Historic Sitka

Historic Sitka

In Sitka, we were tendered in rather than being docked. Personally, I love being tendered in (as you can get some GREAT shots of the ship if you get a window seat), but it is also more limiting. It’s just not as easy to pop on and off the ship as you can when the it is docked […]
Astoria Bridge

Welcome to Astoria!

After breakfast, we set off to see the town of Astoria, where we saw one of the locals drive by in what appeared to be a 1932 Ford Sedan. We saw him numerous times throughout the day, apparently taxiing folks to and from the ship. We continued on and saw this cute 1912 trolley, also known as “Old […]
Sunset on the Mississippi from the American Queen Steamboat

NOLA to Memphis on the American Queen

Hi Smitty, It (the American Queen Steamboat) was a wonderful experience! We loved the cruise itself, the area, life on the boat (especially the coffee) and the small towns on the way to Memphis. We also enjoyed visiting the engine room, the caliope, biking on the levee in Natchez, the shows and last but not […]
Crispy Kadaif-wrapped tiger prawns with Mango chile Salsa

Oceania Regatta Review

This review was submitted by my brother, Jerry Smith (with a few editor’s notes for clarification) Overall:  This cruise was, for me, both impressive and surprising. It exceeded my expectations in many areas, especially the food. It was hard to find something to complain about. Oceania Cruises:  My sister, Soozie (Smitty to you, but as her brother, […]
AnneFrank

Rhine River Cruise, from a Man’s Point of View

Overall:  The cruise was very enjoyable and exceeded my expectations in many areas (mostly the history associated with the quaint German cities we visited, especially Nuremberg). The boat was nice, the wi-fi worked well and the walking tours were quite good; some of the tour guides were exceptional. There was also entertainment in the evening. A […]
POAKauai

Pride of America Review

We recently returned to the Pride of America (POA) for another spin around the islands. We had sailed on her in 2007, about the same time of year, so the weather conditions were similar. We were once again greeted with an orchid flower lei for me and a shell lei for my husband. They had […]