alaska cruises

Holland America Eurodam Review – 2019

Nearly four years had passed since my last Holland America’s Eurodam cruise.  No particular reason for the lapse in time.  Life and new ships just happen. In the meantime, there was an extensive Eurodam refurbishment.  I was really excited to see what was new and have the chance to write a Eurodam review.  Plus, we were going on […] Read more…

Alaska Railroad is Back on Track After Earthquake

Alaskans pitch in to get the train up and running The Alaska Railroad has restored all regularly scheduled freight and passenger services as of last Tuesday, Dec. 4, after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that fanned out across Southcentral Alaska on Friday, Nov. 30. As a result, the Alaska Railroad had to suspend regularly scheduled services to […] Read more…

Hurtigruten Expedition Cruises Heads to Alaska

If Hurtigruten isn’t yet a household name to you, that’s probably because it’s a Norwegian cruise line.  Since 1893, Hurtigruten’s fleet of ships have cruised the Norwegian coastline and fjords, carrying residents, tourists and even cargo and mail.  From Bergen to northernmost Kirkenes and then south to the Caribbean and Antarctica, Hurtigruten has always roamed […] Read more…

Ovation of the Seas Alaska Cruises

Ovation of the Seas Alaska Cruises Begin in 2019

Ovation of the Seas Alaska cruises will begin in summer 2019, after the ship repositions from Sydney, Australia to her new summer homeport in Seattle, Washington.  Guests will have a chance to glimpse the Northern Lights and other Alaskan wonders from the North Star, the ship’s signature glass observation capsule with panoramic views from 300 feet above sea level.  […] Read more…

Cunard Alaska Cruises Aboard Queen Elizabeth in 2019

Just announced, Cunard Alaska cruises will take place in mid-spring in 2019.  Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth will set out on a series of Alaska cruises, that begins when Queen Elizabeth sails from Japan to Alaska and then remains in the region through June. After the Alaska cruises, the ship will cruise down the West Coast of the […] Read more…

Weekly Cruise News Wrap-up with Cruise Radio

Tune in to hear the latest cruise news wrap-up. Just click the Play Button below and listen in as Doug Parker and I review the latest cruise news. Highlights include: Ship fire off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico Carnival renews contract at popular east coast port. Fish and Chips aboard Carnival Conquest now […] Read more…

Disney Cruise Line cruises

Disney Cruise Line Adds New Ports for Summer 2017

Disney Cruise Line cruises to new destinations and itineraries next summer. Disney Cruise Line has released a list of new itineraries which look to be quite exciting for both mouse-lovers and cruisers. Cruises for summer 2017 include several new ports in Europe and Alaska plus a return to Norwegian coastal cruises. New for Alaska A visit to Icy Strait Point […] Read more…

Celebrity Cruises sends record six ships to Europe and adds Solstice class to Alaska in 2013

Celebrity Cruises shared a sneak preview of its itinerary plans for the summer of 2013. Speaking to an audience of travel partners and press in London, Celebrity’s President & CEO Dan Hanrahan revealed that, for the first time, joining Celebrity Eclipse in offering modern luxury vacation experiences from the UK will be the newly ‘Solsticized’ Celebrity Infinity. Read more…

Inner Sea Discoveries launches third ship and new itineraries in Alaska

Building on its sold-out 2011 inaugural season in Alaska, InnerSea Discoveries diversifies its cruising range in Alaska for 2012 with the addition of the 76-guest Wilderness Explorer sailing a new Northern Passages and Glacier Bay itinerary between Juneau and Sitka, Alaska. The ship joins the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer and 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer together sailing 10 […] Read more…

Inner Sea Discoveries & American Safari Cruises launch new website

Finding your perfect “un-cruise” just got easier. Inner Sea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises, two unique, adventure cruise brands, are now sharing the same website, http://www.innerseadiscoveries.com.  In a move to simplify a traveler’s search for their cruise, the combined website helps the traveler to choose an expedition cruise or an upscale yachting experience. Read more…

Rocky Mountaineer adds new route for cruise passengers

A cruise to Alaska isn’t complete without a visit to Banff or Jasper in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies.  Long-time family-owned rail operator, Rocky Mountaineer, has a new product to enhance the Alaska cruise experience.  Rocky Mountaineer now offers a pre or post cruise package from Seattle or Vancouver to the most beautiful and rugged areas […] Read more…