One Last Day of Clippering in St. Lucia

Friday, December 18, 2015

It is our last day Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper in the Caribbean, as this weeklong voyage to the Grenadines comes to a close. Fortunately, today offers no shortage of adventurous activities to distract us from the fact that the end of […]

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Martinique, C’est Bon!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

This morning, Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper got in touch with her European heritage – all without ever leaving the Caribbean.

Just after 0800, we came alongside Fort-de-France, Martinique; a slice of both European and French influence in the Caribbean. Martinique is the largest of the Windward […]

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Back in Bequia

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This afternoon, Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper sailed into what is one of my fondest cruise ports in the Caribbean: the small island paradise that is Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

Pronounced beck-way, I was first and last in Bequia five years ago today onboard Silversea’s […]

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Beach Break at Tobago Cays

Monday, December 15, 2015

I think I’m running out of beach superlatives.

Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper dropped anchor off Tobago Cays this morning at 0930. Within minutes, guests were lining the outer decks, waiting to be among the first to tender ashore in this sun-drenched paradise.

Tobago Cays are […]

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Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice in Grenada

Monday, December 14, 2015

It’s official: I’m having excellent sleeps here aboard Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper, which gently rocks me to sleep each and every night. Our sea conditions were not nearly as heavy last night as they were upon our departure from Barbados, […]

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Fun In The Sun With Star Clippers

Sunday, December 13, 2015

I had what might be the best sleep ever in my stateroom on Deck 1 of Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper. It’s the lowest passenger accommodations deck aboard the ship, and the portholes of my Category 3 Stateroom are just feet away from […]

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Joining Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper for a Cruise through the Southern Caribbean

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tucked within the maze of gleaming white cruise ships that loomed tall over the piers in the port of Bridgetown, Barbados was a smaller, more unassuming cruise ship. She doesn’t have row upon row of balcony staterooms, nor does […]

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We’re currently sailing around the Southern Caribbean aboard Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper, the world’s largest passenger sailing ship in the world. Built in 2000, she is designed to recall the glory days of sail, and she certainly is doing just that!

While our onboard internet isn’t quite fast enough to post our daily missives, we […]

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Silversea’s Ninth Luxury Vessel Is Officially Underway

It couldn’t have been a more perfect day. Despite the fact that it’s the middle of December, temperatures soared to 16°C under a completely cloudless sky here in Genoa, Italy this morning, where a small group of press from around the world came together at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente […]

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Recapping our Viking River Cruise through Myanmar

When I first planned my trip aboard Viking River Cruises’ Viking Mandalay as part of Viking’s 15-day Myanmar Explorer river cruise tour itinerary, I didn’t know what to expect. I’d sailed with Viking numerous times in Europe, covering the Danube, the Rhine, France’s Bordeaux region and […]

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