CRUISES

best river cruises in the world

Say hello to the world’s best river cruises and new river cruise lines!

By Janice and George | April 20, 2018

World’s best river cruises? Scenic and Crystal River Cruises are tops. New? U by Uniworld is oh-so trendy. The “Viking Ra” hits Egypt in May, 2018. More here!

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river cruise from Paris to Normandy

Discover the historic riches of Normandy on a Seine River cruise

By Janice and George | January 1, 2018

Our “Scenic Gem” Seine River cruise through Normandy? Delightful! Castles, gardens, artist studios and museums – explored from a Scenic “space ship” with cool sun-room balconies.

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best cruise for foodies

Best cruise for foodies? Try Oceania Cruises

By Janice and George | August 2, 2017

Winner of a slew of awards for its cuisine, Oceania Cruises can probably lay claim to the best cruise for foodies. (Warning: Reading this may induce cravings for caviar and truffles.)

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Zambezi Queen

Chobe river cruise on the elegant “Zambezi Queen”

By Janice and George | May 10, 2017

There’s nothing quite like an African river cruise on the “Zambezi Queen”! Wake up to grunting hippos, and watch elephants at sunset while sipping champagne.

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UnCruise Costa Rica

UnCruise Costa Rica trip immerses you in all of nature’s awe

By Janice and George | April 27, 2017

On our Costa Rica cruise with UnCruise Adventures, we hiked remote forests and saw sloths, capuchin monkeys – even a snake killing a frog!

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Viking Homelands Cruise-Bergen

World’s best ship? Viking Star review and Viking Homelands cruise

By Janice and George | January 22, 2017

What makes the “Viking Star” the world’s best new cruise ship? The all-balcony staterooms? The freebies? The spa’s snow grotto?

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best new cruises in 2017

Best New Cruises in 2017: Hot ships? Cool ports?

By Janice and George | December 1, 2016

What are the best new cruises in 2017? The hottest new ships? The most exciting new itinerary? The coolest new ports and best new cruise experience? Hop aboard to see what’s making waves for 2017!

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how to improve your cruise

Cool tips to spice up your cruise. Like… Take your folding bicycle!

By Janice and George | November 16, 2016

Skip the cookie-cutter cruise with these tips for how to improve your cruise. Take your own folding bicycle. Get an air deviation to tack on a land stay. And more!

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myanmar river cruise

Loving the land of temples on an exotic Myanmar river cruise

By Janice and George | October 21, 2016

From a cheroot-making shop to gilded stupas, this Ayeyarwady River cruise on the deluxe “Belmond Orcaella” immerses you in exotic Myanmar. Ox-cart rides (bouncy!) are a bonus.

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wine on viking cruises

Wine on Viking Cruises: A good glass solves all kinds of trouble

By Janice and George | September 9, 2016

Everything went wrong on the way to our Baltic cruise. But a good glass of complimentary wine on our Viking Cruises ship soon fixed that.

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ship within a ship

Ship Within a Ship Cruises: 4 luxury small ship experiences on big ships

By Janice and George | August 7, 2016

You want the deluxe perks associated with small ship cruising (a suite, fine dining) on a big ship? Say “hello” to the exclusive “ship within a ship” concept.

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Windstar Cruises review

Windstar Cruises Review: New ships are tops for affordable suite luxury

By Janice and George | January 6, 2016

Can affordable luxury cruising get any better? Windstar Cruises’ new “star class” yachts are winners. For one, everyone gets a beautiful huge suite.

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Alila Purnama

The “Alila Purnama”: Sailing, diving and, oh my, Komodo dragons!

By Janice and George | November 29, 2015

Scuba diving in coral gardens, idyllic beach forays and, oh my, Komodo dragons! Cruising Indonesia aboard the luxurious “Alila Purnama” comes with a dash of adventure. Sign us up!

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Vancouver cruise port

Sailing away from the Vancouver cruise port

By Janice and George | November 5, 2015

No wonder 1 million cruise passengers love the Vancouver cruise port each year! You can walk to shops, cafes and parks. Our city is particularly beautiful when seen from a cruise ship.

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