Whether its on an airplane or simply relaxing on deck while your ship is at sea, there’s no denying a great book is an excellent addition to any vacation.  So what to read on your next trip?  Here’s some of our destination-specific favorites.

Arctic / Northern Europe – The Terror by Dan Simmons
2007; Little, [...]

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Two Grandeur of the Seas crew members watch Key West fade into the distance. Photo © Aaron Saunders Our Photo of the Week for the final days of November and start of December shows the beautiful town of Key West, Florida fading into the distance in the [...]

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 Sailing the magnificent Geirangerfjord near Geiranger, Norway. Photo © Aaron Saunders
One of the most frequently photographed locations in Norway is the Geirangerfjord.  At fifteen kilometers in length, it can take cruise ships up to two hours to navigate from open ocean to the small [...]

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 Majesty of the Seas in the Caribbean. Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean

April, 1992. 

Microsoft has just released Windows 3.1, EuroDisney opened for the first time just outside of Paris, and the Bosnian War is in its earliest stage. 

It also marked the maiden voyage of Royal [...]

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P&O’s Eco-Friendly Azura

On November 26, 2010 By

P&O’s Azura sails into Southampton, England for the first time. Photo courtesy of P&O Cruises When we first wrote about Azura, P&O‘s newest addition to its fleet, back in April, we raved about the diversity of her public rooms and accommodation.  Despite being built upon the [...]

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Regent’s Seven Seas Mariner. Photo courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises

With exactly one month to go before Christmas, many are looking ahead to 2011.  For the cruise addicts among us, that also means the time to begin planning your Summer 2011 voyage is now.  If the cold [...]

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Problems with Celebrity Century’s rudder caused chaos in October. Pictured here is the stern of Celebrity Summit. Photo © 2010 Aaron Saunders  When Celebrity Century suffered an issue with her rudders in October, passengers found themselves suddenly having to leave their cruise – and their ship [...]

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I love the fact that the Great SPAM Debate is still being hashed out in the mainstream media.  Even the Wall Street Journal is chiming in with their piece on the subject.

Here’s how it all went down: when the Carnival Splendor suffered a debilitating engine room fire a few weeks ago, [...]

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Canada Place, Vancouver, and Celebrity Millennium seen from the deck of Holland America’s Rotterdam in May. Photo © 2010 Aaron Saunders 

The number of passengers who embarked on an Alaska or Pacific Coastal voyage from Vancouver, British Columbia this year are in – and they’re not good.

This [...]

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Silversea’s Silver Cloud, seen in this fantastic photo on an Asian voyage. Photo courtesy of Silversea

While many mainstream lines have had at least part of their 2012 schedules available for some time now, Silversea is set to satisfy many of its past and future passengers when [...]

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