What are Alaska cruise tours, and why should I take one? We look at which lines offer Alaska cruise tours, and what makes them so unique and perfect for new and experienced visitors alike.
In late January, Celebrity Cruises newest and perhaps most radical ship to-date, Celebrity Edge, was officially floated out at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The 2,918-guest ship will be introduced to the world in November, becoming the newest class of ship to be launched for upscale Celebrity in a decade. “This truly is… [Read More]
MSC Cruises wanted to make a big mark on North America. It did so by choosing to christen, and then immediately homeport, a vessel in the United States for the first time. That vessel is the gargantuan MSC Seaside, which was christened in Miami in a lavish ceremony during the closing days of 2017. MSC… [Read More]
I’m currently sailing aboard Holland America Line’s Veendam, rounding the western coast of Cuba en-route from Havana to Cienfuegos. It is a voyage that, when Veendam was built in 1996, would have been impossible. Today, it is a reality. Holland America began offering cruises to Cuba back in December, and the line has already announced… [Read More]
Ever so quietly, Viking River Cruises introduced what many river cruisers have not-so-secretly been hoping for since the line announced back in 2013 that it would construct a fleet of oceangoing cruise ships: combination river and ocean voyages. This year, Viking is testing the first two river and ocean cruise combination itineraries out, and although they are still months away from departing, it looks like the experiment has worked.
Recently, we wrote about the World Cruises that are on-track for the 2019-2020 cruise season, and for those with the time and the resources to embark on such a journey, there are no shortage of options to choose from. What you might not know is that there is another way to experience a World Cruise… [Read More]
When Windstar Cruises returns to Alaska this year after a long absence, it will be offering a brand-new program of events onboard and ashore that aims to bring Alaska’s rich history to live. Windstar’s new Signature Expeditions program will debut in May aboard Star Legend, which will offer a full season of Alaskan cruises departing… [Read More]
Nothing raises the passions of cruisers like the subject of gratuities. For first-timers who haven’t read through the minutiae of their documents and brochures, the end-of-cruise addition of the cruise gratuity, or service charge, can come as an unexpected surprise. It can also catch experienced cruisers off-guard, particularly if they have been away from their… [Read More]