Crystal Cruises Rolls Out Free Internet Access For Its Repeat Guests


Crystal Cruises joins Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises in offering free Wi-Fi (as well as wired internet) to guests. Like Regent’s program, Crystal’s has caveats. Only Crystal Society guests, the line’s repeat cruisers, will receive the perk. The offering is relatively generous, however, 60 minutes per day, per person. That means a couple… [Read More]

On Live Voyage Reports: Cuba Cruise, The Ultimate Private Island Experience


The Ultimate Private Island Experience January 12, 2014 Today is all about relaxation aboard Cuba Cruise’s Louis Cristal. Just after 9 a.m., we arrived at our anchorage off Punta Frances on Cuba’s Isla de la Juventud – or ‘Isle of Youth.’ The largest Cuban island, the Isle of Youth is situated on the southwestern edge… [Read More]

Oscar Inspired Thoughts On Pirates & ‘The Butler’ — Plus, Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. & Cruising Cuba


I’m miffed. And so are a lot of others, including the Hollywood Reporter, which on Thursday asserted that Forest Whitaker was snubbed as an Oscar nominee for his portrayal of Cecil Gaines in the moving motion picture “The Butler.” Nor am I happy that when the 86th Academy Awards were announced this past week, Tom Hanks also was left off the list for… [Read More]

Watch 30 Seconds & You’ll Be Hooked: Our Video, ‘Epic’ Antarctica On Silver Explorer

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We’ve finally finished our video featuring Antarctica, filmed during our voyage this past December on Silver Explorer. Putting together a piece to accurately reflect our experiences wasn’t easy. The White Continent presents a destination and a series of experiences difficult to capture in any form of media, but videographer Chris Stanley did an outstanding job stitching together clips from… [Read More]

The Cuban Missive Crisis, Big Ships, & Defining ‘The Seabourn Difference’ — In Video


Video embedded from from Seabourn’s Facebook page. Aaron Saunders had planned to file Live Voyage Reports as he sailed around Cuba on the Louis Cristal this week, but Wi-Fi access — or the lack of — has challenged him, so Aaron is stuck simply enjoying the cruise instead. Look for his reports to begin when he is back… [Read More]