The brilliant aspect of a cruise based in Europe is that seemingly no two places are created equal. From the sunny shores of the Mediterranean to the wind-swept ports of the west to the stunning fjords of the north, there truly is a place – and a port – for every cruiser. Few cruises, though,… [Read More]
In 1842, author Charles Dickens famously crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a publicity tour of America. The entire concept of regularly scheduled passenger service from Europe to North America was still in its infancy, and the man who would give us tales like A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist was none too impressed with the… [Read More]
Europe is, without a doubt, the hottest cruise destination out there. Lines are deploying ships in record numbers to the region, and the variety of itineraries on offer is unprecedented. Cruisers looking for a fully immersive European experience may want to cruise on a Europe-based line, such as UK-based Fred. Olsen Cruises. Whereas mainstream North American lines… [Read More]
There’s no denying it: The European cruise market is hot. Even so, North American cruisers remain largely unaware of the niche lines that ply European waters year-round, long after the mainstream North American lines have sailed back to the Caribbean. Fred. Olsen Cruises is one such line. Norwegian in heritage but based out of the… [Read More]
On September 15, 2010, I board Seabourn Sojourn for a report on the ship and a cruise from Copenhagen, along the Norwegian fjords, then down to Amsterdam and across to Dover. Click on the destination links in the table below for live reports from each day or the links below the table for additional articles…. [Read More]
Questions about Dover, the Ballads of Britain itinerary or ports along the way, or Crystal Symphony? Leave a comment, and I will try my best to answer.