on Spain’s Costa Blanca. Alicante is also the capital city of Spain’s fourth most populous province, […]

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Exploring the Cuban Coffee and Food Culture in Key West, Florida

March 27, 2015

A February 8th article in the New York Times Travel Section caught our attention: In Key West, A Taste of Cuban Coffee Culture.  We had an upcoming visit to Key West on a 7- Day Western Caribbean cruise, and we kept the article in our trip planning file to check out some of the places mentioned for Cuban cafe […]

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The Little White House in Key West, Florida

March 19, 2015

During our recent 7-Day Western Caribbean cruise on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam, we visited Key West, Florida. One of the places that I wanted to see in Key West was the Harry S. Truman Little White House museum, especially since I visited the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri last fall.  Since President Truman […]

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