I love all types of cruising. From small boats to large ships, I am happiest on the water. I have cruised with a number of companies throughout the world. Here I share the links to all the stories and photos from my cruising experiences all across the globe.
European Waterways excels in luxury hotel barge cruises on the small canals throughout Europe. I loved the intimate environment, the bespoke tours, and the personal service I have received on each barge cruise I have experienced.
La Bella Vita
I cruised on the La Bella Vita from Venice to Mantua through the Venetian Lagoon and down the Po Canal.
Memories From a “Beautiful LIfe” on the La Bella Vita – European Waterways Blog
La Belle Epoque
I cruised on the La Belle Epoque barge on the Burgundy Canal in France.
My “Belle of the Ball” Experience On La Belle Epoque in Burgundy – European Waterways Blog
Boomer Adventure on a Burgundy Canal Barge Cruise – MyItchyTravelFeet.com; this story was recognized with a Silver Award in the Luxury Travel and Resort category in the 2020 North American Travel Journalists Association excellence in travel journalism competition.
I cruised on the Renaissance barge on the Canal de Briare in the Loire Valley in France.
Cruising the Canal de Briare and the Loire Valley – Amateur Traveler podcast
Barge Cruising in France – Vacation Station Magazine
Why a Luxury Barge Cruise Should be on Your Bucket List – BlendRadioandTV.com
Barge Cruising with European Waterways – BigBlendRadioandTV.com podcast
A Perfect Luxury Barge Cruise is all About the Details – European Waterways Blog
Owned by an Icelander and using only Icelandic guides, Iceland ProCruies specializes in Iceland circumnavigation small ship cruises that included the scenic highlights along with unique stops and experiences, along with unique itineraries in Greenland.
I toured with Iceland ProCruises on the expedition ship MS Seaventure on one of their 9 day Iceland circumnavigation cruises.
How I learned to Eat Fermented Shark with Iceland ProCruises – fwtmagazine.com
Unique Small Ship Adventures With Iceland ProCruises – Travel World International Magazine
Circumnavigating Iceland with Iceland ProCruises – BlendRadioandTV.com
Adventures With Iceland ProCruises – BigBlendRadio.com
Adventures With Iceland ProCruises – BigBlendRadio on YouTube.com
Adventures With Iceland ProCruises – BigBlendRadio on Apple Podcast
Adventures with Iceland ProCruises – BigBlendRadio on Spotify
Adventures With Iceland ProCruises – BigBlendRadio 0n Amazon
Adventures With Iceland ProCruises – BigBlendRaio on iHeart
Circumnavigating Iceland With Iceland Pro Cruises – Big Weekly Blend Magazine – Travel and Leisure Edition
Pandaw specializes in river cruises in Asia. In fact, owner Paul Strachan pioneered the Vietnam-Cambodia river cruise on the Mekong which is now imitated by many. Their signature teak and brass boats are evocative of a time when travel was slower and more intimate. I loved the unique itineraries and the personalised service on their beautiful small riverboats.
I sailed on the Laos Pandaw on the Mekong River starting in Thailand and ending in Vientiane.
I cruised on the Bassac Pandaw on the Lower Mekong River from Saigon, Vietnam to Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Cruising With Pandaw on the Mekong River – Big Blend Magazine
Cruising With Pandaw on the Mekong River – BigBlendRadioandTV.com
Cruising With Pandaw on the Mekong River – BigBelndRadio.com podcast
I have taken quite a number of Princess cruises on a variety of ships so now when I get on board it feels like home, but with an ocean view. Movies Under the Stars, the International Cafe, interesting itineraries, and quiet sea days with a good book are some of my favorite Princess cruises experiences.
Guide for picking a drinks or fare package: Princess Cruises Drinks Packages and Fare Packages – Which One is Best?
I took a coastal discovery cruise on the Discovery Princess from Vancouver to Los Angeles.
I cruised on the Island Princess in Alaska.
I was on the Regal Princess on a cruise around the British Isles with stops in England, Ireland, NOrthern Ireland, and Scotland.
I did a full Panama Canal transit on the Ruby Princess from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco through the New Panama Canal locks.
One Day in Cartagena, Columbia – A Colorful, Independent Cruise Excursion – This story was recognized by the North American Travel Journalists Association with a Silver award in the Photography – Cover or Feature Photo/Illustration category in the 2022 annual media travel awards competition
Why NOW is the Best Time to Take a Cruise – fwtmagazine.com
I cruised on the Sapphire Princess from Valparaiso, Chile along the coast of South America, to Antarctica, and then up the South American coast ending in Buenos Aires.
Photographing in Antarctica – 19 Antarctica Photography Tips for All Skill Levels – this story received an honorable mention award in the SATW Lowell Thomas competition in 2023.
I cruised on the Sky Princess from Southampton along the coast of Norway past the Arctic Circle.
Running On Waves
Running on Waves is a bountiful sailing vessel that specializes in small group itineraries around the Greek Islands. I have enjoyed sailing on her twice.
Release Your Inner Jackie O On a Sailing Holiday in Greece – This story was recognized by the North American Travel Journalists Association with a Silver award in the Cruise category in the 2021 annual media travel awards competition .
Running On Waves Review: Unforgettable Greek Sailing Vacation – SheBuysTrave.com