Cruising can be one of the most value-friendly vacations going. But how the heck do you choose from all the choices out there? Here are some resources (including non-traditional cruising, like freighters) and feedback.

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Cruising Brazil's Amazon: not your typical tourist destination

  Amazon Nature Tours   I am a hiker. But at home no one uses a machete to blaze the trail prior to walking on it as did our guide Souza, creating a path in the overgrown rainforest step by step. Slicing, swatting, swooping, chopping, no branch, bush, vine or twig was safe. The hike was one of four daily activities during our eight-day adventure exploring Brazil's Amazonia. Calling the Tucano, an 18-passenger river yacht operated by Amazon Nature Tours home, we traveled over 200 miles along the…

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control warn against cruise travel as COVID's omicron variant spreads on ships

Scottslm   As clusters of COVID-19 cases continue to emerge on cruise ships since the omicron variant emerged, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned travelers against taking cruises. "Today, CDC increased the Cruise Travel Health Notice (THN) to a Level 4, recommending people avoid cruise travel regardless of vaccination status," the CDC said in a statement provided by spokesperson Dave Daigle.  Read more here.  

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Whatever your pastime or Interest, there may be a cruise for you!' Whatever hobby, pursuit or pastime you enjoy, it’s possible there’s a voyage that will let you combine it with the pleasures of cruising. From food to fashion, music to mystery, the offerings are as varied as the destinations which are included on ship itineraries. An Internet search for cruises that interest you may turn up one or more alternatives. While cruise lines are gradually beginning to return to normal services, it’s necessary to check what sailings are being offered,…

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  • Too many Caribbean islands succumb to the allure of cruise tourism, but Anguilla is a notable standout, citing its negative environmental impact. Of course, it's easier for them, since they make more from their exclusive, high-end brand of tourism. But commendable nonetheless!
    Stunning Caribbean island bans cruise ships - 'Not debatable'
    A CARIBBEAN island has said that cruise tourism is not worth the environmental impact. The Government has said it doesn't want to encourage cruise sh…
  • I confess, cruising has never been a favorite of mine for various reasons, but this one is an ethical biggie: it's probably the single most polluting travel sector there is - for example, a huge order of magnitude more than trains. Check it out:
    Revealed: Summer Cruises Increase your CO2 Emission by 4700% per KM vs Train Travel | MoneyTransfer…
    Revealed: Summer Cruises Increase your CO2 Emission by 4700% per KM vs Train Travel Travelling by cruise ship rather than train this summer could inc…
  • Over the years there has of course been unending debate about the nexus of politics and travel, but never in memory has there been such a drastic and sudden realignment of the travel industry as what is going on today with regard to Russia as fallout from its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, cruise line cancellation of St. Petersburg port calls as well as river cruises on the Volga and Dnieper rivers. More details at
    More cruise lines cancel Russia calls in wake of Ukraine invasion
    Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises have joined the growing number of cruise lines canceling Russia calls in the wake of the cou…
  • Spending our last day on our Bahamian cruise bar hopping in Nassau. It's the Nassau pub crawltoday at The World on Wheels.

  • A less than stellar cruise ends with a less than stellar port call in Nassau. Find out the details at The World on Wheels.

  • After a very less than stellar debarkation day on our cruise, we hit our first post, Royal Caribbean's private island. Will this day improve the trip? Find out at The World on Wheels.

  • If it was funnier, it'd be a comedy of errors. More on our foibles of cruising to the Bahamas today at The World on Wheels.

  • "You should take Tim on a cruise," is the refrain a lot of you have told us. Today, at The World on Wheels, we cast off with Tim on his first cruise. How will it go?

    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
  • River Cruising in the Brahmaputra River , INDIA

    Anyone who has traveled by train or plane through India, or who has been driven on Indian roads, will be amazed to learn that there is actually a way to travel through the country in total serenity and comfort.

    The “ABN Charaidew is a 38m long twin-engine steel hulled passenger boat. She was converted by ABN in 2003 to provide 10 twin-bedded & 2 double bedded cabins with en-suite shower and W.C. All cabin accommodation is on the upper deck, as is a bar and saloon opening onto a front deck. A dining room with full length opening glass doors on each side is on the lower deck, while a large top sundeck offers additional comfortable open-air seating in shade or sun.


  • For those of you who have not been to St.Kitts or Nevis, we would love to have you come down. Carnival Victory was an excellent cruise. Sergei on drinks was perfect.9012384280?profile=original

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