Merry Christmas to all who celebrate. And a good movie and chinese food to those who celebrate Hanukkah We have … Continue reading Where are the small ships on Christmas Day?
Cruise West Spirit of Oceanus gets new life…Sea Spirit Cruise West, Spirit of Oceanus sold to a charter company who … Continue reading Cruise West Spirit of Oceanus/Sea Spirit will sail again
American Safari Cruises Introduces Exclusive and Inclusive Hawaiian Island Adventures for 2011 Action Packed Exploration in Maui, Moloka’i, Molokini, Lana’i … Continue reading Hawaii – Small ship cruise sails the islands
New cruise line to launch in Alaska with ships from failed Cruise West By Gene Sloan, USA TODAY An Alaskan … Continue reading Alaska, Cruise West ships get new life
Aboard the Queen of the West, Sept 25 – Oct 2, 2010
If you want a cruise steeped in history, this is for you. We had watched the Ken Burns video prior to going, and it was immensely helpful in understanding the magnitude of the Lewis & Clark 4000 mile exploration in 1804-1806. Traveling up the Columbia River while hearing an on-board narration by a local historian gave us a vivid sense of the trials they experienced, and of the historic discoveries they made (over 200 species of animals and plants never before seen). To hear about their survival while undergoing extreme weather conditions, lack of food from time to time, successful travel through unknown territory controlled by many different Indian nations (some hostile), and terrain most difficult and inhospitable gave us an appreciation of modern luxuries. These Indian nations lived, hunted, and traded for more than 10,000 years in The Dalles area near the Bonneville Dam (erected 135 years later). Continue reading “Cruise Report: Great Western River Cruise”
Guilford, CT – American Cruise Lines has announced it is expanding to the Mississippi River system with a brand new … Continue reading Brand New Mississippi Sternwheeler