Wanderlust Wednesday: Cruising Down Under

Destination: Sydney, Australia Why Go?: You can’t miss Sydney if you’re cruising Down Under. The capital of New South Wales is both a starting and ending point for ships that sail to Australia and New Zealand. Don’t miss a tour of the Opera House, a stroll through historic Rocks or the 3.5-hour trek up the […]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Stepping into a Storybook

Destination: Edinburgh, Scotland Why Go?: This fairytale city is full of surprises. But some of the more obvious landmarks like the Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirkyard (shown) also make for worthy adventures. Check the tourist "musts" off your list, grab a malt beverage at Sandy Bell’s and make sure you leave enough […]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Sunset on Eagle Beach

Destination: Aruba Why Go?: Eagle Beach is arguably the most sought after in Aruba and luckily, an easy trek from the cruise port. Famous for its white sand, crystal clear waters, Fofoti trees and nesting sea turtles, the preserved beach is made for relaxing. And this photo proves that even a simple sunset can be […]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Chowing Down in Princess Cays

Destination: Princess Cays Why Go?: If you cruise the Eastern or Western Caribbean with Princess Cruises, chances are you’ll visit the line’s private island and experience a quieter side of The Bahamas. Chow down on island barbecue in a private bungalow (available for rent), unwind in a beachside hammock or go deep-sea fishing off the […]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Radiant Reflections

Destination: Amsterdam Why Go?: Amsterdam’s tree-lined canal streets, colorful old buildings and artsy, laid-back vibe make it a favorite for cruisers on both ocean-going and river vessels. Almost everything can be explored by foot. So stop by the tourist office (opposite of Central Station), grab some maps and savor the day. Don’t miss the Van […]

Wanderlust Wednesday: A Winter Respite

Destination: Waikiki Beach Why Go?: One of the most sunset-worthy beaches in Hawaii, Waikiki is a must-see — and thankfully, not easy to miss — when your cruise ship is docked in Honolulu. Its beauty speaks for itself. The beachside village is full of activities such as surfing to shopping. Work up an appetite? If […]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Off the Grid

Destination: Antarctica Why Go?: With no indigenous people, government or economy, Antarctica is one of the most mysterious destinations in the world. Its untouched lands are not only breathtaking, but also an ideal hangout for multiple species of penguins, seals and whales. In fact, it has the largest concentration of marine wildlife in the world. […]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Under the Tuscan Sun

Destination: Positano, Italy Highlight: This picturesque cliffside village on Italy’s Amalfi Coast is easily accessible from the port of Naples. Explore the streets’ many restaurants, boutiques and sights such as the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Don’t forget to try the Limoncello! Member: lexfrank Every Wednesday, we’ll be taking you on a journey around the […]

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