Visiting Barbados

My latest book on the Eastern Caribbean

I love Barbados. It is one of the most enjoyable of the eastern Caribbean islands. It is quite different from the majority of the islands of the Lesser Antilles, that long arc of small islands that stretches southeast from Puerto Rico to Trinidad. Barbados is not a volcanic island like the majority of the Lesser… [Read More]

Shore Excursions From Marseille: Aix-en-Provence, Fountain Of Four Dolphins

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You could spend hours pointing your camera to frame beautiful snapshots in Aix-en-Provence. The elegant façades of the gracious 17th- and 18th-century mansions are simply stunning. Aix en Provence is often referred to as the city of 1,000 fountains. One fountain not to miss is the Fountain of the Four Dolphins, carved in baroque style… [Read More]

Shore Excursions From Marseille: In Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau

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With its wide sidewalks, its beautiful buildings, the tree-lined street known as Cours de Mirabeau is something not be missed when you’re visiting Aix-en-Provence. You could spend hours pointing your camera to frame beautiful snapshots. The elegant façades of the gracious 17th- and 18th-century mansions are simply stunning. Have tips that you’d like to share?… [Read More]

Our Newest Video: Cruise Canada New England

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Our newest video provides a brief, inspirational overview of one of my favorite cruising destinations. Many people assume that Canada/New England cruises are only for the fall foliage. While they are great for seeing the colors, the region is also appealing for spring and summer cruises. You’ll meet some of the world’s friendliest people, sink… [Read More]

7 Days Of All-Inclusive Barging, Plus Three Hotel Nights & Tours, $3,995 Per Person

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I believe in full transparency, and I have to tell you that putting together my first hosted trip has not been easy. Especially given the fact that I’m adding special experiences before and after the barge cruise — and dealing with French hotels and operators. They’ve been kind, patient and professional, but sometimes things get… [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]

The Case For Cruise Itineraries With Only Smaller Ports: An Interview With Helsingborg’s Monica Frisk

Kullaberg peninsula, a nature reserve. © Ralph Grizzle

This past week at Cruise Shipping Miami, I repeatedly heard cruise executives talk about the need to offer their guests “authentic” experiences ashore. I couldn’t agree more. If you’re anything like me, you want to get out and meet the people who live in the regions you visit, to see how they live and to experience the way live… [Read More]