Sunday March 9, 2014
Most cruise visitors to Athens
want to visit one place--the Acropolis
, a large hill in the middle of city.
The Acropolis is covered with the ruins of several ancient temples and other buildings. It's a hike to the top and not easy for those who have walking problems. However, the up-close views of these magnificent structures is worth the effort.
After touring the Acropolis, be sure to stopover at the Acropolis Museum at the foot of the hill on the southeast side. One of the most interesting features of this museum is the way the Greek government has placed replicas of the parts of the Parthenon as placeholders for the controversial "Elgin marbles" currently residing in the British Museum in London.
The Parthenon (c) Linda Garrison
Saturday March 8, 2014
No one likes to get sick when traveling, and cruise ships and other confined spaces like schools and offices seem to be particularly susceptible to the norovirus
, a nasty stomach bug. This quick-onset illness seems to be most prevalent in the winter months, but norovirus
can strike at any time.
Most people are concerned about what they can do to help prevent this bug that can quickly ruin a cruise vacation. The best thing to do is to wash your hands frequently, and cruise ships now have alcohol hand wash stations at the entrance to the restaurants and the gangway. Although this measure helps decrease the number of outbreaks, there are other things you should know about noroviruses.
Information from the CDC on the Norovirus
Friday March 7, 2014
As a cruise travel journalist, I hear all sorts of reasons why people planning a vacation will not consider taking a cruise. Although cruise travel may not be for everyone, most people can find a cruise ship and cruise destination to meet their needs. Don't let these ten cruise myths
keep you from planning a cruise!
What do you think? What other "myths" or "truths" have kept you from cruising? Post your comments by clicking on the comment button below.
Thursday March 6, 2014
The River Beatrice of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is a lovely ship sailing the Danube River in Europe.
I cruised on the River Beatrice on a cruise from Budapest to Passau and loved the luxurious amenities and excellent service we had from the ship's crew.
Information and Photos of the River Beatrice
River Beatrice in Passau (c) Linda Garrison