Booking a cruise is unlike reserving any other kind of travel. To the first-time cruiser, the myriad of choices and procedures can be overwhelming, and even experienced cruisers aren’t immune to confusion, particularly if they’re considering switching lines for the first time.

While I always advocate the use of a travel agent if you’re planning […]

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It’s official: Carnival Cruise Line will start offering the line’s first-ever cruises to Cuba, departing this summer aboard the 2,025-guest Carnival Paradise.

Beginning on June 29, 2017, Carnival Paradise will offer 12 of these brand-new four-and-five day cruises that combine ports of call in the Caribbean with an overnight stay in […]

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Ultra-luxury line Silversea announced last week that the company is bringing back an old friend into an expanded role. Barbara Muckermann has rejoined Silversea as the company’s chief marketing officer. Based out of the line’s Monaco office, she’ll report to Silversea’s chairman on brand initiatives, and company CEO Roberto Martinoli on operational matters. […]

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How My Decision to Fly “Day Of” Backfired

I realized something was wrong on Sunday night. My phone went haywire with messages and alerts warning me of impending bad weather in Calgary and Seattle. My hometown of Calgary was going to get hit with a winter storm, and Seattle – where I planned to […]

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You’ve Never Seen Central America Like This

I’ve been back from my UnCruise Adventures Uncharted Isthmus! Sloths, Monkeys and Mangroves itinerary aboard the Safari Voyager  in Costa Rica and Panama for two weeks now. I always like writing recaps a few weeks after the fact, as it lets the memories and […]

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A Voyage Aboard Carnival’s Most Influential Class of Ship

They were called the SuperLiners. Carnival Cruise Line’s largest ships two decades ago are now considered midsize, but at the time of their debut, the Fantasy Class ships were revolutionary. In all, eight ships of this class were built between 1990 and 1998: Click here to continue reading!

Cruise passengers visiting Juneau, Alaska this year might notice something different: the addition of two brand-new docks that can accommodate even larger ships.

Constructed at a cost of US$54-million, the two new floating docks will be situated in the Gastineau Channel, offset from the old Alaska Steamship Dock (adjacent to the city’s Public Library), and […]

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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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