Hebridean Island Cruises’ Hebridean Princess. Photo courtesy of Hebridean Island Cruises

The brilliant thing about cruise travel is there really is a ship and a line suited to each individual taste.  Even Her Majesty the Queen has her preference: Hebridean Island Cruises.

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Since last week was Antarctic Cruise Week here on From the Deck Chair, we’ve moved our Cruise Photos of the Week feature to Sunday. But before we get to that, a quick notice: as part of our new joint venture with The Avid Cruiser, From the Deck Chair will be moving over to the […]

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An Antarctic expedition offers a true departure from the normal ocean cruise. Photo courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions

To close this special Antarctic Cruise Week feature here on From the Deck Chair, it’s only fitting that we talk about Lindblad Expeditions and its unique partnership with the big kahuna […]

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Did you know Holland America Line sails to Antarctica?  They do – and this year might be your last chance to experience the wintry continent with them.

Here’s the main difference between voyages offered by smaller expedition ships and larger cruise ships: you can’t get off.  Veendam carries just over 1,300 passengers.  Expedition ships […]

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 A view from the bridgecam of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ HANSEATIC as she cruised Antarctica on January 22, 2011. Photo courtesy of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

In the Antarctic cruise and expedition market, Hamburg-based Hapag Lloyd Cruises remains a major player.

The line’s history dates back to 1847, when its […]

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 Hurtigruten offers a variety of Antarctic-based itineraries, all operated aboard their purpose-built ship, MS Fram. Photo courtesy of Hurtigruten ASA.

Formerly known as Norwegian Coastal Voyages, Hurtigruten offers some very compelling Antarctic itineraries, all operated by their flagship, the aptly-named MS Fram.

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He’s excited: it’s Antarctic Week here on FTDC. Photo courtesy of Mari Ogawa  

It’s Antarctic Week here at From the Deck Chair.  Why Antarctica, you ask?  Simply put, there are few areas of this earth as remote, beautiful, and untouched as the Southern Continent.  And […]

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From the Deck Chair author Aaron Saunders aboard Silversea’s Silver Spirit in December. Photo © Aaron Saunders
Today is an exciting day for us here at From the Deck Chair.  After one and a half years in existence, I am pleased to announce that we’ve joined […]

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Photo © Aaron Saunders

It’s Friday, and once again that means it’s time for our Photos of the Week.  Shown above is one of the most bizarre seas we’ve ever seen, shot from the deck of Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 leaving New York after the passing of […]

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Europe is a destination of intrigue and wonder.
Here, Silversea’s Silver Cloud passes under London’s
famous Tower Bridge.
Photo courtesy of Silversea Cruises

Europe is a destination that just seems to get more popular with each passing year.  And with good reason: there’s more history, natural beauty, […]

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