CRUISES

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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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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people love river cruising - River Countess Uniworld

Terraced vineyards, trishaw rides and temples too – why you’ll love river cruising!

By Janice and George | September 15, 2015

We’re riverholics. We want to float down another lazy river on another lovely rivership, and fall in love with another place we’ve never been. Why? For one, riverships are small.

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Ponant Cruises - Le Ponant

Ooh La La! Going French with Ponant Cruises

By Janice and George | July 19, 2015

“More Bordeaux to go with your langouste sabayon?” (And maybe more French brie too?) We love the French touch on Ponant Cruises, which operates five chic ships.

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Irrawaddy River Cruise - Orcaella

A River Runs Through It: Slowing down on an Irrawaddy River cruise

By Janice and George | April 14, 2015

The slow meandering Irrawaddy is Myanmar’s lifeblood. On our Irrawaddy River cruise on the “Belmond Orcaella,” we welcome the unhurried pace.

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Voyages to Antiquity cruise in the Aegean

By Janice and George | March 24, 2015

The tiny medieval island of Monemvasia is just one reason we chose this off-the-beaten-path Voyages to Antiquity cruise in the Aegean.

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top yachting destinations

The 3 top yachting destinations

By Janice and George | February 2, 2015

Looking for pinch-me-I’m-dreaming scenery, historical heritage or grand adventure? Why not charter a yacht? One that would make Jack Sparrow drool with envy.

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Hawaii cruises for families

Aloha! Hawaii cruises for families

By Janice and George | December 8, 2014

Whale watching, volcano exploration and surfing! There are loads of fun things for kids to do on these Hawaii cruises for families.

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Cruising French Polynesia: As romantic as it gets

By Janice and George | October 6, 2014

Cruising French Polynesia is as romantic as it gets. And it’s often the most affordable way to visit these luscious islands blooming with hibiscus.

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Cruising the Pacific Islands: Blue Fiji

By Janice and George | September 23, 2014

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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Antarctica penguins

Antarctica penguins a peppy lot

By Janice and George | March 17, 2014

Move over “Happy Feet”! Yes, as Emperor penguins, you’re regal. But we want to talk about other Antarctica penguins like peppy little Adelies, Chinstraps and shy Gentoo penguins.

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Uncruise Hawaii

Discover hidden Hawaii on this UnCruise Hawaii adventure

By Janice and George | March 10, 2014

The manta rays glide up from the inky depths, wings flapping like Dracula’s cape, on this night snorkel on our “uncruise Hawaii.” More adventures follow!

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Un-Cruise Adventures Alaska

Exploring Alaska’s untamed wilderness with UnCruise Adventures

By Janice and George | August 19, 2013

We explored Alaska’s “untamed wild and woolly wilderness” with Un-Cruise Adventures Alaska. No discos, no gift shop. But hiking, kayaking, even snorkeling!

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Reveling in ruins on Voyages to Antiquity cruise

By Janice and George | October 20, 2012

Venice. The medieval walled city of Korcula. Crete. Voyages to Antiquity cruises the Mediterranean, introducing you to the history, art, myths and culture of the classical civilizations.

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