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Wine and Rhine with AmaWaterways

A European river cruise has long been on my travel to-do list. So, when I had the opportunity to experience the AmaWaterways “Enchanting Rhine (Wine Cruise)”, I was all in. Bob and Lynette Morus, proprietors of Phelps Creek Vineyards in Oregon, traveled with us. They hosted wine tastings and lectures throughout our journey. I could […]

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Category: Cruises, US, World

Rock ‘N’ Roll is Here to Stay on Rocky’s Rockin’ Cruises

It’s prom night, and you’re wrapped in taffeta, hearing the squeaking soles of dancing shoes all across the room. The band is live, and they’re playing your favorite song. You haven’t heard that one in years. You and your date dance the night away together. People all around are wearing bobby socks and poodle skirts. […]

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Category: Cruises, Europe, World

Cruising the Romantic Danube

Moonbeams danced playfully on the surface of the Danube, competing with reflections from Budapest’s myriad lights, as the Viking Egil cruised unhurriedly past stately 19th-century architecture and impressive monuments in Hungary’s capital city, adoringly called the Queen of the Danube. The “Romantic Danube” itinerary was Viking River Cruises’ notable way of introducing guests to the […]

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Category: Cruises, US

Road Trip to Your Ship

There are many perks to living in the Carolinas. Being within a relatively easy drive to Florida cruise ports is one of them.  Road tripping it to your cruise saves you money on airfare — which can be pricy for families. In addition, you don’t have to worry about potential flight delays, luggage limits, and […]

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Category: Cruises, World

Around the Mediterranean in 12 Days

Cruising to Saint-Tropez, Pisa, Florence, and Rome offers adventures among ancient architecture, breathtaking coastal views, and a taste of local tradition. Before my friend and I left U.S. soil this past Memorial Day weekend, we agreed to a master plan: Though Rome wasn’t built in a day, we were sure going to try and see […]

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Category: Cruises, World

Memories on the River

I have heard it said that ocean cruises take you to a destination and river cruises take you through them. Recently, I took my son on a river cruise through Europe and was extremely eager to reach our port destinations, to walk the streets of Vienna, and to overflow our cups with intriguing history from […]

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Category: Cruises, Europe, World

UNIWORLD’S Queen Isabel

Treat yourself to a Uniworld voyage through the Douro River Valley and you can count on exploring these compelling sites and cities: the medieval treasure-trove of Porto, Portugal, where the Douro River, rising in Spain, reaches the Atlantic Ocean; Guimaraes, named Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2012 and the painstakingly-preserved place where Portugal was born; […]

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Category: Cruises, Europe, World

Cruising the Baltic Sea: Russian Gems and Nordic Capitals

In the long, glamorous history of ocean voyages, there has never been a better time to book a cruise. Today, it is possible to visit exotic ports of call our grandparents only read about. Holland America’s Baltic Cruise on the Eurodam explores the mystery and beauty of St. Petersburg, Russia; the charm of Tallinn, Estonia; […]

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