Luxury Cruising

Seabourn Encore: It’s Not All About the Ports

Seabourn Encore: It’s Not All About the Ports

Believe or not, port stops are not my favorite part of cruising. What I really love about cruising is the time onboard ship when I can relax and enjoy.


The Retreat: Seabourn Encore’s Exclusive Hideaway

The Retreat: Seabourn Encore’s Exclusive Hideaway

Is The Retreat on Seabourn Encore worth the cost or not?


Seabourn Encore: Shipboard Dining at its Best

Seabourn Encore: Shipboard Dining at its Best

Seabourn Cruise Line's collaboration with Thomas Keller, chef and restaurateur of a trio of Michelin-starred restaurants--The French Laundry, Per Se, and Bouchon—as an advisor in their culinary department, has proven to be a winner.


Seabourn Encore: A New Favorite Has Emerged

Seabourn Encore: A New Favorite Has Emerged

In the past year I’ve had the pleasure of sailing on three new luxury ships: Regent Explorer, Silver Muse, and now Seabourn Encore. I’m not a fickle person, but my loyalty to Silversea just might be wavering a bit since embarking in Singapore on the Encore.


Traveling Luggage Free . . . Simply Priceless

Traveling Luggage Free . . . Simply Priceless

Cruising is a great way to vacation, but traveling there luggage free is simply priceless.


Views That Move Me

Views That Move Me

Just about everyone will agree one of the most important aspects of a vacation are the views, particularly those that knock your socks off.


Best Shore Excursions: Port of Civitavecchia (Rome), Etruscan Tombs of Tarquinia and Cerveteri

Best Shore Excursions: Port of Civitavecchia (Rome), Etruscan Tombs of Tarquinia and Cerveteri

Those cruisers who have already seen Rome and just can’t bear to take the 1.5-hour trip there and back from the port of Civitavecchia should absolutely consider a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Tarquinia and Cerveteri, two Etruscan cemeteries reflecting two very different burial practices.


World’s Best Islands: Capri

World’s Best Islands: Capri

It took five trips in Italy to finally make it to the island of my dreams, Capri. Something always seemed to get in the way, so when I found out the Silver Muse made a stop at Sorrento on my sailing, the very first thing I did was line up a private tour guide to make the most of our day there.


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