Category - Cruising



Budapest is a beautiful city, the capital of Hungary, located on the Danube River. We came here by river cruise, but there are also many flights, on regular as well as cheap airlines, from all over Europe. We had reservations at the Kempinski Corvinus Hotel. It is right downtown, kitty corner to the British Embassy […]


Silversea – Aland

Aland. Pronounced almost like Holland, without the “H”. What a charming, beautiful place. We arrived at 12.30, and were greeted by a local band, in a fabulously clean port. I joined our group of twenty or so for a cycle ride, and we went around 20 kilometres, slowly, firstly through town, then to a beach […]


Azamara Journey

Moving up to the Luxury Cruise Market After close to 20 years of Cruising, all of it on “Contemporary” or “Premium” Cruise Lines,My Husband and I decided to take the Plunge and try one of the Luxury Cruise Lines. We chose Azamara Club Cruises. Azamara Club Cruises is a new player on the Luxury Cruise […]


Silversea Cruise – final thoughts

Back at home for a few days and it is time to gather some final thoughts. We both absolutely loved our cruise on the Silver Whisper and would do it again in a heartbeat. Everyone we met on the ship had the same experience. We could go on and on about the service – it was just […]


Silversea Cruise – Barbados/Coral Mist Beach Hotel

Thursday, April 7 When we woke, the ship was docked in Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados. We bid a fond farewell to cabin 920, our home for the past 9 days, at 8:00, joined our next door neighbours for breakfast and then proceeded to deck 3 to depart the ship. We were shuttled to the […]


Silversea Cruise – Bequia

Wednesday, April 6 – Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines More than 30 islands make up St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Bequia is the largest of the Grenadines, albeit a very small island only 8 km long with about 5000 inhabitants. Bequia is a very scenic island with rolling hills and and beaches. We […]