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Featured Country: Belgium

Featured Country: Belgium

Many of our European cruises feature a call at Zeebrugge (Brugges/Brussels), Belgium, and it’s close enough to the Netherlands to drive there for an overland adventure should you arrive for your cruise out of Amsterdam or Rotterdam a few days early and choose to explore. Guests Jan and Dick Yetke joined us again and they…   read more of “Featured Country:…”

Top 10 Shore Excursions in Australia & New Zealand

Top 10 Shore Excursions in Australia & New Zealand

With so much to see and do, a trip to Australia and New Zealand is made all the more exciting by taking part in one — or several — of our exciting shore excursions. Each tour is carefully crafted to offer the most fulfilling experience possible, and our reputable tour operators ensure that our guests…   read more of “Top 10 Shore…”

It’s Almost Time to Sail ‘Down Under’

It’s Almost Time to Sail ‘Down Under’

Yes, you guessed it! This week is Australia and New Zealand week. The season “Down Under” is quickly approaching, with ms Oosterdam and ms Volendam heading to the southern hemisphere next month. For their series of cruises that last through spring 2014, the ships will visit more than 50 ports of call during 10- to…   read more of “It’s Almost…”

Don’t Cry for me … Buenos Aires

Don’t Cry for me … Buenos Aires

We asked our Facebook fans which South American ports they’d like to visit! While the answers varied, the two most popular were Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s no surprise that these two are at the top. Buenos Aires is a highlight of any cruise visiting the region. In fact, many of…   read more of “Don’t Cry for…”

Cruising with Kids … and Grandkids

Cruising with Kids … and Grandkids

Multigenerational travel continues to be on the rise, with more families taking cruise vacations together. Parents and kids, grandparents and grandkids, and grandparents, parents and grandkids … and aunts, uncles and cousins! Journalist Cynthia Boal Janssens recently took a cruise on ms Oosterdam with her family and blogged about it for All Things Cruise. Here…   read more of “Cruising with Kids…”

Valparaíso, Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

Valparaíso, Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

Mariner Magazine is in Chile! And we’re having an incredible time! Chile stretches over 2,700 miles along the southwestern coast of South America, a distance roughly the same as that from San Francisco to New York, or Edinburgh to Baghdad. At the same time, its width never exceeds 150 miles, making the country more than…   read more of “Valparaíso, Chile:…”

Captain’s Log: Another Scenic Week in Alaska

Captain’s Log: Another Scenic Week in Alaska

The last of our itinerary that has us calling at Juneau first (for as I write we have just completed a call in Glacier Bay and dashed from Vancouver in order to make it, too). Not a great week for weather initially, Juneau was socked in with rain, however Skagway was a little brighter. An…   read more of “Captain’s…”

South America: A Continent of Wonders

South America: A Continent of Wonders

This week we’re celebrating South America, one of the most exciting, culturally rich and captivating continents. For travelers looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, bucket-list adventures and beauty that is beyond a photographer’s wildest dreams, South America has it all. Here are seven of South America’s natural wonders to hopefully entice you to join us on ms…   read more of “South America: A…”