Cruises

Wildlife facts of the oft-overlooked South Orkneys The South Orkney Islands are frequently forgotten as an Antarctic travel option. But they shouldn’t be: Forming part of the Scotia Sea Islands tundra ecoregion, the South Orkneys are home to a healthy...
NOT so long ago, luxury was a straightforward proposition. The symbols were clear cut, the goods very expensive, the clients uncommonly wealthy. And as I saw on a work trip in the 1990s, it...
High-mountain adventure in the Arctic and Antarctica Traveling to the polar regions, whether to the Arctic or Antarctica, is an adventure almost no matter what you do. Seriously, even sipping a tepid cup of chamomile is more exciting there. Still, there...
Vontobel Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) by 19.3% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vontobel Asset Management Inc sold 259,851 shares...
Peas in a pod or polar opposites? It’s common knowledge that Mars, like Earth, has its own polar regions – usually referred to as the Martian ice caps. These ice caps are located at the northern and southern ends of...
Lured by the promise of cerulean skies and a relatively hassle-free day, British couples have been getting married abroad for years. Who could resist saying “I do” beside a turquoise sea with a horizon stretching into infinity? An equal,...

A New Take on North Norway

North Norway’s newest trip log Having returned from a week in Northern Norway on s/v Noorderlicht, my husband and I felt the need to write a trip log of our experiences. Spoiler: They were great. Northern lights were seen, whales watched,...
Royal Caribbean is upping the ante for luxury cruise holidays as the cruise line reveals plans to open FIVE private islands. The first, Perfect Day at CocoCay , will open later this year in May...
Some people travel to the Arctic for the polar bears and seabirds, others for all those ice-spackled bays and peaks dusted with snow no hand will ever touch. And still other travelers make the long road to the Arctic...
Princess Cruises is the #1 cruise line in Alaska.  As the cruise line celebrates 50 years of sailings to Alaska, they are introducing new entertainment, shore excursions and culinary offerings to mark this significant milestone.New programs will be...