• Cafe in Lyon

    8 Classic Tastes of Cuisine in Lyon, the City Where Dining is a Passion

    In the restaurants of Lyon, generations of experience and meticulous preparation consistently turn humble ingredients into magical dishes. And the choices are daunting. There are over 4,000 restaurants in France’s second-largest city, including 15 kitchens that score one or more stars in the Michelin Guide and …

  • Avalon Siem Reap

    River Ships Target New Audiences and Cruise Less-Known Routes

    From ships designed specifically for Millennials to new cruises on the Nile, the upper Mekong and the Zambezi River, there are no cookie cutter arrivals this year as the choices in river cruising keep expanding. New river ships are being specifically tailored for unique itineraries …

  • Spirit of Scotland

    Barging In: Myths and Realities of Small Boat Cruising in Europe

    When you think of river cruising in Europe, the Rhine, Danube and Seine come immediately to mind. But how about the Nivernais Canal, the River Yonne, the Brenta, or the Canal du Midi? Europe is criss-crossed by less-known rivers and canals that were major ways …

  • Celebrity Edge

    Big, Bold and Innovative New Ships are Expanding Cruise Choices in 2018

    Full speed ahead!  Some big new ships making their debuts this year are so innovative they count as entirely new categories of cruise ship. The major lines – Carnival Cruises, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean – all have new versions of their biggest, showiest ships …

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Baristas coffee shop on Oceania

Scoping out 7 Stylish Additions to Oceania’s Classic Small Ships

by Wallace Immen in 10 Best Lists

Sailing on one of Oceania Cruises’ small ships has always seemed  to me like being a guest at a grand home at sea. Public rooms with polished wood paneling, carved trim work and even elegant fireplaces and a  dedicated staff make the line’s three smaller …

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  • Dubrovnik harbor

    The marble streets of Dubrovnik have been polished to a gleaming smoothness by the millions of feet that have walked over them. And on a typical morning in tourist season, it can seem like all those millions are still here, as a number of cruise …

  • Snake River sunset

    One day we were shooting rapids into Hell’s Canyon in Idaho. Another day had us counting  salmon at the Bonneville dam. And on a Wednesday, we did a wine wander in the wonderfully named Walla Walla, Washington. They’re not exactly typical cruise destinations, but this isn’t a …

  • Hells Canyon, Idaho

    The water appears to boil as swirling whitecaps rise up over jagged rocks that lurk barely below the surface. “Hang on! I’m going to be doing some really fast turns,” cautions the pilot of our Snake River Adventures Hells Canyon jet boat. We’re perfectly safe, …

  • Ship docked in Havana

    Just a few weeks ago, there were nagging questions about whether cruising to Cuba would become a boom or a flash in the pan. After months of agonizingly slow bureaucracy, cruise lines had been getting approval for only a handful of cruises from Florida to …

  • Hong Kong sign

    Ever been to Fluffy Chicken? How about Whiz-Fiber Module? In my world travels, I’ve become used to running across signs in shops like Welcome Turist: We Spik Inglish. I’ve seen menus that promise “a gastronomic ordeal.” I get it that there are cultural differences when …

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