Last month, we wrote about Le Boreal, the newest cruise ship from French line Compagnie du Ponant.  This month, we highlight one of the many unique itineraries offered by the line aboard their European-styled, yacht-like cruise ships.

A week-long cruise around Iceland aboard Le Boreal. Illustration […]

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Sunrise, Sunset

On June 26, 2010 By

I had a tough time coming up with a blog for today.  Truth be told, I spent a lot of time searching my photo-library, looking for a shot that would inspire me to write something. 

Then I found it: one of the best things for me on a cruise are the sunrises and sunsets. 

I […]

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P&O Artemis leaves Southampton in July, 2009. Photo © Aaron Saunders Our Photo of the Week for June 26, 2010 showcases P&O Cruises venerable Artemis as she departs Southampton, England on July 30, 2009.  Originally built for Princess Cruises and christened Royal Princess in 1984 by Diana, […]

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Hapag-Lloyd’s MS Hanseatic in Antarctica. Photo courtesy of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises January and February of 2011 mark a major turning point for those looking to cruise to Antarctica: it will be the last time large cruise ships will be able to sail to the remote, frozen region that is […]

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 A beautiful morning in Skagway, Alaska. Photo © Aaron Saunders

There are very few destinations like Alaska – the combination of nature, scenery, and small towns nestled near the base of mountains has been inspiring people since the gold rush swept the area in the late 1800’s.  […]

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Back from a bit of a hiatus, this week’s Unique Itinerary departs from Sydney, Australia on a line you may not associate with The Land Down Under: Royal Caribbean.

Departing from Sydney on Saturday, November 27, 2010 aboard Rhapsody of the Seas, this unique seven-day voyage spends two days at sea before docking […]

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More Epic Issues

On June 21, 2010 By

Norwegian Cruise Line just can’t get a break – again.

As the ship prepared to set sail on its one-night preview cruise from Rotterdam to Southampton, the word has gone forth: Norwegian Epic, the newest and greatest in the NCL fleet, will be delayed in docking in Southampton by over seven hours due to a malfunctioning […]

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The spacious corridor on Deck 7, looking aft towards La Terrazza. Photo © 2010 Aaron Saunders

Wandering the decks, it doesn’t take long to realize you’re on a very, very spacious ship.  In fact, Silver Shadow boasts a passenger-to-space ratio of 74 – a mind-boggling amount, given that […]

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Looking out onto the pool deck from the inside of Deck 8 aboard Silver Shadow. Photo © 2010 Aaron Saunders Welcome to Part 1 of our two-part photo tour aboard Silversea‘s magnificent Silver Shadow.  Carrying just 382 lucky guests, this 28,258-ton vessel boasts a surprising array […]

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What is this interesting, colorful statue? It’s all part of the magnificent art aboard Silver Shadow. Photo © 2010 Aaron Saunders We’re hard at work assembling our photo-tour of Silversea‘s intimate and elegant Silver Shadow, the first part of which will debut right here on From […]

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