Stockholm At 11 p.m.: Beauty On Water & Something For Your ‘Bucket List’

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The more that I visit Stockholm, the more that I come to love this beautiful Scandinavian capital. This week, while here filming “The Avid Cruiser’s Two Perfect Days Stockholm,” was no exception. We were fortunate with the weather, and the long summer days, when the sun barely hides, made for sleepless nights. Sure, you could… [Read More]

Port Profile: Bodø, Norway

Hurtigruten calls daily in Bodø Photo: Maltesen

Learn everything you need to know about cruise destinations under Avid Cruiser’s Port Profiles section (you’ll find a tab above on the navigation bar). Each week, we’ll provide one or more port profiles for those are planning trips or for those who need inspiration to do so. Today’s feature, the port of Bodø, in the… [Read More]

Fiji: Blue Lagoon Cruises to New Islands

Blue Lagoon Cruises Mystique Princess

Guest column by Roderick Eime, editor of Adventure Cruise Guide, who lands on islands never before visited by cruise ships. Location: Lomaloma Village, Vanua Balavu, Northern Lau Group, Fiji Islands 17° 17′ 32″ S 178° 59′ 12″ W (click to see on Google maps) It’s always an exciting time when an established adventure cruise operator… [Read More]

Bill Bryson: Worth The Price Of Admission On Silver Whisper’s 2012 World Cruise

Me & Bill Bryson

Usually, I am an optimist, but I am not holding out a lot of hope to meet Bill Bryson (for the second time) on board Silver Whisper’s 2012, first-ever, world cruise. The reason for my pessimism: I suspect the voyage will soon be sold out. Bryson has a huge following, and if you’re not a… [Read More]

Miracle on 12th Avenue

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Today, there were two miracles on New York’s 12th Avenue. The first was Carnival Miracle, docked at Manhattan’s Pier 90. In fact, Miracle will have a permanent home at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal beginning in April 2012, when she begins year-round Caribbean (and Bahamas) cruises from New York. Miracle represents Carnival Cruise Lines’ first year-round sailings from… [Read More]

Port Profile: Milford Haven, Wales

Home of a dynasty - Pembroke Castle Photo: Athenas Pix

Learn everything you need to know about cruise destinations under Avid Cruiser’s Port Profiles section (you’ll find a tab above on the navigation bar). Each week, we’ll provide one or more port profiles for those are planning trips or for those who need inspiration to do so. Today’s feature, Milford Haven, Wales. Quick Links Overview… [Read More]