Five Reasons Why We Love Pacific Coastal Cruises

Have you always wanted to try Princess Cruises? Now's your chance: they have short Pacific Coastal voyages running from Vancouver until December this year; the longest cruise season in the city on record.  Photo © 2012 Aaron Saunders

Every fall and spring, one of cruising’s best values takes place on the West Coast. We’re talking, of course, about Pacific Coastal Cruises that typically sail between Vancouver, Canada and Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, or reverse during the spring. Of course, you won’t want to fly across the country for one of… [Read More]

Our Newest Video: Cruise Canada New England


Our newest video provides a brief, inspirational overview of one of my favorite cruising destinations. Many people assume that Canada/New England cruises are only for the fall foliage. While they are great for seeing the colors, the region is also appealing for spring and summer cruises. You’ll meet some of the world’s friendliest people, sink… [Read More]

From Australia To Athens To Alaska, Three Live Voyage Reports In May From Silver Discoverer, Europa 2 & Star Princess

Live Voyage Reports

Probably the closest you can come to cruising without stepping on board a ship is to follow a section of our site that is tucked away, but rapidly growing. That section is called Live Voyage Reports, and this month, three writers will be reporting from three diverse voyages, the first of which begins this week. Silver Discoverer,… [Read More]

Sydney’s Sebel Pier One: A Suite Spot


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


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]