Welcome to DIY Cruise Ports!

Cruise Ports Decoded: Your Cheat Sheet to Independent Adventures

Hi there! Iโ€™m Zana, an Australian living in London. I write all the content on DIY Cruise Ports. I’m not a travel agent, tour operator, or cruise line employee โ€“ just an avid traveller who loves exploring new destinations, especially by cruise. If you’ve been reading my blog posts to find out more about cruise ports, we’re probably on the same wavelengths!

My passion lies in the ports themselves โ€“ the history, the hidden gems, the local flavours, the off-the-beaten-path adventures that make each destination unique.

What Makes DIYCruisePorts Different?

Iโ€™ve roamed the globe for years but when I first started cruising, I was still adrift in a sea of questions. Endless photos and โ€œTop Tenโ€ destination lists didnโ€™t answer the crucial questions that matter most to cruisers โ€“ the practicalities of exploring a port in a limited time. 

  • How do I maximize my time at port and see what I want to see?
  • How could I get there independently? 
  • What hidden gems awaited me beyond the typical tourist traps? 

This blog is my answer to these questions. Iโ€™m here to share my hard-earned first hand knowledge and help you craft your own unique itineraries, free from the constraints of group tours.

With practical tips and recommendations for each port, Iโ€™ll show you how to navigate foreign cities, plan your unforgettable independent shore excursions and create memories that are truly yours. 

And Iโ€™ll be honest if a group tour is truly the best way to experience a port! 

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  • Honest reviews & recommendations for the best things to see and do in each port.
  • Insider tips and hidden gems for your next cruise port adventure.
  • Practical advice for planning independent shore excursions.
  • Exclusive discounts and offers on local tours and experiences.

Don’t miss out on the chance to make your next cruise unforgettable. Join my DIY Cruise Ports community today!

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