Love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the idea of a romantic getaway is an appealing one. You might think of Paris, or even New York city as the ideal romantic getaway, but Canada has no shortage of romantic destinations, and a recent trip to Montreal and Quebec City confirmed as […]

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After decades spent languishing at her berth in Philadelphia, the historic ocean liner S.S. United States has been given an unexpected reprieve by Crystal Cruises. The luxury line, which has recently embarked on an aggressive expansion of their all-inclusive cruise brand that includes new cruise ships, expedition vessels, river cruise ships and a […]

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Dreaming of the Med? So Is Silversea

If you’re contemplating sailing the Mediterranean this year, ultra-luxury line Silversea keeps sweetening the pot with some great offers and specials on their full lineup of 2016 voyages through the region.

Most recently, Silversea made some modifications to some of its existing lineup of Mediterranean cruises. […]

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By now, you’re probably all wondering where on earth my first two reports from onboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Magic are. Sadly, I still find myself wrapped in the chilly embrace of the wintery tundra of Canada.

My goal with this site has been to always speak honestly about my experiences, and quite often that […]

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Previewing Carnival’s Upcoming New Megaship

This coming Sunday, I’m embarking Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Magic for a week of Live Voyage Report fun in the warm and sunny waters of the Caribbean. Given that, it seems only appropriate to take a look at a ship that holds the potential to dramatically alter […]

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New Staterooms, Public Rooms & Dining Venues for Cunard’s Iconic Flagship

This spring, Cunard Line’s flagship, the grand Queen Mary 2, will undergo her most significant refit since entering service as the only modern-day ocean liner in the world back in 2004. When she emerges in mid-June, she’ll sport a […]

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Next year, ultra-luxury line Silversea will take delivery of its first brand-new ship built since the 540-guest Silver Spirit first set sail back in 2009. Not that everything has been quiet for the line in the interim; Silversea took delivery of two luxury expedition ships (Silver Discoverer and Click here to continue reading!

Experiencing Carnival Magic in the Eastern Caribbean

Two years ago, I took my first-ever Carnival Cruise Lines voyage: an eight-day sailing from Miami to the Eastern Caribbean aboard Carnival Breeze. I immediately fell in love with the line’s genuinely fun style of cruising; an unpretentious experience that offered far more than […]

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For fans of ultra-luxury line Seabourn, it’s been a long time coming: beginning in 2017, the line will return once again to sail the pristine waters of Alaska after an absence of 15 years from the region.

Starting in June of 2017, Seabourn is sending the 450-guest Seabourn Sojourn on a […]

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Recapping Our Journey Through The Age of Sail with Star Clippers

Sailing Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper in the Caribbean was like stepping back in time, but without giving up any of the modern cruising amenities I’ve come to know and love.

On the one hand, there was the 227-guest Royal Clipper – the largest square-rigged […]

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