For the past year, The Avid Cruiser’s Ralph Grizzle and I have been batting around an idea. We’ve come close to starting it many times, but we’d find ourselves stymied by lack of time. You see, we both cruise and travel a great deal. In fact, we have a tough time keeping track […]

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In 2010, I wrote my very first Live Voyage Report – and it wasn’t even all that “live.” It was an overnight cruise between Vancouver and Seattle aboard Holland America Line’s Rotterdam, a ship I had always badly wanted to sail aboard and which, by stroke […]

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As I prepare for my upcoming journey to the Galapagos this week, I’m reminded of another desolate – yet beautiful – locale: Alaska’s Denali National Park.

After having sailed multiple times to Alaska, it wasn’t until this past August that I had the opportunity to explore just a fraction […]

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If I were to tell you about Star Cruises’ SuperStar Gemini, many European and North American cruisers would likely have to take a moment to visualise her. She’s one of the newest vessels to join the Star Cruises fleet, but she might be more familiar to most of us as Norwegian Cruise Line’s […]

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Returning to Europe’s Christmas Markets aboard Viking Baldur

It’s difficult for me to believe that, two years ago at this time, I had never been on a river cruise before. Nor did I really want to.

But then I discovered both European river cruising and Europe’s storybook-esque Christmas Markets all in a single go. I […]

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Join us as we sail from Rome to Malaga this November

I began my cruising year aboard Silversea’s ultra-luxurious and curiously intimate Silver Wind on an epic journey from Cape Town, South Africa. To say it was a memorable […]

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Our Live Voyage Report aboard Silversea’s Silver Galapagos begins next week, and we’re already gearing up for the journey: our documents arrived just last week.

One thing I’ve always appreciated about Silversea is their extraordinary pre-cruise document package, which consists of a leather document holder that changes yearly; two leather Silversea luggage tags; personalized […]

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The Economics of Cruising

On October 21, 2013 By

A friend asked me a question the other day, and it’s the one I dread the most: What is the best cruise to take? It’s an impossible question that has no answer – but one that I find people are asking more and more. And its origins lie in the ever-shifting dynamic of the cruise […]

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The following is an article I wrote for the fantastic blog that Windstar Cruises writes. It came on the heels of my adventures aboard the Wind Star this summer, and I wanted to take the opportunity to re-print it here as well, for all those who may have not yet had […]

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Following our magnificent journey down the Mekong a few weeks ago aboard AmaWaterwaysAmaLotus, we received a lot of reader interest – and questions – about this unique river cruise. Today, we thought we’d do a little Q&A on some of the subjects that […]

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