Hoist the main sail! Star Clipper in the Aegean Sea

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There’s a certain authenticity to expedition cruising under sail and the Monaco-based cruise company, Star Clippers, delivers. I’ve just spent the last week aboard the glorious Star Clipper, one of the original two barquentines built in Belgium in 1991 by owner, Mikael Kraft, the Swedish-born real estate and maritime entrepreneur. At 115.5 m long, with… [Read More]

Exploring the new ‘pest-free’ Macquarie Island with Silversea

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Guest post by editor of Adventure Cruise Guide, Roderick Eime It’s a bit like preparing for a military operation as we are plucked by the beleaguered deckhands from the stern transom into the lurching Zodiac. Trussed up in numerous layers of Gortex and looking almost like space explorers, we endure the biting sea spray whipped… [Read More]

Lindblad Expeditions – Sharks in Paradise

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Guest post by editor of Adventure Cruise Guide, Roderick Eime “You’ll never look at another reef the same way again,” says Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic divemaster, Justin Hofman, heaving his dripping gear into the Zodiac. Known until the year 2000 as Caroline Island, Millennium Atoll was so named by the Kiribati government – thanks… [Read More]

Tauck in push downunder as market grows

by expeditioncruising.com editor, Roderick Eime, on location aboard Tauck ms Savor in Germany. Australians will soon be learning lots more about this stalwart US travel brand when it launches wholeheartedly into the Australian market shortly. Although the brand has been represented in Australia by GSA Travel the World (TTW) since 1987, Tauck will significantly ramp up its… [Read More]

Discovering Baja California and the Gulf of Mexico with Lindblad Expeditions

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By guest contributor, Roderick Eime, editor of Adventure Cruise Guide I’ll bet if you ask most cruisers “where in the world is the Sea of Cortés?” you’d get more blank looks than correct answers. Also known as the Gulf of California, it is bordered to the west by the peninsula that is the Mexican state… [Read More]

Sydney’s Sebel Pier One: A Suite Spot

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Suite Spot: The Sebel Pier One Sydney It is a worldwide trend for the great metropolises of the world to convert older buildings into modern, functional spaces and Sydney is certainly no exception. In the CBD and especially around the OPT (Overseas Passenger Terminal) at Circular Quay (adjacent the Sydney Opera House), accommodation is at… [Read More]

Shore Excursion: Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

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Movie trivia buffs, how many movie locations in Thailand can you visit on a shore excursion from your cruise ship? Well there are probably dozens, but to start the ball rolling let’s begin with what is probably the most famous marine landscape in Thailand, Phang Nga Bay, just off the island of Phuket. Up until… [Read More]