Back in Bequia Wednesday, December 16, 2015 This afternoon, Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper sailed into what is one of my fondest cruise ports in the Caribbean: the small island paradise that is Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Pronounced beck-way, I was first and last in Bequia five years ago today onboard Silversea’s Silver Spirit,… [Read More]
Enjoying Your Caribbean Cruise With Or Without Booking Shore Excursions The Caribbean is, by far, the quintessential cruise destination. Every year, millions of vacationers flock to ports like Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa and others for the privilege of spending a week or two bobbing around in the Caribbean blue. But when many cruisers reach… [Read More]
Beach Break at Tobago Cays Monday, December 15, 2015 I think I’m running out of beach superlatives. Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper dropped anchor off Tobago Cays this morning at 0930. Within minutes, guests were lining the outer decks, waiting to be among the first to tender ashore in this sun-drenched paradise. Tobago Cays are actually… [Read More]
A lot of cruise passengers depart the dock in Kusadasi, visit the ancient historic site of Ephesus, and think they’re done. Having padded the fabled Marble Road (which connects the Celsus Library and the Great Theater in Ephesus), they check Kusadasi off their lists. Been there, done that. Don’t be one of those cruise passengers.
Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice in Grenada Monday, December 14, 2015 It’s official: I’m having excellent sleeps here aboard Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper, which gently rocks me to sleep each and every night. Our sea conditions were not nearly as heavy last night as they were upon our departure from Barbados, which meant far… [Read More]
Fun In The Sun With Star Clippers Sunday, December 13, 2015 I had what might be the best sleep ever in my stateroom on Deck 1 of Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper. It’s the lowest passenger accommodations deck aboard the ship, and the portholes of my Category 3 Stateroom are just feet away from the water…. [Read More]
Joining Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper for a Cruise through the Southern Caribbean Saturday, December 12, 2015 Tucked within the maze of gleaming white cruise ships that loomed tall over the piers in the port of Bridgetown, Barbados was a smaller, more unassuming cruise ship. She doesn’t have row upon row of balcony staterooms, nor does… [Read More]
Of all of the places I visited this year, Crete certainly ranked in the upper echelons of favorite places. Traveling for a week in Crete with my trusty colleague Chris Stanley, I found myself wondering how I could have missed such a great destination for all of the 57 years that made up my life prior… [Read More]