Cruise Ports

Exploring Grand Turk Beyond the Cruise Center

January 27, 2016

Before we visited Grand Turk on a 7-Day Eastern Caribbean cruise on Holland America’s ms Zuiderdam, I did some research on the Turks and Caicos Islands. We’d visited Grand Turk several times before on other cruises, but had never left the 18-acre cruise port developed by Carnival Corporation. After writing this post: 33 Fun Facts About Turks and […]

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A Look Around the Grand Turk Cruise Center, Turks and Caicos

January 25, 2016

Grand Turk is the capital of the Turks & Caicos Islands archipelago and it is located 575 miles Southeast of Miami, Florida, and 30 miles south of the Bahamas. In 2006, Carnival Corporation opened the $50 million Grand Turk Cruise Center on the southern end of Grand Turk Island. The entire island is approximately seven miles […]

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A Look Inside the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel

January 23, 2016

Before our Holiday cruise to ring in the New Year, we stayed two nights at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel. This hotel is one of our favorite places to stay before a cruise out of Port Everglades, because it is conveniently located close to the airport, the cruise port, and is within walking […]

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18 Fun Facts About Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

January 20, 2016

Half Moon Cay, Holland America’s private island, is one of our favorite destinations in the Caribbean to visit via a cruise ship. Here are 18 Fun Facts about Half Moon Cay: 1. Half Moon Cay (Cay is pronounced “key’) is also known as Little San Salvador Island. 2. It is one of about 700 islands that make […]

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