Category Archives: Port Cities

Seattle Underground Tour

Royal Princess docked in the center of the waterfront activity at Seattle’s Pier 66. This pier is so much nicer for a port stop than being stuck out at pier 91 where ships often board for cruises usually heading out … Continue reading

Posted in Port Cities, Ports of Call, Princess, Royal Princess, USA, Washington | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Split, Croatia

SPLIT, CROATIA Split is the second largest city in Croatia, with over 350,000 people living in its urban area. The city spreads over a peninsula and surrounding area on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. It’s the largest city … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Lirica, MSC, Port Cities, Ports of Call | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Busan, South Korea Cruise Port

Formerly spelled Pusan, but now changed to Busan although since apparently the Korean pronunciation actually is Pusan the spelling change really makes no sense, this city is South Korea’s second most populous city after Seoul. It is the 5th busiest … Continue reading

Posted in Port Cities, Ports of Call, South Korea | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gondola Ride in Venice

Our 20-day cruise on the MSC Lirica was scheduled from Venice to Dubai so we flew into Switzerland 10 days ahead and did some traveling around Europe by train, ending with 3 nights in Venice before boarding the ship. Although … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Lirica, MSC, Port Cities | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Touring San Francisco

After the Royal Princess docked in San Francisco, my sisters and I went out to the pier to meet with our cousin and her friend who live in the area. We hadn’t seen our cousin for quite some time so … Continue reading

Posted in Port Cities, Port City Side Trips, Princess, Royal Princess, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Where’s the Ship?

Boarding in Venice Trieste Venice Venice is Italy’s city of canals, built on a series of islands in a lagoon. The original lagoon dwellers were fishermen living on the then marshy islands. Others retreated there to avoid various armies after the … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Lirica, MSC, Port Cities | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Hakata Cruise Port in Fukuoka, Japan

Fukuoka, Japan Fukuoka sits on the northern shore of Kyushu island in Japan, with the sea to the north and mountains surrounding the other 3 sides of the city. Fukuoka has a major industrial area and is one of Japan’s … Continue reading

Posted in Japan, Port Cities, Ports of Call | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Capilano Suspension Bridge at Christmas

Capilano Suspension Bridge spans the Capilano River at Capilano Bridge Park in Vancouver BC, Canada. A free shuttle picks visitors up from 4 locations in Downtown Vancouver. In the wintertime the park is strung with lights for their Canyon Lights … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Day Trips, Port Cities | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

San Francisco Cruise Ship Port

Sailing into San Francisco is quite scenic. It’s like having harbor tour without ever leaving the ship. Besides all the scenery onshore, the ship sails under the Golden Gate Bridge. Quite a few people gathered on the upper outside decks … Continue reading

Posted in Port Cities, Ports of Call, Princess, Royal Princess, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sydney Australia Cruise Ship Ports

Sydney, Australia has two cruise ship ports. Ships that are too big to fit under the Sydney Harbour Bridge dock at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay. Smaller ships may dock at White Bay Cruise Terminal in Balmain. White … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Explorer of the Seas, Port Cities, Ports of Call, Royal Caribbean | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments