Category - Cruising

25
Jul

A Trip to Europe with Stephen Smith

The Airport Experience in Europe When we planned our family vacation to Europe, our biggest concern was whether there would be entry and exit restrictions on our way overseas and on our return.  While I had been supportive of the cautious approach to opening up our lives and countries, I was very hopeful that the […]

6
Jul

Why your next cruise should be a River Cruise

It’s no secret that river cruising is one of the hottest trends in travel. More and more Canadians are intrigued by the small-ship intimacy, the off-the-beaten waves itineraries and generous inclusions to be found on a river cruise. Most of our clients “graduate” to river cruising after taking a number of small ship cruises. If […]

17
Jun

The Arctic with Quark Expeditions

My Polar Experience with Quark Expeditions I took a step back and surveyed my packing progress. The thermal layers and sweaters I’d laid out were in sharp contrast to the sunshine that was pouring in the window from Toronto’s first 30° day of the year. I couldn’t imagine that in a few days I would […]

25
Mar

Meet Cunard’s New Ship – Queen Anne

Meet Cunard’s New Ship – Queen Anne Debuting in early 2024, Cunard welcomes Queen Anne which will make up a remarkable quartet alongside Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth. Background The name “Queen Anne” celebrates Cunard’s rich heritage, royal history and refined status. The ship will join a contemporary fleet with names that […]

7
Dec

The Art of a Perfect Day

Rebecca Adams, Direct Travel’s Director of Supplier Relations, recently sailed on board Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas. Here are Rebecca’s thoughts on the Experience: One of my favorite things about travel is how personal it is. However, this can create a challenge when travelling with family and friends. The solution is choosing a vacation […]

25
Nov

Hot Mulled Wine from AmaWaterways

Glühwein: an essential part of winter in Europe Brighten up the long winter nights the way Europeans have for centuries with an intensely warming and fragrant drink of hot mulled wine fortified with spices, herbs, fruit and fruit juices, hard alcohol and a sweetener like honey or sugar, or any combination of those ingredients. This […]