Lesser Known Greek Islands You Should Visit

Greek Islands

Island hopping in Greece consist of fun in the, sun, relaxing in the sand and swimming in the crystal clear ocean waters. Others enjoy the exciting nightlife, historical monuments, or authentic Greek cuisine. However, the popular places like Santorini and Mykonos tend to get crowded from the large cruise ships and other tourists traveling through. Instead, head to a few lesser known Greek Islands to beat the crowds and stress.Continue reading

Review: Romantic Rhine With Avalon Waterways

Romantic Rhine With Avalon

By: Ellie Silguero, Travel Consultant

When I opted to take a trip, I gravitated toward the Globus family of brands.  They’ve been in the business over 90 years and, from a customer service standpoint, they’re a standout. I would be traveling with my mom and wanted the experience to be as stress-free as possible. Sailing from Basel to Amsterdam allowed us the chance to visit our German roots, cruise through the Rhine Gorge, and we would only need to unpack once – the delightful perk of a floating hotel.  With that in my mind, we decided that the Romantic Rhine with Avalon, the sailing sister company of Globus, would be the perfect fit.

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Which Cruise App Should I Download?

Cruise app

You’ve made it onboard your cruise ship, and the lounge chair on the sundeck is calling. Suddenly, you remember that you forgot to book that one excursion, or don’t remember what time dinner is. Not to fret- thankfully, cruise lines today have developed a mobile cruise app to help you figure out your plans while sitting at the pool. From maps, to excursions, to making dinner reservations, planning a cruise can involve a lot of factors. Download these applications to help make cruise planning easier on the go.Continue reading

What To Expect On Embarkation Day

Embarkation Day

It’s here- your first cruise! All the excitement and anticipation of your dream vacation means that you have planned excursions, booked a massage session, or simply bought a new beach tote. Finally, all your well-laid plans come together on the day you board and start your cruise, which is embarkation day. Yet the minute you see the ship in the distance when you enter the port, stress can set in. Here’s a quick rundown about what to expect on embarkation day and how to help mitigate all those pre-cruise jitters.Continue reading