North To Un-Cruise Alaska!

Tomorrow will mark the start of another Live Voyage Report, and yet another journey that will take me back to the gorgeous State of Alaska. This time, though, I won’t be taking a mainstream ship there on the standard run from Vancouver or Seattle. Instead, my journey will begin right […]

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The Reluctant Explorer

On August 28, 2014 By

I am the reluctant explorer.

It’s not that I don’t like travel; far from it. I’ve loved travel for as long as I can remember – and you don’t get too far in this line of work if you hate travelling. It’s like a vegetarian working at Burger King – you just don’t see a […]

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Disney’s Second Ship Still Sparkles

Last week, I had the opportunity to tour a very unique ship while she was docked at Port Metro Vancouver’s Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal: Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder.

Built in 1999 as Disney’s second ship, Disney Wonder is the sister-ship to Disney Magic, and was the […]

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I want to like Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas. I really do. I even wrote about her float-out recently in The Province. I have had several enjoyable cruises aboard the line’s other ships, like Grandeur of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas. I love their existing ships for their unique blend […]

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Discovering the Galapagos Islands with Silversea

Twenty years ago, Silversea began offering luxury cruises with just a single ship. Now, they have a fleet of eight, comprised of five classic luxury cruise ships and three dedicated luxury expedition vessels.

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Recapping Our Journey Through Gwaii Haanas with Outer Shores Expeditions

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

I have been back from my trip aboard Outer Shores Expeditions’ Passing Cloud through Haida Gwaii’s Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Sitefor over a week now. I’ve had friends and family call […]

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Bears, Tanu, and One Last Day onboard Outer Shores Passing Cloud

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I could hear it from my bunk even before I rolled out of it: the sound of torrents of raindrops pounding on the wooden decking above my head. In a way, it made me want […]

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Windy Bays and Rainy Days

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Saturday, August 9, 2014

It is about 20 minutes to noon on Day 6 of our Outer Shores Expeditions’ Passing Cloud voyage through Haida Gwaii’s Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site as I write this. My iPhone […]

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Exploring the Outer Shores of Gwaii Haanas

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Friday, August 8, 2014

If I had any lingering doubts as to the uniqueness if sailing aboard Outer Shores Expeditions’ Passing Cloud, they evaporated at 0730 this morning as I kayaked around Bag Harbour at the south end of Burnaby Narrows prior to […]

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Stepping Back In Time in SGang Gwaay

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Today, guests aboard Outer Shores Expeditions’ Passing Cloud had an ethereal day as we explored one of the most beautiful locations in British Columbia, Canada: Haida Gwaii’s Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida […]

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