Previewing Carnival’s Upcoming New Megaship

This coming Sunday, I’m embarking Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Magic for a week of Live Voyage Report fun in the warm and sunny waters of the Caribbean. Given that, it seems only appropriate to take a look at a ship that holds the potential to dramatically alter […]

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New Staterooms, Public Rooms & Dining Venues for Cunard’s Iconic Flagship

This spring, Cunard Line’s flagship, the grand Queen Mary 2, will undergo her most significant refit since entering service as the only modern-day ocean liner in the world back in 2004. When she emerges in mid-June, she’ll sport a […]

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Next year, ultra-luxury line Silversea will take delivery of its first brand-new ship built since the 540-guest Silver Spirit first set sail back in 2009. Not that everything has been quiet for the line in the interim; Silversea took delivery of two luxury expedition ships (Silver Discoverer and Click here to continue reading!

Experiencing Carnival Magic in the Eastern Caribbean

Two years ago, I took my first-ever Carnival Cruise Lines voyage: an eight-day sailing from Miami to the Eastern Caribbean aboard Carnival Breeze. I immediately fell in love with the line’s genuinely fun style of cruising; an unpretentious experience that offered far more than […]

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For fans of ultra-luxury line Seabourn, it’s been a long time coming: beginning in 2017, the line will return once again to sail the pristine waters of Alaska after an absence of 15 years from the region.

Starting in June of 2017, Seabourn is sending the 450-guest Seabourn Sojourn on a […]

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Recapping Our Journey Through The Age of Sail with Star Clippers

Sailing Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper in the Caribbean was like stepping back in time, but without giving up any of the modern cruising amenities I’ve come to know and love.

On the one hand, there was the 227-guest Royal Clipper – the largest square-rigged […]

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South African Cruise Q&A

On January 13, 2016 By

Now that I have returned from South Africa and Silversea’s elegant Silver Wind, I have finally had a chance to decompress and recover from jet lag (more on that later). Most importantly, I’ve had some time to look over some of the questions sent in by readers about my journey, and […]

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Cape Town, Cape Grace & the Journey Onward

“You’re going to love this,” she says as the elevator doors open on the fourth and uppermost floor of the Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa “She” is Jana, the hotel’s Public Relations Executive  and she’s right: instead of a nondescript lobby, the elevator […]

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One final Day at Sea aboard Silversea’s elegant Silver Wind

Today, Silversea’s sleek Silver Wind spent a lazy day sailing the Indian Ocean, destined for Cape Town, South Africa. Tomorrow, the two hundred or so of us onboard will disembark, and another two hundred or so guests will embark for their very own 10-day […]

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Koningsdam Elevates The Future Of Holland America Line

Change is afoot at Holland America Line.

The line, which has been around since 1873 and has been owned by Carnival Corporation & plc since 1989, recently bade farewell to Statendam and Ryndam after more than two decades in service as “dam ships.” […]

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