Nevis Or Not

I’d never been to Nevis until this morning, and while it was a pleasant stop, Nevis was not nearly as beautiful as Virgin Gorda, where SeaDream I called yesterday. The great thing about yachting, however, is that you don’t need to feel guilty if you decline to disembark. “We’re past the point of ticking off… [Read More]


SeaDream Yacht Club emphasizes the yachting lifestyle over the cruising lifestyle, a point well-illustrated in this photo. You may not notice at first, but against the backdrop of the large cruise ship in the background, in a photo snapped at 6:30 a.m., someone is sleeping in the Balinese-style beds. Sleeping under the stars, in fact,… [Read More]

Be The First On Board: Celebrity Cruises New Equinox


Its sister, Celebrity Solstice, received rave reviews, so anticipation is high for Celebrity Equinox, which will offer a soft launch before her August 8 maiden voyage. Equinox will depart July 31 to sail through the Norwegian Fjords, roundtrip from Southampton, England. The 8-night cruise through the Norwegian Fjords features visits to Stavanger, Flam, Geiranger and… [Read More]

Bye Bye Little Mermaid

Copenhagen’s beloved Little Mermaid, known from the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, will leave the city in 2010. She will travel around the world to be part of World Expo in Shanghai from April to November 2010. The Little Mermaid has never left her spot at Langelinie Pier, where cruise ships dock, since the statue was… [Read More]

Commentary: Crossing Lines: Big Ship, Small Ship


While true connoisseurs of luxury cruising may not accept a substitute for sailing on a small upscale ship, there are now pockets of luxury on almost every large premium and contemporary cruise ship afloat. Recognizing that there are many cruisers with a taste for luxury but who appreciate big ship amenities (and often lower rates),… [Read More]