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Seabourn Charters Both Seabourn Venture & Seabourn Pursuit to APT (Australian Pacific Touring Group): What Does It Mean? 

It was somewhat quietly announced yesterday that APT (Australian Pacific Touring Group) will be chartering both of Seabourn’s expedition ships, Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit.  However, the duration of the charters and/or if they are based upon particular sailings or lengths of time is unclear. According to multiple sources (Cruise Industry News, Seatrade, etc.), APT

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Silversea Cruises’ Silver Nova – Goldring Travel Checks Her Out: Brilliant in Most Respects…Plus Pisco & Paracas, Peru

My cruise on Silversea’s Silver Nova has finally become a cruise! We thankfully departed Callao, Peru after two days there. The first thing I noticed is Silver Nova provides an exceptionally smooth cruising experience, even in two-to-three-meter swells. And I haven’t noticed any shaking when docking early in the morning or interfering with my cocktails upon

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The Drake Passage: Sail or Fly-the-Drake. Which is Better and Why?

To “Fly the Drake or Sail the Drake?” That is the question!   Let’s try to answer the question, keeping in mind that due to new availability, ultimately, it is a personal choice.  But drilling down – rather than jumping to conclusions – I will assist you in making the best choice for you.  (And, yes,

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Goldring Travel’s 2025 Culinary & Cultural Journey – Cape Town to Ghana on Silversea!

Goldring Travel loves encouraging its clients to be “Comfortable Being Uncomfortable!”  But that does not mean being physically uncomfortable while experiencing new, exotic, locations that challenge and open one’s mind up to truly different cultures, cuisines, breathtaking landscapes, and maybe some exciting wildlife. Travel with Goldring Travel sailing with Silversea for 19 days up the

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Silversea’s Silver Endeavour Arctic Expedition (Iceland, Eastern Greenland, Canadian Maritimes, and New York City): Goldring Travel’s Onboard! – Part VI (Canadian Maritimes)

After two days crossing the Labrador Sea on Silversea’s Silver Endeavour we transitioned a bit from an expedition in Greenland to more of an expedition-ish cruise through the Canadian Maritimes. Because this is both a transitional and repositioning expedition/cruise, our time in each port in the Canadian Maritimes is abbreviated because we have long distances

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Silversea’s Silver Endeavour Arctic Expedition (Iceland, Eastern Greenland, Canadian Maritimes, and New York City): Goldring Travel’s Onboard! – Part V (Sea Days and the Ship)

Now having spent over a week on Silversea’s Silver Endeavour, and two sea days before reaching Newfoundland, Canada, this is a good time to discuss the ship itself, as well as Silversea’s service and cuisine. But before I do that I need to give props to our very popular stowaway: A Peregrine Falcon  I don’t

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