SH Vega: Luxury meets Expedition

The world of expedition cruising is expanding rapidly. Swan Hellenic is emerging as one of the most innovative and competitive brands in this increasingly important and rapidly evolving segment. Cruising Journal participated several months ago in the launch of SH Diana, the second vessel in the Swan Hellenic fleet, during a splendid event held in […] Read more

Expedition with Passion: Ocean Albatros

On board Ocean Albatros, you discover all the details of a ship class designed for expedition cruising, with careful attention to comfort and the elegance of its venues. It’s true that traveling on an expedition ship without actually engaging in an expedition likely provides only a partial cruise experience. Nevertheless, we thoroughly enjoyed exploring this […] Read more

Silver Ray: A Marvel of Modern Maritime Engineering

Recently, we were introduced to the Nova class, and it had already impressed us with its innovations and incredible features that make this project truly unique. What stands out once again, in particular, is the spaciousness available to passengers, the wide range of dining options, and the service provided by an unmatched crew. The construction […] Read more

Luxury River Cruising on board the Riverside Debussy

There is an incredibly luxurious and comfortable way to travel on European rivers, and we recently discovered it aboard the Riverside Debussy, one of the units of the new fleet of Riverside Luxury Cruises on the short vernissage cruise. The decision to incorporate the concept of luxury directly into the name of the new brand […] Read more

Marella Discovery 2 to head East!

Its now an established rite of passage for Marella to send one of its ships to Singapore for the winter to offer their British Clientele, the holiday of a lifetime to places such as Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam, with repositioning trips via the Suez Canal (in normal times) taking in Sri Lanka, India, and Jordan.  […] Read more

Azamara Pursuit: the South Africa Intensive Voyage

The race for novelty and exclusivity in the cruise industry has materialized in recent years, especially in the search for increasingly stunning ships, a wider range of onboard services, and extreme experiences, both on board and ashore. The common concept of cruising has always been about visiting as many places as possible, preferably as diverse […] Read more

Ponant: Expedition Cruising a La Francais

PONANT EXPLORES THE GLOBE WITH A DECIDEDLY FRENCH ACCENT Trust the French to create a Cruise Line that takes passengers to the most remote places on earth then returns them to a level of luxury France is famous for. We were privileged to sail on a new itinerary for Ponant aboard Le Dumont-d’Urville, one of […] Read more

Vista’s Maiden Call On New York

In a grand celebration last month, Oceania‘s groundbreaking ship, ‘Vista‘, made her maiden call on New York, leaving Travel professionals and VIP past passengers in awe. As the first of Oceania’s new Allura Class vessels, ‘Vista’ is not just a ship; she’s a floating masterpiece, spanning 791 feet and weighing over 67,000 tons, ready to […] Read more

CFC: Renaissance Makes Its Debut and Impresses

Compagnie Française de Croisières embarked on its journey last summer with its first fleet, Renaissance, showcasing a strong identity and a high-quality product. In a time when, despite the pandemic-induced slowdown, dozens of new ships are launched every year, there’s a new initiative in the cruise market that stands out. It involves reviving beautiful ships, […] Read more

On Crystal Symphony: the return of Crystal Cruises

The news of the return to service of the two vessels of Crystal Cruises had already excited us, knowing the beauty of Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, and their onboard services, which we expected would not undergo profound changes. After a remarkably quick refurbishment, the two ships have finally returned to service, offering a series […] Read more