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]
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]
Many Baltic Sea cruises begin or end in Stockholm, one of Europe’s most elegant and beautiful cities. There is a one-day excursion you can take on your own while in Stockholm that will be an enriching experience. Visit Uppsala, Sweden’s fourth largest and one of its oldest cities, dating back to 10th century Viking culture…. [Read More]
If you are in your fifties or beyond, no one could blame you for thinking that your best summers are behind you. That’s what I thought — until this summer. At age 55, I am having what just may be the best summer of my life. It did not come easy. I spent hours/days planning… [Read More]