How I found cheap business class tickets to Europe to save thousands of dollars getting to and from my cruise – in comfort.
If, as it is said, a picture is worth 1,000 words, then we have 60,000 words, enough for a book, contained within this post. After culling hundreds of photos that we snapped last week and the week before, we chose 60 to portray a memorable voyage on Silver Spirit from Athens to Venice. The slideshow… [Read More]
On Thursday, shortly before noon, Silver Spirit docked at San Basilio in Venice, Italy. For the two hours preceding, nearly everyone on the vessel was out on deck — or on their balconies — to watch the spectacle of sailing past iconic landmarks such as St. Mark’s Square and the Ducal Palace. It seemed an appropriate way… [Read More]
From July 10 through July 19, Silversea Cruises’ Silver Spirit will sail from Pireaus (the port for Athens) across the Aegean Sea and up the Adriatic all the way to Venice. I’ll be on board the ultra-luxury vessel, and I invite you to cruise along with me, virtually. You’re going to get to know a luxury… [Read More]
Last night and tonight, I am enjoying a wonderful stay at the Gritti Palace, courtesy of Princess Cruises. The company has brought me, and a dozen or so other journalists, here for a shipyard tour of the new Royal Princess, entering the final phases of construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in nearby Monfalcone. Dinner this evening will be… [Read More]
Along with a dozen or so other travel writers, I am in Venice, Italy, at the gorgeous The Gritti Palace. We’re here to visit the shipyard where Royal Princess is in the final stages of construction, but this evening is far from a shipyard visit, thanks to the fine folks at Princess Cruises. Tomorrow we’ll see a… [Read More]
Monday and Tuesday nights, a dozen or so journalists along with reps from Princess Cruises will be laying their heads on pillows at Venice’s legendary Gritti Palace. We’re in Venice to tour the new Royal Princess, entering the final phases of construction in nearby Monfalcone. After a night’s rest at the Gritti Palace, I’ll be reporting on… [Read More]
On Sunday, we told you about some of our top cruise videos and how views of our more than 350 videos had surpassed 1.5 million (see As Oscar Night Beckons, Our Top Cruise Videos). Today, we continue our look back, traveling from the Moselle River to the Mississippi River and points in between. We begin… [Read More]