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Cruising on Royal Princess

Updated 10.01.2017 The 141,000 ton Royal Princess, with 3,560 passengers and 1,200 crew members, is One Big Ship. When Princess Cruises invited me to try out the new Royal Princess Cruise voyage from Venice, Italy, to Istanbul, Turkey, I wasn’t sure if I should say yes. After all, I’ve made it no secret that I’m a […]

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Cruising on Royal Princess

If you’ve been reading My Itchy Travel Feet for very long, then you know that Alan and I are big fans of small ship luxury cruises. Did you know that we’ve never sailed on a ship with over 700 passengers? But that’s about to change. When Princess Cruises invited us to sail on the newly […]

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Cruising on the Cloud

Do you prefer the smaller side of travel? Would you consider cruising on a ship of 300 passengers or so? When Alan and I booked a holiday cruise through the Panama Canal on the 296-passenger Silver Cloud, one of Silversea’s smallest ships, we were returning to our cruising roots. Our very first cruise was on […]

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Saturday’s scene: Santa sails the Arctic Ocean

I never expected to see Santa sailing the Arctic Ocean on a cruise through the Norwegian fjords and beyond to the Arctic ice pack. But that’s exactly what happened one July morning on Regent Seven Seas Voyager. Captain Dag Dvergastein made a rare announcement over the ship’s loudspeaker encouraging guests to step out onto the balconies […]

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Scenic sailing in Norway with Seabourn

Updated 07.01.2016 For the ultimate in scenic cruises, a voyage to the fjords of Norway should be on every boomer travel list. And, saiing in style makes for an even better experience as Sheila Beal shows us in this guest post about cruising in Norway with Seabourn. White glove, silver tea service, caviar on demand […]

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Sydney to Los Angeles Cruise on Seabourn Odyssey

A Sydney to Los Angeles cruise is a fun boomer travel adventure. Alan and I are boomers who can’t get enough of small ship cruising. After Virgin Australia whisked us across the Pacific, we spent a couple of days exploring Sydney from our headquarters at the Four Seasons Sydney before cruising the Pacific on Seabourn […]

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve at Sea

Updated 11.01.2015 Is celebrating New Year’s Eve high on your boomer travel list? Usually, Alan and I quietly ring in the New Year at a neighbor’s house to avoid drunk drivers or spending a long evening in a crowded ballroom or restaurant with strangers. But I have a secret New Years Eve wish. I’ve always […]

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Christmas on Silver Cloud

Updated 12.01.2013 Have you wondered what celebrating Christmas at sea is like? One reason that Alan and I booked a boomer holiday on Silversea’s Silver Cloud was to find out. Would there be enough Christmas on Silver cloud to satisfy us or would we miss the hustle and bustle (and the stress) of a holiday […]

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UnCruise Adventures: Intimate Alaska

Are you a baby boomer traveler who prefers a more personal experience when it comes to cruising? What if you could sail the waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage on a small ship—a yacht would be nice—that anchors in a secluded bay each night, offering daytime cruise excursions for the active traveler? That’s what Alan and […]

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