The summer was all about experiencing a different kind of cruising aboard the intimate sailing yachts of Windstar Cruises. Sailing aboard the 1988-built Wind Spirit, our weeklong voyage took us from the Swedish capital of Stockholm to Oslo, Norway.

Along the way, we called on some of Scandinavia’s most popular ports, like [...]

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What does it take to refurbish a cruise ship? We found out in June when we travelled to Victoria, British Columbia’s Esquimalt Graving Dock to witness Royal Caribbean’s beautiful Radiance of the Seas undergo her massive Royal Advantage makeover.

What is the “Royal Advantage”?  A 21-day top-to-bottom refurbishment of this [...]

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In these last few days of 2011, we take a look back at some of the spectacular voyages we’ve been priviledge to take and report on this year for our signature Live Voyage Reports.  There’s plenty of fun in store for next year but for now, let’s look back at the best of 2011.

In [...]

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We spent seven fantastic days aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaLyra sailing from Nuremberg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary.

Along the way, we stopped in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities and towns, exploring the historic Christmas Markets and partaking in the traditions of times gone by.  The spicy aroma [...]

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After just disembarking from a river cruise last Sunday, I’ve found myself thinking all week about the things I’ve enjoyed and have come to love about river cruising.  If only they could be applied to deep-ocean cruising, I thought.

It seems Viking River Cruises [...]

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During my recent weeklong cruise down the Danube with AmaWaterways, I took nearly 1,400 photos.  That’s roughly 200 pictures per day!  With all those great photos floating around, we thought we’d share a few more images of the beautiful AmaLyra and the ports she [...]

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Re-live our past Live Voyage Reports with these photos!

It’s that time again.  Christmas and the Holiday season not only signifies a time to get together with family and friends, but to reflect upon the past year and its ups and downs.  For me personally, I like to look back on some of the astonishing [...]

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A Short Pause

On December 20, 2011 By

We’re feeling just a tad jetlagged after our flights back from Budapest, so we’re going to take a short little break today and return tomorrow with a few new articles in the run-up to Christmas.

In the meantime, if you missed our Live Voyage Report aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaLyra, you can still read the [...]

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Leaving the AmaLyra: Recaping our Christmas Time Cruise

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

- St. Augustine

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and such is the case today aboard AmaWaterways’ beautiful AmaLyra as we [...]

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Beautiful Budapest

You may have noticed that today’s Live Voyage Report was posted a little late.  There’s a good reason for that.  Quite simply put, this last evening onboard AmaWaterways’ AmaLyra was one of the best.  But I keep saying that, and it’s true – each evening has been better than the last.  That’s [...]

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