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By Gary Walther Day 9: Tuesday, At Sea En Route to Komodo Island, Indonesia At half past noon the Europa 2 slides past Cape York, the northernmost point of the Australian mainland and swings to port to enter the Torres Strait, which separates Australia and New Guinea and is flecked

By Gary Walther Day 5: Friday, March 29, Hamilton Island One of the great pleasures of cruising is pulling back the curtain each morning to discover how the world has changed overnight. This morning I am greeted by a long line of low-slung islands, most thickly rain-forested. They are like

By Gary Walther Day 1: Monday, March 25, Sydney It’s been overcast and intermittently rainy, perfect weather for holing up on the Europa 2 and recovering from the very long flight: New York-Munich-Doha-Sydney. At one point I had to look at my watch to know what day it was. My

By Everett Potter For sophisticated travelers, an Alaska cruise presents a classic travel conundrum. The magnificent fjords, glaciers and small coastal towns beckon, along with the possibilities of abundant wildlife sightings of brown bears and whales. On the other hand, setting sail with several thousand other passengers in a large

By Gerrie Summers It’s been a while since I’ve been on a Celebrity cruise ship. I think the last actual cruise was on Solstice—and I thought that was something with its first Lawn Club at Sea, Aqua Class suites, and staterooms that looked more like a bedroom you’d find at

By Eleanor Berman Five hundred forty seven photos later, I’m home from Alaska, still marveling at the stupendous scenery that greeted us every single day. There are many mighty mountains of course, but the combination of sea and snow-capped peaks, the glaciers, the wildlife and the vast green virginal spaces

by Geri Bain & Jenny Keroack    Five years after their first blogged adventure (She Said She Said London) Jenny Keroack, now 23 years old, and her mom, travel writer Geri Bain, set off on a new journey. This trip centered on three great societies: the Ancient Greeks, the Ottomans,

By Gary Walther Every morning there they are, standing straight, almost at attention, like pillars at the end of the cabin corridor on Deck 10 (the Penthouse Deck). And there again at 3 and at 9. Sarah Lehnhoff and Kolja Quintanar, the two butlers responsible for the 14-butler-serviced cabins on

By Gary Walther Is it the journey or the destination? The getting there or the being there that counts? This question has long been a litmus test of one’s travel psyche, and for years the judgment has been that the person who journeys is the real traveler. THD once counted

By Monique Burns Part 2:  Cruising Asia with Holland America En route to Shanghai, on our 14-day Holland America cruise through China, South Korea and Japan, we  leave the great Chinese port of Hong Kong and spend the next two days sailing northeast through the South China Sea and the