Every year I swear I’m not going back to Alaska – and every year I find an itinerary that makes me want to go again. This time around, it’s Norwegian Cruise Line’s fabulous voyage from Vancouver that departs on Friday, May 8, 2015 aboard the 1,936-guest Norwegian Sun.

Sailing […]

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Welcoming 12 New Viking River Cruise Ships in Amsterdam

For the past three years, I’ve traveled to Europe every March to witness something very special: the launch of the newest batch of Viking Longship river cruise vessels from Viking River Cruises. This year will be no exception, as we travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands […]

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The Caribbean is a veritable paradise for ship lovers, and my two recent Caribbean cruises were no exception. First up was the Eastern Caribbean aboard MSC Divina, followed by Carnival Freedom in the Western Caribbean from […]

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Freedom Comes to Galveston

Repositioning a ship to a new homeport is big news. It creates jobs, diversifies itineraries, and adds more options for cruisers looking to try something new and possibly different. Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Freedom just relocated to Galveston, Texas, and by all accounts, her first six-day voyage to the Western […]

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From Oman to Greece Aboard the Elegant Silver Wind

So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?

- Hunter S. Thompson

I’ve […]

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Ultra-luxury line Silversea Cruises continues to diversify and enhance their adventure cruise offerings as part of their Silversea Expeditions brand that includes three intimate vessels: Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, and Silver Discoverer. Beginning this year, Silversea will offer special […]

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Our Mediterranean Experience in the Caribbean

Recently, I spent a week aboard MSC Cruises’ MSC Divina in the Eastern Caribbean. Truthfully, I went not to see Philipsburg and San Juan and Grand Turk, but to experience both MSC cruising and MSC Divina herself. Chances are good that you’ve heard of the rapidly-expanding European cruise […]

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The Old Man And The Sea

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Friday, February 20, 2015

After nearly a week of sailing the Western Caribbean on the inaugural sailing of Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Freedom from her new homeport of Galveston, Texas, we’re nearing the end of our journey. At this time tomorrow, thousands of […]

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Progreso, Mayans and Chichen Itza

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Once again, another blustery morning greeted Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Freedom as we sailed into Progreso, Mexico. Unlike our evening departure from Cozumel, our arrival into the port at the northern tip of the Yucatan was bathed in brilliant sunshine that illuminated the water that […]

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Cozumel Briefly; Freed By Carnival Freedom

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The strange weather that has followed Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Freedom throughout our Western Caribbean itinerary from Galveston shows no signs of letting up. Last night, guests were advised that our arrival and departure time for our port of call in Cozumel, Mexico […]

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