It was bound to happen. Despite the fact that people can, in 2015, cruise to Antarctica in remarkable splendour aboard Hurtigruten’s FRAM – a ship that recalls both her European heritage and Norwegian namesake – internet connectivity still remains a challenge.

In fact, I consider it something of a miracle at all that […]

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Starting Our Hurtigruten Adventure In South America

“Life itself is a quotation.”

- Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)

Of all the books written on Antarctica’s most (in)famous explorers, few actually start at the beginning. Most fast-forward through the boring bits to get straight to the action: arrival in Antarctica.

My […]

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If you’ve been looking for a good excuse to sail with ultra-luxury line Silversea Cruises, your ship has come in – literally. The line just announced a brand-new program in the Mediterranean that includes complimentary shore excursions and Wi-Fi internet access across their entire 52-voyage Mediterranean lineup for all new bookings […]

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Special Carnival LIVE Performance with Martina McBride

A few weeks ago, we wrote about our upcoming Live Voyage Report aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Freedom as she makes her first Western Caribbean run from her new homeport of Galveston, Texas. Now, Carnival […]

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The first river cruise I ever took was aboard AmaWaterwaysAmaLyra. To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect from the experience. What I got was an introduction to a fabulous style of travel and cruising that has only […]

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Our Live Voyage Report with Hurtigruten Begins Next Week

“We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South.”

- Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen

Cruising to Antarctica, even in modern times, is […]

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One of the most interesting and unique cruises I took last year was the week I spent circumnavigating the Caribbean island of Cuba with Cuba Cruise. Sailing roundtrip from both Havana and Montego Bay, Jamaica, the Canadian-based company has partnered once again this year with Continue Reading

Inaugurating Service From Texas aboard Carnival Freedom

Hot on the heels of our first Live Voyage Report in the Caribbean, we’ll be travelling to Galveston, Texas in February to see Carnival Cruise Lines welcome their Carnival Freedom to her new homeport in the Lone Star State.

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One of the most dangerous pastimes for me is pouring myself a glass of wine and browsing the Silversea Cruises website. The issue isn’t the wine; it’s that with every click I find more voyages that interest and excite me. It’s bad enough that the line’s ultra-luxury ships fit me like a glove, […]

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Sailing the Eastern Caribbean, Mediterranean Style

What better way to start 2015 off than with another Live Voyage Report Preview?

On February 7, 2015 we’re headed for the sunny shores of Miami, Florida, where we will embark MSC Cruises’ MSC Divina for a week of cruising Italian-style around the Eastern Caribbean.

This voyage is […]

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