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Crown Cruise Vacations | July 22, 2018

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Shore Excursion: Arriving in Athens for night before Celestyal Olympia cruise

January 24, 2018 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

If I could give one piece of advice to fellow cruisers, it would be to arrive in your cruise departure city at least a day ahead of the cruise.

As Geoffrey Chaucer said, “Time and tide wait for no man.”

Or woman.

Flights can be delayed or cancelled so it is best not to plan to arrive the day of a cruise, especially when it is an international flight to board a cruise ship. I’ve been on cruises where a passenger didn’t arrive on time and the ship had to sail anyway. Sometimes a delayed passenger can catch up with a ship at its next stop but what an expensive hassle that could be. Read more...

Shore excursion: Visiting Patmos cave where St. John wrote Book of Revelation

November 8, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The dreaded Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The terrifying Beast with Seven Heads. The scary opening of the Seven Seals. The Final Judgement with its brimstone vision of hell.

How could all these horrific things detailed in the Book of Revelation have been written in such a beautiful place? Read more...

Shore Excursion: Mesmerizing Mykonos a major mecca for travelers

May 4, 2015 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

I could never understand what Jackie Kennedy saw in Aristotle Onassis. But I can certainly see why the former First Lady fell in love with the Greek island of Mykonos.

Mesmerizing Mykonos is definitely one of the most popular and most-visited Greek isles. Read more...

Greece: As We See It

April 17, 2013 | Roger

We’ve been featuring the travel snapshots of the agents who work in our office. After all, we can talk about a destination til we’re blue in the face, but sometimes its just easier to share what we’ve experienced in pictures. Our travel consultant, Veronica, just got back stateside after an extended stay in Greece, and she fell in love with the country – and after seeing her pictures, its not hard to see why. Read more...