Category | Cruises

Cruising the Arctic Aboard Hurtigruten

Posted on 29 March 2016

By Monique Burns For years, the Arctic haunted me.  I longed to cruise those northerly waters, to set foot in that stark, mysterious land.  I dreamt of tracking rare wildlife,… Continue reading »

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Disney Dream is Better than Ever

Posted on 02 February 2016

Story & photos by Liliane Opsomer Inspired by the ocean liners of the 1920s, the Disney Dream, a 128,690-ton, 4,000-passenger vessel is a classic beauty. Equally classic are the entertainment,… Continue reading »


Best Small Cruise Ships: Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa 2

Posted on 05 January 2016

By Gary Walther On the Europa 2 this past September, bound from Thessaloniki to Istanbul, The Hotel Detective found himself in a sea of superlatives. The Europa 2 offers the… Continue reading »

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Sailing Solo

Posted on 29 July 2014

By Mary Alice Kellogg “Whenever I find myself growing grim around the mouth, whenever it is damp, drizzly November in my soul… then I account it high time to get… Continue reading »

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Disney Dreams Do Come True: A Family Vacation and a Fairytale Wedding

Posted on 17 June 2014

By Liliane Opsomer Known for their classic early-20th-century vessels, Disney raised expectations when launching the Disney Dream in 2011. I had been a happy customer when sailing on the Disney… Continue reading »

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Aboard Hurtigruten’s Norway Coastal Cruise

Posted on 14 January 2014

By Monique Burns From the rugged frontier outpost of Kirkenes, a stone’s throw from the Russian border, south to Bergen, gateway to the western fjords, Norway’s coast stretches some 2,500… Continue reading »

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Buenos Aires to Rio by Ship

Posted on 19 June 2012

By Eleanor Berman A cruise beginning in Buenos Aires and ending in Rio sounded like a sure winner, and Samba Rhythms, aboard the Regent Seven Seas Mariner, lived up to… Continue reading »

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Europe from the Rail of a Cruise Ship

Posted on 23 August 2011

  By Eleanor Berman I had never been a great fan of cruises—too much food, too little time anywhere used to be my mantra. But itineraries like my recent 14-day… Continue reading »

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Crystal Cruises: The Floating Executive Suite

Posted on 18 May 2011

By Ian Keown “This was a wonderful opportunity to get up to speed with my computer skills,” exclaims Boston-based lawyer Jay Grayson, enthusing about his private software lessons — aboard… Continue reading »

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Alaska: Where the Good Life Meets the Wild Life

Posted on 26 April 2011

by Ian Keown Veteran cruisers who have circumnavigated the atolls of Polynesia and slithered on the ice of Antarctica often scoff at Southeastern Alaska (“the waters are too calm,” “you’re… Continue reading »

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