Maybe it’s because I was getting older, but in the past few years I had found myself growing out of the whole Christmas/Holiday spirit. As a kid, I always enjoyed the holiday season – as most kids do.  But as I got older, it seemed that the holiday music, décor and endless advertisements offering blowout […]

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Last December, I took my first-ever river cruise: a seven-day voyage down the Danube with AmaWaterways aboard their beautiful AmaLyra. Even more importantly, I got my first real taste of Europe’s beautifully festive Christmas Markets. Over the course of my weeklong […]

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A few months back, Avid Cruiser Ralph Grizzle set out onboard American Queen Steamboat Company’s eponymous American Queen for a journey along the mighty Mississippi.

Along with a professional videographer, he also took the time to document every step of the journey, highlighting the experience aboard the one-of-a-kind sternwheeler that […]

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About a year ago, a good friend of mine was telling me about his adventures during the time he lived overseas, residing in Bangkok after years of living in Vancouver and Saskatchewan. I met Scott Holmes a decade ago, when we attended film school together.  Older and arguably wiser than I was, Scott embarked on […]

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Yesterday, I wrote about how a European cruise should be on everyone’s radar for 2013.  Today, I wanted to find an itinerary that would be perfect for first-time cruisers to the continent, combining ports in a wide variety of countries with a voyage aboard a great ship.  What I found – courtesy of […]

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Cruise Into Europe in 2013

On November 22, 2012 By

With Thanksgiving upon our readers in the United States, one thing seems certain: 2012 is rapidly drawing to a close. And that has people – including yours truly – looking to plan their cruise vacations for the upcoming year.

Once again, one cruise destination should be on everyone’s radar for next year: Europe.

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Following our articles detailing two of Cruise Experts Travel’s custom-made CruiseTours, a reader wrote to me yesterday to say that they’ve never sailed to Alaska before – and they never plan to.  Why?  Because it’s “cold” there.  They didn’t mean that in a bad way, rather as a matter-of-fact statement.  When […]

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Yesterday, we told you about an exiting Alaskan CruiseTour that I will have the honour of hosting next year, in conjunction with Vancouver-based Cruise Experts Travel and Princess Cruises. But this innovative travel agency has also developed another exciting CruiseTour to the Great Land […]

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Of all the places I’ve had the privilege to sail to, Alaska is still planted firmly at the top of my list. I never get tired of visiting this stunning locale, and next July, I’m headed back there again.  And this time, you can all come along with me – in person!

I’m honoured to […]

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It’s been an exciting week of news for ultra-luxury line Silversea.  They officially opened their new season of sailings to the Galapagos aboard the forthcoming Silver Galapagos for booking, introduced a brand-new fare structure, and unveiled their entire 2014 lineup.  Have a peek at it; there’s some absolutely stunning itineraries offered right across […]

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