Traveling Miami to board our very first Fun Ship

For all the cruises I’ve taken, none of them have ever been with the one line that is, for most people, synonymous with cruising. But that will all change tomorrow, when I embark Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Breeze at the Port of Miami for a […]

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Judging by some of the voyages I have lined up this year (like this, this, and particularly this), it’s easy to tell I am all about cruising to […]

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Join us in May as we set sail aboard Silversea’s new Silver Discoverer

Yesterday, I wrote about the new document package unveiled by ultra-luxury line Silversea to commemorate their 20th anniversary. But there’s another reason I have an interest in the line’s new documentation package, and it […]

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We’ve written in the past about the documentation packages that cruise lines send out prior to embarking on your voyage. It’s a rather interesting topic, because not all documentation is created equal. Some cruise lines rely on an online booking engine similar to those used by many airlines to issue ‘print-at-home’ boarding passes and […]

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To Cuba and Back

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

January 18, 2014

It may be that as the pages of history are turned, brighter futures and better times will come to Cuba.

– Winston Churchill, 1895

Sadly, I’m back to where I started last week aboard Cuba Cruise’s Louis Cristal , which […]

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Rain Day in Santiago de Cuba

January 16, 2014

When I awoke just after six in the morning today aboard Cuba Cruise’s Louis Cristal , sun was peeking through the drapes of my Category XF stateroom on Deck 7. In fact, when I emerged out on deck via the doorway at the stern of […]

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Holguin, Biran and Cigars

January 15, 2014

Cuba Cruise’s Louis Cristal anchored this morning off the small port city of Antilla in Bahia de Nipe. It was the site of the Battle of Nipe Bay which occurred on July 21, 1898 as part of the Spanish-American War, but today is a relatively sleepy little […]

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Exploring Cuba Cruise’s Louis Cristal At Sea

January 14, 2014

Cuba Cruise’s Louis Cristal is sailing the Caribbean Sea for Antilla, Bahia de Nipe today. At a distance of 443 nautical miles from Havana, Antilla will be our gateway to the inland city of Holguin, which was originally founded in 1545 as San Isidoro […]

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Mojito Days, Havana Nights

January 13, 2014

Today has easily been the most spectacular part of this voyage so far aboard Cuba Cruise’s Louis Cristal . We sailed into the port of Havana, Cuba on a hot, cloudless morning; the panoramic view of the city obscured only by a thin layer of mist. But […]

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The Ultimate Private Island Experience

January 12, 2014

Today is all about relaxation aboard Cuba Cruise’s Louis Cristal . Just after 9am, we arrived at our anchorage off Punta Frances on Cuba’s Isla de la Juventud – or ‘Isle of Youth.’ The largest Cuban island, the Isle of Youth is situated on the southwestern […]

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