Beating the Heat in Bahia Drake, Costa Rica

Cocktail of the Day: Sea Breeze. Vodka, cranberry & grapefruit juice, garnished with a grapefruit.

This morning, Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze dropped anchor in the emerald-green seas off Bahia Drake, Costa Rica. Bahia Drake – or Drake Bay – is thought to have been used […]

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Star Breeze Arrives in Quepos, Costa Rica

This morning, Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze arrived at her first port of call on our weeklong Costa Rica & Panama itinerary that will conclude with a transit of the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal.

Today, though, we’ve arrived at our anchorage off Quepos, Costa […]

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Return to Paradise: Embarking Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze

Today marks the start of my third outing with Windstar Cruises, but my first journey aboard its newly-acquired “power yacht”, Star Breeze. You might know Star Breeze better by her former name: Seabourn Spirit. Windstar recently acquired Seabourn’s original trio of ships, Seabourn […]

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Star Breeze: A New Lease On Life For A Classic Ship

On Saturday, we’ll begin our first Live Voyage Report of 2016, as we sail Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze through Costa Rica and the Panama Canal. It’s an incredible itinerary; one that will take us from Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica to Quepos and […]

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Offering the best of both worlds, Crystal Cruises delivers an intimate, upscale cruising experience on a variety of ships with itineraries that span the globe. The line offers a unique blend of luxury coupled with the amenities and venues typically found on much larger vessels.

With just 922 and 1,070 passengers apiece, Crystal’s first two […]

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Is it better to book my river cruise airfare independently, or should I let the river cruise line handle it?

Airfare is something we write about frequently. Because of its relatively high cost and numerous moving parts, airfare has the ability to dramatically affect your river cruise vacation. Done properly, you’ll never think twice about […]

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Dreaming of Alaska

On February 12, 2016 By

Maybe it’s because I took my first-ever cruise to this region back in 1998 aboard Norwegian Cruise Line‘s long-departed Norwegian Wind, but I find myself thinking of Alaska a lot lately. The 2016 Alaska Cruise Season begins in April from Port Metro Vancouver‘s Canada Place Cruise Terminal, and on April 29 for departures from the […]

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Love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the idea of a romantic getaway is an appealing one. You might think of Paris, or even New York city as the ideal romantic getaway, but Canada has no shortage of romantic destinations, and a recent trip to Montreal and Quebec City confirmed as […]

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After decades spent languishing at her berth in Philadelphia, the historic ocean liner S.S. United States has been given an unexpected reprieve by Crystal Cruises. The luxury line, which has recently embarked on an aggressive expansion of their all-inclusive cruise brand that includes new cruise ships, expedition vessels, river cruise ships and a […]

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Dreaming of the Med? So Is Silversea

If you’re contemplating sailing the Mediterranean this year, ultra-luxury line Silversea keeps sweetening the pot with some great offers and specials on their full lineup of 2016 voyages through the region.

Most recently, Silversea made some modifications to some of its existing lineup of Mediterranean cruises. […]

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