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Cruise ship visitors can tour New York City by ferry.

Save A Day of Your Vacation – Depart From New York

If you are a resident of the east coast, then when booking a cruise, you are likely to be looking at ships which sail out of the Port of Miami or possibly another port in Florida. But boarding your ship in Florida means that you need to spend almost a day of precious vacation time traveling to and from the port. What many travelers don’t know is that they can recover that lost day of vacation time, or a great deal of it, by booking a cruise which departs from one of two ports in the New York Read more [...]

Join a Global Treasure Hunt While On Your Cruise Geocaching!

As you explore the different ports of call on your cruise, you can also take part in a global treasure hunt called Geocaching. This recreational activity is a great way to explore a city, find a treasure and add to the adventure of your cruise for free. All you need is a cell phone with GPS or any other GPS receiver and you are ready to begin. Getting Started There are many sites which offer participants the GPS positioning information needed to search for a treasure. One of the most popular, geocaching.com, Read more [...]
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Tips to Keep Your Shore Excursion on Budget

One of the features that makes a cruise very appealing to many travelers is that you can enjoy a nice vacation while remaining within your budget. Most cruises are all-inclusive, meaning that your accommodations, meals and a great deal of entertainment are all included in the cost of the cruise, so once you pay for the cruise your expenses are fairly limited. But the second you take your first step into a port of call, the cost can begin to grow very rapidly. However, following a few simple tips Read more [...]

Castaway Cay – Disney Cruise Lines Private Island

If you are considering a Disney cruise in the Bahamas, there is a very special feature that you should know about. The three, four, five and seven-night cruises on the Disney Wonder, Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream and the Disney Magic all make a special stop at Castaway Cay which is Disney’s private island! This is a shore excursion that adults and kids of all ages are sure to remember for a lifetime, not only for the incredible beauty but also because of all of the great activities. The Beach Scene The Read more [...]

The Importance of Your Passport When on a Cruise

Most cruises travel to foreign countries which means that all passengers are required to have a passport or a passport card. American citizens can travel with a passport card via land or sea to enter Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. But all other destinations will require a passport book. And many travelers are worried that carrying their actual passport when in foreign ports is not wise. But the fact is that your actual passport should be with you when you are traveling in any foreign Read more [...]
Cruise ship visitors can tour New York City by ferry.

Make the Most of Your Port of Call in New York City

It can be overwhelming to plan shore excursions in a dynamic port of call like New York City. There’s so much to see and do, and it feels impossible to get a handle on how much you can accomplish in the time you’ll be there. These four tour types can help you make the most of it and leave you returning to your cruise ship feeling like you’ve seen it all. Hop a Bus Buses are a great way to tour Manhattan. Organized tours typically include cultural, shopping, dining, and entertainment venues, Read more [...]