Silversea Expeditions is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the introduction of its first crossing of the Northeast Passage
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]
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.
As a fanatical devotee of Viking river cruising, I was admittedly anxious when I booked passage on the ocean-sailing Viking Star. However, an itinerary called the “Viking Homelands” both enchanted and piqued my curiosity, proving to be the tipping point for giving it a try. After all, with 15 days in 8 countries and 11… [Read More]
Viking Cruises announced a new ocean cruise itinerary that will allow guests the opportunity to explore the far north in Norway’s winter, during a peak period for aurora borealis sightings. Sailing between London and Bergen starting in January 2019, In Search of the Northern Lights will establish Viking as the first U.S. cruise line to offer a full-length… [Read More]
A cruise around the British Isles can either be limited to the larger island of Great Britain, which includes England, Wales and Scotland. It can also include the smaller island properly known as Eire, but more popularly called Ireland. I strongly urge anyone planning to cruise the British Isles to choose an itinerary that does… [Read More]
Of all the cruise destinations in Europe, Belfast, Northern Ireland is one of those ports that somehow does not capture the imagination, as do such romantic destinations as those of the Mediterranean or the magnificent scenes people envision on a Norwegian fjords cruise. Yet Belfast is a city that has a rich, and often troubled… [Read More]