Exploring Elephant Island

Sunday, January 18, 2015

I can tell you about my morning aboard Hurtigruten’s FRAM as she sailed through the Drake Passage en-route to Antarctica. It was a very pleasant morning, and guests onboard are settling into a nice shipboard routine.

What I will remember, though, is this afternoon.

Throughout the morning, […]

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Crossing the Drake

Saturday, January 17, 2015

It was a wild night here onboard Hurtigruten’s FRAM, but the purpose-built expedition ship handled it well. Despite Beaufort Force 9 winds and some monstrous seas pounding down upon us throughout the night, the only sounds that could be heard in my stateroom forward on Deck 5 […]

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Embarkation at The End of the Earth

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Friday, January 16, 2015

Five o’clock comes surprisingly quickly when you’re jet lagged. But, as the nice English couple who rode the elevator with me at half past five said, “it’s never too early for adventure.” And today promises to be the start […]

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It was bound to happen. Despite the fact that people can, in 2015, cruise to Antarctica in remarkable splendour aboard Hurtigruten’s FRAM – a ship that recalls both her European heritage and Norwegian namesake – internet connectivity still remains a challenge.

In fact, I consider it something of a miracle at all that […]

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Starting Our Hurtigruten Adventure In South America

“Life itself is a quotation.”

– Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)

Of all the books written on Antarctica’s most (in)famous explorers, few actually start at the beginning. Most fast-forward through the boring bits to get straight to the action: arrival in Antarctica.

My […]

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If you’ve been looking for a good excuse to sail with ultra-luxury line Silversea Cruises, your ship has come in – literally. The line just announced a brand-new program in the Mediterranean that includes complimentary shore excursions and Wi-Fi internet access across their entire 52-voyage Mediterranean lineup for all new bookings […]

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Special Carnival LIVE Performance with Martina McBride

A few weeks ago, we wrote about our upcoming Live Voyage Report aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Freedom as she makes her first Western Caribbean run from her new homeport of Galveston, Texas. Now, Carnival […]

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The first river cruise I ever took was aboard AmaWaterwaysAmaLyra. To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect from the experience. What I got was an introduction to a fabulous style of travel and cruising that has only […]

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Our Live Voyage Report with Hurtigruten Begins Next Week

“We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South.”

– Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen

Cruising to Antarctica, even in modern times, is […]

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One of the most interesting and unique cruises I took last year was the week I spent circumnavigating the Caribbean island of Cuba with Cuba Cruise. Sailing roundtrip from both Havana and Montego Bay, Jamaica, the Canadian-based company has partnered once again this year with Click here to continue reading!

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