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Hubbard glacier reflected in the water with mountains behind

Hubbard Glacier Cruise by Luxury Cruise Ship

Hubbard glacier reflected in the water with mountains behind

On a Hubbard Glacier cruise, you’re likely to hear the thunderous noise of ice calving into Disenchantment Bay before you see it. In fact, watching ice calve from any glacier is a matter of looking at just the right spot at just the right time. Glacier viewing is the highlight of any Alaska cruise. And […]

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Late afternoon sun on Fira

An Ideal Greek Island Cruise for Boomers on a Budget

Are you curious about what it’s like to go on a Greek Island hopping cruise?  You’re in luck because guest contributor Debi Lander, from ByLanderSea, is here to share her experience with us. Can you believe Alan and Donna still haven’t crossed a Greek Island cruise off their boomer bucket list? The Greek Islands are rich in […]

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Touring Prunelli Gorge on an Ajaccio Shore Excursion

large lake surrounded by mountains

Have you cruised to Corsica? What did you do for an Ajaccio shore excursion? When Silver Wind called on Corsica during the Mediterranean portion of a spring cruise that sailed Ft. Lauderdale to Rome, we chose nature on our first-time visit to the French island. Isn’t it fun when cruise ship itineraries that you’ve experienced […]

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stone arch surrounded by grass and trees in Syracuse, Sicily

Exploring Greek and Roman history on a Syracuse shore excursion

stone arch surrounded by grass and trees in Syracuse, Sicily

On a Mediterranean cruise, active boomer travelers will find plenty of historical sites to explore. And by history, I mean some of the most ancient places you’ll ever visit. I’ve walked the ruins of Ephesus, investigated the ancient city of Nora and stood among wildflowers in front of Greek temples at Selinunte—all while participating in […]

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Golden sand bordered by blue ocean on a Lanai Jeep Safari

Exploring Lanai on a Jeep Safari Cruise Excursion

Golden sand bordered by blue ocean on a Lanai Jeep Safari

If you travel on South Pacific cruises as much as Alan and I do, you’ll be repeating cruise ports a lot. So what choices are there for cruisers who’ve already enjoyed whale watching on Maui or a thrilling helicopter ride over the island? Our advice? Book a Lanai jeep safari. “Wait! I thought you were […]

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On an Ulva Island guided walk, a trail winds through the temperate rainforest bordered by lush ferns.

Exploring Ulva Island on a Silversea Cruise Excursion

On an Ulva Island guided walk, a trail winds through the temperate rainforest bordered by lush ferns.

Besides an Antarctica cruise, an Ulva Island guided walk may be the closest Alan and I will get to the end of the world. As we stand on the beach, gazing at the scenic Pacific Ocean view, the guide tells us that if the water sweeps us away, Antarctica will be our next destination. That’s […]

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Exploring Fakarava French Polynesia on an independent cruise excursion

Enjoy Fakarava French Polynesia on Your Own

Exploring Fakarava French Polynesia on an independent cruise excursion

If you’re dreaming of an off-the-beaten-path travel paradise, meet Fakarava French Polynesia. But where is this tropical isle where palm trees outnumber inhabitants and tourists? Fakarava, one of 77 atolls in the Tuamotu Archipelago, sits southeast of Rangiroa in the portion of the South Pacific Ocean claimed by French Polynesia. What is an atoll? It’s an islet, […]

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Exploring the Ancient City of Nora, Sardinia

Explore the ancient city of Nora. #boomertravel #cruise #italy

On a spring visit to Sardinia, Italy, it’s tempting to look for boomer travel adventures involving the island’s beautiful beaches. Visitors flock to Sardinia for the clear coastal water fringed by white sand. But, if you spend all of your time on the beaches, you’ll miss the Phoenician and Roman history at the ancient city […]

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Iceberg hunting in Greenland on a luxury expedition cruise.

Iceberg Hunting in Greenland on a Silversea Expedition Cruise

Iceberg hunting in Greenland on a luxury expedition cruise.

On an iceberg hunting excursion in Greenland, Alan and I hit the photography jackpot. Along with other Silver Explorer guests, we’re motoring near the whimsically shaped icy giants that fill the northern end of Scoresby Sund at Hall Bredning. Suddenly Silver Explorer appears in the arched opening of an iceberg. Wow! This boomer adventure promises […]

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Boomer travel - bucket list trip - cruising the Arctic ice on a luxury expedition cruise.

Journey to the Arctic Ice

Boomer travel - bucket list trip - cruising the Arctic ice on a luxury expedition cruise.

Updated 01.01.2018 For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with cruising to the edge of the Arctic ice pack. Several years ago, Alan and I almost made it during a cruise to Norway and beyond. But 30 minutes away from the ice pack’s edge, our cruise ship had to turn around for […]

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