Sydney’s Sebel Pier One: A Suite Spot

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Suite Spot: The Sebel Pier One Sydney It is a worldwide trend for the great metropolises of the world to convert older buildings into modern, functional spaces and Sydney is certainly no exception. In the CBD and especially around the OPT (Overseas Passenger Terminal) at Circular Quay (adjacent the Sydney Opera House), accommodation is at… [Read More]

Saguenay Celebrates: Eurodam Marks 100th Cruise Ship Call

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Seems to have been a “nice day yesterday in Saguenay,” which celebrated its 100th cruise ship call. Holland America Line’s Eurodam brought 2,904 passengers to this lovely region in Quebec. The event was highlighted by the mayor of Saguenay greeting Jean Tremblay, Eurodam’s Captain, Hendrik Jan Keifer — and the many local residents who turned… [Read More]

Fall Foliage, Canada-New England Cruises

A warm welcome in Charlottetown, where we visited Anne of Green Gables on a shore excursion. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

If you’re in the market for a fall cruise, few destinations match the beauty of New England and the Canadian Maritimes. Collectively, this region — marketed as Canada/New England — boasts some of the oldest settlements in North America, along with some of its most picturesque. From the hustle-and-bustle of New York City to the… [Read More]

Avid Cruiser Voyages: The Transpacific Crossing

The Alaskan city of Kodiak around 1900. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia / Creative Commons

In a past installment of Avid Cruiser Voyages, we told you about the magical experience that is the Transatlantic Crossing. But the Atlantic isn’t the only way to cross. In fact, one of the most adventurous ocean crossings you can make begins on the opposite side of North America. The Transpacific Crossing is typically offered two… [Read More]

Avid Cruiser Voyages: Pacific Coast Cruises

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Repositioning cruises can be largely classified as one-off voyages offered at a specific time in the year. Typically, these will consist of just a single sailing that is noteworthy for being longer or shorter than the average voyage, operating an itinerary that is intended to bring the ship from one cruising region of the world… [Read More]

As Oscar Night Beckons, Our Top Cruise Videos

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Life is punctuated by small accomplishments. This past week on Avid Cruiser, such punctuation came as an exclamation mark: Our combined views of cruise videos on Youtube, Blip.tv and Avid Cruiser Video Podcasts passed 1.5 million! Okay, so 1.5 million views is next to nothing compared to Gangnam Style, with 1,347,743,942 views — and counting. If only our writers… [Read More]