DIY Shore Excursions in Cozumel and Grand Cayman

Save money by easily doing your own shore excursions in  Cozumel and Grand Cayman The Carnival Paradise departing from the Port of Tampa does four and five day cruises and calls into Cozumel on the four day itinerary and adds Grand Cayman to the five day runs. Other cruise ships that include these two ports … Continue reading DIY Shore Excursions in Cozumel and Grand Cayman

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Beach, Snorkeling and Town visit to Cozumel Mexico on your own

One inexpensive shore excursion you can do on your own: Cozumel, Mexico As with past posts, this is to provide you with all you need to know to do a cheap shore excursion on your own in port.  Many cruise ships call in to Cozumel.  The last time we visited there we did a round … Continue reading Beach, Snorkeling and Town visit to Cozumel Mexico on your own

A port call to Chania Crete in Greece

A visit to the port of Chania in Crete This port of call is an easy one to navigate.  There is a bus that collects you directly a the port  that costs just Euro 1,50 each way.  It drops you off directly on the outside of the old port town of Chania. The first thing … Continue reading A port call to Chania Crete in Greece

Kusadasi Turkey Shore Excursions

Port of Kusadasi Turkey A lot of cruise ships call in at this popular port on the Mediterranean and we were excited to visit as neither of us had been to Turkey before.  As with most ports, we decided to do our own shore excursion.  We didn't need a visa and didn't need to pay … Continue reading Kusadasi Turkey Shore Excursions

Cartagena, Colombia: The Old Town

Cartagena, Colombia We came here on a cruise itinerary and easily took a taxi from the cruise port through to the old town where we were dropped off early in the morning at the Plaza San Pedro Claver and started off on foot exploring the old town for its shopping, architecture, history and just general … Continue reading Cartagena, Colombia: The Old Town