Category: ports

North to Alaska

A recent report from Cruise Industry News suggests that 2018 is predicted to set a record for the cruise season. In light of that news, I will continue my Alaska series. It’s definitely not too soon to book your Alaska cruise for 2018. Typically, there are two options for cruising Alaska –...

Téo vs Uber in Montreal

I am always looking for the least expensive and most efficient way to get to the cruise port from the airport. So far, I have had great success using Uber. On a recent trip to Montreal, I took Téo from the Montreal airport to my hotel. (Don’t forget that it is a...

Don't watch your ship sail into the sunset!

Prudent Pre-Cruise Arrival

Recently, as I waited to board my flight to Fort Lauderdale, I listened as the gate agent announced delay after delay. Fortunately, I was not sailing that day, nor at all and had given myself additional time to make it to my event the next day. But, I was lucky. Of course,...

Margaritaville Times Two

My usual method of arriving to a cruise port involves following best practices and arriving at the cruise port the day prior to departure to allow for any flight delays or cancellations. Typically, I arrive later in the day and stay on a commercial strip near the airport and only see the...

Baltimore Beyond the Port

In the excitement of boarding a ship and starting a long-awaited cruise, we often go directly to the port without exploring the city where the port is located. Just think of what you are missing. The next time you cruise, add an extra day either before or after your cruise to see...