Port Profile: Turku, Finland

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, Turku, Finland’s first capital. Quick Links… [Read More]

Cruising From Seattle? Pan Pacific Hotel’s Special Offer For Cruise Passengers


Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle is offering special savings for cruise passengers who want to explore the Emerald City before or after their cruises. As with most ports of departure, the Avid Cruiser recommends that you spend at least one night in Seattle, two if possible so that you can explore: Pike Place Market and the… [Read More]

From Spain To Stockholm: Fred. Olsen’s Summer 2011 Lineup

Europe is, without a doubt, the hottest cruise destination out there. Lines are deploying ships in record numbers to the region, and the variety of itineraries on offer is unprecedented. Cruisers looking for a fully immersive European experience may want to cruise on a Europe-based line, such as UK-based Fred. Olsen Cruises. Whereas mainstream North American lines… [Read More]