A Sunday In Mainz

On March 31, 2016 By

A few weeks ago, I sailed aboard Vantage Deluxe World Travel’s River Voyager on a short repositioning voyage from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Along the way, we found the time to stop in Mainz to for a quick taste of this historic German city.

It was under cloudy skies and chilly weather conditions […]

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We Join The New River Voyager For A Repositioning Voyage Along The Rhine

Under sunny skies in Basel, Switzerland, Vantage Deluxe World Travel’s brand-new, 176-guest River Voyager was officially handed over to the company on Friday, March 18, 2016.

The newest and most elaborate ship in the fleet, River Voyager has been designed with the […]

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Crystal Cruises Takes On Air Travel & Introduces Crystal Endeavor

When you write about the cruise industry, you tend to see a lot of ship launches. You see keel-laying ceremonies, shipyard tours where the skeleton of the vessel is barely recognizable, and christening events that take place, as they have for hundreds of years, before […]

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The Fresh New Look aboard Holland America’s Eurodam

Aaron Saunders, Avid Cruiser

On Sunday, I stepped aboard Holland America Line’s Eurodam for a look at the fresh new innovations that were recently added to the ship. These include substantially refreshed suites and brand-new, Koningsdam-esque innovations that revolve around Holland America’s new Music Walk […]

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In May, Viking Cruises will christen their second oceangoing ship, Viking Sea, in a ceremony set along the River Thames in London, England. It’s a grand city befitting of a truly grand ship – one that is poised to offer guests everything that made Viking’s first ship, Viking Star, so spectacular.


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Transiting The Panama Canal with Windstar Cruises

My last day aboard Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze was all about Panama City and the nearby Panama Canal.

With our transit from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea expected to take place sometime this evening, I decided to maximise my Canal time by booking the […]

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Star Breeze Arrives off Panama City, Panama

The biggest bug I’ve ever seen is clinging to the frame of my stateroom window.

Hitching a ride as we spend a day at sea cruising down to Balboa, Panama, this particular bug looks like a grasshopper on steroids. He’s clinging to the frame of the window, resting […]

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In Pictures: Isla de Coiba, Panama

Our Live Voyage Report from onboard Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze continues tomorrow. Be sure to follow along with our adventures on Twitter @deckchairblog.

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Costa Rica Dazzles One Last Time

As usual, Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze dropped anchor this morning in another gorgeous little bay off the shores of Costa Rica. Today, we find ourselves yachting around Golfo Dulce, near Corcovado National Park and the town of Puerto Jimenez. Puerto Jimenez is decidedly larger than some of […]

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