Last month, one of the greatest mysteries in the history of polar exploration was solved when a team of researchers from Parks Canada located the HMS Erebus, the lead vessel in Sir John Franklin’s doomed 1845 quest for the Northwest Passage. Discovered off the coast of King William Island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, [...]

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There’s good news for fans of sailing out of Houston, Texas: Norwegian Cruise Line is back, and they’ve brought the beautiful Norwegian Jewel with them.

From now until April 11, 2015, Norwegian Jewel will be sailing three different Western Caribbean itineraries roundtrip from the Bayport Cruise Terminal in Houston, Texas. It marks the [...]

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Silversea’s Silver Galapagos – In Pictures

In September of 2013, ultra-luxury line Silversea took delivery of their second vessel for their Silversea Expeditions arm. In her past life, she was one of the most lauded luxury ships. Now, thanks to a series of substantial refits performed in 2013 and 2014, Silversea’s Silver Galapagos [...]

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Whenever I cruise, I like to try to sail on as many different ships as possible. To-date, I’ve sailed on everything from an eight-passenger sailing ship to a massive 4,500-guest megaship. Since we’re in to fall, like many of you, I’m trying to figure out just where it is I want to sail next year [...]

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Recapping our journey aboard Silversea’s Silver Galapagos

On Saturday morning, I said goodbye to Silversea’s Silver Galapagos in the port of Baltra after a stunning trip through the Galapagos Islands as part of Silversea’s weeklong Darwin’s Discovery – Western Galapagos Islands itinerary.

Over the course of a week, I had the chance to arguable [...]

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Exploring Isla Santa Cruz

Today marks our last full day of cruising the Galapagos Islands aboard Silversea’s Silver Galapagos. However, just because it’s our last day doesn’t mean the talented Expedition Team has let up on the throttle; instead, today presented guests with a number of different options to enjoy their time in Puerto [...]

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San Cristobal, Part Two

Gusts onboard Silversea’s Silver Galapagos had a bit of a Groundhog Day moment this morning as we dropped anchor off Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on the eastern Galapagos island of San Cristobal. It’s also the same place we embarked Silver Galapagos at last Saturday, which felt like a bit of an [...]

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A Day on Mysterious Floreana Island

Day Five of our Galapagos Islands expedition aboard Silversea’s Silver Galapagos began with uncharacteristically overcast skies replacing the intense sunlight that has been with us for several days now. This was perhaps brought on by the unusual Blood Moon that accompanied the Full Moon we had last night. [...]

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Adventures in the Galapagos aboard a new Silver Galapagos

“The pageant of nature: sometimes it seems like a freak show.”

David Quammen, The Flight of the Iguana

Today is Day 4 of my voyage to the Galapagos Islands aboard Silversea’s Silver Galapagos , and I’ve officially run out of superlatives [...]

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You’ve Never Seen Anything Like This

If my day yesterday aboard Silversea’s Silver Galapagos was indescribable, today has left me downright speechless. Such is the power of the Galapagos Islands.

This morning, we were up and off the ship again bright and early. If you like to sleep in, an expedition cruise may not [...]

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