Royal Princess

Posted on October 9th, 2013

Stepping on board the new 3,560-passenger Royal Princess, devoted fans of the “Love Boat” line will breathe a sigh of relief.

Avalon Expression

Posted on August 5th, 2013

We sailed on the new 166-passenger Avalon Expression for its christening cruise, and although the cruise line offers the utmost in onboard delights (we’ll get to those later), it was those expansive views of sloping vineyards, deep forests and ancient castles along the Rhine from our suite’s French balcony that made this river cruise experience truly exceptional.

Viking Aegir

Posted on April 30th, 2013

Stepping on board the 190-passenger “longship” Viking Aegir in Amsterdam for a 2-day sampler cruise, we found ourselves immersed in a bright and airy environment about as far from stodgy old river boats as contemporary pop music is to the waltz.