Sunset in Norway - Viking Sky
As I stared heavenwards and screwed up my eyes to focus on a few wispy white streaks in the inky night sky, I really wasn’t sure what I saw seeing. Sure, they pulsated and moved, but was this really Aurora Borealis, the natural light show that twirls and dances across the skies of the Northern...

Read More

The water didn’t look at all inviting, and as I reluctantly took the plunge into its icy embrace I let out an involuntary scream of shock. But within minutes, my momentary discomfort was all but forgotten as a pack of penguins popped out of nowhere, shooting towards me through the waves like a hail of bullets....

Read More

Expedition cruise guests driving away from a glacier in Zodiacs
Sailing to the top of the world to discover isolated landscapes where polar bears roam is one of the ultimate thrills of luxury cruises into the Arctic Circle. Yet this isn’t just the icy realm of the so-called Kings of the Arctic, but an unforgettable setting of snow-covered fjords, vertiginous cliffs teeming with seabirds, and...

Read More

The infinity pool in the spa on-board Regent Seven Seas Explorer
Billed as the world’s most luxurious ship, Regent Seven Seas Explorer was already making waves long before ever setting sail. It arrived on the cruise scene in July 2016 as upscale line Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ flagship, oozing grandeur and opulence at every turn. No expense has been spared to turn this $450 million craft...

Read More

Lush trees and picturesque buildings in Madeira in Portugal
Madeira is an island gem blooming with natural appeal. Nicknamed the Pearl of the Atlantic, this lush, rugged isle sitting more than 350 miles west of Morocco is closer to Africa than to its mother country Portugal. Discovered by Portuguese sailors in the 15th century, it flourished as a trading post, but cruise ships have now...

Read More

A sophisticated Club Veranda Stateroom on an Azamara cruise ship
Azamara Club Cruises is the refined lady of the cruise world with two identical boutique ships that combine the best of classic charm with stylish elegance. Think lashings of dark wood panelling adorned with gleaming brass; wrought iron balustrades and swanky restaurants that add to the unashamedly opulent ambience of its two midsize ships Azamara...

Read More