The ms Paul Gauguin is framed by the impressive backdrop of Bora Bora, French Polynesia. Photo courtesy of Paul Gauguin Cruises Departing on multiple dates between February 19 and December 3, 2011, the ms Paul Gauguin sails a spectacular weeklong itinerary roundtrip from Papeete, Tahiti.  Operated by [...]

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You may not have heard of Yran & Storbraaten before, but chances are you’ve seen their work.  The Oslo-based design firm founded by Petter Yran and Bjørn Storbraaten has been designing the interior and exterior spaces of some of your favorite cruise ships for almost thirty years.

It all starts with a sketch, a [...]

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Kapitan Khlebnikov cruising the Arctic. Photo courtesy of Quark Expeditions.

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary this summer, Quark Expeditions has a voyage aboard the venerable Kapitan Khlebnikov that fits the bill.  Aside from sailing the fabled Northwest Passage in the Arctic, passengers are [...]

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 Off-limits: the seaside port of Mazatlan, Mexico won’t be seeing the Disney Wonder anytime soon. Photo © Aaron Saunders

Those who follow this blog know we’ve written extensively about the rapid decline of West Coast cruises, due in part to restrictive taxes and environmental policies in [...]

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How you use your Silversea $1000 Onboard Credit
is completely up to you – why not check out the line’s high-end
boutiques?
Photo © 2010 Aaron Saunders

Only a week after launching one of the most ambitious onboard enrichment programs in the industry, Silversea Cruises announced on [...]

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 The Zaandam arrives at Vancouver’s Canada Place in the early morning. Photo © Aaron Saunders

Sometimes, we all just need a quick little getaway to recharge our batteries.  On the East coast, prospective cruisers have a variety of quick Caribbean getaways designed to suit every taste and budget.  [...]

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Sunrise aboard Silver Spirit in Key West, Florida Photo © 2010 Aaron Saunders

For this week’s installment of Photo of the Week, I wanted to pick a shot that was capable of instantly transporting readers from their computers to the ship and make them feel as though they [...]

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Sailing into the Sunset

On January 23, 2011 By

Photo © Aaron Saunders  For many of us who enjoy cruising, the sea is like a second home – one we become so attached to that we want to continue to sail it, even in death.  But how do you go about burying a loved one’s ashes at [...]

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Inside the Disney Dream

On January 21, 2011 By

Disney Dream at Sea. Photo courtesy of Disney Cruise Line

With the launch of Disney‘s new Disney Dream comes a plethora of enticing publicity images of this tremendous new ship that’s certain to get the hearts of seafarers young and old racing. Why do we like this [...]

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When You Wish Upon A Star – you christen a new ship. Disney Dream is officially inagurated in Port Canaveral, Florida on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. Photo courtesy of Disney Cruise Line    The big news yesterday was without a doubt the christening and maiden voyage of Continue Reading

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