Penguins & Pints: Seabourn Quest Calls On Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands

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]

On Seabourn Quest: A Diversion Meets With Disappointment, Then Something Remarkable Happened


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]

From Cape Liberty: Quantum of the Seas Live Voyage Report


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]

Six Shore Excursions From Livorno: Which Is Best? Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Chianti, Siena & San Gimignano?

Tuscan sunset

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.