CRUISES

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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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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best river cruises in the world

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

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” 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

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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Windstar Cruises review

Windstar Cruises Review: “Star class” ships

By Janice and George

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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best cruise for foodies

Best cruise for foodies? Try Oceania Cruises

By Janice and George

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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Alila Purnama

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

By Janice and George

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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