Alaska Cruises

One of the most popular destinations I book for my clients is Alaska. If you have not yet done an Alaskan cruise yet, I HIGHLY recommend you do it !!! Alaska cruises usually call on at least two or three of the following cities: Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway or Sitka; as well as cruising by at […]

Sisters Go Baltic

This is our cruise (with the exception of our days in Copenhagen and St. Petersburg, which are big enough to be albums of their own). This album includes Aarhus (Denmark), Oslo (Norway), Helsinki (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden), Rostock & Warnemund (Germany) and Tallin (Estonia). Lisa and I safe and happily stuffed with our first meal in […]
Crew Member Leading Muster Drill

Muster Drill

The Muster Drill is basically an adult cruiser version of the elementary school fire drill — passengers and crew practice the steps they would take in an emergency situation. The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea requires the Muster Drill to happen within 24 hours of departure, but is ‘usually’ done about […]

Packing Strategies

It is quite common to over-pack for your cruise, as you will most probably not wear everything you bring. You may also want to pick up a souvenir tee-shirt or other garment from some of the ports-of-call. (By the way, those garments (not necessarily a tee-shirt) make GREAT souvenirs – when you wear them back […]

Embarkation Process

When you first arrive at the pier to board and you see how HUGE the ship is, you will REALLY get excited! As you near the actual terminal, there will usually be a drop off point for your main luggage. If you CAN, drop your luggage off FIRST, even before you park – that way […]
Credit Cards

Credit Cards While Abroad

One of the best ways to insure your trip is to pay for it by using a credit card. It will help you keep track of your expenses as you plan your trip,  and then while ON your trip, credit cards are the suggested form of payment for any purchases you make at any of the […]