Cruises

Wine Tasting on the MS Eurodam: IFWTWA’s Conference at Sea
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Wine Tasting on the MS Eurodam: IFWTWA’s Conference at Sea

No group of sailors or adventurers ever set sail for the Caribbean without a bountiful wine supply. So, too, it was with the members of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers on their “Conference at Sea” event aboard the MS Eurodam.

Tauck Swiss Jewel is a Gem
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Tauck Swiss Jewel is a Gem

To me, a cruise aboard one of the new generation of luxury riverboats can be the most relaxing of holidays. My two-week Budapest-Amsterdam cruise, on Tauck’s MS Swiss Jewel, which debuted last April, was both relaxing and filled with memorable experiences.

Cruising the Caribbean into the New Year
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Cruising the Caribbean into the New Year

We were greeted by smiling Indonesian crew members wearing Santa hats, and a bottle of French bubbly awaited us in our stateroom.

Thus began a 14-day southern Caribbean holiday voyage — with visits to nine islands in regal style — on which we bid adieu to a difficult year and rang in our hopes for a brighter 2009.

Vetting Holland America’s Hot New Flagship
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Vetting Holland America’s Hot New Flagship

Caribbean cruise fans can rejoice that the Eurodam, Holland America’s new flagship inaugurated by Queen Beatrix in Rotterdam on July 1, 2009 is now maiden-cruising the Eastern Caribbean waters out of Fort Lauderdale.

Taking "The Impressionists’ Route" to French River Cruising
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Taking "The Impressionists’ Route" to French River Cruising

For an art lover, Canal & Company’s seven-day autumn riverboat cruise on France’s Oise River may be the perfect getaway for viewing the quaint villages and tranquil landscapes of France.

Cruisin’ for Eats on the Mexican Riviera
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Cruisin’ for Eats on the Mexican Riviera

Here are some food photos of the recent IFWTWA Holland America Ms Ossterdam cruise of the Mexican Riviera. A food odyssey I will not forget.

Seeing Croatia The Luxurious Way
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Seeing Croatia The Luxurious Way

I don’t own a Rolls Royce. Probably never will, but a 12-day Mediterranean cruise sure has that privileged, luxurious feel.

Road to Mandalay
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Road to Mandalay

We arrived in Yangon, and our first impression was a positive one. The streets of the city are lined with trees and it is very quiet honking ones car horn is not allowed in the city center.

Vancouver, B.C. Before the Ship Sails
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Vancouver, B.C. Before the Ship Sails

As the mercury climbs, the smart money heads to cooler climes; many to cruise the icy…

Iceland: One of the World’s Newest Countries
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Iceland: One of the World’s Newest Countries

Iceland is one of the world’s newest counties, geologically, historically, and politically.