She is possibly the greatest ocean liner ever built. She’s the Queen Mary 2, the only liner built since the Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969, and the last ship still offering a […]
David Moorcroft has made 66 cruise voyages in almost every part of the world, crossed the Atlantic by ship six times, and for more than 30 years has written about his experiences to the benefit of those interested in seeing the world by ship. He was a writer for the Southam Group for many years and his cruising reviews appeared in many of their papers, such as the Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, and Hamilton Spectator as well as in magazines such as Luxury and Orlando. He then wrote a cruising blog for a North American cruise agency, and contributed to the Bell Sympatico travel site. David is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association.
Uruguay’s capital is an eclectic mixture of beautiful beaches, grand plazas, wonderful parrillas and decaying mansions that would look at home in Havana. In other words, Montevideo is a feast for both […]
After rounding Cape Horn and heading north up the coast of Argentina, we are looking forward to a wonderful day in the Patagonian province of Chabut. However, the local port authorities have […]
Not so long ago, some in the European Union were pushing for vacations to be declared a human right. But with Brexit on the horizon, the idea of a free cruise may […]
Sailing around the tip of South America was once the fastest way to reach the Far East, Australia and the South Pacific. But as we discover, Cape Horn’s reputation as one of […]
Like Charles Darwin, we sail down the Beagle Channel to the end of the world at Ushuaia and discover the majesty and mysteries of Tierra del Fuego.
The cruise industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the mass tourism market, with 24 million passengers sailing in 2016, compared to just 1.4 million in 1980. And a growing […]
Near the end of the South American continent in wind-swept Otway Sound, the charming colony of Magellanic penguins are a delight to behold.
The snow-capped volcanoes, emerald forests and pristine lakes of southern Chile appeared on our port side as we sailed into the Gulf of Ancud and dropped anchor off the coast of Puerto […]
Knowing how cruise lines score in annual award competitions is a good place to start when looking for a ship that suits your lifestyle and pocketbook.