One of the most popular itinerary options in Europe, a Northern Europe cruise presents passengers with cultural diversity, historical attractions, and magnificent scenery. Cruises in Northern Europe typically combine visits to Copenhagen and other Scandinavian capitals and overnights (on the ship) in St. Petersburg. From St. Petersburg’s opulent palaces of the Tsars to Stockholm’s beautiful… [Read More]
With such modern cities as Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore, vibrant village markets, stunning natural landscapes and fascinating cultures, few destinations are as exotic as Asia. Cruise lines skirt the Asian coast, with popular itineraries calling on Vietnam, Thailand, Burma and Malaysia, a mix of destinations and diverse ports where the settings range from bustling… [Read More]
A self-governing British colony situated in the western North Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is a popular cruise destination from seven East Coast ports of departure. The 24-mile-long archipelago of eight main islands is only 650 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Cruises to Bermuda often depart New York or other eastern seaboard ports such as… [Read More]
“Active cruising” is a term for a style of cruising that can be defined a couple of ways. In one sense, the term can be applied to a choice made by individual travelers who eat healthy, stay fit and make the most of each port call in the face of hundreds of others enjoying an… [Read More]
In case a Yachts of Seabourn vacation only whets your appetite for luxury and exploration, Seabourn has put together more than a hundred Sail & Stay vacations for couples and small groups who want to extend the fun with some landside adventures. Specifically designed to accommodate those who opt for bundled “Sail & Stay” packages… [Read More]
Room With A View: Scandic Palace Room 301, originally uploaded by Ralph Grizzle. Room 301 at the legendary Palace Hotel boasts one of Copenhagen’s best views. French doors open onto a balcony overlooking the bustle below and beyond at City Hall Square. Acquired by the Scandic chain and re-opened in April 2009, the long-established landmark… [Read More]
A special treat awaits guests of Windstar Cruises on Istanbul to Athens sailings this year. When calling at Kudasi, Turkey, Windstar has arranged an evening dinner party in the lovely garden at the ancient Ephesus Museum.
Providing spectacular sights and experiences, South American cruises are still primarily for travel lovers who are looking for experiences off the more well-worn paths to the beach or the destination staples of Europe or Alaska — magnificent though they may be. No, South America and the Panama Canal generally attract more experienced travelers who have… [Read More]