Category: cruise tips

MSC Opera Tragedy

Lately, cruise tragedies have been making the news. Fires, collisions and mechanical problems contrast with what most passengers consider a fun and safe holiday. A Tragic Event In Venice, the large MSC Opera, heading into port with the assistance of two tug boats, blasted its horns to warn of its impending collision...

Cruising Myths Debunked

I recently discussed cruising with several people who have yet to experience this wonderful type of vacation. Perhaps because I have been on so many cruises, I initially wondered how they could have such misconceptions. Then, I remembered that I myself had a totally inaccurate sense of what cruising was all about....

Go-Kart track on Norwegian Bliss

Bliss on the Racetrack?

I must admit that I really had a hard time wrapping my head around a racetrack on a ship purpose-built for Alaska. I mentioned this in a previous post, but it’s worth beating the dead horse even more. Have we become so inept at entertaining ourselves that we need something for stimulation...

Cruising Glacier Bay

Often the highlight of any Alaska cruise, a visit to Glacier Bay National Park shows the best of Alaska. Cruisers get very close to calving glaciers and within view of all sorts of wildlife. The 3.3 million acres of this park showcase Alaska nature at its finest.  Fjords, mountains, rainforests, wildlife and...

Skagway Alaska

What’s not to love about Skagway? I can’t count how many times I have been there, yet, I learn something new each and every time and also try to discover a new place. Skagway felt much like a ghost town, due to the late-season arrival of Norwegian Jewel. Many of the shops...

A Day in Juneau

Juneau may be the capital of Alaska, but it is definitely not Alaska’s largest nor most accessible city. Let me clarify this, Juneau is actually the second largest city by area in the USA. That includes both land and water area, but definitely don’t expect a large developed downtown area, nor large...