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. Find out more about us here.

Miami Cruise Parking: Port & Nearby Lots (2021)

Be prepared with our full Miami cruise parking guide with official and nearby lots, prices, and plenty of tips for getting to the port.

Disney’s Castaway Cay, Bahamas: What You Need to Know

Here's what you need to know about Disney's Castaway Cay, Bahamas with tips and what's included at the cruise line private island.

22 Ideal Hotels Near Galveston Cruise Port

Check these most ideal hotels near Galveston cruise port in Texas. With distance from the terminal, shuttle service, and details.

25 Ideal Hotels NEAR Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port (Port Everglades)

The most ideal hotels near Fort Lauderdale cruise port in Florida. Essential for a cruise vacation out of Port Everglades with distance, tips and shuttle service.

30 Port Canaveral Hotels With Cruise Shuttle Service

Travel guide for Port Canaveral hotels with cruise shuttle service to the cruise terminal. Also covering Cape Canaveral, Cocoa and Orlando Airport.

17 Most Ideal Hotels Near Jacksonville Cruise Port

Take a look at these ideal hotels near Jacksonville Cruise Port to prepare for your cruise vacation out of Florida.

Must-Know Things About Jacksonville Cruise Port Parking

Everything you need to know about Jacksonville cruise port parking to help you prepare for your cruise vacation.

29 Things to Do in Southampton UK for Cruise Visitors

Take a look at these things to do in Southampton UK for cruise visitors. Good ways to enjoy the port city before or after your vacation.

17 IDEAL Hotels in Southampton Before or After Your Cruise

Travel tips on hotels in Southampton for before or after your cruise vacation. Where to stay with distance from port and details.