Seabourn Quest

Seabourn Quest Ship Review Seabourn Quest was one of three new vessels that represented a radical design direction for Seabourn. Since pioneering its style of cruising in 1988, the luxury cruise company had operated three 208-passenger ships that are now more than two decades old. Then in 2009, Seabourn introduced a new class of vessel. […]

  • September 14, 2013
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Avid Cruiser Voyages: South Africa’s Eastern Coast

South Africa is a destination that inspires wonder and amazement. Warm temperatures, blue skies and diverse ports of call line the eastern coast of the country, which borders the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at its southernmost point. Indeed, you could easily spend most of your time at the beach, or wandering through the towns along […]

  • May 28, 2013

Six Tips To Extract More Joy From Your Cruise

Downloaded more than 1,000 times, the Avid Cruiser’s Six Tips To Extract More Joy From Your Cruise, is perhaps more relevant than ever as cruisers continue to trudge through tough economic times in search of memorable cruise vacations. Our goal is to travel smart — and not break the bank. After all, it’s one thing […]

  • April 14, 2013
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Avid Cruiser Voyages: Arctic Norway

Join Ralph Grizzle for a winter Arctic Norway cruise on Hurtigruten, beginning next week here on Avid Cruiser. If you love the beauty of Norway’s magnificent fjords and the charm of the culture and people of this forward-thinking country, there is a wholly unique section of the country that often goes unexplored by cruisers. It is one […]

  • February 4, 2013

Isle of Man

Isle of Man Quick Links Overview Isle of Man For Cruise Passengers Do Not Miss Museums Shore Excursions Getting Further Overview Despite its small size, the Isle of Man harbors amazing contrasts. The island in the middle of the Irish Sea offers visitors a mixture of steep hills, lush valleys, green pastures, views of the […]

  • August 8, 2011
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Avid Cruiser: Cruise Ship Videos

Cruise Ship Videos & Destination Videos On this page, you’ll find hundreds of videos. Videos are grouped in Youtube players. For River Cruise videos, see our sister site, Our Best River Cruise Videos From 2017. Antarctica Awarded Best Marketing Video by Travel Weekly in 2015. Adventures Ashore, Season 2 Destination videos produced for Seabourn. Adventures Ashore, […]

  • April 5, 2011
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A Year Of Living Lavishly

2010 was an event-filled year for the ever-so-grateful-for-his-career Avid Cruiser. Here are some of the travel highlights with links to relevant photos, videos and posts: February. Flew to Italy – twice. Once was to cruise on Costa Delizioso, which I thought sounded like an Olive Garden entree. On that cruise, from Venice to Genoa, I […]

  • January 9, 2011

Port Vendres, France: Small Ships And The Appeal Of Small Ports

One of the advantages of small passenger ships – not only SeaDream I & II, but all small passenger ships – is the ability to call on small ports. For passengers, small ports often lead to more authentic travel experiences ashore – not to mention less-crowded touring. Click below to read more and view a video clip.

  • May 18, 2010