World Renaissance is seen in this official Royal Olympic Cruises postcard. Aaron Saunders Collection

For many, their first cruise is their most memorable.  For me, my second cruise was my most memorable, largely because of the ports, the quaintness of the ship, and the extraordinarily adverse weather conditions […]

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As Hurricane Earl bears down on the Eastern Caribbean, passengers aboard some Carnival, NCL, and Royal Caribbean ships are learning first-hand what happens when you’re in the path of a hurricane.

In most cases, a simple itinerary swap is in order.  Instead of visiting the Eastern Caribbean islands like St. Thomas, passengers […]

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One hundred years ago, Robert Falcon Scott set sail bound for Antarctica.  His mission: to claim the South Pole for England.  Unfortunately for Scott, he didn’t know two things at the time: first, that Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had also decided to take a run at the pole and was hot on Scott’s […]

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A Mexicana Airbus A320 lands at Vancouver  International Airport during better days. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Effective as of 12:01am this morning, Mexico’s first airline suspended all operations indefinitely following a spate of financial difficulties that have left the airline unable to operate. Mexicana Airlines had filed […]

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 Seabourn Odyssey towers over the historic city of Venice. Photo courtesy of the Yachts of Seabourn.

If you’ve always wanted to try the decidedly sophisticated, ultraluxurious ships of the Yachts of Seabourn, but were put off by the price, you may get your chance this November.

Departing […]

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Carnival Magic is seen in this 3D composite rendering. Illustration courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines.

On Wednesday, Carnival took the wraps off of its newest vessel, Carnival Magic, with a special website dedicated solely to the ship.

Sister ship to the 2009-built Carnival Dream, Carnival’s latest […]

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The Seasickness Remedy

On August 24, 2010 By

 Heavy swells as seen from the deck of Crown Princess on our way to Iceland from Norway.  Photo © Aaron Saunders

One of the most commonly-asked cruising questions, aside from “What night’s lobster night?!” is “how rough are the seas?”

For the most part, it’s impossible to answer […]

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A few days ago, we wrote about Hapag-Lloyd Cruises‘ MS Hanseatic setting off from Greenland on an incredible twenty-eight day voyage through the fabled Northwest Passage to Nome, Alaska.

We’ve been following the ship’s progress via her webcam and thought we should share some of the more interesting photos with you here at From […]

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The One-Day Getaway

On August 22, 2010 By

 Sailing under the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver aboard the Rotterdam’s one-night trip to Seattle. Photo © 2010 Aaron Saunders Chances are, you’ve heard of one-night cruises before, but haven’t been on one yourself.  If you live near (or even reasonably close to) one of the ports of […]

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A recent article published in the Vancouver Sun, amongst other newspapers, suggests that the waters off British Columbia are quickly becoming “the toilet bowl of North America”, and blatantly accuses cruise lines of dumping raw sewage into Canadian waters.

The driving force behind the recent article?  Noted anti-cruise ship group Friends of the […]

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