In an earlier post, I promised to give a verdict to the question: Is Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa the world’s best cruise ship, as some guide books have proclaimed? There’s no question that Hapag-Lloyd’s flagship has the makings of a best-in-category ship. As noted before on Avid Cruiser, Europa is ranked 5 Stars Plus by the Berlitz… [Read More]
I’ll be leaving Luleå, Sweden, early tomorrow morning but I won’t be jetting away without thoughts of returning. Luleå is an extremely promising cruise destination. In Luleå I found a Northern Exposure authenticity than is becoming increasingly difficult to find along the docks of Alaskan towns, situated at a similar latitude as Luleå. Luleå is… [Read More]
Accessible to cruise passengers from Lulea, Storforsen, which means “big rapids,” is astoundingly beautiful. Storforsen is one of many attractions from Lulea, which in my opinion merits overnights by cruise ships. In fact, The World, Residensea’s residential ship, has overnighted here (2007) in the north of Sweden. I will be reporting more from this “new”… [Read More]
Live från Silver Spirit i Triestebukten. Jag visste inte riktigt vad jag hade att förvänta mig av boendet under testseglingarna med Silversea Cruises nya Silver Spirit. Fartyget är bara klart till 65 procent, och det kommer att dröja tre månader till innan fartyget ger sig ut på sin jungfrutur. Hytter och publika utrymmen är inte… [Read More]
The Republic of San Marino, contained within Italy. Posted from my Blackberry.
Where Silver Spirit is currently docked. Posted from my Blackberry.
Reporting live from Silver Spirit in the Gulf of Trieste. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with regard to my accommodations for the sea trials on Silversea Cruises’ new Silver Spirit. The ship is only about 65 percent complete, and with more than three months to go before the ship’s inaugural voyages, staterooms and… [Read More]
Measuring more than 6,000 square feet, Silver Spirit’s Spa features nine massage rooms, two saunas and steam rooms, two aerobic studios, a fully equipped fitness center and an aft outdoor Jacuzzi, for complimentary use. Posted from my Blackberry.