Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #9

This week’s outtake from ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships’ (www.DennisCox.com) — CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK #9 – is from a few years ago aboard the Diamond Princess on a cruise along the Pacific coast of Mexico. A common activity on many cruise ships, water volleyball teams made up of volunteer passengers often takeContinue reading “Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #9”

Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #8

CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK #8 – the weekly outtake from ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships’ is a sightseeing cruiser in the two-thousand-year-old Alsatian city of Strasbourg, France.   Rhine River cruises heading upstream to Switzerland normally make a stop to visit this city’s architecturally rich La Petite France district, imperial quarter, andContinue reading “Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #8”

Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #7

One of the world’s great seaports is the subject of The CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK for week #7 – another outtake from ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships’.   Passing under the Golden Gate Bridge on a cruise ship is an experience as memorable as any embarkation or return to port gets inContinue reading “Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #7”

Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #6

America’s oldest operating steamboat is the week #6 CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK, an outtake from ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships’ which features two large photos of this century old fixture on the Ohio River. The Belle of Louisville, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the finest examples of America’s nostalgic revival ofContinue reading “Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #6”

Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #4

The CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK for the fourth week is an outtake from a two-week cruise on the Viking River Cruises longship Viking Pride from Amsterdam to Budapest.  Despite having eleven pages for photos in ‘Cruising the World’ chronicling the route on the Rhine, Maine, and Danube rivers, this photo didn’t quite fit intoContinue reading “Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #4”

Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #3

This is the third week for selecting an outtake from ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships’ as the CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK.  The subject of this latest selection is ferries that transport commuters on a cruise daily between the Asian and European sections of Istanbul. This panoramic vista of the ferries in Istanbul’s GoldenContinue reading “Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #3”

Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #2

The subject for the second week of CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK (outtakes) is the port of Kotor, Montenegro, a stop for cruises originating in Venice that is popular for its fortified medieval old town. This photo was omitted in favor of three other images of Kotor’s magnificent mountain-rimmed harbor that were chosen for inclusionContinue reading “Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #2”

Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #1

This is my first posting of an outtake photo for the CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK. I was able to squeeze 535 photos into my new 208-page book ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships.’ But there are some images that should have made the book, but unfortunately got squeezed out. This is one. LaContinue reading “Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #1”

Cruising by Castles on the Rhine

In the summer of 2008, a cruise on the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest was the first of my two Viking River Cruises.  While the entire cruise was two weeks of bliss photographing some of Europe’s finest scenery, the 43-mile middle stretch called the “Romantic Rhine” between Germany’s Koblenz and Rudesheim wasContinue reading “Cruising by Castles on the Rhine”