Ultra-luxury line Silversea has announced they’ll be sending their second expedition ship, Silver Galapagos, in to drydock this September for a month-long enhancement program that will see the refurbishment of all suites, corridors and the Explorer Lounge onboard.

Silversea made the decision to drydock Silver Galapagos in order to better align […]

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Sailing aboard the world’s highest-rated luxury cruise ship

This September, I’ll be travelling to Istanbul, Turkey for a short stay – and the start of a very exciting Live Voyage Report.

Aside from the exotica allure of Istanbul, the primary reason for my trip is to experience Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ EUROPA 2 – the highest […]

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Two ships, five countries, and one very festive Live Voyage Report

Three years ago at this time, I had never taken a river cruise. Today, I am a river cruise fanatic – particularly when it comes to sailing through Europe’s Christmas Markets. As fantastic as the warm summer months are for enjoying meals in outdoor […]

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This week, Ralph Grizzle is currently sailing aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaVida through Portugal’s famed Douro River Valley. It’s a one-of-a-kind river cruise that calls for a one-of-a-kind style of reporting, so Ralph’s trying something a little different this time: a video-based Live Voyage Report. Below is the video from his day […]

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Earlier this year, we wrote about the new ship that Adventure Canada will be getting for the 2015 cruise season: the 198-guest Ocean Endeavour. Now, it’s time to talk about the itinerary that will welcome her into service: the Mighty St. Lawrence.


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Recapping our week aboard Emerald Waterways Emerald Star on the Danube

Over the course of seven days, Emerald Waterways’ Emerald Star whisked me along the Danube from Budapest, Hungary to Nuremberg, Germany where I disembarked – reluctantly, I might add. I certainly wouldn’t have minded staying onboard for the return journey to Budapest!

The […]

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Regensburg, Weltenburg Abbey, and One Last Emerald Waterways Day

July 18, 2014

It’s our last full day aboard Emerald Waterways’ Emerald Startoday, as we approach the end of the Danube and our weeklong voyage that began in Budapest and has whisked us through the heart of four separate countries in just six short days. […]

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Passau and Danube Scenic Cruising aboard Emerald Star

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Today, guests aboard Emerald Waterways’ Emerald Star had three distinct and fantastic ways to spend their day: an optional, full day excursion to Salzburg, Austria; an optional, full-day journey to the storybook village of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic; or the […]

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Durnstein, Melk and Austria’s Wachau Valley

Our Danube Delights itinerary aboard Emerald Waterways’ Emerald Star went into Austrian overdrive today as we called on two very small but beautiful towns nestled within the country’s picturesque Wachau Valley.

At 0800, we arrived in Durnstein, a picturesque little village located at Kilometre 2000 of the Danube […]

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Vienna By Day and Night with Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways’ Emerald Star sailed into Vienna this morning, marking our arrival to our third city and our third capital, not to mention our third UNESCO World Heritage Site on this trip.

After breakfast, I began my day like I have every other morning: with […]

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