What better way to bring April to a close than with another installment of our Cruise Photos of the Week?  While this week’s photos are diverse in nature, they all have one thing in common: they were taken in December aboard Silversea’s Silver Spirit.

Starting this Sunday, May 1st, join us as we [...]

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Yesterday, Carnival Cruise Lines took delivery of their latest “Fun Ship” – the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic.  Not only is she Carnival’s newest vessel, but she also has the special distinction of being parent company Carnival Corporation and plc’s 100th cruise ship.

It’s hard to believe now, but Carnival began rather humbly in 1972 [...]

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New Zealand is, without a doubt, one of the hottest emerging cruise destinations in the world next to Australia and the burgeoning Asian market.  But the New Zealand Herald reports that Auckland is struggling to cope with this new-found status.

At the heart of the matter: the debate raging over proposed long-term plans for [...]

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If you live on the West Coast but missed some of the great deals available for the first few weeks of May, not to worry: you’ll get another chance to cash in on a great – and inexpensive – cruise during the month of September.

As cruise ships reposition to and from Alaska, many cruise [...]

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Today’s article is an expanded version of one I wrote that ran in The Province two weeks ago.  It was tremendously well-recieved, and I thought it would be worthwhile to publish the full text here on From the Deck Chair. -

Even among exotic cruise destinations known for their unique and obscure ports of [...]

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For this week’s installment of Photo of the Week, it’s time to take a look at the little details that make your cruise vacation.  Often overlooked, these fine touches complete the entire package that is your voyage.  They’re also some of the most inspirational, directly transporting you back to a particular moment in time.  Maybe [...]

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Silversea announced yesterday that it will rename its ultra-luxury expedition ship when she emerges from drydock later this month.  Prince Albert II will emerge from the Lisnave Shipyard in Portugal as Silver Explorer in order to better brand the line’s increasingly popular expedition itineraries.

Silversea’s chairman Manfredi Lefebvre also offered up a tantalizing hint that [...]

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An evening aboard a cruise ship is a truly magical experience.  In fact, it’s long been my personal favorite time of the day.  Dinner is in full swing, and passengers are ambling between shows, bars, lounges and dining venues.  Some take in the evening air with a stroll out on deck.  Others eagerly save room [...]

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Cruises to the beautiful islands of Hawaii are nothing new, but the start and end of the Alaska cruise season offers lines the ability to create some unique, one-of-a-kind itineraries to this popular sun-splashed paradise.  Recognizing that not all repositioning cruises have to be short and ho-hum, Royal Caribbean has devised an exciting way [...]

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Two weeks from now, our Live Voyage Report from Silversea‘s Silver Spirit will be well under way.  We’re sailing from Piraeus, Greece to Barcelona, Spain on a segment of Silver Spirit‘s very first World Cruise; a voyage that has taken her all the way from Los Angeles back in January, to New Zealand, Australia, [...]

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