UnCruise Adventures released its schedule of Alaska cruises for 2019 and opens the Alaska cruise season earlier with its first adventure cruise departing on April 6. Seven small ships sail 142 departures on 11 itineraries with a new Alaska’s Glacier Country itinerary sailing roundtrip from Juneau. In spring 2019, UnCruise will feature 24 Alaska Awakening… [Read More]
Princess Cruises has started its 2018 Alaska cruise season, offering guests more options to experience the Great Land. Princess Cruises offers itineraries and cruise tour options that bring the history, people, and culture of Alaska to life both on land and at sea. This summer Princess Cruises has seven ships sailing the region including the… [Read More]
Windstar Cruises recently appointed Captain James Griffiths to a new role as Expedition Captain, in preparation for Windstar’s return to Alaska this spring with Star Legend. On these voyages, Windstar will feature its new Signature Expeditions program that combines adventurous shore excursion offerings more commonly found on expedition ships and pairs them with Windstar’s own… [Read More]
In October of next year, I’ll be offering two trips in Alsace. On October 11 and October 25, CroisiEurope’s 22-passenger Madeleine will take us between Strasbourg and Lagarde. These all-inclusive voyages span seven days each.
The Hamburg-based company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has two, luxury expedition cruise ships under construction: the Hanseatic Nature and the Hanseatic Inspiration. The first ship, the Hanseatic Nature, will serve the German-speaking market. She will be named in Hamburg on April 12, 2019. The second vessel, the Hanseatic Inspiration, comes after the summer. Both ships are identical… [Read More]
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.
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.