Sailing on to Maniitsoq

I retired that night wondering what was in store for me on the first port day. I met some folks on the bus the previous night who had sailed on the Fram multiple times and some were quite eager to be the first on the tenders, throwing manners to the wind. In...

First Impressions of Hurtigruten Fram

After arriving by charter flight to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, we immediately boarded buses bound to the small pier where we would catch a tender. The darkness hid the landscape, which I imagined as stark and barren. Our luggage had arrived separately from the bus and I had not seen it since the Copenhagen...

Early Steps to a Hurtigruten Cruise

Those who say that it’s the journey, not the destination obviously don’t fly or travel for that matter. My journey to Copenhagen from the US went relatively well. But, this truly was the first time that I felt that I had a middle seat even though in actuality I sat by the...

The Scarlet Lady

Virgin Voyages recently revealed the name of its new ship. In an homage to sister company Virgin Atlantic, President, Sir Richard Branson, revealed the ship’s long-awaited official name: Scarlet Lady. This name appeared on one of the earliest planes to fly for Virgin Atlantic. Now, as the flagship for the Virgin Voyages fleet,...

Go-Kart track on Norwegian Bliss

Bliss on the Racetrack?

I must admit that I really had a hard time wrapping my head around a racetrack on a ship purpose-built for Alaska. I mentioned this in a previous post, but it’s worth beating the dead horse even more. Have we become so inept at entertaining ourselves that we need something for stimulation...

Norwegian Bliis arriving in NYC

Waiting for Bliss

Bliss. Norwegian Bliss. Finally I will have the chance to see the newest and biggest ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet.   What am I most excited to see? Well, I have to see and try the race cars even though I will never understand how they fit in with Alaska....