Passports required, even to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean

Don’t forget your passport, even if you are an American cruising to your friendly neighbors in Canada, the Caribbean or Mexico. New rules require passports, and your border crossings are likely to go smoother, too. It may sound counterintuitive, but officials say that border crossings actually move along faster when passports are required, and as… [Read More]

Greenland: a special trip and a special offer from Hurtigruten

The recession continues to create some unprecedented travel opportunities for decision-makers who are ready to travel. For instance, Hurtigruten is offering a two-for-one deal, for bookings made by May 31, on its “Glaciers & Icebergs of Greenland” itineraries. The eight-day expedition to the world’s largest island will explore the unspoilt coast of Greenland from the… [Read More]

Suite Surrender

Several years ago, I was touring a Holland America Line ship when I came upon a guest room that was undergoing refurbishment. I thought this odd, because the room did not appear to need updating. The furniture and carpet appeared to be new; the fixtures, polished and sparkling. My host told me that an elderly… [Read More]

Alaska’s golden anniversary of statehood deserves special Princess treatment

Alaska is celebrating its 50th year of statehood, and Princess Cruises will be working hard to help its guests appreciate all that the state has to offer. With ships arriving for the start of the Alaska cruise season last weekend, Princess is pulling back the curtain on a comprehensive effort to provide a rich Alaskan… [Read More]