Port Canaveral – Sail Away from Florida’s Space Coast

Florida is home to the busiest, largest, and most accessible cruise ship terminals in the world, and right in the heart of it all is Port Canaveral.

It’s the second busiest port in the world for multi-day cruises, after Miami, and sits on the coast less than an hour east of Orlando.  The port is home to ships from Carnival, Disney and Royal Caribbean, among others, and with its convenient location close to Orlando and Daytona Beach, it’s easy to see why millions of passengers start off their cruises here every year. (more…)

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A Visit to the Eternal City – Rome and the Port of Civitavecchia

Rome is the Eternal City.  For more than 2,000 years, it has been home to art, culture, passion and incredible food.  It is the highlight of any Mediterranean cruise, and whether you are there for a day, or a week, or a month;  your visit to Rome will be unforgettable.

Most cruises in the Mediterranean either begin and end in Rome, or will stop there for a day, so there’s one piece of information that’s important for everyone to know.  Ships don’t actually dock in Rome at all.  They dock in the nearby town of Civitavecchia. (more…)

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Art, Architecture and Allure – The Port of Barcelona, Spain

The port of Barcelona has been welcoming travelers and traders for more than 2,000 years.  Nestled on the bright blue waters of the Mediterranean in sunny northeastern Spain, the site of the city was chosen for its beauty and its excellent harbor.

Today, the Port of Barcelona is one of the largest and busiest in Europe, with seven terminals dedicated to cruise ships, all located in the heart of the city, at the bottom of Las Ramblas, one of Barcelona’s most exciting streets. (more…)

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Juneau, Alaska – Capturing the Spirit of the Gold Rush

It’s as remote and as stunningly beautiful as an American city can be.

Juneau, Alaska lies nestled in the fjords, channels and islands of Alaska’s panhandle, cut off from the rest of the world by rugged mountains and impenetrable glaciers.  You can only get to Juneau from the water, or by air, because there are no roads into Alaska’s capital. (more…)

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Port of Baltimore – Smooth Sailing from Chesapeake Bay

Snuggled on the banks of the Patapsco River, resting on the shores of majestic Chesapeake Bay, the Port of Baltimore offers something unique to very large percentage of people living in the United States.  That is accessibility.

Roughly 60 million Americans live in the area stretching from Washington D.C., up through Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston.  Add to that, nearly 22 million people who live in Eastern Canada.  For a very large number of people possibly looking to take a vacation, the Port of Baltimore, Maryland, is conveniently near by. (more…)

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The Port of San Diego – Setting Sail in America’s Finest City

Of all the possible places to kick off your fantastic cruise vacation, the Port of San Diego is not only one of the most convenient in the world, but it’s also one of the most fun! (more…)

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Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale – Set Sail from the Venice of America

People have been flocking to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for decades.  The miles and miles of beautiful beaches, the trendy restaurants, and the incredible recreational waterways have always been a big draw for tourists.

The city is also the perfect place to kick off your Caribbean cruise getaway.  More than three million people pass through Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale every year, heading for the Bahamas, Mexico, Central America and every corner of the Caribbean. (more…)

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