• 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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Scenic ship on the Rhine

Scenic Cruises Follows Up a Fleet Upgrading with Plans for More

by Wallace Immen in Europe

What do you do when you’ve got a fleet of state-of-the-art ships and come up with an array of killer apps on your newest one? For Scenic Cruises, the answer was to send five nearly new river ships back to the shop for rebuilds to …


Editors Choice

  •   Arrive hungry, advises a sign at the entrance to Harry’s, the alternative steak house on Carnival Liberty. And that turns out to be exceptionally good advice — because there’s not a chance you’ll leave hungry. But it’s tough to come prepared for the grand …

  • Norwegian Escape

    Two heavyweight contenders are going head-to-head for the title of the biggest, latest, more-of- everything cruise ship in the Caribbean. They come from familiar families, but these newcomers boast they pack more punch than any that have come before. One contender, Anthem of the Seas, is …

  • Danube shoreline near Melk, Austria

    A great thing about cruising on the rivers of Europe is that every day you’re docked in a city so steeped in history and culture that there’s always something fresh to discover. On a recent Danube cruise on Viking River Cruises we started in the heart …

  • Papaya and chillies

    You’re not likely to reminisce about the flight that got you there, but memories of great meals you have on a vacation can last a lifetime. A recent poll for Travelocity.ca found that 75 per cent of Canadians believe food is an important factor in choosing …

  • Kinteti sculpture on Harmony of the Seas

    The Attic is in the cellar. The Solarium is actually a good place to find shade. Royal Caribbean’s new Harmony of the Seas is full of surprises. But despite its vast size and the fact there are 5,400 fellow guests on board, you can find plenty …

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