“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 our specialty, and we’ve set off on some 50 voyages now.
We particularly love river cruises – sailing the Seine, anyone? 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.
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!
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.
On our Costa Rica cruise with UnCruise Adventures, we hiked remote forests and saw sloths, capuchin monkeys – even a snake killing a frog!
What makes the “Viking Star” the world’s best new cruise ship? The all-balcony staterooms? The freebies? The spa’s snow grotto?
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!
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.
Everything went wrong on the way to our Baltic cruise. But a good glass of complimentary wine on our Viking Cruises ship soon fixed that.
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.
Can affordable luxury cruising get any better? Windstar Cruises’ new “star class” yachts are winners. For one, everyone gets a beautiful huge suite.
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!