Hallo, Europe! Europe can be a fantastic cruise for beginners, particularly if long-distance travel doesn’t put you off. However, Europe requires a lot more “travel savvy” than, say, the Eastern Caribbean. In Europe, it can be beneficial to have at least a rudimentary grasp of the local language. You’ll also have to deal with the… [Read More]
At One With One Aldwych in London Wednesday, August 26, 2015 “We’re here.” The driver puts the Mercedes-Benz in park. Its windshield wipers beat furiously against the downpour of rain that has turned London, England into one heck of a soggy mess. I look out the window at a beautiful but nondescript stone building that… [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.
It is a gorgeous day in London, and I’ll be headed up to The View From The Shard. That’s the fractured-looking building that you’ll see in the accompanying photos, which were provided courtesy of the new London attraction. The View From The Shard opened on February 1, 2013, so my timing was fortuitous. If you’ve… [Read More]
Now that I have spent a few days in London, I know that I would never, ever, cruise from here (or Southampton) without building in a few days before or after my cruise. London is one of the world’s most remarkable cities. To fly into Heathrow or Gatwick and transfer directly to your ship and… [Read More]
I’m on a bit of an odd trip: a vacation. Seriously, if you follow the Avid Cruiser blog, and in fact, if you know a thing or two about me, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking that I spend my life on vacation. This was by design, I remind you. My intent as a teen was… [Read More]
Silversea Cruises’ PR department was kind enough to send us these photos when they learned that we had been in London shortly before Silver Cloud sailed under London’s Tower Bridge. We were on a Big Bus Tour and had we been an hour later, we would have seen Silver Cloud framed by the iconic bridge… [Read More]
My 17-year-old daughter Britton and I spent yesterday touring London on Big Bus Tours, hop-on, hop-off sightseeing, a great way to get an overview of London. Next stop, Silver Whisper