A Memorable Barge Experience, Plus Reports From Our Voyages, Past, Present & Future

Last week, we explored the Languedoc-Roussillon region on CroisiEurope's Anne-Marie.

I’ve had a great start to my summer, and I hope you have too. This past Thursday, I stepped off CroisiEurope’s hotel barge Anne-Marie after a memorable ten days of exploring Provence and the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The barge experience exceeded my expectations — and so did this beautiful region in the south of France. On Sunday, July 5, I’ll begin a… [Read More]

North to Alaska! Postcards from Star Princess

...and run! Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Our Journey With Princess Cruises Is One For the Books Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports Today, Princess Cruises’ Star Princess is docked in Ketchikan, Alaska. As you might expect, the city’s famous “liquid sunshine” is living up to its name. But almost incredibly, today is the first day of rain we’ve had here after nine… [Read More]

Star Princess Denali Explorer, Day 6: Hubbard Glacier


Star Princess Enters College Fjord & Hubbard Glacier Sunday, June 21, 2015 It’s our first full day aboard Princess Cruises’ Star Princess as we enter the second half of our Denali Wilderness CruiseTour, and I’m already enjoying my ninth cruise outing in Alaska. From my experiences today, it’s clear that Princess loves Alaska. The line… [Read More]

Star Princess Denali Explorer, Day 5: Boarding the Star Princess

Today, we rode the rails en-route from Denali to Whittier, Alaska to embark the beautiful Star Princess! Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Taking the Train to a Star Saturday, June 20, 2015 This morning, I awoke at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge as I continued my Princess Cruises’ Denali Explorer Tour that began in Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday and will conclude next Saturday in Vancouver, British Columbia. But today, we’d be saying goodbye to the Lodge and… [Read More]

Star Princess Denali Explorer, Day 4: Double Denali

Today's Amazing Experience: landing on a glacier near Denali National Park. Stunning! Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Denali by Land and Air Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports Friday, June 19, 2015 It’s hard to believe this is already our third full day on our 11-night Princess Cruises’ Denali Explorer Tour that began back on Tuesday in Anchorage. They say that time flies when you are having fun, and that’s most certainly the… [Read More]

Star Princess Denali Explorer, Day 1-2: Anchorage & Mt. McKinley

Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Exploring the Majesty of Alaska with Princess Cruises Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Yesterday, my Air Canada Rouge flight from Vancouver touched down at Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport, the largest airport in Alaska’s largest city. It’s the starting point for my ninth journey to Alaska, and second outing with Princess… [Read More]

Barging In The South Of France: CroisiEurope’s Anne-Marie, Day 1, Arriving In Arles, Almost


See the beautiful photograph above? That is where I would be about right now, on a Tuesday evening, taking a walk along the river after having washed down a bowl of moules-frites with a glass of rosé from Provence.  Instead, I am Washington, D.C. sipping on a Starbucks Cafe Latte and preparing for a flight… [Read More]