One Last Look at the Inspirational Silver Muse

My short four-day voyage aboard Silversea’s Silver Muse is already drawing to a close. Today, we’re docked in Tarragona, Spain for an exclusive look at the opening day of FerrariLand, a Ferrari-themed amusement park located just to the west of the city, in a complex […]

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A Third Day Onboard Reveals The True Comforts of Silver Muse

Today, Silversea’s Silver Muse arrived in her first-ever port of call, coming alongside in Marseille, France shortly after 7:00 am this morning. I should go ashore and explore – but I can’t tear myself away from the brand-new Silver Muse on this […]

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Walking the Decks of the Muse

To celebrate my first morning aboard Silversea’s brand-new Silver Muse, I was up at six and on-deck half an hour later, just in time to catch the sun rise over the sea off the French Riviera. We’d come to almost a total stop; with so little distance […]

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Silversea’s Newest Ship is a Worthy Muse

After a special evening in Milan yesterday evening, I embarked Silversea’s 596-guest Silver Muse for the first time this afternoon. Docked in the port city of Genoa, Italy – not far from the Fincantieri yard at Sestri Ponente where she was built – Silversea’s newest […]

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The confirmation on my ticket says it all: Voyage 6701, Opening Cruise. The first-ever sailing of Silversea’s newest ultra-luxury cruise ship and its first newbuild in seven years: the 596-guest Silver Muse sets sail from Genoa, Italy on Monday, April 3, 2017 and heads for Barcelona, Spain. Onboard: a full house […]

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As part of my long journey from Canada to India, I had the opportunity to experience KLM’s new World Business Class product on my initial transatlantic flight between Calgary International Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

In Canada, KLM offers direct flights between Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport and Vancouver, Calgary, […]

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Ending Our Indian Journey on the Ganges

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

I crossed the street nonchalantly, dodging electric rickshaws, tuk-tuks, and iconic white Tata cars. I sidestepped a sleeping dog, waved to an old man selling Chai at the side of the road, and stopped on the other side, next to a man […]

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Kalna & Chinsura

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

My cruise along India’s Ganges River with G Adventures has been one of constant surprise and wonder, despite the fact that each day is crafted with the same basic structure: breakfast, tour. Lunch, tour. Briefing, dinner.

Yet it is that structure that makes things manageable. Tours are […]

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Brass Pots and Mammoth Temples

Monday, March 6, 2017

This morning, our cruise along India’s Ganges River with G Adventures anchored just off the small brassworking village of Matiari. Like most of the other villages we’ve visited, my attempts to further my research have been futile. Type “Matiari” into Google, and you get Matiari, […]

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Exploring the Battle of Plassey

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Exploring the India’s Ganges River with G Adventures has been one of the surprise moments of my travel year so far. India is intoxicating, and G Adventures showcases it in a way that is accessible to those like me who are first-time visitors. At the […]

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