Adventures in Very Beautiful Visby, Sweden

This morning was a relaxing one aboard Windstar Cruises’ Wind Spirit.  The seas are calm and despite the overcast sky, it’s still quite warm up on deck.  Many passengers are relaxing out on the aft pool deck, including yours truly.  In fact, it’s the most people I’ve seen [...]

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Stockholm, Sweden and the Wind Spirit

My journey to Windstar Cruises’ elegant Wind Spirit in the port of Stockholm, Sweden took a whopping 17 hours; time that saw me change planes in both Toronto and Dusseldorf, Germany on my way to the Swedish capital.  And after countless problem-free cruises and flights, my luck finally [...]

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Technical Problems

On July 30, 2011 By

FTDC- Has made it to Stockholm safely. Currently they are experiencing some technical delays and will update as soon as they can.
Thanks,
Kim – FTDC’s Fiance

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Off to Stockholm and the Wind Spirit

Today is the start of another Live Voyage Report here on From the Deck Chair, and I am thrilled to be sailing aboard Windstar Cruises’ Wind Spirit – a combination sailing-and-motor cruise ship – from Stockholm, Sweden through some of the most beautiful Baltic [...]

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Today we’re taking the day off in order to prepare for our upcoming Live Voyage Report aboard Windstar CruisesWind Spirit.

Beginning tomorrow and running until Sunday, August 8th, follow along with us each day aboard the Wind Spirit as she sails from the incredible port of Stockholm, Sweden through the historic Baltics [...]

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Christmas: it’s a word that can inspire fear into someone with even the strongest constitution, particularly when it’s mentioned in the heat of summer.  But savvy cruisers know that Christmas sailings typically sell out well before the eggnog and gingerbread make their first appearance. To get the best price and stateroom selection, you have to [...]

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I first wrote this article last year, but figured it deserved another run.  After all, a great story is line fine wine: it only gets better after time.  The World Renaissance is now long gone, having met its fate on the shores of India, but she certainly lives on in my memories – as you [...]

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We’ve written a few articles now on different online resources you can visit to plan your next cruise or, let’s face it, just geek out over ships.  But cruise travel involves numerous aspects aside from the ship and voyage itself.  So where should you turn for your other travel-related news and questions?  Here’s a few [...]

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Explosion Rocks Oslo

On July 22, 2011 By

Update: 12:30 pm PST; 9:30pm Oslo – Oslo Airport issued the following statement on its website: “Norwegian police have ordered extended border-controls. This means that all passengers arriving or leaving on international flights in Norway, must show a valid ID to enter the country. All flights are operating as planned. Please allow some extra [...]

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For today’s Cruise Photos of the Week, we take a look at some of the unused shots from our last Live Voyage Report back in May, when we sailed aboard Silversea’s Silver Spirit from Athens to Barcelona.  It was an incredible journey that I won’t soon [...]

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