Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

Mary Muir

Recent Posts

Chilling out at St. Nicolas Bay Resort, Crete
Jul 15, 2015
After a busy cruise exploring Greece's archaeological sites, chilling out at St. Nicolas Bay Resort & Villas was just the travel prescription we needed.
Hotels & Resorts
Take 2
Jul 6, 2015
For years, Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd Cruises sat happily at the top of the pack in the luxury cruise ship world. There was seemingly no ship that could match the success of their 1999-built flagship, the elegant Europa. But when the time...
Cruise Lines & Ships
Mystical Malta
Jul 3, 2015
A trio of tiny tropical islands secreted away in the Mediterranean Sea, mystical Malta lures with prehistoric temples, luminous limestone, soaring spiritual splendor, nature’s unfathomable wonders and an ethereal old-world charm.
A Taste of New Orleans
Jun 30, 2015
Looking for a great way to tour New Orleans before or after your cruise?
Meet Captain Dan of Un-Cruise Adventures
Jun 22, 2015
You don’t have to chat with Captain Dan Blanchard of Un-Cruise Adventures for long to sense the spirit of the man and the company he’s created. His impressive fleet can accommodate as few as 22 guests or as many as...
Cruise Lines & Ships
At Home in Andalusia
Jun 16, 2015
“Que bonito es no hacer nada, y luego descanser” (How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward) - A Spanish Proverb
How to Capture Travel's Magic with Liz Fleming, Editor
May 27, 2015
The problem was…there was no mirror. Surrounded by three smiling Mexican...
The Joys of Small Ship and River Cruising with Vanessa Lee, Publisher
May 27, 2015
Are you a passionate river cruising fan or is a river cruise on your bucket list?
Big Five Offers Precious Journeys for Equally Precious Guests
Apr 29, 2015
  Big Five Tours & Expeditions is making magic fro kids, ages 5-11, as they roll out their fascinating Precious Journeys program.  Child-centered from start to finish, Precious Journeys adventures are carefully developed after much consideration of needs required when travelling...
I Do Love To Be Seaside
Mar 25, 2015
“Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside. I do like to be beside the sea".
Docking Out of Anthem of the Seas
Mar 2, 2015
Take a very unique and up close look at Royal Caribbean International's Anthem of the Seas docking out at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. To view the docking out of Anthem of the Seas, click here....
Cruise Lines & Ships
Liz Fleming, Editor, Walks in the Footsteps of Jane Austen
Jan 30, 2015
As I shook the raindrops off my umbrella and crossed the threshold of 40 Gay Street on Queen Square, in Bath that day, it hit me like an electric jolt. Her feet must have touched the same stones mine were now...
An English Woman at Heart says Vanessa Lee, Publisher
Jan 30, 2015
  “OH, to be in England, now that April’s there.” - Robert Browning I am English, born and bred. And even though I have lived, for the most part, outside my native Britain for nearly 40 years, I’m still very much an English...
Habsburg Descendent Named Godmother of Uniworld’s S.S. Maria Theresa ~ Princess Anita von Hohenberg to christen line’s newest Super Ship in Europe this spring ~
Jan 5, 2015
Here’s more news from Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection as they announce a Royal Godmother for their newest ship the S.S. Maria Theresa. The river vessel will be a sister ship to the absolutely stunning S.S. Catherine which was launched...
Azamara Journey - Welcome to the Club
Jan 2, 2015
The butler has helped me get settled into my suite and even offered to help me unpack.  Now it’s time to settle into a leather chair next to the fireplace in the wood-panelled lounge and order up a martini, just...
Ocean Cruising
Cruise the World: Chapter 3 - Silver Discoverer
Nov 29, 2014
Silversea has long offered voyages that circumnavigate the world, but their Silversea Expeditions arm is arguably letting people see more of it than ever before. As we move west across the Pacific, few places are as well-suited to expedition cruising...
Ocean Cruising
A River Safari on the Zambezi Queen
Oct 22, 2014
There’s nothing quite like an elegant river safari on the Chobe River between Namibia and Botswana. Wake up to grunting hippos, and watch elephants at sunset while sipping champagne. “Hippos!” Our guide, Gilbert, points to a jumble of large round boulders...
River Cruising
Relax, Revive, and Rejuvenate!
Oct 20, 2014
Breaking News: Cruising is getting a healthy new image with guests enjoying a blend of the three ‘r’s’ - relaxation, rejuvenation and revitalization.  From the largest liners like Princess Cruises or Royal Caribbean to slim and sleek river cruise ships...
Ocean Cruising
Maiden Voyage on Oasis of the Seas
Oct 18, 2014
I had been on many zip-lines before—that wasn’t the thing. From Costa Rica to New Zealand, I’ve clipped in and zoomed through both rainforest canopy and high-alpine forests. But as I stood there, it all felt like a brand-new experience.
Cruise Lines & Ships
Punta Cana - Luxury Waiting to be Discovered
Oct 16, 2014
Sometimes you find the best things when you aren’t looking. Christopher Columbus was on a quest for Queen Isabella of Spain when he stumbled upon Punta Cana’s spectacular beaches. Because Christopher was looking for spices not beaches, he had to push...
Entertainment at Sea
Oct 14, 2014
Just as cruise companies have stepped up their culinary game in the last decade, so too have they turned up the heat under their stage performances. From Cirque acrobatics to full-scale Broadway productions, the top quality entertainment now featured on...
Cruise Lines & Ships
Theme Cruises: Something for Everyone
Oct 12, 2014
The woman ahead of me waiting for check-in bubbled with enthusiasm as she asked: “Are you here for the poker cruise?” She didn’t look like a card shark. And her embroidered jacket made it clear she was part of a dance...
Ocean Cruising
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