Brilliant: Ocean Cruise Tours Led By Crew In Their Own Country

The industry-wide focus on cruise destinations continues to resolve a number of ways.  Taking travelers up close at places they visit, local life is explored in depth.  Special access is granted to one cruise line here and another there, adding Read More …

The Evolution Of Cruise Booking: A Collaborative Travel Planning Process

Travelers come to the world of cruise vacations for many reasons.  Once we have them, a large percentage stay and come back for more.  That’s not by chance.  A number of decisions were made along the path from dreaming to Read More …

The Unexpected Hit With First Time Cruise Travelers

The timely evolution of Holland America Line has brought a number of interesting course corrections to the 100+-year-old cruise line.  New dining venues, onboard programming, shore exploration selections and more make a good reason to take another look or consider Read More …

New River Cruise Travel Insurance Covers Low, High Water

It’s one of the unexpected parts of a river cruise: itineraries are actually much more detailed than advertised. This is commonly a good thing.  Experiencing more than they bargained for, river cruise travelers are happy.  Until they don’t.  When low Read More …

Alaska Adventure Cruise: One From Each Place

As we end our sailing with Holland America Line for Oprah’s Year Of Adventure Cruise, it is time to look back on the 7-day voyage, photo by photo.  Here, a collection of my favorite photos from memorable places and events Read More …

Our Alaska Adventure- How To Follow Along With Us

Another part of preparing a 7-day Alaska sailing with Holland America Line for Oprah’s Share The Adventure Cruise: providing a list of ways to follow along with our journey.   Sharing our previous travel experiences on other cruise lines, one part of the process is crystal Read More …