Cruising

 

I’ve come to the conclusion that most of the cruise and travel industry’s “best” rewards touted by various organizations have become pretty worthless. There are so many of these erstwhile plaudits floating around, frequently praising different operators for the same “bests,” that it is virtually impossible for the average traveler to figure out which companies…

 

Interesting sidelights

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in Cruising on May 15, 2013

 
 

Plenty of ice to go around (the River Duchess) I spent almost the entire month of March traveling internationally to experience the vessels and hospitality of four different cruise lines…SeaDream Yacht Club (SeaDream II) on the Upper Amazon River in Peru and Columbia, plus Vantage Deluxe World Travel (River Splendor), Viking River Cruises (Viking Aegir)…

 

Two days on the Breakaway

Posted by Brian Jewell in Cruising on May 11, 2013

 
 

I remember my first cruise well. It was a seven-day spin on a classic ship that was certainly stately but also somewhat stuffy. I left with a respect for the heritage of cruising, but also wondering if this form of travel was best suited for me. This weekend’s experience on the Norwgian Breakaway has allayed…

 

Rhine River Cruise Day 3

Posted by Mac Lacy in Cruising on November 05, 2009

 
 

We traveled on to Rudesheim, a beautiful village that climbs up the banks of the Rhine and is framed in vineyards.  Siegfied’s Mechanical Music Musical Instrument Museum is a world-class collection of music boxes and mechanical music machines.  Rudesheim coffee is a local hot drink made with brandy, whipped cream and spices and makes a…

 

Rhine River Cruise Day 1

Posted by Mac Lacy in Cruising on October 27, 2009

 
 

We’ve landed in Zurich and are awaiting transfers to our Avalon vessel, the Creativity, in Basel.  We’ll be cruising the Rhine River through parts of France and Germany.  We took the opportunity to walk a bit in Zurich, the Swiss capital, and although most of the commercial enteprises and shopping stops were closed on this…

 
 

Guest bloggers Russ and Susan Rosenberry are owners of Islands in the Sun Cruises and Tours. You can find the original blog from their 2008 cruise around South American here, or visit the company’s website at www.crus-sun.com.   Dec. 19 — When we arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina this morning, so had summer — with…

 

Sailing for Montevideo

Posted by guestcontributor in Cruising, South America on September 18, 2009

 
 

Guest bloggers Russ and Susan Rosenberry are owners of Islands in the Sun Cruises and Tours. You can find the original blog from their 2008 cruise around South American here, or visit the company’s website at www.crus-sun.com.   Dec. 16 & 17 — We enjoyed two more relaxing sea days as we sailed northwest from…

 
 
 

Guest bloggers Russ and Susan Rosenberry are owners of Islands in the Sun Cruises and Tours. You can find the original blog from their 2008 cruise around South American here, or visit the company’s website at www.crus-sun.com.   Dec. 15 — As we reached Stanley, in the Falkland Islands, rain was forecast, and the morning…

 

Penguins at Punto Arenas

Posted by guestcontributor in Cruising, South America on September 17, 2009

 
 

Guest bloggers Russ and Susan Rosenberry are owners of Islands in the Sun Cruises and Tours. You can find the original blog from their 2008 cruise around South American here, or visit the company’s website at www.crus-sun.com.   Dec. 12 — We joined most passengers and many crew members in rising early to enjoy a…

 

Chilean Fjords

Posted by guestcontributor in Cruising, South America on September 17, 2009

 
 

Guest bloggers Russ and Susan Rosenberry are owners of Islands in the Sun Cruises and Tours. You can find the original blog from their 2008 cruise around South American here, or visit the company’s website at www.crus-sun.com.   Dec. 9 & 10 – Two sea days traveling south off the Chilean coast, most of the…