The first rays of sun light up the pool deck aboard Silver Spirit. Photo © 2010 Aaron Saunders Our last full day aboard Silversea’s beautiful Silver Spirit has sadly arrived.  I was up bright and early at 5:30 am to photograph the ship as the sun rose […]

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Breakfast condiments on the veranda of La Terrazza, Deck 7. Photo © 2010 Aaron Saunders

Our second full day at sea aboard Silver Spirit started much like the first: reluctantly dragging ourselves from our supremely comfortable bed and ambling down to La Terrazza on Deck […]

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Start the day off right: fresh-squeezed orange juice and a glazed doughnut aft of the Panorama Lounge. Photo © 2010 Aaron Saunders

Today is our first full day at sea aboard Silversea’s Silver Spirit.  After departing St. Thomas last evening, we ran into some moderately […]

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A stormy St. Thomas in the early morning of December 16, 2010. Photo © 2010 Aaron Saunders

Today we are in the port of Charlotte Amalie, better known as St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.  Christopher Columbus arrived here in 1493 to find a sizable Carib population […]

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Early morning sunrise for Silver Spirit, en-route to Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Photo © Aaron Saunders Welcome to Philipsburg, St. Maarten! Half Dutch, half French, St. Maarten/St. Martin offers cruise passengers the best of both worlds : a major Eastern Caribbean cruise port with a European flair.  Philipsburg is […]

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After a successful – if very bumpy – flight from Vancouver, we’ve arrived at Toronto Pearson airport.  It may be early, but we’re hopped up on coffee and tea, re-fed and ready to go on to Barbados.

For those who have never been, Toronto Pearson has something of a love/hate relationship with most Canadians.  In […]

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Silver Spirit Voyage 5041: a great mix of Eastern and Southern Caribbean Ports. Image courtesy of Silversea Cruises. Deep within my boxes of cruise memorabilia, I have a ratty, well-loved copy of NCL’s 1998 Alaska Cruises brochure.  It was the year I took my first cruise, and I […]

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Some passengers aboard Travel Dynamic’s small expedition ship Clelia II experienced more than just ice and penguins on their voyage to Antarctica.  A taste of the area’s often ferocious weather was also in store.

The 290-foot long, 50-foot wide vessel was returning from an Antarctica voyage when it ran into trouble on Tuesday approximately […]

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Christmas Cruise Deals

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With only a few weeks left until Christmas, many cruise lines are trotting out better and better deals, both on voyages for the remainder of this year and all of 2011.  So where are the deals to be had?  Here’s a quick rundown of some of our favorites:

Cunard Line
The Deal: In celebration […]

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 The Norwegian Jewel. Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

Passengers arriving at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal yesterday with the expectation of boarding Norwegian Cruise Line‘s Norwegian Jewel for a week in the Bahamas and Florida got an unpleasant shock: she wasn’t there.

In fact, Norwegian Jewel wouldn’t […]

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