Gillian Birch


Gillian Birch is a full-time travel writer and author of 12 travel books. British educated with a diploma in journalism she has traveled the world, writing about her experiences with wonderful clarity and eyewitness detail. She uses her personal journals and memories to write about her many cruise experiences around the Caribbean, Mediterranean, trans-Atlantic, Norwegian Fjords, Panama Canal and South America including Cape Horn.

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Best Cruise Ship Hotels Near Major U.S. Homeports

Here are the best 3 cruise ship hotels near major U.S. homeports, including the price level and any shuttle services.

31 IDEAL Hotels Near Miami Cruise Port In 2021

Find out the most ideal hotels near Miami Cruise Port in Florida. Covering shuttle service and distance from PortMiami, the cruise capital of the world!

20 Most IDEAL Hotels Near Seattle Cruise Port

Find out about the most ideal hotels near Seattle Cruise Port with details on shuttle service, distance from the port, and travel tips.

Nassau, Bahamas Travel Tips: What You Need to Know

Check these must-know travel tips before you visit Nassau, Bahamas. Not just for cruise ship visits but anyone spending time there.

16 IDEAL Bermuda Hotels for Cruise Ship Visitors

Everything you need to know about the most ideal Bermuda hotels for visitors to Hamilton and the island including distance from the port.

8 Cruise Line Private Islands You Must Escape To

Find out about these eight cruise line private islands you must escape to including those in the Bahamas such as Half Moon Cay and CocoCay.

15 IDEAL Nassau, Bahamas Hotels for Cruise Visitors

Find out the most ideal Nassau Bahamas Hotels for cruise visitors and those traveling to New Providence island.

Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas: What You Need to Know (2021)

Find out everything you need to know about Norwegian Cruise Line's private island Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas with things to do and tips.

Labadee, Haiti: What You Need to Know

Find out what you need to know about Royal Caribbean's private destination of Labadee, Haiti. Things to do during your cruise visit.