Border Crossing Canada on Amtrak

Amtrak Train Between Seattle and Vancouver BC

I’m asked this question quite a bit. How do I take an Amtrak train between Seattle and Vancouver?  I’ve crossed the Canadian border with Amtrak four times in the last two months for four different cruises to and from Vancouver.  Now would be a good time to explain how to cross the US and Canada […] Read more…

Norwegian Encore Hull Design

Norwegian Encore Reveal: Restaurants, Lounges and Bars

Less than six months until the Norwegian Encore debuts in Miami and Norwegian Cruise Line revealed details on the Norwegian Encore’s line-up of restaurants, bars and lounges.  The new ship will be Norwegian’s fourth Breakaway Plus class ship. In the past weeks, Norwegian Cruise Line released a preview of their high-energy attractions like the top-deck race […] Read more…

Queen Mary and Sherry in Long Beach California

Cruise News Round-Up – Fourth of July Week

In case you missed last week’s cruise news, maybe out having too much fun over the Fourth of July long weekend, here are the latest happenings in the world of cruising. Carnival Panorama heads out to sea Carnival Panorama left the shipyard in Italy last weekend for a brief trip out to the ocean.   In […] Read more…

Holland America Prinsendam sold to Phoenix Reisen

Holland America Bids Final Farewell to Petit Prinsendam

Holland America bid farewell to Prinsendam, their smallest ship that carried only 835-guests.  After 17 years with the fleet, this much-loved ship was sold to Phoenix Reisen, a German cruise line. The name has also been changed to Amera. Though the sale of Prinsendam was finalized nearly this same time last year, the ship was […] Read more…

Regent Seven Seas Plant Based Hawaiian Poke Bowl

Over 200 Plant-Based Dishes Added to Regent Seven Seas Menus

Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line, will introduce an extensive menu with more than 200 gourmet plant-based dishes across its fleet beginning October 1, 2019. The new plant-based cuisine will be offered at breakfast, lunch and dinner to meet the evolving tastes of luxury travelers who are following vegan or […] Read more…

Hoonah Alaska and Icy Strait Point entrance

Norwegian Cruise Line Breaks Ground in Icy Strait Point

Executives from Norwegian Cruise Line traveled to Hoonah and broke ground on a second cruise pier at Icy Strait Point.  If you’re curious where all this is located, it’s on Chicagof Island on the Inside Passage. More about Hoonah, Alaska Hoonah is the largest Tlingit community in Alaska.  Icy Strait Point is a cruise ship […] Read more…

Alaskan Dream Cruises Adds New Remote Ports for 2020

Alaska Dream Cruises has announced their 2020 itineraries for their newest 12-passenger ship, Kruzof Explorer.  This petit yet rugged expedition ship will offer cruises to some of Southeast Alaska’s rarely visited ports. In total, Alaskan Dream Cruises had added six of these remote ports to the Kruzof Explorer’s 2020 itineraries.  These ports are the communities […] Read more…

Holland America Copper River Salmon Delivery

Holland America Well-Stocked with Alaska King Salmon

The first running of Alaska’s Copper River King Salmon marks the beginning of salmon season in The Last Frontier.  And Holland America has ’em. Alaska’s first run of Copper River King Salmon is a really big deal Jetted from Alaska to Seattle, the season’s first batch of Copper River king salmon recently arrived into the […] Read more…

Norwegian Cruise Line cruise.

Cruise News Round-Up – Week Ending June 14, 2019

While I’ve been away cruising Alaska and checking out the state’s Interior, here’s what you might have missed  in last week’s cruise news.  From a devastatingly sad event for one family to a good conclusion for seven others, plus cruise ship refurbishment news and Summer Olympics cruise updates. Woman deemed lost at sea after going […] Read more…

Scenic River Cruise Ship Scenic Jade on

Five Favorite Scenic River Cruises in Europe

Introduction to Scenic River Cruises If you’re not familiar with Scenic River Cruises, it’s an all-inclusive, luxury European river cruise company.  Unlike most other river cruise lines, Scenic River Cruises is really an all-inclusive, luxury experience.  Included in the price of your cabin is airfare and transfers, food, beverages, gratuities and even your own private […] Read more…

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