Sun sets over the icy seas of Greenland. Photo courtesy of Greenland Tourism

Long-time readers of this blog will know I’m hugely fascinated by Arctic and Antarctic travel.  A cruise to these regions is one of the most completely unique, life-altering voyages a person can […]

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Cruise West’s former Spirit of Oceanus has finally found a new home in Toronto-based Quark Expeditions, which has chartered the ship for use this winter.

Renamed Sea Spirit, she will operate cruises to Antarctica starting next month and continuing until March, 2011.  No word on what itineraries she will operate for the […]

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Night time is a special event aboard a cruise ship.  While each ship has its own unique persona during the day, at night the combination of the sea, the unique architecture, and innovative lighting combine to create an experience that is as peaceful as it is mysterious.

 Queen […]

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Carnival Splendor nearing San Diego last week. Photo courtesy of the US Navy; taken by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erin L. Oberholtzer. As details of the fire and subsequent loss of power aboard Carnival‘s Carnival Splendor became known, it began to look less and less likely […]

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 Half Moon Cay, Holland America’s private island in the Bahamas. Photo courtesy of Holland America Line

Holland America Line‘s little slice of heaven in the Bahamas, Half Moon Cay, is widely regarded as being one of the premier private islands of any cruise line. Since being purchased […]

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There is an important post by a guest on the affected Carnival Splendor sailing on John Heald’s blog that is worth mentioning again here – if only because the mainstream media seems reluctant or unwilling to publish the information contained within.

The passenger – a travel agent with a group of well over […]

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Allure of the Seas arrives for the first time in Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale), Florida on November 11, 2010.  Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean made headlines again this past Thursday as Allure of the Seas completed her first arrival to the United States.

Watching […]

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A few weeks ago, we told you about four small ships that were worth your time and cruising dollars.  In each case, these ships possessed several unique qualities that set them apart from their fleetmates – and the rest of the industry. 

Recognizing that small ships aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, we now […]

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 A Sea Hawk helicopter delivers pallets of supplies to the Carnival Splendor in the Pacific. Photo courtesy of the US Navy; taken by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd

The crippled Carnival Splendor, out of commission due to a fire in the ship’s aft engine room, was […]

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The MV Agean Odyssey off Mount Vesuvius. Photo courtesy of Voyages to Antiquity

By winter, most people are beginning to look at planning their summer getaways, and for many, that means a cruise to the endlessly fascinating Mediterranean.  With warm weather, cobblestone streets, white-washed buildings topped with sky-blue […]

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