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Pandaw Expeditions Offers Classic Mekong in Vietnam & Cambodia

RV Mekong Pandaw

Asia cruise pioneer Pandaw Expeditions is continuing to offer a Classic Mekong cruise that presents a cruise that is both fascinating and varied on the River Mekong. The cruise features a striking cultural contrast between the bustling Vietnam delta and the tranquility of Cambodia. The RV Mekong passes from the vibrant French colonial port of Saigon and along the main channel into the rich countryside…

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Silversea Rolls Out Exclusive Savings With New ‘Discover The World’ Sales Event

Silversea Silver Whisper

With summer in full bloom, but with fall fast approaching, ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises is inviting travelers to extend the joys of summer getaways through the end of the year with its new ‘Discover the World’ Sales Event. Travelers can now take advantage of a special five percent saving, in addition to a one-category suite upgrade plus a $1,000 onboard credit (per suite), on dozens of featured ocean…

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Hunt for Truffles During the Festive Wine Harvest Season in France

truffle hunting

With the end of summer and changing color of the leaves comes a fairy tale time in the French annual calendar, the wine harvest season. It is a festive time of year across France, providing excellent opportunities for foodies and wine lovers alike to experience some of the country’s best cultural and gastronomic traditions. European Waterways’ guests have the chance…

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Lindblad Expeditions Announces Plans to Build Additional Polar Vessel

National Geographic Explorer at Monoco Glacier

Lindblad Expeditions, the global leader of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, has announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the building of a new polar expedition ship.  This state-of-the-art vessel, which is anticipated to be delivered in 2021, will be the next phase of Lindblad’s fleet expansion following the launch of the National Geographic Quest in July 2017,…

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Silversea Expeditions to Cross Fabled Northeast Passage in 2019

Silversea Expeditions Matthew Scott

Silversea Expeditions, the leading authority in expedition cruising, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the introduction of its first crossing of the Northeast Passage – a remote and spectacular cruising route above the Arctic Circle. Few cruise ships have transited the passage, which follows the extreme coastlines of Asia and Europe and has long enjoyed a fabled reputation among seafarers. The intimate,…

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Costa Rica to Panama Adventure Cruise Launched by International Expeditions

Costa Rica to Panama Voyage

International Expeditions, a pioneer in upscale experiential adventure, has announced a new Costa Rica to Panama Cruise aboard the yacht Panorama featuring stops in seven wildlife hot spots along the Pacific coast. Departures for the 10-day adventure are scheduled for December 21, 2018, and February 15 and December 20, 2019. Solo travelers can take advantage of cabins with no single supplement…

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What’s Trending in Cruise Ship Travel this Summer

Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas

CruiseCompete has mined their wealth of data to provide information on the most popular cruise trends among consumers, including the top ships, lines and travel dates for premium, luxury and river cruising. Most Popular Cruise Lines (Based on the total number of quote requests for each cruise line in the given month) 1. Premium/Contemporary: Royal Caribbean International 2. Luxury: Oceania…

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Scenic Ruby Delivers Perfect ‘Rhine Highlights’ River Cruise

Castle on Rhine River

By Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher Scenic Cruises’ Scenic Ruby sails the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers in style throughout the year, allowing cruisers to take advantage of Europe’s musical heritage, seasonal wine festivals, stunning scenery, Oktoberfest, Christmas markets, or, as we discovered, Holland’s fantastic tulip season. With only 165 passengers aboard, we found ourselves quickly making friends from…

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Hurtigruten Celebrates 125 Years in Exploration Travel

Hurtigruten ship and RIB boat

Hurtigruten, the world leader in exploration travel, celebrates 125 years since founder Richard With brought the steamer DS Vesteraalen into service along the coast of Norway, establishing a regular sea link for locals and tourists, by hosting a plastic-free birthday party across all ports, destinations, offices and ships on July 2, 2018. “We continue to build on our 125 years…

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