Small Ship Alaska, Plus, In My Viewfinder: Sete, France | Silver Muse Keel Laying | Our New Adventures Ashore: Katakolon, Greece | Canada/New England Cruises

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Small Ship Alaska: Do You Want To Share Alaska With Thousands? Or A Few Hundred?

Alaska is one of the quintessential cruise destinations. Every year between April and October, thousands of passengers sail the scenic Inside Passage to ports like Juneau, Ketchikan and Skaway from Vancouver, Seattle and San Francisco. Many of the cruse ships sailing to Alaska, however, are large, mainstream megaships. These typically carry thousands of guests, and they’re getting larger every year. …

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Squeezing Into Sete

I don’t think I’ve ever docked more downtown than in Sete. Situated in France’s Languedoc region, the city is unique in that small ships tie up in the heart of the city, just steps away from all that Sete has to offer. In this series of photos, Seabourn Odyssey practically fills the dock. With such proximity to the city center, the …

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Laying The Keel for Silversea's Silver Muse in Genoa

Silversea’s Ninth Luxury Vessel Is Officially Underway. The first block of what will become Silversea's SIlver Muse is lowered into the building dock at Fincantieri's Genoa shipyard in Italy. It couldn’t have been a more perfect day. Despite the fact that it’s the middle of December, temperatures soared to 16°C …

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Adventures Ashore: Katakolon, Greece

Birthplace of the Olympic games and home to the beautiful Mercouri Estate, Katakolon offers shore activities of Olympic proportions.

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'Leaf Peeping' In Canada and New England 2016

What is a "Leaf Peeper?" That is a term coined in the last few years to refer to those who travel to eastern Canada or New England between late September and the end of October to marvel at the magnificent beauty of the changing autumn colors. Leaf peeping has become a multi-million dollar travel industry in eastern Canada's provinces of …

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Six Tips To Extract More Joy From Your Cruise

In this free special report, I’ve put together a half dozen actionable items that can make the difference between cruise vacations that are memorable and others that fail to measure up to all you had hoped they would be. I’ve cruised on hundreds of ships, as a solo traveler and with family and friends.  — Ralph Grizzle, The Avid Cruiser

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