Cruise & Travel Lifestyles

Elana Karpman

Recent Posts

A Family Affair on the Danube
Aug 8, 2017
When Disney takes over an AmaWaterways river ship on the Danube, history is served up with a dose of fun and opportunity for family bonding Eleven-year-old Kate and I were a bit groggy from overseas travel when we arrived on the...
River Cruising
Celebrity Cruises Sweeps Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards Five Years Running
Aug 5, 2017
The modern luxury cruise line now holds 48 Wine Spectator Awards – more than any other cruise line in the world For the fifth year running, Celebrity Cruises’ one-of-a-kind wine program has been recognized by the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards, claiming...
Crystal Bach Joins Crystal River Cruises
Aug 4, 2017
Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line, has welcomed Crystal Bach to its award-winning fleet. The luxury river ship, the first of four “Rhine Class” ships set to sail the rivers of Europe, was delivered to Crystal...
Cruise Factor: Seabourn
Aug 2, 2017
In this episode of Cruise Factor, publisher Vanessa Lee shares her thoughts as to why Seabourn is one of the BEST cruise lines in the world!
Cruise Lines & Ships
Meet The Divine Miss M
Aug 2, 2017
Ships are very much like women. Always referred to as “she”, some ships are ultra-glamorous, while others are quiet and discreet. Some are sleek and modern, and some, of course, just want to have fun! Others are more than gorgeous,
Cruise Lines & Ships
FIloxenia Means Hospitality
Jul 30, 2017
Whether you’re drawn by the turquoise waters and stunning white buildings of Santorini, lured by the promise of delectable Mediterranean cuisine, fascinated by the rich history of Athens or Ephesus, or longing to bask on pristine white beaches, a Celestyal...
Cruise Lines & Ships
Seabourn Brings Famous Jazz Musicians and Keynote Speakers to 2017 Fall Sailings
Jul 27, 2017
Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line, is offering you a series of extended voyages with unique features sailing to destinations around the globe through fall 2017. The itineraries range from 18 to 32 days and include multi-week explorations of...
Pleasing Palates From Around The World
Jul 24, 2017
With ships around the world, Royal Caribbean welcomes guests from nearly every country. When it comes to dining, while their appetites and tastes differ, their expectations remain the same– fresh, delicious and authentic cuisine. Traveling chefs from across the fleet...
Authentic And Inspired Cuisine On Crystal Bach
Jul 21, 2017
Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line™, recently unveiled detailed highlights of the culinary concepts and offerings to be featured aboard Crystal Bach, the first of the company’s “Rhine Class” river yachts, debuting in August. Sailing routes...
Hiking Italy's Cinque Terre
Jul 18, 2017
When four of us, all women in our senior years, decided to head off to Italy for this legendary coastal walk, we envisioned level footpaths with seaside cafes where we could stop and rest along the way. The reality was somewhat...
Cunard's Queen Mary 2 Sails Across the Atlantic with Four Famous Multi-hulls in THE BRIDGE 2017
Jul 15, 2017
Transatlantic “Race” from Saint Nazaire to New York City Commemorates World War I and the Friendship between France and the U.S. Recently, Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 set sail from Saint Nazaire, France, to cross the Atlantic in a once-in-a-lifetime Transatlantic...
Discover Canada's Rich History and Natural Wonders
Jul 12, 2017
As we celebrate our glorious country and Sesquicentennial in 2017, we’re ready to explore the “True North, Strong and Free.” There’s no better way to immerse ourselves in all things Canadian than by visiting some – or all! - of our...
Lunenburg: Where Time And The Sea Come Together
Jul 9, 2017
If there’s a place that embodies the soul of Nova Scotia, it’s Lunenburg. Founded on the province’s magnificent South Shore in 1753, the town of 2,300 seems to appear out of the mists of time. In Lunenburg, it could...
Margaret Trudeau Among Distinguished Speakers For Seabourn Conversations Program
Jul 6, 2017
Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line, continues its mission to intrigue and inform guests with an additional new series of Seabourn Conversations for the 2017-2018 cruise season. The popular onboard enrichment program will host distinguished speakers and personalities from...
Ocean Cruising
Listen To The Voices Of Old Quebec City
Jul 3, 2017
Ancient voices murmur to you on the streets of old Quebec City, making themselves heard above the laughter of the Winter Carnaval revelers in their puffy parkas and big boots. Their soft whispers rise above the throbbing rhythms of the...
Celebrity Cruises Unveils Eden
Jun 30, 2017
Celebrity Cruises has revealed the next exciting feature on its newest ship, Celebrity Edge, which debuts next year. Eden, is a unique venue where state of the art design is fused into every element, including cuisine served by “Edenists.” Spanning...
Experiences reflect unique DNA of Ontario travel destinations
Jun 29, 2017
Picture rappelling down a sheer rock wall to get to your table for a delicious dinner served on a beach beside a gorgeous winding river. How about taking in a one-of-a-kind concert from world-class musicians playing a bell about the size...
The Bay Of Fundy Life
Jun 26, 2017
It’s one of the seven natural wonders of North America. The Bay of Fundy, which separates New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, gets a hold of you, and doesn’t let go. With the highest tides in the world (it shares the...
The Ritz-Carlton Takes To The Sea
Jun 23, 2017
Setting Sail in 2019, Custom-Built Luxury Yachts to Bring the Iconic Ritz-Carlton Service and Style to Unique and Distinguished Destinations Around the World The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International, Inc. has announced its entry into luxury yachting and...
Cruise Lines & Ships
Cruise Factor
Jun 22, 2017
Introducing Cruise Factor! How to choose a luxury cruise line that’s right for your lifestyle. Watch now as Publisher, Vanessa Lee, shares her insights on Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Stay tuned for our next episode featuring Seabourn.
Ocean Cruising
The Spirit of Muskoka
Jun 19, 2017
I still remember the first time I went to Muskoka as a child. Even then, the name “Muskoka” had a magical ring suggesting endless sunny days and crisp pine-scented air. I jumped into the silky soft lake and...
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