Panama Canal Hoy!

Today marks the last full day of our UnCruise Adventures Uncharted Isthmus! Sloths, Monkeys and Mangroves itinerary aboard the Safari Voyager . It’s a good one, however: we’re set to make a full transit of the engineering marvel known as the Panama Canal.

The concept of a shortcut between […]

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Isla de Coiba, Panama

It’s Day 6 of our UnCruise Adventures Uncharted Isthmus! Sloths, Monkeys and Mangroves itinerary aboard the Safari Voyager , and today we’re having a Beach Day in the island paradise that is Isla de Coiba, Panama.

The tiny island we dropped anchor in looks like it’s straight out […]

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Adventures in Golfo Dulce & Golfito

UnCruise Adventures Safari Voyager dropped anchor in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica this morning. I was here last year, on another cruise, but I awoke to find us anchoring much farther into Golfo Dulce than I had ever been. Last year, the other ship I was on tucked […]

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It’s a Jungle Out There

“We’ve got jaguars and ocelots, but you probably won’t see them. But they’ll see you,” said Nancy, director of the Campanario Biological Station, over breakfast. A spry woman of indeterminate age, she’s lived in Costa Rica for the past 44 years after travelling down from the United States […]

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Costa Rica’s “Dry Forests”

UnCruise Adventures Safari Voyager dropped anchor off Isla Tortuga, a small collection of islands on the southernmost tip of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, just after 7:00 am this morning. I’d been up for the better part of an hour, sipping coffee in the lounge and watching our arrival out […]

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That Monkey Is Looking At Us

It becomes pretty apparent that this is no ordinary cruise when you are walking through the jungle and you catch a monkey staring at you from high atop the trees. When that monkey is joined by four other monkeys, all hopping from branch to branch until they’re so close […]

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Costa Rica, Panama and a New Safari Voyager

Costa Rica is going through a cold snap.

Of course, ‘cold snap’ is relative. Locals are walking through the lobby of the Real Intercontinental San Jose with winter jackets on. I, on the other hand, sat in the lobby with the top button of my […]

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New Norwegian Ship To Boast Two 180-Degree Viewpoints

We’re getting our first look at some of the features that Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Bliss will have when she makes her debut next year in Alaska and, later, in the Caribbean from Miami – and there’s a lot to like.

First and foremost, […]

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From Costa Rica to India, Three Unique Voyage Reports Are Coming Soon

The next two months promise to be some very exciting times here on From the Deck Chair, with three decidedly unique Voyage Reports that will take us into March. From big mainstream ships to small expedition-style vessels to river cruising one of the […]

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This week, Silversea’s elegant 382-guest Silver Whisper is setting out on her 2017 World Cruise. Over the course of 116 days, she’ll sail from San Francisco to Monte Carlo, where she’ll arrive on May 3, 2017 – in time for guests to hang around for the Monaco Grand Prix, […]

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