River Cruise Innovations & Inventions

In addition to cabin & layout innovations, here are some other “firsts” from innovative river cruise companies.  I interviewed several river cruise lines and asked each what they consider to be their key innovations, inventions, or ideas that Read more

Should I Book Direct or with an Advisor?

(Excerpt from Michael Graham’s book, the River Cruise Bible, May 2021)

The answer is as obvious to someone who has experienced a good travel agent as someone who has not.   Many people love the planning aspect of Read more

Major changes from the CDC for Cruising

Fully Vaccinated Guests that want to cruise may skip the masks and the tests. The CDC says... Read more

Romance Travel

“It was fun, and it was romantic, that particular magic of being alone with the person you love in a place where everything — the time, the taste of the tap water, the bed in which you sleep — Read more

South Carolina Parks and Forests

Surely we are all looking forward to venturing out around the world again. However, over the past year I’ve grown to appreciate the beauty & adventure to be found here at home. When people think of South Carolina, they Read more

Celebrity Cruises to Resume Sailing this June in the Caribbean

EMBRACE THE MAGIC OF ST. MAARTEN & THE CARIBBEAN WITH CELEBRITY’S JUNE CARIBBEAN COMEBACK

Beginning March 25, eager travelers can choose from a variety of seven-night cruises, taking in such beautiful Caribbean destinations as Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, St. Lucia Read more

Introspection and Memory Travel

What is it about travel that appeals to you?  Do you travel to see monuments or castles or wonders of the world?  Or are you wanting to deepen your understanding of a country through their culture and language and Read more

Why Take A River Cruise?

Unless you have had your head buried in the sand for the past couple of years, you are probably aware that River Cruising has become increasingly popular. Most commonly thought of in Europe, on the Rhine, Danube, Seine, Douro Read more

Navigating Covid Rebookings and Cancellations in 2021

Even as the vaccines are rolling out, cruise lines and tour operators are cancelling (suspending) more cruises and trips in 2021.  This is due to many factors, and much like the stock market, the logistics are playing out further Read more

Concerns for 2021 Alaska & New England Cruises

Cruises to Alaska and New England for all of 2021 could be affected by Canada’s recent order that no ships of more than 100 passengers can sail in their waters until February 2022. And due to the Jones Act, Read more

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