“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
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Elegant? Indeed! Check out Crystal Cruises and our review of the revamped Crystal Serenity, from the suites to Chef Nobu’s Umi Uma restaurant.
There’s nothing like an African river cruise on the “Zambezi Queen”! Wake up to grunting hippos and watch elephants at dusk while sipping champagne.
What’s it like to cruise with Star Clippers? The sailing is magical! And on our Caribbean cruise, the unspoiled island ports were a treat to visit.
Bicycling on river cruises is all the rage! After our Scenic cruise with e-bikes, we sussed out the best cycling cruises. Some ocean cruises have bicycles now too.
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…
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