Kona Hawaii Port of Call

The Port of Kona or Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii Kona is a favorite stop for cruise ships visiting the “Big Island” of Hawaii. Famous for its coffee, beaches and Volcano National Park on the island. Where the Tenders Dock There are no docking facilities so cruise ships anchor out, using tenders toContinue reading “Kona Hawaii Port of Call”

Ketchikan Alaska Port of Call

By 1936 there were seven canneries working, producing almost two million cases of salmon a season. The need for lumber fostered the Ketchikan Spruce Mills built in 1903, which operated for over 70 years. The lumber industry collapsed when the Clinton administration moved to reduce timber cutting in Alaska by having the U.S. Forest serviceContinue reading “Ketchikan Alaska Port of Call”

Icy Straight Point, Alaska the Port

General – This is a nature port on Chichagof Island which opened in 2004 and is only open when cruise ships are in. It was developed by the Native Tlingits and celebrates their culture. It is the ideal location for viewing wildlife and sea life. Hoonah, the only town on the island is described asContinue reading “Icy Straight Point, Alaska the Port”

Getting To Your Florida Cruise

Florida Cruises – Getting To Your Cruise Ship. Florida has become one of the largest destinations in the U.S. for people taking cruises. While passengers come from all over the U.S. and even the world a large number come from the Southeast and especially Florida. The close proximity to the Florida ports offers a numberContinue reading “Getting To Your Florida Cruise”

Juneau Alaska Port of Call

A Day in the Port of Juneau Probably the most isolated state capital in the United States and one of two that you cannot drive to (Hawaii). It is also one of the most frequented cities on Alaska cruise itineraries. Besides being isolated and the states capital it also has a lot to offer. WhereContinue reading “Juneau Alaska Port of Call”