Tag: Cruising

Milford Sound – New Zealand

Our first stop in New Zealand was to the enchanting area of the Milford Sound. The Fiordland National Park is on the southwestern side of the the South Island. We joined fifty others from our cruise ship, who decided to take an  overnight excursion. Our trip was from the Milford Sound with an overnight in ...

Our Journey to Mystery Island in Vanuatu

Vanuatu lies almost halfway between the island nations of New Caledonia and Fiji. This makes Vanuatu an obvious destination for cruises in this area of the South Pacific. Our port of call for the day was Mystery Island. No one lives on Mystery Island. There is no electricity and no running water. And, it is the southern most island of the ...

An Excursion to the Paradise of Beachcomber Island in Fiji

With our 29-day cruise with Holland America, Amanda and I were looking forward to completing another bucket list destination with our visit to Fiji. It seemed like the further east our ship continued to go from Australia, the islands became more beautiful. Some day, we will continue our bucket list to visit more islands of ...

Wow the Views from Montserrat Are Breathtaking

Our cruise ended in the city that we started in beautiful Barcelona.  Our flight back to Germany was not until 4pm, so we took advantage of the time to visit the majestic site at the Montserrat Monastery about 30 miles northwest from Barcelona.  And, we are happy that we did.... 15 second time lapse video ...

Explore the Prehistoric Caves in the Seaside Village of Nerja along the Costa del Sol in Andalusia, Spain

After leaving the Canary Islands, our next stop was in the beautiful Costa del Sol (Sunny Coast) city of Malaga in the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. Amanda had a shopping day, while I chose to visit the nearby city of Nerja 30 miles to the west and explore its famous caves.  The views ...

The Beauty that Volcanos Can Create in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

Our next stop after the Canary Island of Tenerife was to another Canary Island of Lanzarote. Of all of our cruise ports of call, both Amanda & I had low expectations for Lanzarote. But, after our 10 hour excursion, this island with all its unique volcanic landscapes far exceeded our expectations turning out to be ...