Canadian expedition tour operator Adventure Canada announced today that it has secured the 1982-built Ocean Endeavour for its 2015 season of Arctic, Greenland and Canadian Maritimes voyages.

Frequent cruisers might remember the Ocean Endeavour as Kristina Katarina, the 1982-built replacement for Finland-based Kristina Cruises’ classic Kristina Regina.

In service for Adventure […]

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Yesterday was a very important Monday here in the Canadian city of Vancouver: with the arrival of Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Miracle, the 2014 Alaska Cruise Season officially kicked off for Port Metro Vancouver.

This year, the Port – which encompasses the iconic Canada Place Cruise Terminal and its […]

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Frommer’sfounder Arthur Frommer recently published an interesting commentary on the state of the modern cruise industry. Titled There’s Been a “Sea Change” in the Character of Ocean Cruises, and the Only Remedy Seems an Increase in What You Spend for a Cruise, it outlines Frommer’s dismay at the current state of the mainstream cruise […]

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River cruises are, unsurprisingly, red-hot right now. But for many, the biggest revelation about river cruising is that they’re not just confined to the waterways of Europe. On the contrary – river cruises are offered in some of the most exotic parts of the world, including the fabled Amazon River.

One company, Rainforest Cruises, […]

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Ultra-luxury line Silversea is rolling out a new set of booking incentives for customers who reside in Canada and the United States. Called Silver Select, the promotion – which is available on new Alaska and Mediterranean bookings made by June 30, 2014 – allows guests to personalize their voyage by choosing one of […]

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Some good news for folks in the UK: Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it will be sending the 4,100-guest Norwegian Epic to Southampton, England in 2015 for two special sailings, marking the first time the ship has visited the historic maritime port since her maiden voyage in June of 2010.

On September 20, 2015, […]

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Yesterday, Viking Cruises confirmed what they had previously announced back in March when they christened a massive 18 new river cruise vessels in five days across four countries: the line will take delivery of 12 new river cruise ships in 2015. But while […]

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While I was in Europe last week, floating down the Rhine, one piece of cruise news came across my virtual desk that nearly resulted in my morning coffee being ejected from my mouth: Royal Caribbean’s decision to homeport the forthcoming Quantum of the Seas in Shanghai, […]

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It’s almost the start of the Alaskan cruise season here in Vancouver, and that has me thinking about the royal blue-hulled ships of Holland America Line.

Alaska is one of my favorite cruise destinations. It’s second only to Europe, in fact. But it’s not the towns that entrance me in Alaska. Though they can […]

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Commemorating World War I and celebrating the new ms Inspire

Over the course of nine days, my Belgium & Holland in Spring itinerary aboard Tauck’s beautiful new ms Inspire took us from the forward-thinking Dutch city of Amsterdam to the bilingual Belgian city of Brussels. What I discovered was an experience that was […]

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