CRUISES

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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Antarctica penguins

Antarctica penguins a peppy lot

By Janice and George

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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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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Costa Rica cruise

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

By Janice and George

On our Costa Rica cruise with UnCruise Adventures, we hiked forests, snorkeled and saw sloths, capuchin monkeys and snakes. And we stuffed ourselves silly on great food too.

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Viking Star review

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

By Janice and George

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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Hawaii Cruises for Families

Aloha! Hawaii cruises for families

By Janice and George

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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best new cruises in 2017

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

By Janice and George

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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cruising tips

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

By Janice and George

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

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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Vancouver cruise port

Sailing away from the Vancouver cruise port

By Janice and George

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

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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Antarctica expedition cruise

What you’ll see on an Antarctica expedition cruise

By Janice and George

Penguins mate and give birth, Weddell seal pups sun themselves on the ice, and whales cavort in the icy waters. This is cruising Antarctica!

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Ponant Cruises - Le Ponant

Ooh La La! Going French with Ponant Cruises

By Janice and George

“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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