Our Newest Video: Cruise Canada New England


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


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]

Shore Excursions From Marseille: Aix-en-Provence


Aix en Provence exudes the essence of Provence. Here you’ll find inviting street cafes, fragrant floral displays, tempting pastries and picture-postcard streets, beautiful architecture and endless fountains. Have tips that you’d like to share? Please do so in the comments box below. Also be sure to see Ten Aspirational Ports: Shore Excursions From Marseille Reveal The… [Read More]

Six-Plus Weeks Of River Cruising, Plus Viking Star & Silver Wind On Live Voyage Reports


Now through the middle of May, Aaron Saunders and I will be reporting from Europe, live from four river cruises, and two ocean cruises, one on the new Viking Star and the other on Silver Wind. Aaron is already in Amsterdam, ready to cover the naming of 12 Viking Longships. That’s right, a dozen new… [Read More]

Shore Excursions From Marseille: Nectar Of The Pope’s, Chateauneuf du Pape

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The impressive Pope’s Palace wasn’t the only thing the pope’s left behind in Avignon. They also left behind a legacy of an internationally acclaimed wine, and no trip to Avignon would be complete without a taste, or two, of Chateauneuf du Pape, or basically, the Pope’s wine. We have the pope’s to thank for the… [Read More]

Avid Cruiser Podcast: John Delaney Discusses Seabourn’s UNESCO Partnership, The Forthcoming Seabourn Encore, Antarctica & More

John Delaney, Seabourn's Senior vice president marketing & sales

In this audio podcast, I interview John Delaney, senior vice president, marketing and sales for Seabourn. Delaney spearheaded the company’s efforts to form a partnership with UNESCO. In 2011, he was invited to participate in an Expert Meeting at Sils/Engadine, Switzerland, which resulted in the development of the World Heritage Sustainable Tourism Program. Seabourn was one… [Read More]