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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Ultra-luxury line Silversea recently released its 2018 sailing schedule, and there’s a lot to like. Not only does the 2018 schedule see the inclusion of the new Silver Cloud, which will by then have been converted into an ice-strengthened expedition ship, but the 2018 sailing calendar also sees the first foray […]

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Five Ships in Quebec City – But Only One Viking

“Adventure is interesting enough – in retrospect. Especially to the person who didn’t have it.”

Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Canadian Explorer

Today, guests aboard Viking Cruises’ Viking Star arrived at their last port of call on this historic transatlantic crossing prior to the […]

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Spectacular Saguenay

“Let us be French, let us be English, but most importantly, let us be Canadian.”

-Sir John A. Macdonald, First Prime Minister of Canada

If there’s a warmer welcome for cruise ship guests than the one we received in Saguenay, Quebec this morning, I haven’t seen it. Viking Cruises’ […]

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Cruising the St. Lawrence Seaway

Calm seas and blue skies greeted Viking Cruises’ Viking Star as we spent a day cruising the St. Lawrence Seaway en-route to our second-last port of call on this voyage, the village of Saguenay, Quebec.

Sea days onboard Viking Star tend to be demur and relaxing, with guests preferring […]

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