Discover Enchanting Vietnam & Cambodia on a Mekong River Cruise

mekong river collageVietnam and Cambodia, the lands of monasteries and temples and home to one of the world’s major rivers, Mekong, are renowned worldwide for the peaceful practices of their people. The Mekong River is the ancient lifeblood of the cultures and societies of these countries that have arose on its banks. The best way to experience the culture of these countries and delve into a world unbeknownst to you is by taking a river cruise on the Mekong River. Continue reading

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Experience Ancient Burma on a Cruise on the Historical Ayeyarwady River

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Burma (renamed Myanmar since 1989), bordered by five countries, namely  Laos, Thailand, China, India and Bangladesh, is a calm land of mythical rivers, glistening lakes, emerald forests, centuries-old villages and warm people. Its glittering stupas and temples, ancient monasteries and shrines, vibrant festivals and colourful markets, makes Burma a fascinating destination for travellers. One of the best ways to discover, uncover and explore the best of Burma is on a river cruise on the Ayeyarwady River. Continue reading

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Best New Large Cruise Ships

Today, the new large cruise ships have brought in a new era of cruising. They sail beyond the land horizon and focus inward on resort-style experiences like diverse dining options, brilliant spas treatments, lavish theatrical entertainment, extravagant casinos, amazing zip lines, vast pool deck movie screens, wonderful children’s programs and exceptional room service. Continue reading

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Allergy Advice for those Contemplating a Cruise

asthama_blog_collage1In recent years, cruising has become a phenomenally popular type of vacation for Indians, with a variety of packages offering travel around locations as diverse as the Baltic Sea and Antarctica. However, for those suffering from an allergy, the thought of leaving the comfort and routine of home to head into the unknown can be intimidating to say the least. Continue reading

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Discover the Hidden Charm of the Baltic Capitals on a Cruise

Baltic Capitals on a Cruise
Cruising in the Baltic Sea through Northern Europe and exploring the water-lined Baltic capitals is a riveting experience. The breathtaking cities of Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Helsinki and Amsterdam boast motley of languages, cultures, currencies, ancient histories and artistic traditions. Spellbinding cultural and historical sites, picture-postcard villages, scenic cities and startling landscapes, all await cruise travelers’ gaze, who head northwards for summer sojourn. Witness these inspiring sights on a broad range of alluring cruise vacation options available on numerous cruise liners. Continue reading

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Cruising the Inside Passage of Alaska from Vancouver to Anchorage

Alaska is one of the most serene and most popular cruise destinations in the world. Here, space isn’t measured in miles but in never-ending horizons. Pristine ancient glaciers glinting majestically, endless forests, snowcapped towering mountains, abundant wildlife and an enthralling coastline make it one of the most overwhelming landscapes in the world. Alaska has a lot to offer to its cruise travelers ranging from mild to the wild, activities and tours. Some of its key offerings include admiring the spectacular sights of the glaciers of Tracy Arm Fjord, College Fjord and the Glacier Bay National Park; exploring the scenic beauty of the Inside Passage along with experiencing the unsurpassed grandeur and serenity of the Hubbard Glacier to the spirit and mysteries of its coastal towns – Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. Continue reading

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Cruises to the Ends of the World – Antarctica & the Arctic Circle

Antarctica & the Arctic Circle
A cruise to the Polar Regions – the Arctic Circle and the Antarctic Peninsula – is an awe-inspiring experience, considered a once-in-a-lifetime trip for many. Extreme, pristine and serene regions, they really are at the edge of the world – at the edge of survival, yet both in their own ways utterly vital to the well-being of the rest of the planet. Continue reading

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Asia – The Emerging Cruise Region!

Asia - The Emerging Cruise Region
The tides have been changing in the global cruise market, with operators turning their attention from the traditional playgrounds of the Caribbean, North America and Europe to Asia. Asia presents a rich and relatively untapped market for the global cruise industry, with its exciting variety of cultures, cuisines as well as leisure and entertainment options. The region’s many positive natural attributes, with more than 25,000 islands, year-round warm weather and calm waters; also make it an ideal cruise playground. CruiseBay lists down few of the major cruise hubs and cruise liners operating in Asia. Continue reading

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Luxury Cruising on the Rhine & Danube Rivers in Europe

Europe’s rivers were crucial in the development of its cities and towns. Life along the river was central to growth and, as a result, cruise on Europe’s rivers allows you to experience Europe in a different way – where you cruise through quaint villages, experience the wonderful cities, marvel at romantic castles along the way, while enjoying delectable continental cuisine from the comfort of a beautiful cruise ship. With luxurious staterooms – most with panoramic floor to ceiling windows – included first class land excursions and crew to pamper you, you’ll explore the world from the intimate perspective that only a river cruise can offer you. Continue reading

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Discover the Norwegian Fjords on a Cruise Holiday

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There are few destinations in the world that inspire and captivate as much as Norway. This fascinating country’s long coastline is punctuated by fjords all the way from Oslo in the southeast to the Arctic north and serves as the gateway to well over 3,000 fjords. The fjords are beautiful, timeless, and everyone’s idea of the soul of Norway. Continue reading

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