Aqaba, the gateway to Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and so much more. I did not travel to Aqaba when some of the others were shooting a movie there, so I missed Petra and had to endure hearing about it over and over again. It was on my Bucket list and I did get to go there many years...
Barcelona! Barcelona! You can hear the late great Freddie Mercury sing. It is a place of great food, great wine, wonderful architecture, fountains and art. The art starts at the port but as a cruise passenger you have no chance in seeing everything in a day; which is good. Barcelona is a place you can go back to many times....

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Mykonos Elizabeth takes a relaxing stroll around Mykonos which is just what you might do if not on a cruise. The first thing you might see as you approach are the windmills which it is famous for. A popular island for the rise and famous and fellow cruisers, it is also known as a gay friendly island and has a...
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Santorini Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea about 120 miles from the mainland of Greece. Considered by many to be one of the world's most beautiful islands, it is a tender port visited normally by small and medium size ships and there is a cable car up from the port. This film is Elizabeth and David from the Ruby...
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Corsica City Guide, Jean's film for Doris Visits We visited Corsica as an added bonus on our Mediterranean cruise. The winds were too strong for the ship and tenders to go in at Cannes, so to avoid wasting a day at sea the ship took us to the French island of Corsica. Arriving at 0930hrs and leaving at 1730hrs this...
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Cartagena City Guide, Jean's video report for Doris Visits It is normal to arrive around 8am and re-board by 1630hrs from a ship. https://youtu.be/nPUPNxVMClo Cartagena is located in the Region of Murcia and is very often on a Mediterranean cruise. It is an important Naval Port as well as the gateway to Murcia. It has been inhabited for two millennium, and the town...
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La Spezia Guide, video report by Jean for Doris Visits La Spezia is situated in Northern Italy between Genoa and Pisa. It is a commercial port with a modern terminal and one that is easy to explore from. It is straightforward to get the train to Pisa or Florence. Also, Cinque Terre is a very popular place to visit from...
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Alicante a city and a port on the Cost Blanca The Mediterranean is a very popular cruise route and Alicante is almost always on it somewhere as the second stop after either Gibraltar or Lisbon. We arrived around 8am and had to re-board by 1630hrs, that is fairly standard. Alicante is what we call an easy port. There is enough to...
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Pisa City Guide, from La Spezia. Jean's video report of the town for Doris Visits It is very easy to visit Pisa from the port of La Spezia as well as make it a weekend away with Florence. Find a hotel like the great one we found in Rome using our Hotel Ap. From La Spezia port you can either take...
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Doris Visits Madeira with an overnight stay. After three days at sea which seemed to fly by, we arrived in Madeira, otherwise known as the Garden Island because of the wonderful display of sub-tropical plants and flowers. A few months before we arrived there was a terrible bush fire that destroyed homes and killed three people. The results were seen from the...
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