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5 Insider tips to make the most of your Kimberley Cruise

By Louise Sandow Cruising Western Australia’s Kimberley coast is one of the most enjoyable holidays you’ll ever take – a bucket list item for many people in Australia and worldwide (and if it’s not on your bucket list yet, add it on there). Read our insider tips to ake this magical holiday even more...

Two Custom Made Italian Volcano Cocktails Designed Especially for Us!

  Here’s a toast to the unsung heroes of a Conference Cruise. . . those who make it unbelievable By Maralyn D. Hill and Michelle M. Winner   The two of us have worked on several conferences together for the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association. After one of our conferences we decided to...

Day Four & Five on ms Eurodam – Choppy Waters Prevented Docking Day Four But Day Five Was Excellent Weather

    We were scheduled to dock in San Juan. Unfortunately, due to rough seas, it was too dangerous to go through the channel to the port. Even though it was windy outside, we had smooth sailing inside. Yes, there was disappointment for many due to missing a port. But, that is the nature of cruising. We’ve...

Day Three on the Eurodam and our Return to Grand Turk

  We had enjoyed this cruise and itinerary in 2010. It was a delight to return to Grand Turk today and see how it is recovering from hurricane Ike in 2008. We took the two-hour island tour which took us around all seven miles of Grand Turk with stops at the White Gold Building (where all the information on...

Day Two on the Eurodam Came and Went With Great Memories

Sunday, was so relaxing, we did not get our writing done. We slept until almost nine, late for us, and simply explored and relaxed on our first day at sea. Since we upgraded to a spa verandah suite, we discovered what it includes besides our wonderful soft robes, Bose speakers, and free laundry. We get to...

Our Week on Holland America Line’s Eurodam

  We started out Saturday and had no idea how lucky we would be with our stateroom. About a week or so ago, we received an opportunity to upgrade to a verandah suite at a reasonable cost. When we called, not only were we upgraded to a verandah suite, we were fortunate to get a spa suite, that provides all...

River Cruising: Regional Influences (Asia)

By Karolina Shenton Last week, we introduced you to an emerging cruise vacation choice, river cruising. Now that we’ve taken a look at Europe, let’s move on to a spectacular destination for the seasoned traveler, or anyone with a taste for the intriguing: Asia. Splendid Ship Size You already know that...

River Cruising: Regional Influences (Europe)

By Karolina Shenton Epicurean adventures. Vibrant entertainment. Exotic and unique destinations.  These are just a few reasons river cruises are becoming the most popular cruises in the industry.  But this trend is brand new and many people aren’t familiar with the perks of river cruising, so I’d like to...

CHOCOLATE & WINE THEMED BARGE VACATION TO FRANCE

Since Michelle and Kurt Winner along with Norm and me took a barge trip to France, they are high on my radar. This one intrigued me, as it only has three cabins, a perfect size. The information below is from The Barge Lady. ~MDH . Tanlay, France – Forbidden fruit, temptation, and indulgence – the proverbial...

Statistically Cruising Helps Float the Economy

The Hill Team loves cruising of all type.  Eceonomies worldwide depend on the cruise industry. Check out the stats for yourself and see what a difference a cruise makes. Source: Coupons Maralyn D. Hill Maralyn D. Hill, The Epicurean Explorer President, International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association...

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