“Ships are the nearest thing to dreams that hands have ever made.”
~ Robert N. Rose
Cruises have come a long way since the Love Boat (remember that comedy series?). Gone are the days of one-size-cruising-fits-all. Now there are cruises to suit everyone’s style.
Cruise writing is one of our specialties, and we’ve set off on some 60 voyages now.
We particularly love river cruises – sailing the Seine, anyone? And luxury cruises that pamper you silly. (Can you say Seabourn?) And expedition trips, getting ashore in Zodiac-type skiffs – hello Costa Rica! Then there was that time we cruised on the “world’s best new cruise ship.” We’ve even gone with the wind on a deluxe Indonesian phinisi.
So, come hop aboard, and embark on these cruise stories of ours.
Choosing the Right Cruise
See our video on how to choose the right cruise for you
Here’s our guide on how to get from the Venice cruise port to the Santa Lucia train station. Should you do it yourself? Or should you take a taxi to Mestre?
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”!
Cruising Fiji? It’s about watching firewalkers tread barefoot on red-hot coals. Chugging kava with a village chief. And basking on secluded beaches.
Casablanca or Marrakesh? We chose the Marrakesh shore excursion on our Morocco cruise, which also visited Tangier. Right choice! A magical day…
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.
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?