Copenhagen is a city that I’ve always wanted to visit for a city break so this port of call was perfect to give me a taste of the city. Once getting off the ship we decided to get on the hip on hop off tour bus so that we would be able to see a… Continue reading Port Guide: Copenhagen
On my Baltic cruise Skagen was the last port of call. A port where I didn’t know what to expect as it was not a part of Denmark I’d heard of. Most people will recognise the name Skagen from the brand of watches. Skagen is Denmark’s main fishing port which you are able to see… Continue reading Port Guide: Skagen
Tallinn was a port of call for me where I had no expectations as it was somewhere that I’d never thought of visiting. As a city it really surprised me as it was beautiful especially the old town area. The walk to old town from the port is approximately 20 minutes. We decided on getting… Continue reading Port Guide: Tallinn
The sail in to Oslo is a definite sight to see as you sail through the Oslofjord. Our port of call at Oslo fell on a Sunday which meant that a lot was closed. Due to this we decided getting the hop on hop off tour bus would be the best option to see the… Continue reading Port Guide: Oslo
A port of call at Helsinki made it my first time visiting Finland. There are two different areas to dock in when visiting Helsinki, at the port where we docked there was a hop on hop off tour bus to take you around the city. Due to our visit falling on a bank holiday in… Continue reading Port Guide: Helsinki
In June I went on my fourth Royal Caribbean cruise ship this time onboard Navigator of the Seas as I cruised the Baltic, visiting Oslo, Tallinn, Helsinki, Skagen, Copenhagen and St Petersburg. Navigator of the Seas is a wonderful ship which is neither too big or too small. It’s a ship which is the perfect… Continue reading Cruise Ship Review: Navigator of the Seas
Once you’ve booked your cruise one of the next decisions you need to make is whether you should do a shore excursion or not. Personally I think booking a shore excursion depends on the person who is travelling or the port you are visiting. After booking the cruise it is important to do some research… Continue reading Should you book a Shore Excursion on a Cruise?
When I say I’m doing a cruise or I’ve been on a cruise I quite often get the question, is it not full of older people? The answer to that is no it’s not, quite the opposite as there is always a mixed age group on the cruises that I’ve done in the past. A… Continue reading Is Cruising for Older People Only?
A lot of people ask why I love cruises so much and the answer is simply they give you a different experience to a land trip. Each type of trip has its good and bad points but they are each better in their own way. I’ve found that cruises have given me the perfect chance… Continue reading Cruise or Land Trip
Dubrovnik was both a short and early port of call for us as we docked at 7:00 and then left at 13:00. The ship offered passengers the chance to buy a ticket for a shuttle bus to Old Town for $15 per person but we chose not to get a ticket. Once we docked at… Continue reading Dubrovnik: A Cruise Port Guide