Ports of Call

Leixoes Port: What to See in Matosinhos in One Day

Leixoes Port is the largest artificial port in Portugal, located at the mouth of the Rio Leça in the municipality of Matosinhos. The port authority provides a free shuttle to leave the port, as it is not accessible on foot. Once outside the port, you can decide whether to head to the city of Porto, […] Read more

Abu Dhabi, a day like in the tales of Arabian Nights

Where to go, what to do, and what to see in Abu Dhabi? Which are the most interesting and captivating places to visit during a cruise stopover? Let’s start by pointing out that Zayed Port is about a forty-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Among the must-visit places in Abu Dhabi, there is undoubtedly […] Read more

Hooray for Hollywood: a museum made for the movies

Who says museums are stuffy? Not this one. It has Dorothy’s red shoes from the movie The Wizard of Oz, a life size replica of the great shark from the movie, Jaws. and a real Oscar statuette you can hold for photos. Hollywood has been making movies for more than a century, but only recently […] Read more

Caribbean Cruise Day in Bequia

The small Caribbean island of Bequia, only 7 square miles, is a unique cruise stop and those who have a chance to do it will be well rewarded. With a population of about 5,000, Bequia is a small Caribbean paradise located in the independent country of St. Vincent & the Grenadines and is also one […] Read more

Antigua & Barbuda: a paradise to discover

Sun, sea, and sand make up the winning triad that draws visitors to the pristine shores of Antigua & Barbuda. The twin-island state located in the heart of the Eastern Caribbean has been popular with visitors from the United States and Europe for decades as they seek refuge under a palm tree during the blistering […] Read more

Alicante: the jewel of the Costa Blanca

Alicante is the undisputed jewel of the Costa Blanca, nestled between the mountains and the sea, and has become an important cruise port, especially for cruises to the Canary Islands and overseas. The boat stop is usually 9/10 hours. Here you’ll find miles of beautiful beaches, but that’s not all… let’s see what else there […] Read more

Discovering Kristiansand by cruise!

Kristiansand, located in southern Norway, has a beautiful city center and is now becoming a popular destination for cruise passengers. What to see and do in one day! Thanks to our tour in Sweden and Norway, we spent time in this beautiful city and partially discovered it! The cruise terminal in Kristiansand is in close […] Read more

Porto: The perfect getaway to Northern Portugal

Southern Europe’s outpost on the Atlantic, Porto represents a stopover of particular historical, cultural and landscape interest, capable of enriching cruise itineraries on the western coasts of the continent. Porto is not only a destination of great interest to visit, but also the gateway to a wonderful region, thus offering innumerable visits even to cruisers […] Read more

Cruising in Lisbon: what to see interesting

Let’s discover Lisbon, Portugal’s capital and main city, with Cruising Journal‘s tips for the perfect visit during a cruise call! Lisbon has a lot to offer, including culture, art and food, and you certainly won’t be able to visit it all in one day, but with our tips you’ll get a great taste of this […] Read more

Discovering Genoa on a cruise: what to do in a day

Genoa, located in beautiful Liguria, is one of the most frequent ports of call on Mediterranean cruises, here’s what to see and do during the port of call in Cruising Journal‘s tips! Genoa offers a lot to see, but you can also easily reach many other destinations! So it is also good to go back […] Read more