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]

Oceania Cruises Marina: A Personal Work Of Art

On Oceania Cruises’ new Marina an unusual scene plays out. Bob Binder, the company’s president, and Frank del Rio, the founder of Oceania Cruises, are performing a job normally reserved for the ship’s carpenters. Dressed in custom-tailored suits, del Rio and Binder heft heavy pieces of framed art, arranging and rearranging, moving one frame of… [Read More]

Updated With New Photos: Silversea Cruises’ Silver Shadow Gets Major Makeover


  Silversea Cruises‘ Silver Shadow has a fresh new look thanks to a major renovation completed during the two weeks that the ultra-luxury ship spent in dry dock in Singapore, before returning to service on March 19. As with the refurbishment of sister ship Silver Whisper last year (see the accompanying video for a behind-the-scenes look at… [Read More]

Silversea Cruises Ups The Ante: On Board Credits Of Up To $1500 And More On All 2012 Voyages

It’s a good time to be a luxury cruiser. This morning, Crystal Cruises announced that it would go all-inclusive beginning 2012. This afternoon, Silversea Cruises announced that it will extend its “Passport to Luxury” promotion to all voyages in 2012, with the exception of Prince Albert II expedition cruises (which are nearly always sold out). Silversea’s multi-tiered program,… [Read More]