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Norway and the Polar Regions: Three Time Travelling Cruises
Apr 20, 2015
#1: Rewind for a Viking Adventure Hurtigruten’s seven-day ‘Viking Coast Trip’, which sails from Bergen to Kirkenes on September 2, will examine the stories of these famed seafaring explorers and the coastal areas where they once lived. Featuring a series of excursions and lectures led by Dr Terje L Leiren, the...
River Cruising: Explore World Capitals Without Changing Rooms
Apr 15, 2015
  We live in a modern era of jet setting and thrifty air travel. How often have you asked after a...
Anchors Away - 17 Ferry Rides That Will Leave You Speechless
Nov 15, 2014
Ferries can be more than just a way to get from one location to another - they can often provide the best ways to tour some of the most beautiful and remote locations on Earth. Here are some of our favourites…
Drifting Down The Danube
Jun 3, 2014
Could there be a better way to see Europe than floating down its most famous river – the Danube? The mighty waterway winds its way past imperial castles, lush vineyards, stately cathedrals, modern cities and historic monuments through 2,000 years of history. Here are some of the highlights along the...
Norway - Cruising the Telemark Canal
May 27, 2014
The Telemark Canal is the waterway that connects the town of Skien to the town of Dalen in Southern Norway.
Canada - Voyages Of Discovery
Apr 16, 2014
Cruising through the Canadian Arctic is not your average cruise vacation. Visiting some of the most remote locations our great country has to offer, cruising the Canadian Arctic is an adventure unrivalled by any other. Arctic Explorer, MS Sea Adventurer This 10-day cruise, which departs from Resolute in Nunavut...
Snapshots - Belize, Fiji, British Columbia, Australia, France
Feb 9, 2014
Belize: Artists In Residence Join two of Canada’s most celebrated culinary leaders, Toronto chef Chris McDonald and Food Network’s Manic Organic...
Fiji - Paradise Islands
Nov 1, 2013
It was a ritual that would become commonplace for me as the week wore on: Sit cross-legged on the floor, facing the chief and his most favoured warrior, both of them adorned with an elaborate costume of colourful flower leis and dry, brown grass...
Snapshots - Japan, Mexico, Florida, Cruising & Canada
Oct 16, 2013
Context Travel expands its program in Kyoto with The Way of Tea, a new history and cultural experience that offers...
World Report - Malaysia, Florida And Cruising
Oct 15, 2013
Visitors to Malaysia can download a free application for their smartphones that puts a complete guide of Malaysia in the palm of their hand. The “Malaysia Trip Planner,” gives travellers personalized and practical information on Malaysia, and all there is to see and do...
The Bahamas - Everything's Better On A Boat
Oct 10, 2013
Captain Greg Marlo leans back, glass of Shiraz in hand, and declares: “Everything is better on a boat. Food and wine, the scenery, the company, sleep and even sex, especially sex...
Hot Fun On The High Seas - Pirate Adventure & Disney Magic In The Caribbean
Jan 16, 2013
By Steve MacNaull All of sudden Jack Sparrow drops from the sky. He battles an endless onslaught of sword-wielding pirates with comic schtick and then sets off a dazzling series of fireworks over the ocean. No, this is not the next installment in the wildly-successful Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise by Disney...
Fun Ahoy - Kids & Cruises Are A Natural Fit
Dec 27, 2012
By Aaron Saunders   In the old days of cruising, sailing with the kids meant exactly that: dragging the little ones in tow with you every step of the way. Today’s kids, however, are plugged in and turned on – and that requires a little more diversionary creativity. Fortunately, cruising today offers...
World Report - October 2012
Nov 27, 2012
  HONG KONG Visiting Asia’s World City Since it was reclaimed by China in 1997, Hong Kong has only become more important to Chinese-Western trade, making it a crucial bridge between cultures and one of the premier hubs for world travel. Any world-class metropolis will inevitably develop world-class attractions, and Hong Kong is...
Snapshots Fall 2012
Nov 21, 2012
  BELIZE Some Things AreWorth It The locavore dining movement has deep roots in Canada, but there are some daily indulgences even those...
Adventure Ahead
Nov 13, 2012
  Struggling to get into snow pants, winter jacket, boots and a life jacket, I’m thinking “What on earth have I...
Inside A Fairy Tale - Discover The Joys & Traditions Of Christmas Markets Along The Danube
Oct 24, 2012
I’ve always secretly longed for an old-fashioned, traditional Christmas spent in the narrow cobblestone streets of a centuries-old European Christmas market, sipping hot mulled wine while the sounds of carollers mingle with the scents of roasted chestnuts and spiced lebkuchen. It was a fairy tale world I never knew existed...
Jul 16, 2012
Life’s a beach. At least it is in the Caribbean. But venture beyond the beach and you’ll find treasures like festive carnivals, spicy cuisine, nature trails, duty free shopping and a warm, no-worries way of life.
Heroes, History & Chocolate - Unique Shore Trips Mark Baltic Cruises
May 8, 2012
Not so long ago, only the rich and those with time on their hands could cruise in the Baltic. Today, more cruise lines – big and small – offer itineraries with insight into the history, culture, and traditions of exotic Baltic destinations.
4 Incredible Journeys
Apr 10, 2012
They always say it’s not the destination that counts but the journey. In these cases it really is the trip that is the adventure.
4 Cool Adventures
Apr 6, 2012
There’s cool travel and then there’s really cool travel. Travel to the ends of the Earth for the coolest travel of all.
Cruising the Baltic - Medieval Marvels, Impressive Art & Colossal Castles
Mar 5, 2012
A visit to Denmark and Sweden three years ago had me adding a Baltic cruise to my burgeoning bucket list. While in Denmark I coveted the crown jewels of the Danish royal family, took in the tales of Hans Christian Andersen, toured Tivoli Gardens alight with red lanterns, and biked...
Romancing The Rhine - A Jaded Traveller Falls In Love With River Cruising
Feb 14, 2012
Full disclosure: I was fed up with big cruise ships, bored by their ballroom-sized dining rooms and sick of their canned air. Most of all, I was overcome with ennui, not to mention mal de mer, from long days on choppy seas.
Here & There
Dec 21, 2011
Halong Bay in Vietnam has been named as one of the “New 7 Wonders of Nature”. The dramatic bay studded with nearly 2,000 limestone karst islands over a 1,500-square kilometer expanse, won a coveted spot on the list, besting the likes of the Grand Canyon, the Maldives and Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Next Port, Next Chapter - You Never Know What To Expect On A Med Cruise
Dec 21, 2011
As if the Pope doesn't have enough problems… Now there’s a lady kleptomaniac running loose in the Vatican, striking in the Sistine Chapel itself where tourists are dazzled by the masterpieces of Michelangelo and are most off guard. And so far, the vaunted Swiss Guard can’t catch her.
An Historic Duck - Disney's AquaDuck Coaster Is The First At Sea
Nov 25, 2011
My daughter and I made history. Nothing along the lines of discovering fire or inventing the microchip, but exciting nevertheless. We were two of the first people to ride AquaDuck – the only watercoaster on a cruise ship.
Dream A Little Dream - Carnival's Largest Ship Weighs Anchor
Aug 13, 2010
The largest Carnival Cruise Lines ship ever constructed, the 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream debuted September 21, with a host of innovations. Features include Ocean Plaza, a stunning indoor/outdoor café and entertainment venue; the most elaborate children’s facilities at sea, including a huge Carnival WaterWorks aqua park; “scenic whirlpools” that extend over...