CRUISES

Viking Sea Review: The Viking Sea in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Viking Sea review: Our adults only Caribbean cruise

By Janice and George

No kids splashing in the pool or kicking sand our way. Grown-up shore excursions. Sophisticated dining. We’re cruising the Caribbean on the adults-only “Viking Sea”!

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Cruising Fiji

Cruising Fiji: Snorkeling, kava and secluded beaches

By Janice and George

Cruising Fiji? It’s about watching firewalkers tread barefoot on red-hot coals. Chugging kava with a village chief. And basking on secluded beaches.

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French Polynesia cruising

Cruising French Polynesia: As romantic as it gets

By Janice and George

Cruising French Polynesia is as romantic as it gets! And it’s often the most affordable way to visit these luscious islands that seduce visitors with their turquoise lagoons and blooming hibiscus.

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Best places to visit in Morocco on a Morocco cruise

Snake charmers? Harems? Visiting Morocco on a cruise

By Janice and George

Casablanca or Marrakesh? We chose the Marrakesh shore excursion on our Morocco cruise, which also visited Tangier. Right choice! A magical day…

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Gratuities on a Cruise

Gratuities on a Cruise: How much to tip?

By Janice and George

Gratuities on a cruise (often automatically added) are a bit of a bugbear for passengers these days. So here’s the deal for 20 popular cruises. How much should you tip (or not)?

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Yacht Holidays

Chartered Yacht Holidays? Not Just for the Rich and Famous

By Janice and George

Thinking of chartering a yacht? Here’s all you need to know about bareboat vs. crewed yacht charters, the best yacht chartering companies and the top yachting destinations.

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best river cruises in the world

Say hello to the world’s best river cruises!

By Janice and George

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

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Royal Clipper ship

Sailing on the “Royal Clipper” ship

By Janice and George

She’s tall and a real beauty! Meet the “Royal Clipper.” Modeled after a great 1902 German clipper ship, the 439-foot “Royal Clipper” carries 227 passengers and is the largest true sailing ship in the world.

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Viking Cruise bar menu

Viking Cruise bar menu: Everything you want to know!

By Janice and George

Wine and beer are free on Viking Cruises at lunch and dinner. Nice! So should you get the upgraded drinks package for cocktails and premium wine?

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Canary Islands cruising

Canary Islands Cruising: See the secret side of the Canaries

By Janice and George

A Canary Islands cruise is a great way to visit the lesser-known island gems. Walk magical UNESCO forests and explore pretty mountain villages. And see the Canaries’ secret side!

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Seabourn Odyssey review

Seabourn Odyssey review: What’s luxury like on Seabourn Cruises?

By Janice and George

How much champagne can a girl drink? Lots on Seabourn Cruises! Get the scoop on the suites, service and food in this review of the ultra-luxe Seabourn Odyssey.

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VIP Cruises

Luxury Ship-Within-a-Ship Cruises on Big Ships

By Janice and George

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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Zambezi Queen

Chobe river cruise on the elegant “Zambezi Queen”

By Janice and George

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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river cruise from Paris to Normandy

Discover the historic riches of Normandy on a Seine River cruise

By Janice and George

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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