Cruise Ports

Planning a Cruise Vacation? Check Out These Tips for a Better Cruise Experience

November 18, 2014

Are you planning a cruise vacation? We have gathered our best cruise travel tips honed from our 20 years of exploring the world by cruise ship. Planning Tips For Cruise Vacations Do I need a passport to go on a cruise? Does a 12-Year Old Need a Passport to Go on a Cruise? 11 Out-of-the-Way Places Best […]

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Sailing into Santa Barbara, California on Princess Cruises

November 15, 2014

I took a Princess Cruises 7-Day California Coastal cruise on the Star Princess last month, sailing round-trip from San Francisco. I enjoyed all of the ports, but Santa Barbara, California was my favorite, despite the fact that it is a tender port, and there was about a 45-minute wait to get into a tender. HINT: if […]

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Exploring San Diego’s USS Midway Museum

November 11, 2014

Last month I took a 7-Day California Coastal cruise on Princess Cruises’ Star Princess, sailing round-trip from San Francisco. San Diego was one of the port calls, and I used the day to explore the USS Midway Museum and other surrounding waterfront attractions.  It seemed only fitting since San Diego is home to the US Navy’s […]

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A Quick Visit to Ensenada, Mexico via the Star Princess Cruise Ship

November 4, 2014

Recently I took a 7-Day California Coastal cruise on Princess Cruises’ Star Princess, sailing round-trip from San Francisco. The only international port call on this cruise was Ensenada, Mexico. Here is the view from the deck of the Star Princess as we were pulling into port. I didn’t have high expectations for my visit to […]

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