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José I Statue in Lisbon’s Praça do Comércio

José I Statue in Lisbon’s Praça do Comércio

FEATURED PHOTO 2016: José I Statue in Lisbon’s Praça do Comércio By WAVEJourney The Portuguese capital, and largest city, of Lisbon (Lisboa) is situated on the banks of the Tagus River (Rio Tejo) estuary. This hilly city that was mostly destroyed in a massive earthquake in 1755 is one of WJ’s favorite European destinations. This […]

Cruise Tips for Virgin Ocean Cruisers

Cruise Tips for Virgin Ocean Cruisers

Cruise Tips for Virgin Ocean Cruisers Who Says Cruising Isn’t Exciting? P.S. Don’t let the exciting parts in here put you off! By Mike Ashcroft and Diane James In September 2014 we joined MS Rotterdam – Holland America Lines flagship – at Southampton, England, for a month-long cruise to Dubai, UAE. Now, if you know […]

Belem Tower in Lisbon, Portugal

Belem Tower in Lisbon, Portugal

PHOTO OF THE DAY 2015: Belem Tower in Lisbon, Portugal By WAVEJourney During a Holland America Line cruise we had a day in Lisbon, Portugal. Sail away from Lisbon along the River Tagus took ms Rotterdam past the Belem Tower – known in Portuguese as Torre de Belem. This tower was built in the 16th […]

Day 5: Lisbon, Portugal with Holland America ms Rotterdam

Day 5: Lisbon, Portugal with Holland America ms Rotterdam

Day 5: Lisbon, Portugal with Holland America ms Rotterdam Holland America Africa Explorer Cruise – 49 Days from Rotterdam to Cape Town Date: Wednesday October 1, 2014 Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy; 23 C/74 F In Port: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM All Aboard: 4:30 PM Dress Code: Smart Casual Location Information: When Lisbon was hit […]

Insight Vacations Review – Treasures of Spain, Portugal & Morocco – Lisbon to Seville

Insight Vacations Review – Treasures of Spain, Portugal & Morocco – Lisbon to Seville

WJ Tested: Insight Vacations – Day 6: Lisbon, Portugal to Seville, Spain Insight Vacations Review – Treasures of Spain, Portugal & Morocco – Lisbon to Seville 16-Night Motorcoach Trip in 2011 Lisbon to Seville in Spain Today we were leaving Portugal and returning to Spain. This meant we would lose an hour as we switched […]

Insight Vacations Review – Treasures of Spain, Portugal & Morocco – Lisbon, Cascais, Estoril & Sintra

Insight Vacations Review – Treasures of Spain, Portugal & Morocco – Lisbon, Cascais, Estoril & Sintra

WJ Tested: Insight Vacations – Day 5: Lisbon, Cascais, Estoril & Sintra in Portugal Insight Vacations Review – Treasures of Spain, Portugal & Morocco – Lisbon, Cascais, Estoril & Sintra 16-Night Motorcoach Trip in 2011 Portugal: Lisbon Today, our included 3-hour driving tour of Lisbon was scheduled for the morning, so that still meant a […]

Insight Vacations Review – Treasures of Spain, Portugal & Morocco – Fatima & Lisbon

Insight Vacations Review – Treasures of Spain, Portugal & Morocco – Fatima & Lisbon

WJ Tested: Insight Vacations – Day 4: Fatima & Lisbon, Portugal Insight Vacations Review – Treasures of Spain, Portugal & Morocco – Fatima & Lisbon 16-Night Motorcoach Trip in 2011 Salamanca, Spain to Fatima in Portugal With the 7:30 am wake-up call we were up and at it and quickly down to the breakfast buffet […]

WJ Tested: Heritage Lisboa Plaza Hotel Review

WJ Tested: Heritage Lisboa Plaza Hotel Review

WJ Tested: Heritage Lisboa Plaza Hotel Review ~ WAVEJourney’s Review – 4-Star Boutique Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal Located in Lisbon’s historic city center and a block from Avenida da Liberdade, Hotel Lisboa Plaza exudes old world charm in a warm and welcome atmosphere. This is a family-owned and operated boutique property that is part of […]

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