It was to have been just another day at sea. As I wrote yesterday, our stop in Port Stanley was nearly scrapped. Following the technical issue on Monday that caused Seabourn Quest to deviate from its charted course, it looked as though we would spend two or more sea days cruising directly from Puerto Madryn to the Antarctic Peninsula…. [Read More]
I was in the shower when the announcement came over Seabourn Quest’s public address system on Monday afternoon. It was the captain’s voice, so I knew I had better listen. I shut off the water and poked my head out of the shower: There had been a brief power outage to the bridge’s navigation system, and in the… [Read More]
Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas Delivers Aaron Saunders, reporting for Avid Cruiser The truth of the matter is that two days is not nearly enough to experience everything you can possibly do aboard Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum of the Seas. In fact, two weeks might not be enough. She’s not just a cruise ship… [Read More]
A Quantum Day at Sea Aaron Saunders, reporting for Avid Cruiser November 13, 2014 My first full day aboard Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum of the Seas was jam-packed with activities. There was so much to see and do aboard the massive new ship and, with the clock ticking down, I armed myself with a deck… [Read More]
Royal Caribbean Introduces Another Winner Aaron Saunders, reporting for Avid Cruiser I had my doubts about Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum of the Seas. I really did. When someone promises they’re going serve the moon up to you on a platter – even if it’s one of the most successful cruise lines on the planet –… [Read More]
Our Journey to New York to see Royal Caribbean’s Latest Innovation(s) She has been billed as the most eagerly awaited new cruise ship of 2014. Her features, amenities and even her dual deployment in North America and Asia have turned heads. This week, we’ll give you our take on one of the most talked-about ships… [Read More]
Livorno is the gateway port to cypress-studded landscapes, rolling hills draped in vineyards and cities crowned by some of the world’s greatest masterpieces. From fine art to fine wines, we assess six shore excursions from Livorno: Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Chianti, Siena & San Gimignano. Here’s a sampling of shore excursions from Livorno.