Admittedly, after travelling to South Africa I am on a bit of an exotic itinerary kick. So I asked my friends at Vancouver-based Cruise Experts Travel to rifle through their extensive roster of voyages in search of something rare and different. And lo and behold, […]

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Some exciting news from the world of river cruising: hot on the heels of the announcement that long-standing tour operator Tauck has joined the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), they have just announced they will welcome two brand-new river cruise ships into their European river cruising fleet in 2014, which will […]

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South African Cruise Q&A

On January 29, 2013 By

Now that I have returned from South Africa and Silversea’s elegant Silver Wind, I have finally had a chance to decompress and recover from jet lag (more on that later). Most importantly, I’ve had some time to look over some of the questions sent in by readers about my journey, and […]

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Cape Town, Cape Grace & the Journey Onward

“You’re going to love this,” she says as the elevator doors open on the fourth and uppermost floor of the Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa “She” is Jana, the hotel’s Public Relations Executive  and she’s right: instead of a nondescript lobby, the elevator […]

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One final Day at Sea aboard Silversea’s elegant Silver Wind

Today, Silversea’s sleek Silver Wind spent a lazy day sailing the Indian Ocean, destined for Cape Town, South Africa. Tomorrow, the two hundred or so of us onboard will disembark, and another two hundred or so guests will embark for their very own 10-day […]

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East London & an Inkwenkwezi Safari

The now-familiar heavy swells once again graced Silversea’s elegant Silver Wind this morning as she sailed south through the Indian Ocean along the South African coastline, destined for the city of East London.

Since it was such a lovely day out, I ate both breakfast and an early […]

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Durban &  Tala Private Game Reserve Safari

A brilliant rainbow seemed to guide Silversea’s intimate Silver Wind into the port of Durban, South Africa this morning. It was an excellent precursor to the sun, blue skies and warm temperatures that would greet guests after several days of rain and unseasonably cool temperatures.

I was […]

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On Safari at Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, Silversea-style

This morning aboard Silversea’s beautiful Silver Wind was notable for two reasons. First, the sun finally made an appearance this morning, having remained hidden since we were in Port Elizabeth last Thursday. But secondly, I finally began to realize that my time here aboard Silver Wind is all-too-quickly drawing […]

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Richards Bay & the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Early this morning, another storm washed over Silversea’s elegant Silver Wind just after 7am. Ferocious rain and wind lashed the ship, and I stood rooted to the windows in my suite for a good fifteen minutes as the storm raged on before suddenly stopping. Even so, skies […]

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An afternoon in Maputo, Mozambique

Day broke on another peaceful, if cloudy, morning aboard Silversea’s sleek Silver Wind as we made our way up the coast, destined for Maputo, Mozambique.  With our arrival scheduled for the afternoon, guests took the opportunity to sleep in, relax, and enjoy themselves – which in itself is never […]

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