Is Silversea Becoming An Expedition Company? Plus Windstar’s New Tack & Designed In 2008? Regent’s New Ship

You may, or may not, be relieved to know that U.S. Congressional bickering and the federal government shutdown has not altered Avid Cruiser’s web publishing schedule — or the publisher’s desire to remain in Sweden, perhaps indefinitely. On Monday, I witnessed a spectacle in Helsingborg, Sweden. Anchored in the harbor in shimmering sunlight, the Norwegian Star. While […]

  • October 2, 2013

Silversea’s New Galapagos Ship, Silver Origin

Silversea unveils new details of Silver Origin, the cruise line’s first ever destination-specific ship, which will travel the Galapagos Islands from the summer of 2020.

  • April 15, 2019

Luxury Cruises, Crystal, Regent, Seabourn, Silversea (2019 update)

Luxury Cruises, Pricey, But They Offer A Lot Of Value Luxury cruises are normally the most expensive of all cruises, but these all inclusive cruises can provide a lot of value. Small, luxury ship cruises are going to cost you more than $500 per person per day. But while they cost more up front, they […]

  • March 15, 2019

An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Cheese Plate, Our Antarctic Voyage Comes To An End

After departing Yankee Harbor, we crossed the Drake Passage back to Ushuaia. What was the ride like? And how did our trip end? Read on.

  • January 6, 2019

An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Dessert, Antarctica & Points Further North

When I last left you, we were enjoying a gorgeous day on Silver Cloud, anchored off Cuverville Island. Remember? We were sitting on our balcony admiring the view, sipping a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Little did we know then that the weather would soon change. Well, it did. In a big way.

  • December 30, 2018

An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Part Six, The Main Course Continued, Antarctica

Our next stop on our Antarctic voyage is Cuverville Island, but before stepping ashore on Cuverville’s snowy banks, we’ll embark on a Zodiac tour through fields of sparkling ice.

  • December 22, 2018

An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Part Five, The Main Course, Antarctica

After crossing the Drake Passage, we see the first signs of Antarctica and soon thereafter do what we all have been looking forward to doing: We step ashore to experience the majestic beauty of the White Continent.

  • December 8, 2018

An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Part Four, Intermezzo, The Drake Passage

The Drake has a nastier reputation than it deserves. Don’t let the prospect of crossing it stop you. And if you’re lucky, as I have been three of my six crossings, you experience Drake’s Lake instead of Drake’s Shake. Here’s what our crossing of the Drake was like.

  • December 1, 2018