The 12 Days Of Viking Christmas: The Viking Longships

The new longships of Viking River Cruises have a variety of accommodations to suit the needs of most travelers.  What we won’t find are cabins that can accommodate 3, 4 or 5 guests; Viking is looking for couples.  Solo travelers are OK, Read More …

Windstar Adds Further Depth To Signature Expedition Book

Windstar Cruises new Signature Expeditions program debuts in Alaska in May. Designed to deliver destination authenticity, Signature Expeditions will be featured on all sailings from 11- to 14-days, with rich and immersive itineraries, sailing between Seward (Anchorage), AK and Vancouver, BC.  More on Read More …

The 12 Days Of Viking Christmas: Going Through Locks, Will They Be Frozen?

A big part of the river cruise experience is going through locks.  Last summer, on our Portraits of Southern France itinerary with Viking River Cruises,  we went through a bunch of them. Raising or lowering just one or several boats at Read More …

Popular Chef Brings Chocolate To Life On Luxury Cruise Line

Ultra-luxury Seabourn cruise line is redefining opulence by bringing new artisan K+M Chocolate aboard its fleet of ships, continuing to redefine and elevate the standard of an evening turndown sweet. K+M Chocolate is the work of Michelin-starred Chef and Seabourn culinary partner Read More …

Viking Quality A Hit In The Caribbean

Quality is a significant factor in any travel experience.  Experience it once on any given cruise line and we expect it again, the next time.   We like a number of travel brands for that very reason: we know what Read More …

Royal Ship Swap Brings Enchantment To Space Coast Port

Cruise lines move ships around the world on a seasonal basis, chasing calm seas, warm temperatures and desktop wallpaper-quality scenes to entice travelers.  When reviewing the 2018/2019 Short Caribbean itineraries, Royal Caribbean International saw an opportunity to better strengthen the Read More …

Carnival Culinary Focus Brings Back Favs, Adds Future Menu Items To Love

Carnival Cruise Line continues to evolve; revamping the menus for several of its specialty dining venues and reintroducing Baked Alaska across the fleet.  From steakhouses to delis, breakfast to late night snack, only a few items in the culinary program have Read More …