Friday afternoon in Barcelona, I step on board Seabourn Quest for a 10-day cruise to Athens. I’ll be updating Avid Cruiser’s Seabourn Quest review during the voyage, as there were quite a few changes during the dry dock this past May. First, I’ll be taking a look at four new Penthouse Spa Suites that were added… [Read More]
At the Cruise Europe AGM in Le Havre, cruise line execs spoke about 2014/15 deployment patterns and itinerary trends for cruising Europe.
Yesterday, I reached an age that you might often see on the highways of America, 55, an age equivalent to the speed limit on some of the roads that cross our country. It’s good to know that I haven’t reached the maximum speed limit, so there’s still time to find new roads and put the… [Read More]
This morning, when SeaDream I docked in Ibiza, seven of us joined the captain for a 25-kilometer ride on mountain bikes. Despite having done more than 200 cruises, bicycling with the captain was something I’d never done. Only a day into the journey and already SeaDream is differentiating itself from perhaps its closest competitor — a… [Read More]
I am in Lisbon today with my 17-year-old daughter Britton. We stepped off Silver Whisper yesterday, a sad farewell because of the many friends we had made. With that in mind, I need to take a moment to brag about my daughter, so please pardon this commercial break. I first met Britton on June 1,… [Read More]
When Silver Whisper docked in the city center of A Coruña on Thursday, we chose a tour that allowed us to sleep in and get a good overview of the city. We wrote about that here, but check out our video for a quick overview. Trouble viewing the video? Click here.
We’ve been on a port-intensive cruise since departing Southampton last week on Silver Whisper. Each day, we’ve enjoyed some memorable tours, with only one sea day to rest, and that was on the first full day of the cruise. So when Silver Whisper docked in the city center of A Coruña on Thursday, we chose… [Read More]
Today, Silver Whisper called on Gijon, in northern Spain. We took Silversea’s free shuttle service between the ship and city center, about 20 minutes. On larger ships, I’ve had to pay for shuttle service, as much as 8 euros per person (about US$10). We were impressed by the city itself, but we were blown away… [Read More]