13 Cruise Ship Cabins to Avoid: Tips for First-Time Cruisers

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Avoid a costly mistake as a first-time cruiser with this list of cruise ship cabins to avoid.   As a first-time cruiser, choosing a cabin can seem overwhelming. Is an inside cabin or balcony best and should you select fore, midship or aft? But the decision goes a little bit deeper than cabin type and […]

The Ultimate Greek Islands & Adriatic Cruise Guide (on MSC Sinfonia)

Are you looking for an alternative to the bog-standard Mediterranean cruise? If so, why not take an Adriatic cruise from Venice to the Greek islands? The turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea separate the rugged coastline of the Balkan peninsula and eastern Italy. South of the Puglia region of Italy, the Adriatic Sea meets the […]

Should You Visit Santorini on a Cruise?

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Welcome to the poster child of Greece and the face that launched a thousand screen savers. Santorini, the southernmost island in the Cyclades, is one of the most photographed places on the planet. Santorini owes its striking appearance to a dramatic geological event. Once a much larger island, a huge volcanic eruption blew its top […]

Virgin Trains (Avanti West Coast) First Class Review: Is It Worth It? (2020 Update)

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Updated post: 08/01/20: January 2020 I love train travel; the sense of distance, the evolving landscape, the ability to stretch your legs. Whether it’s exploring Provence by rail, taking the leisurely journey on the Glacier Express through Switzerland or stepping on board Norway’s Flam Railway, I’m there. Regretfully, train travel closer to home happens less […]