As both December and 2012 draw to a close, it’s only appropriate we finish off the year with a final installment of our Cruise Photos of the Week!

From the Deck Chair will return January 1, 2013

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It’s been an exciting year of cruise travel here on From the Deck Chair, with Live Voyage Reports that have taken us from the warmth of the Caribbean to the festive chill of Europe’s Christmas Markets and back again. As we wrap up 2012, we’re reaching deep into our digital archives to spend some time […]

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This January marks the start of what could be our most exciting, adventurous and exotic Live Voyage Report yet: a stunning 10-night voyage to South Africa aboard Silversea’s luxurious and intimate Silver Wind.

Coverage will kick off on Sunday, January 13, 2013 as I begin the long trek to Cape Town from […]

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When I was in Amsterdam prior to my most recent Live Voyage Report, I sat up in the SkyLounge on the 11th floor of the Doubletree Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station, looking out over the twinkling […]

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The Business of Cruising

On December 21, 2012 By

An Interview with Denis Lim & Blaine Lambert, Cruise Experts Travel

Here on From the Deck Chair, I like to focus on cruise ships and itineraries themselves. After all, there’s an astonishing wealth of ships out there that are just waiting to be explored, all of which call on destinations near and far, exotic and […]

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After years of steady decline, there may finally be some positive news in-store for fans of West Coast cruising: Carnival Cruise Lines intends to reposition their 1995 Carnival Imagination to Long Beach, California in early 2014, where she will join her sister Carnival Inspiration in offering a program of three-and-four-night voyages to California and […]

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This year, I crossed the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.  And the experience was so stellar, I did it again.  One crossing took me from Barbados to Portugal, while the other whisked me […]

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I consider the Mediterranean to be a “must-see” destination. There’s no getting around it: the sheer amount of history and culture that’s present in these ports of call is a veritable feast for the senses.  It will leave you changed forever, and more importantly, it will have you wanting to experience more.

Whether this is […]

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Meet Cruise Experts Travel

On December 17, 2012 By

You may have seen the banners on this site and you’ve probably heard me talk about them, particularly given that I will be hosting a custom-designed Alaskan Cruise Tour next July in conjunction with them.  But who, exactly, are Vancouver-based Cruise Experts Travel?

My involvement with Cruise Experts goes back to before I […]

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What would happen if you took a luxury product and applied to expedition cruising? The result would be Silversea’s luxurious pathfinder, the 132-guest Silver Explorer.

Operating under the line’s Silversea Expeditions banner, the Silver Explorer is as intimate and luxurious as they come. With a dedicated staff of […]

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