Cruise Diaries

These are a Few of our Favorite Things ... 

We have been cruising for more than 30 years on more than 50 cruises. We are often asked what our favorite cruise was. That is a very difficult question to answer. The following are among our favorites. Many more stories can be found if you explore our blog archives. We hope you enjoy your visit - we welcome your feedback and questions. (click images to go to corresponding diary)

 South America Voyage 

14 Day South America 
 Cape Horn 
Jan 17 - Feb 2, 2017

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Those of you who have followed me here or on Twitter, know that I love Penguins. That's what this trip is all about - having the opportunity to see multitudes of penguins in their natural surroundings. This trip wasn't only about penguins. We arrived in Santiago, Chile on January 18, 2017. For the next 14 days, we explored South America including the countries of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and the Falkland Islands. We saw Amalia Glacier, Glacier Alley, Fjords, Cape Horn and many other magnificent sites along the way.
Hurtigruten Classic Voyage 

12-Night Round-trip Bergen,Norway - Northern Lights

Feb 25 - Mar 7, 2016

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This diary tells about our journey which started in Oslo, Norway.   From there we boarded a train for a six hour ride through the Norwegian countryside to Bergen where we boarded Hurtigruten Vesteralen for a 12-night Classic Voyage to Kirkenes and back to Bergen. We were on a hunt for Northern Lights before they disappear until the next solar cycle.

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Avalon Waterways
The Rhine & Moselle Northbound


Jul 12 - 26, 2015

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The Rhine flows through six countries (Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands). We began our journey in Zurich, Switzerland and ultimately ended up in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

This diary begins with our arrival in Zurich, Switzerland, where we had a day of touring on our own.  The following day we had another complete day of sightseeing on our pre-cruise excursion before arriving in Basel where we boarded Avalon Artistry II. This would be our floating home for the next 12 nights.
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Celebrity Xpeditions Galapagos

10-Night Cruise Tour

August 29, 2008

Land Beyond Xpectations

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Over one hundred fifty years ago, a man wrote about his quest that took him to a place where he would discover how life evolved thousands of years ago.

Travel with us as we follow in his footsteps and discover a land that is inhabited by species that can be found nowhere else on earth.

Come with us on our Celebrity Xpeditions adventure that begins in Quito, Ecauador where we had the opportunity to visit local sites including the Equatorial Line Monument.   Here you can stand on a line between the two hemispheres.

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 Cruise with Chris

12-Night Mediterranean
& Greek Isles Cruise

Star Princess

May 30 - June 11, 2011

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Our 12-Night Mediterranean & Greek Isles Cruise began in Rome, Italy with a two night pre-cruise stay. We then took a train to Civitavecchia, Italy, where we boarded Princess Cruises' Star Princess for our cruise throughout the region. The cruise concluded with an overnight stay in Venice, Italy. The next morning we departed Venice for Rome via train for another day exploring the eternal city before heading home the next morning. Click on the Blog Posts and FB Photo Albums to virtually journey with us on our trip.

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