Malta is one of those travel destinations that, for many that don't have access from Europe, registers at the top of the list for places to visit.  Cruises, many UNESCO World Hertiage sites and investments in tourism have made it a popular destination with thousands unloading from ships daily in the port of Valletta.  Our image gallery below from a visit to the island in 2018 provides over 30 amazing reasons why it should be included on your list.

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The island of Huahine is a destination port for Windstar Cruises, Paul Gauguin and Oceania Cruise excursions.  Part of the Society islands, Huahine was once home to Tahitian royalty and is known as the Garden Island for its rich green color and foliage. Arriving on the island you can see rich hues of green everywhere with the sun filtering light into the deeper parts of the foliage. The island has only 6000 inhabitants and has a standard ring road for getting around the island. 

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What is in your photography camera bag this time is a question I get from my travel companion every trip. Our next trip is on the Carnival Horizon inaugural cruise through the Mediterranean with 13 days at sea including 9 ports of call.  So what gear should we put in our bag for the trip?  My companion(spouse) is already packed with her Iphone 7plus but she expects me to bring back lots of great shots and video for the SomedayTrips website.

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Travel in 2018 will greet cruise lovers with a new ship appearing on the horizon.  Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, Carnival Horizon, will launch with a sailing in the Mediterranean in April 2018.  Traveling from its port of construction in Italy to Barcelona, Spain, it start its maiden 13-day Europe sail visiting popular cruise stops in the Mediterranean, including Florence and Pisa, Rome, Naples (Capri), Dubrovnik, Corfu, Sicily, Malta and Sardinia.  A few other shorter Mediterranean cruises follow before making a transatlantic trip to its home port in Miami.  So what is new on this cruise ship from the cruise line that makes fun their slogan for cruise travelers?  Let's explore some of the new features and take a few minutes to watch the preview video.

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Millennial travel meets a new friend on the water in Europe with the new U by Uniworld river cruises for the millennial travelers.  As seen in the 2018 season of the television series, The Bachelor, this river boat is unlike any other you have seen and designed to get a younger generation seeing the benefits of popular European river cruises . If you would like the choice of putting your suitcase away once, starting your day of exploring a city from the city center, and an evening cruise every night, then it is time to learn more about why Boat A and Boat B as they are know will soon become popular ships along Europe's waterways. 

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The 11-day Windstar Tahiti cruise in French Polynesia offers a luxurious overnight romance package excursion on Bora Bora.  If an overwater bungalow experience is something you have dreamed about for years, then this might be something you consider to satisfy your wanderlust for that experience.  Cruising the islands is one of the best ways to see French Polynesia without all the hassle of island hopping by airplane, but the only option for a bungalow is to stay after or do it before the cruise.  For those that don't have the time or want a quick experience of an overwater bungalow, Le Méridien's Bora Bora resort has an option for those on Windstar cruises.

If your Mediterranean cruise departs from Barcelona or has it as a cruise port destination, here are some ideas for what to see on your stopover in this enchanting city.  Recently Barcelona, Spain has become a top tourist destination, and cruise lines are a big contributor, delivering thousands of travelers to this city every week. Overlooking the deep blue color of the sea this city bustles with life, food, culture and religion, ensuring that most anyone will find a top attraction for their layover or visit to the city.

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