Day 2 – Exploring Naples, Italy on Noordam

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Gail Jessen, Live Voyage Reports I stepped onto my veranda as a purple sunrise crawled up Mount Vesuvius. The Noordam floated slowly toward her dock in Naples. A single fishing boat labored in still water, clear as glass. It was a scene whose calm betrayed the gritty hustle that would soon roar to life. Naples… [Read More]

Silver Galapagos Live Voyage Report – Day 6

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San Cristobal, Part Two Gusts onboard Silversea’s Silver Galapagos had a bit of a Groundhog Day moment this morning as we dropped anchor off Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on the eastern Galapagos island of San Cristobal. It’s also the same place we embarked Silver Galapagos at last Saturday, which felt like a bit of an odd… [Read More]

Silver Galapagos Live Voyage Report – Day 5

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A Day on Mysterious Floreana Island Day Five of our Galapagos Islands expedition aboard Silversea’s Silver Galapagos began with uncharacteristically overcast skies replacing the intense sunlight that has been with us for several days now. This was perhaps brought on by the unusual Blood Moon that accompanied the Full Moon we had last night. If,… [Read More]

Silver Galapagos Live Voyage Report – Day 3

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You’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Aaron Saunders is on a Galapagos Islands cruise with luxury expedition operator Silversea Expeditions. His report follows. If my day yesterday aboard Silversea’s Silver Galapagos was indescribable, today has left me downright speechless. Such is the power of the Galapagos Islands. This morning, we were up and off the… [Read More]

Ten Aspirational Ports: Medieval Villages, Flower Markets, Beautiful Villas & Monte Carlo Chic On Shore Excursions From Monaco

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On shore excursions from Monaco, you can choose to visit the hilltop villages of Saint Paul de Vence or Eze, tour Vieux (Old) Nice and its famed flower market, visit Villa Rothschild and its gardens in Cap Ferrat, or spend time absorbing the sights and sounds of Monte Carlo. And that’s just for starters. In… [Read More]

Silver Galapagos Live Voyage Report – Day 1

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From Quito to San Cristobal to Silver Galapagos Aaron Saunders is on a Galapagos Islands cruise with luxury expedition operator Silversea Expeditions. His report follows. Today, I finally embarked Silversea’s adventurous Silver Galapagos on San Cristobal, Ecuador – the most easterly of the Galapagos Islands. It’s been a long but rewarding journey filled with interesting… [Read More]