The launch of Royal Caribbean’s brand-new Harmony of the Seas overshadowed another important event this week: the arrival of Explorer of the Seas in Alaska.

The largest ship to ever regularly call on ports that include Seattle, Victoria, Juneau and Skagway, Explorer of the Seas is the biggest ship […]

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World’s Largest Cruise Ship Isn’t Merely A Clone Of Her Sisters

It’s official: Royal Caribbean’s brand-new Harmony of the Seas is the world’s largest cruise ship. The third Oasis Class cruise ship following 2009’s Oasis of the Seas and 2010’s Allure of the Seas bests her predecessors […]

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Six Days Is All Too Short Aboard This Great Ship

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

This time next year, Silversea will have a brand-new flagship in its luxury fleet. But the 596-guest Silver Muse will owe much of its genesis to the line’s current flagship, the 540-guest Silver […]

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If there were any doubts about Crystal Cruises’ entry into the river cruise market, those were erased earlier this week as Crystal CEO Edie Rodriguez announced the company would build two additional luxury river cruise ships, bringing the luxury line’s European river fleet to seven ships by 2019.

The two as-yet-unnamed vessels were announced […]

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Viking’s Latest Oceangoing Ship Showcases The Best of Cruising

I’ve been sitting in the Viking Bar on Deck 1 aboard Viking Cruises’ Viking Sea now for over an hour. I’ve already finished Cappuccino No. 1 and I’m disturbingly close to finishing Cappuccino No. 2. And I have very little to show for all […]

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The big news last week was the christening of Viking Cruises’ brand-new Viking Sea in London. She’s the largest ship to ever be christened upon the River Thames, and Viking’s second oceangoing ship after Viking Star, which made her debut last year.

But the expansion of Viking’s oceangoing product doesn’t mean that the […]

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Viking’s Second Oceangoing Ship Is Christened In England

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Today, along the banks of the River Thames, Viking Cruises officially christened its newest ship, Viking Sea. The 930-guest ship is the sister-ship to last year’s trendsetting Viking Star, and I joined Viking Sea in […]

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Silver Spirit Still Sparkles In The Med

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

It’s my last day here onboard Silversea’s ultra-luxury Silver Spirit. I’m sad about that. The one constant I’ve noticed amongst all my Silversea voyages is that, no matter how many days I spend onboard, it’s never […]

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Exploring Florence with Silversea

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Today, Silversea’s ultra-luxury Silver Spirit brought her 540 guests into our first Italian port of this cruise, sailing into Livorno. Except that no one here has really come to see Livorno. In fact, nearly the entire ship is on-tour […]

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From Monaco to France – And Back

Friday, April 29, 2016

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

If there’s such a thing as a homecoming, it probably happened today as Silversea’s Silver Spirit eased her way into her berth in Monte Carlo, Monaco. It’s the first time since the end of her European season […]

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