NCL Steps Up With New Bliss

Having spent three preview cruising nights on the new NCL Bliss, I can personally say that they have a winner with their new billion-dollar ship.  It was evident that sister brands Regent Seven Seas and Oceania have had a major influence on this new ship.

NCL Steps Up With New Bliss2018-06-13T15:56:09+00:00

Lyon, City of Lights

Perhaps no city will be more memorable than Lyon as one of your ports of call on any south of France river cruise that sails the Saone or Rhone rivers.

Lyon, City of Lights2018-05-24T15:18:27+00:00

Isle of Skye

Heading to the Highlands, and visiting the island of Skye in the Inner Hebrides? Here's what to expect: The Isle of Skye is connected to the mainland of Scotland by a bridge named, of course, "Skye Bridge". Though it is the largest island ...

Isle of Skye2018-04-09T20:18:22+00:00

Does the Early Bird Get the Worm …or Not?

Advantages of Early Booking If you have been cruising for a long time, you probably don’t need to read this article. You've been booking your cruises well in advance – most of the time – so chances are, you are not going to change. But come-lately cruisers or those new cruisers accustomed to all inclusive [...]

Does the Early Bird Get the Worm …or Not?2017-06-09T19:25:01+00:00

5 Vacation Activities for Cuba

Cuba is a popular vacation destination especially with Canadians who flock to its beaches in the wintertime for an inexpensive holiday. With the country opening up to American visitors, Cuba may be on the verge of changing to accommodate many more sun-loving and curious tourists. Here are five things to do on your visit to [...]

5 Vacation Activities for Cuba2016-12-28T23:11:31+00:00

Luxury Cruising – What’s the Difference?

If your topic of conversation with friends is bragging how cheaply you bought your last cruise fare , or if you cruise to party, then this post may not be for you. But if you have never cruised or if you have, and have been secretly longing to try an upscale cruise line from the [...]

Luxury Cruising – What’s the Difference?2016-12-28T23:11:31+00:00

The Attractions of St.Lucia

A Jewel of the Caribbean One of the favourite island port of calls of cruise lines, St. Lucia in the Lesser Antilles, is a small (200,000 plus square miles) island in the Eastern Caribbean. Covered in lush vegetation, hilly – volcanoes – it has a small native population of about 175,000 which swells with cruise [...]

The Attractions of St.Lucia2016-12-28T23:11:31+00:00

What to Pack for A European River Cruise

River cruises are much more casual with more excursions than the usual ocean cruises so you can pack a lot less, and differently. Here’s some tips, but not by any means an exclusive list. 1. If it is in the shoulder season, think layers rather than bulky jackets and coats. That way each sweater [...]

What to Pack for A European River Cruise2016-12-28T23:11:31+00:00

Top Five Reasons to River Cruise

Sail Into History on the Most Scenic Rivers in the World The Duoro River, Oporto, Portugal with traditional port wine boats. Reason One Journey through some of the world's oldest cities, and along picturesque waterways. These great rivers formed the super highways of days gone past with great cities and ports built along [...]

Top Five Reasons to River Cruise2016-12-28T23:11:32+00:00