Live From Amsterdam Aboard Viking Skirnir

Sunday, March 22, 2015

We’re here in the gorgeous Dutch capital of Amsterdam once again for an event that has become something of an annual pilgrimage for us each March: the christening of the newest Viking Longships to join the ever-expanding Viking River Cruises fleet. Our home […]

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A Banner Year for YVR; Cruising in Asia Heats Up; Lusitania Remembered

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

More fun news today from the Cruise Shipping Miami convention in Miami, Florida. There’s so much going on that it’s remarkably difficult to digest it all – let alone cover it here on the site. But not everything […]

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The Cruise Industry’s Largest Convention Begins

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Today marked the official start of the Cruise Shipping Miami convention in Miami, Florida. South Beach, to be precise. There’s something remarkably odd about walking down Lincoln Road during the height of Spring Break in a suit and a tie, and yet, a sea […]

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A Look at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach

Monday, March 16, 2015

I’m in the vibrant and very crowded city of Miami, Florida for the cruise industry’s largest annual conference – Cruise Shipping Miami, which kicks off tomorrow with a morning keynote address, followed by the actual conference and trade floor opening. Arriving yesterday, I […]

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From Cruise Shipping Miami to Amsterdam to Oman

It’s the biggest event in the cruise industry, and we’re headed there next week. On Tuesday, Cruise Shipping Miami kicks off at the Miami Beach Convention Center in South Beach – and we’ll have full coverage of the events of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday here […]

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North American River Cruising Aboard S.S. Legacy

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of river cruising. Utilising small ships filled to the brim with like-minded travellers, river cruises are some of the most engaging voyages you can take outside of an expedition cruise. But not all river cruises are confined to Europe; in […]

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Noordam Offers Three Night Roundtrip Vancouver Sailing in September

If there is one thing that the East Coast of North America has over the West, it’s the abundance of short “getaway” cruises; three-and-four night sailings that provide a nice quick cruise fix, or the opportunity to try out a particular line or ship without plunking […]

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New 9-to-15 Night Sailings Added to Itinerary Lineup

Carnival Cruise Line is branching out from their usual bread-and-butter sailings this fall, offering up 28 individual sailings that will last from nine to 15 nights in duration and will call on 40 different ports of call throughout the Bahamas, Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii and the […]

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One of the most amazing expedition cruises I’ve taken was my journey to the Galapagos Islands aboard ultra-luxury line Silversea’s intimate expedition ship, Silver Galapagos. But it was also one of the most involved places to reach, requiring overnight stays in Quito, Ecuador and Guayaquil, coupled with […]

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If you’re a fan of Royal Caribbean’s older ships, the clock is officially ticking: not only will the line rid themselves of the venerable 1992-built Majesty of the Seas next spring, but now 1995’s Splendour of the Seas is also on her way out.

For an undisclosed sum of […]

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