If you say the word “cruise” to someone, chances are good that they’ll picture one of two things: the Caribbean or the Mediterranean. But the world of cruising is so much broader than the sun-splashed destinations of the world. In fact, some of the most rewarding journeys are the ones that will leave you friends… [Read More]
Dubrovnik’s massive city walls enclose one of the world’s best preserved medieval cities. We’re going to stroll through the Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the countryside, where we’ll go out for a spin on a bike and experience a few local Delicacies for a taste of life here along the Dalmatian coast.
October 27, 1957. That’s the day I was born. October 27, 2015. That’s the day I spent in one of the most beautiful places ever: Symi, Greece. Few, if any, of us on Seabourn Sojourn had visited this charming Greek island just 12 miles from Turkey. Francisco, Seabourn Sojourn’s shore concierge manager, was in as much… [Read More]
Oceania Cruises is all about the special voyage. Recently the line unleashed a flurry of press releases announcing a whole host of fascinating itineraries that combine vibrant ports of call with notable onboard speakers. At the top of the pack are two special Mediterranean voyages in 2016 aboard the 1,250-guest Marina that are designed to… [Read More]
Out here on the Ionian Sea, the chill of an October evening causes me to head back to my stateroom to grab a sweater. I am sailing on Seabourn Sojourn as the ultra-luxury vessel makes its way toward the Greek island of Crete. This is her last Mediterranean voyage for the season. When our voyage… [Read More]
Holland America Line’s forthcoming flagship, Koningsdam, is nearly complete. Early next year, she’ll set sail on her maiden voyage, becoming the newest and largest ship in the Holland America fleet of blue-hulled “dam ships.” But while she may bear a similar resemblance to her siblings Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, Koningsdam will be a unique ship… [Read More]
Norovirus. You’ve heard about it before, typically when an outbreak occurs onboard a ship. The news jumps all over it, painting it as a soley shipborne illness. But did you know Norovirus is actually short for “Norwalk Virus,” which derives its name from the town of Norwalk, Ohio where children at Bronson Elementary School were… [Read More]
Ultra-luxury line Silversea has launched a new micro-site designed to introduce its forthcoming flagship, the 596-guest Silver Muse, to cruisers around the world. It’s also the first chance that most of us will have to see renderings of the forthcoming ship’s accommodations and select dining venues. “We’re thrilled to announce more detailed features of our new… [Read More]