Day 3 – Our Medallion Suite On Silver Discoverer

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Our Home For Two Weeks: Silver Discoverer’s Medallion Suite from Ralph Grizzle on Vimeo. Our home for our two-week expedition is the most spacious suite on Silver Discoverer. Measuring 408 square feet, including the 27-square-foot balcony, the Medallion Suite features a living room with a sitting area, twin or queen-sized bed and complimentary backpacks and… [Read More]

Silver Discoverer: Provideniya Warmly Welcomes Us Into Russia


Silver Discoverer: Provideniya Warmly Welcomes Us from Ralph Grizzle on Vimeo. Traveling more than 200 nautical miles from Nome, Alaska, Silver Discoverer reached Provideniya, Russia, shortly before noon. As required, I showed my passport and visa to a uniformed border control guard, who stood at the top of the vessel’s gangway. The rosy-cheeked young man… [Read More]

Silver Discoverer Day 1 – Boarding In Nome To Cruise Russia’s Far East


Day 1 — Nome, Alaska, U.S.A. Once all guests have embarked, we depart on our spectacular 15-day, Great Northern Expedition. This afternoon we will be introduced to our expedition team and participate in the safety drill before setting sail. It is 2 a.m. Some things are clear. Others remain shrouded in mystery. Of those things… [Read More]

Day Seven: End Of A Voyage & Our Wrap Up Of Our Douro River Cruise On AmaVida

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Our journey along Portugal’s Douro River has come to an end. Watch the video above for our concluding thoughts, and click the links below for a recap of our voyage on a wine-themed river cruise aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaVida. Day 1 – Embarkation in Porto Day 2 – Touring Porto, Then Cruising To Entre-os-Rios Day 3 –… [Read More]

Video Review: What’s It Like Cruising CroisiEurope’s Botticelli For $175 Per Day Per Person?


Exploring CroisiEurope’s Botticelli — in Video Take our guided tour of CroisiEurope’s Botticelli as we sail through the majestic landscapes of France — aboard a European river cruise line that arguably knows Europe like the back of its hand. There’s good reason for that: Headquartered in Strasbourg, CroisiEurope boasts nearly four decades of experience in operating voyages along… [Read More]

AmaVida Day 6 – Castelo Rodrigo, Scenic Cruising & Quinta da Avessada


Ralph Grizzle is currently sailing onboard AmaWaterways’ AmaVida along Portugal’s Douro River. What’s on tap for today? After breakfast, tour Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop. See 16th-century walls and walk down very narrow and steep medieval streets. Among the sights is the Chafariz dos Pretos in the… [Read More]

AmaVida Day 5 – Salamanca Flamenco Show, Rejoining AmaVida in Barca d’Alva


Ralph Grizzle is currently sailing Portugal’s Douro River onboard AmaWaterways’ AmaVida. What’s on tap for today? Drive to Salamanca for a full day tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, located at the center of the Castilla y León region of Spain. During your guided city tour, you will see the University buildings, the Salamanca… [Read More]