Britton Frost, daughter of Avid Cruiser Ralph Grizzle, provides a quick overview of some of the fun on Allure of the Seas‘ Boardwalk.
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 beautiful French city of Brest…. [Read More]
Unfortunately, on the morning we arrived, Disko Bay was not only choked with icebergs but also fog. Still, the transit into the bay was mystical – and memorable. As our ship pierced the fog, I thought of Titanic. Thankfully, we were plodding along slowly. We waited all day for the fog to lift, but it was persistent…. [Read More]
I enjoyed my day in Narsaq, a small town poised at the edge of Greenland’s ice cap. Narsaq is situated in the heart of an ice-choked fjord, with icebergs and mountains setting the backdrop for this town of 1,700. As you can see in the video, the sound is full of icebergs, which, close up,… [Read More]
Narsarsuag is tiny in size but big on things to do. Across from Narsarsuaq, in the equally unpronounceable Qassiarsuk, I visited a local school and relived the history of Viking settlers as told by storyteller Edda Lyberth. Watch the video above for a taste of Narsarsuaq and Qassiarsuk.
Arriving by boat, the only way to get there unless you risk driving when the bay is frozen, I visited Ipiutaq Guest Farm, where traditional subsistence living meets modern cuisine and comfy quarters. The owners, and sole occupants of this small place (except for a dog and a few sheep), are Agethe Devisme & Kalista Poulsen,… [Read More]
Crystal Cruises‘ new “Standby” program offers up to 75% off brochure fares on five May-June sailings in Alaska, the Baltic and North Cape, as low as $2995 for 12-day cruises. That’s less than $250 per day on Crystal, an unheard-off per diem on the luxury lines. Standby fares are based on availability, require a $500… [Read More]
We arrived by boat, then stepped into a beat-up SUV that traveled a bumpy road only a few miles to Igaliku, a small settlement in South Greenland. Norseman settled here more than 1000 years ago. Igaliku claims only 30 permanent residents, and has a hostel, cabins and good food at the small cafe, a special place… [Read More]