AMA WATERWAYS to launch second Mekong ship Just four months after introducing its first Mekong River cruise, AMA WATERWAYS already has plans to launch a second ship on the Mekong next summer. The new ship, which is not yet named, will be larger than the first ship, the 92-passenger La Marguerite (pictured), which launched on… [Read More]
Few travel experiences can top sitting in a piazza, watching the world pass while sipping on a cappuccino or a glass of chianti or digging at a delicious dome of gelato. I know, because I spent such a day on the Italian coast, returning to my table at the piazza several times to take in the… [Read More]
The recent launch of two new cruise lines tied to the former Orient Lines brands, which operated one small, upscale cruise ship and focused on culture and history, suggests that there may be room to expand the niche cruise market. Gerry Herrod, the founder of Orient Lines, is behind the launch of Voyages to Antiquity, a cruise line centered… [Read More]
We are at sea off the coast of Mexico, and expecting lots of rain when we get to San Pedro. Depending on where we tie up, getting our baggage to the Limo will be a soggy schlep. This 16-day voyage aboard Odyssey has been a wonderful experience. What is interesting is, that on a high-end… [Read More]
During the Christmas holidays, SeaDream Yacht Club President Bob Lepisto sailed with his family in the Caribbean and captured this photo, which shows one of the world’s smallest passenger vessels, SeaDream I, docked alongside the world’s largest, Oasis of the Seas. Share This Post With Friends
I have watched Cabo grow, and grow, and grow from dirt streets to a hotel, condo, and mansion paradise. A once bare hill is now filling up, but, even with growth, the entry to Cabo is unchangeable. All cruise ships must anchor in the bay and tender passengers into the port area. There was tight… [Read More]
When Silversea Cruises’ new Silver Spirit reaches Fort Lauderdale this week, the 540-passenger vessel will show travel agents and media, and ultimately guests, a few things that no other ship of its size has shown before: stateroom televisions hidden behind mirrors and controlled by a single remote; six restaurants (luxury contender Crystal has more, but… [Read More]
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