Join me, Britton Frost, on a new podcast where I talk about all things cruises. For my first episode, I interview a special guest – none other than my father, Ralph Grizzle – as we recap an unusual cruise across an unlikely place: Sweden.
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]
When I think of Stockholm, I think of a place with a strong Viking heritage, those fierce warriors who ruled the seas. I think of a place that’s one-third parks, one-third city and one-third water. Stockholm is a royal city with the Changing of the Guard and a Royal Palace. Stockholm is an orderly city,… [Read More]
Interested in Baltic Sea Cruises? Begin Your Trip Here Baltic Sea cruises are among my favorite. From the opulent palaces of the Tsars in St. Petersburg to Stockholm’s breathtaking harbor and Copenhagen’s spectacular Tivoli Gardens, few cruising regions offer such diverse treasures as the Baltic. Best of all, most ships dock in the center of the cities and… [Read More]
The Baltic Sea is the most popular summertime cruise destination in Europe. All the major cruise lines offer varied itineraries that enable guests to explore the shores of this northern sea, with some itineraries starting or ending in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Amsterdam or London. Itineraries can be as short as one week or as long as… [Read More]
This past Wednesday I disembarked Seabourn Sojourn along with my son and cinematographer Chris Stanley. We were on board shooting a new show featuring “Adventures Ashore” throughout Europe. During our ten days on Seabourn Sojourn (and in the ports where she called), we saw the sights, met the locals and had some fun in the sun-splashed… [Read More]
Many Baltic Sea cruises either begin or end in Stockholm. There is an elegance and gracefulness to Stockholm that is often difficult to put into words. You must be there to absorb the aura of this grand Scandinavian city. If I were younger and planning to move to Europe, Stockholm would be my first choice… [Read More]
This past week at Cruise Shipping Miami, I repeatedly heard cruise executives talk about the need to offer their guests “authentic” experiences ashore. I couldn’t agree more. If you’re anything like me, you want to get out and meet the people who live in the regions you visit, to see how they live and to experience the way live… [Read More]