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26 October 2011

Two Faces of Sorrento

Sorrento is one of the ports of call for the cruise ships in Campania, in Italy. This little town is actually all faced to the tourists and they can found there everything they could look for when they step on the soil. There are comfortable connections to the other cities and tourist objects of Campania, too.

Sorrento is situated on the "terrace" of vulcanic stone (it's practically one tongue of lava) 50 meters over the port where there are only some services like taxis and bars. The tourists have to go up the stairs to reach the town for excursion or to take a train or a bus. This is the "new", the "modern" part.


Sorrento

If you are interested to explore the antique, original mode of life of the local population, you have to visit Marina Grande, a fishers' village that is situated from the other side of the rock you see on the first photo and that is possible to reach walking about 15 minutes from the center of the town. Here you can enjoy not only the colorful houses of the fishers but -if you want- you can swimm in those warm waters, too. So, if you like swimming and have to explore Sorrento don't forget your bathing suit. There is free and paid possibility and you will have a great walk up in the town after that -if you don't prefere the bus that stops directly on the beach.


Sorrento

Do you like Sorrento? You can book a cruise from this page -there is a cruise search engine on the right of this article. And remember -if you book your cruise from MY site, you can ask me to guide you in one of the touristic objects in Campania. There you will find the hotel search engine, too. If you prefere, you can contact me for last minute and other offers -you just know that  I'm a home based travel agent.

21 October 2011

Unusual Cruises Around the World

Cruise holidays have become more and more popular over the years. Now catering for all age groups, cruises have it all in one place.

With locations constantly updated and cruise liners continuously being improved, cruises are the modern way to see the world.

They are no longer limited to the popular regions of the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Baltics, but now also go to more unusual places, such as the Norwegian Fjords and the Alaskan wilderness.

Here we look at some of the unusual cruise options available around her world:

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Norway

A cruise along the Norwegian Fjords showcases a profusion of unique natural wonders; waterfalls, lakes, glaciers and fjords. Along the way, the majority of the ports visited are little fishing towns perched on the side of the bays, providing intimate and low key cruises.

There are a number of different stop-offs, which include Bergen, Oslo where you can see the Vigeland sculptures, Stavangar, the Viking capital of Trondheim and the gateway to the Arctic. Some liners cross the Article circle where you can visit the lunar landscapes as well as the world's most northern town, Hammerfest.

The town is the best place to see the spectacular Northern Lights and is a very popular tourist area. Norwegian liners vary in size and luxury; a number boast private balconies, which at a slight extra cost provide a perfect way to view the Norwegian scenery.



Alaska

Despite being the largest state in America, Alaska is a land of immense beauty whilst being very sparsely populated. Similarly to Norway, Alaska boasts a number of fjords, glaciers, icebergs, coastal wilderness and snow-capped mountains as well as fertile rainforests. A range of animals are also regularly spotted including whales, bears and eagles.

Alaskan cruises offer a number of different experiences that cannot be enjoyed anywhere else. Guests have the chance to enjoy the unspoiled wilderness whilst also visiting frontier towns full of history and experiencing up-close encounters with wildlife in their original and undisturbed natural habitats. There are also a number of on shore excursions available, including helicopter tours, river trips, bear watching and dog sledding.

With two passages available, an Alaskan cruise has benefits for all kinds of people. The Inside Passage is usually a trip that does not involve flying into one city and out of another, but instead boasts a roundtrip sail. On the other hand, the Gulf of Alaska allows the travellers to see a wider range of the Alaskan scenery, including additional glaciers. However, there is also the option for custom made trips to Alaska, which could include land tours of the interior country or Canadian Rockies as well as the conventional cruise route.

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Disney Themed

Themed cruises are also becoming more popular with choices such as active, relaxing and for the kids amongst you, the Disney cruisers. Starting in Florida, the Disney cruise transports you into a fairytale world with activities for all ages. The cruise liners offer classic beauty with a twist of modern luxuries favoured by cruises nowadays. A wide range of dining is available, from snacks to sit down meals, buffets to adult only restaurants.

Disney theatres are located on the liners so that travellers can enjoy an abundance of Disney themed shows throughout their trip. As well as this, there are regular character greetings, which give children and adults the chance to meet the Disney favourites. With restaurants, pools, rooms and spas named specifically after Disney characters and movies, the Disney cruise is a must for any Disney fan.

Hawaii

For those wishing for a more relaxing cruise, the Caribbean can provide a perfect place for a relaxed and harmonious cruise. The Caribbean provides individuality and spectacular landscape and diverse culture. Cruises around the area are usually divided into three areas; eastern, western and southern. The eastern itinerary includes islands such as Barbados, St Lucia and Antigua; the western offers the Mexican Riviera, whilst the southern surrounds itself with the Panama Canal, Margarita Island, Aruba and Curacao.

A slightly less popular destination on the Caribbean cruise is Hawaii, due to its distance. However with its historical traditions, it is an ideal destination on relaxing cruises and can be combined with stopovers in other cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

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Luxury

There are a number of luxury cruise liners that run around the world. Despite most cruises offering luxury holidays and accommodation, certain liners go that extra way to ensure that guests have an even more luxurious time aboard their ships. Not just for the privileged, luxury cruises allow the traveller to travel around the world in the most stylish ocean liners.

With the majority also having an all inclusive policy, food and drink are included in the price with some liners offering premium wines, spirits and champagnes. Luxury liners give a feel of a private yacht rather than a large cruise liner with exceptional service. Staff to guest ratios are close to 1:1 with personal service throughout your stay. Award winning restaurants are also available aboard the luxury liners, with culinary masterpieces influenced by renowned international chefs.

For those after smaller, less commercialised cruises, luxury liners are a perfect choice. Exclusively designed for fewer guests, the liner boasts more space despite being generally smaller than other liners. Due to this it also enables the cruise itineraries to be based around more exotic and unique destinations, as they have the ability to call into ports that large mainstream cruise liners are not able to dock in. Regardless of the size, the liners still have the same facilities seen in a normal liner; show lounges, casinos, spas, swimming pools and large fitness facilities.

Although possessing similar facilities to mainstream liners the facilities come with a much higher specification and level of comfort. Suites are also high-end luxury with many possessing balconies. 24 hour room service is also commonplace to complement the spacious suites, bathrooms, fine cotton bed linen and high quality toiletries; personal butlers are also sometimes provided with individual suites.



Family

Cruise holidays are also now becoming more popular for the whole family rather than just couples; it is not uncommon to find more than 1000 kids on board certain mainstream large liners. With Disney cruises being very popular, other themes have also sprung up with certain liners specifically set up for families.

Family cruises contain specific children's facilities, which can often rival those at land resorts. New liners are now being nicknamed 'floating resorts' as they possess everything expected on a land resort to keep children happy whilst allowing parents to relax, knowing their children are safe.

09 October 2011

Milan -Cathedral Trimmed with Lace

I was in Milan 2 days a week ago. It was a very busy trip but I had some hours free before I had to go home and decided to pass them exploring the terraces of the Dom. I was in Milan different times but I never had the possibility to visit it's interesting places. The only place I've just seen was right the Dome but it was under reconstruction in that period. So, this time I was sure I'll climb the stairs.

It was possible and there was a ticket -6 euro. But if you pay 10 euro, you can go there with the lift. Normally, there are 2 lifts as I understood. But one of them did not work. I spent more time to look wherer that lift is situating because it was from the other side of the building and I could not find it.

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Here are some photos of the terraces of the Dom:

Милан, Кафедральный Собор


Милан, Кафедральный Собор


Милан, Кафедральный Собор
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