Embarking on our Silversea journey through Southeast Asia

This morning, I embarked Silversea’s elegant Silver Shadow at her berth at the Singapore Cruise Terminal in Singapore. Built in 2001, she carries just 382 guests and a crew complement of 302, for a passenger-to-crew ratio of nearly 1-to-1. And over the next 12 […]

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Earlier this year, I sailed with Vantage Deluxe World Travel on a quick preview cruise along the Rhine River aboard the company’s newest river cruise ship, River Voyager. I was impressed with the ship’s unique Jazz-themed décor and the company’s attention to detail. Its on-shore programs were on-par with those offered […]

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Kayaks and Apples in BC’s Gulf Islands

The silence was so total and complete that a wave of relief washed over me, as if my body had forgotten what it was like to hear nothing at all. I had taken one of the onboard kayaks from onboard Outer Shores Expeditions Passing Cloud for a […]

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From Saturna to Prevost in BC’s Gulf Islands

A few rays of sun were peeking out of the clouds as dawn broke in the skies above Outer Shores Expeditions this morning. The rain that had pounded down on the ship’s woodwork and polished brass through the night had largely evaporated, leaving a cool, crisp […]

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This past spring, I sailed aboard Vantage Deluxe World Travel’s River Voyager on her maiden voyage along Europe’s Rhine.

Carrying just 176 guests served by a crew of 45, River Voyager was designed from the ground-up to be Vantage’s most elaborate ship to-date, with onboard décor that reflects some of the […]

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The Outer Shores Adventure Begins

“We’ve got nowhere to go and all day to get there.” That’s how Outer Shores Expeditions Captain Matt Lemay explained our next four days aboard the elegant 74-foot long schooner, Passing Cloud, to us. There are a total of three crew and six guests on this quick sailing […]

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Sailing the Gulf Islands with Outer Shores Expeditions

I have been told I’m an ‘old salt’; a sailor at heart. The truth of the matter is that I’ll take any ship of any shape or size, be it big or small, modern or old-fashioned. As long as it floats, I’m up for whatever adventures lie […]

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Viking Star’s Arrival In North America Is A Game Changer

Today, Viking Cruises’ Viking Star sets sail from New York City on her journey south, to the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, where she will spend her first winter sailing to the Caribbean roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Come February, Viking Star […]

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Whenever a new cruise ship debuts, it typically does so in Europe or the Caribbean. Finally, cruisers bound for Alaska have reason to celebrate with the news that Norwegian Cruise Line will homeport its latest-and-greatest ship, Norwegian Bliss, at Seattle’s Pier 66 for her inaugural season in 2018.

After a transatlantic […]

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When I sailed aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Pride back in August, one of the coolest things I experienced (well, peripherally at least) was a new take on the line’s Seuss-a-Palooza character parade and storytime that’s designed for kids in conjunction with Dr. Seuss Enterprises. It’s an initiative that is designed to get […]

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