Cruising Myths Debunked

I recently discussed cruising with several people who have yet to experience this wonderful type of vacation. Perhaps because I have been on so many cruises, I initially wondered how they could have such misconceptions. Then, I remembered that I myself had a totally inaccurate sense of what cruising was all about....

Na Pali Coast

Pride of America Pointers

I recently sailed on Pride of America(POA) visiting the largest four Hawaiian islands. In my opinion, this cruise is the best way to see lots of Hawaii without having to pack, fly and change hotels every few days.  The ship allows over 100 hours in port leaving plenty of time to explore...

Harbor at Hopedale

Happy in Hopedale

After what appeared to be a week of crossing the Labrador Sea, the Fram finally reached Hopedale. After that crossing, I considered myself to be competent to survive the Drake Passage crossing in Antarctica. As is the case with adventure cruising, ports of call are always subject to change as is the...

Across the Labrador Sea

We had heard rumblings throughout the cruise that the weather might cause some problems. Other than a bit of rain here and there and some waves, the ride had been smooth enough. I only realized that some people experienced seasickness when the dining room had plenty of empty seats. On that day,...

Qooroq

Onward to Qassiarsuk

After the excitement of last night’s Aurora Borealis, I was motivated to get up early and get on deck. Not usually being a morning person, I enjoyed a sunrise, which is something unusual for me. I have far more photos of sunsets than sunrises, but occasionally, it’s worth the effort to temporarily...