New Northern European adventures offered by Crystal Cruises

Glacier trekking, flight-seeing and snowmobiling are just some of the adventures awaiting Crystal Symphony passengers this summer in Northern Europe. In addition to the fascinating cultural sightseeing at museums and historic places that one normally associates with a Northern European cruise, Crystal Cruises has added 50 new Crystal Adventures to its menu of shore activities… [Read More]

First Time Cruiser: Cruise Europe, The Best Way To ‘Tour’ The Continent


If any particular region of the world is best suited for cruising, it’s Europe. Whether you want to tour the Mediterranean or Northern Europe, cruising is the mode of transportation that provides the greatest exposure to destinations while eliminating logistical challenges. And no matter where your ship takes you, your lodging will be consistently comfortable,… [Read More]

Family Cruising In Europe


A European cruise is ripe with learning and exploration opportunities for families. For children who are mature enough for a vacation that is not necessarily sun-splashed or a thrill a minute, a cruise may be the best way to do Europe because it’s not nearly as rigorous as most land tours. As general rules, kids… [Read More]

Cuba may soon be free, for travel

U.S. President Barack Obama recently announced that travel restrictions to Cuba will be eased for people with relatives on the island, and that has generated some substantial guessing over when Cuba will be opened for general travel as well. It seems to be just a formality or two away, and when it does come to… [Read More]

Asian adventures planned for 2010-11 on Azamara Quest

Azamara, the Royal Caribbean-owned cruise line targeting travelers who want a blend of adventure and luxury, is planning some extended Asian expeditions for the 2010-2011 season. The 694-guest Azamara Quest will be deployed on her third Asian season, with two repositioning cruises bracketing a series of six Southeast Asia trips connecting Singapore and Hong Kong…. [Read More]