Cruising the World

Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #25

This week’s outtake from ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships’ shows passengers on the bow of the Celebrity Constellation during a transit through the Suez Canal on an Arabian Sea cruise from Abu Dhabi to Rome. Just ahead was Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, once the world’s largest passenger ship. Affectionately known as “Connie,” the 2,184-passenger Constellation is perennially popular with …

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Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #24

Singing pianists are this week’s subject for outtakes from my book ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships.’ Holland America ships may not have had Billy Joel onboard, but every evening was an opportunity to sing along with the Piano Man (and the Piano Woman).  The entertainment concept being incorporated on HAL ships prior to the …

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Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #23

 This week’s outtake from my book “Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships” is one of several photos, this one taken at dawn, of the 16-passenger yacht “Sea Star Journey” on which I spent a week in the Galápagos Islands. Cruises of the Galápagos Islands range from four to fifteen days in duration.  There are 64 small yachts cruising the islands carrying 16 …

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Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #21

This week’s outtake from my book ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships’ is an alternate photo of the refurbished German-owned cruise ship MS Astor from Cruise & Maritime Voyages as it cruises below a farm overlooking the Storfjord in Norway. Norway’s mountains, glaciers, and fjords are so visually stunning that many veteran cruisers consider it the most beautiful sea voyage …

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Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #20

This week’s outtake from my book ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships’ was photographed at Half Moon Cay in the Caribbean. Holland America’s “private island” in the Bahamas near Eleuthra is owned by HAL’s parent company, Carnival Corporation, which also operates private resort complexes for its ships to visit on Grand Turk Island, on …

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Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #19

Colorful lounge chairs poolside on Holland America’s Eurodam is this week’s outtake from my book, ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships.’ Despite its arty appearance, empty deck chairs on a cruise ship seems to me to symbolize the unfortunate absence of cruises this cruising season. Looking forward to cruising again next year. NOTE: …

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