Distinguished shipboard lecturer Philip Hurst takes us through a brief history of cruising, landing on a cruise line most avid cruisers know little about, Ponant, based in France but reaching out to the world.
From á la carte adventures to all-inclusive luxury, what’s included on Antarctica cruises runs the gamut. What’s included on your cruise?
Our Antarctica 2019 pricing chart attempts to derive per diems indicating what you can expect to pay on your expedition cruise.
Hurtigruten’s first hybrid powered expedition ship will not be ready on time. The reason? Technical issues. Sad news for some 3,000 guests, who were booked on cruises from Chile to Antarctica. Hurtigruten is the shipping company best known as the Norwegian Coastal Express. The company has two expedition ships under construction at the Kleven Shipyard… [Read More]
Coming Soon: An Armada Of Expedition Ships There was once a time when those looking to take an expedition cruise were left with few choices. Old Soviet-era icebreakers and decommissioned research ships that were pressed into adventure cruise service offered little in the way of creature comforts, and cruisers had to make compromises on everything… [Read More]
From Vikings to Glaciers, 2015 Offered A World of Cruising Wonder Part II of our favorite cruises of 2015, by Aaron Saunders. Viking Star – London to Bergen Christening Cruise It’s rare that a cruise line gets a new class of ship so right on the first try, and rarer still that a cruise line that’s… [Read More]
For close to a decade cruise lines have been trying to market winter cruises in Europe, with varying degrees of success. After a few false starts, it’s now safe to say that the notion of cruising Europe during its chilliest months is finally gaining traction in the minds of the traveling public. Hurtigruten executives say… [Read More]
From breathtaking encounters with whales and polar bears to mesmerizing moments spent gazing at the Aurora Borealis, Arctic cruises engage the senses and sometimes defy logic, especially when they happen in the winter. After all, who in their right mind would go to the coldest part of the planet during the coldest time of the… [Read More]