You’d think with all of the cold weather sweeping across North America that cruisers’ thoughts would be on any place but Alaska. Nonetheless, we’ve had a slew of emails asking us for advice about cruising The Great Land.
Tauck has just released the first photographs of the new innovative multi-level “loft” staterooms found aboard its new Inspiration-class river cruise vessels, ms Inspire and ms Savor. In addition, the line also reiterated its new beverage policy for 2014, offering up unlimited beer, wine and spirits throughout the day aboard all of Tauck’s river cruise ships. In years past, Tauck had offered unlimited wine and beer with onboard meals only.
One of the fun things to do on Seabourn is to try the complimentary local wines. And to do that, I’m with Philippe, the head sommelier on Seabourn Quest, and we’re going to head out into Mykonos and find some wines, right?
Philippe: I’m sure we’re going to find some very local wines, right from this place – very popular [wines], to give the experience to our guests.
Ralph: Let’s go.
This morning, Silver Shadow docked in the fabled city of Singapore. With my shore excursion Evening Trishaw Experience scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., I spent much of my last day on the ship preparing for my 5:45 a.m. transfer to the airport. My butler Roland offered to pack my luggage for me, but he has done enough for me on this voyage, and my hope is that Roland will take a little time off to enjoy a night out in Singapore before tomorrow’s turnaround when the ship is made ready for new passengers (and those who are cruising back-to-back on their second, third or fourth voyages in a row).
Cruise Specialists Voyage Hosts Steve and Wendy Bodenheimer recently gave us a list of why they love to cruise around the world. Here is their take on life at sea!
Thinking back, we can happily say that in our 65 voyages, including 893 days on 7 different cruise lines, we have never had a bad cruise! We’ve made journeys from 7 to 68 days in length and everything in between. Of course, they are all memorable, but perhaps not always for the reasons you would expect.Here are the top eight reasons to embark on a world cruise or grand voyage:
Cruise Specialists Hosts Steve and Wendy Bodenheimer are currently aboard the Holland America Prinsendam on a circumnavigation of South America. They have graciously been providing us with updates of their travels along the way. Here are a few snippets of life on this grand voyage:
Two years ago, we wrote about the myriad of beverage policies that are present in the river cruise industry. Some lines offer complimentary beverages across all ships and destinations, while others include free beer and wine with lunch and dinner.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings off the coast of France that signalled a major turn in the direction of World War II. On June 6, 1944, troops from Britain, Canada and the United States seized control of 80 kilometers of the Normandy coast, which was divided up into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. It would become known as the largest invasion force in human history.
We’ve finally finished our video featuring Antarctica, filmed during our voyage this past December on Silver Explorer. Putting together a piece to accurately reflect our experiences wasn’t easy. The White Continent presents a destination and a series of experiences difficult to capture in any form of media, but videographer Chris Stanley did an outstanding job stitching together clips from our landings and from our interviews with Silver Explorer Expedition team members to create an inspiring seven-minute video.