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Silversea’s Silver Endeavour Arctic Expedition (Iceland, Eastern Greenland, Canadian Maritimes, and New York City): Goldring Travel’s Onboard! – Part IV (Prince Christian Sund, Aappilattoq, Nanortalik, Uunartoq Island, Qaqortoq, and Hvalsey, Greenland)

My expedition on Silversea’s Silver Endeavour continues to be a delight onboard the ship and worthwhile and enjoyable on shore, but not necessarily the most “expedition” experience I have had. I do keep in mind that this is a repositioning expedition, a transitional one from expedition to cruise and the last Arctic cruise of the

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The Maiden of a New Travel Brand: Explora Journeys…and The Maiden Voyage of Explora I – Part IV – The Culinary & Cultural Journey

My time on Explora Journeys’ Explora I hasn’t just been about the ship. It is also about the Journey. And it has been a journey, both with local experiences and, yes, more culinary masteries. In fact, the most incredible dishes and some breathtaking scenery have been part of this Journey. Hverfjall Volcano, Akureyri, Iceland My

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Aurora Expeditions – Goldring Travel Checks It Out: Part VIII – Reflections

Aurora Expeditions, a two ship expedition company based in Australia, has impressed me in many ways; especially when it comes to the three most vital aspects of a travel experience:  The expedition team, the ship and customer/guest services.  There are other strong points that Aurora puts forth, such as solid cuisine  and acceptable wines included at

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A Guide To Atlas Ocean Voyages: “Luxe-Adventure” Expedition Cruises

You probably have not yet heard of Atlas Ocean Voyages; a new luxury expedition cruise line. But I believe you will be hearing quite a bit about it in the coming months. With there currently being 39 expedition vessels currently operating and another 67 on the way…that’s right 96 expedition ships to choose from!…I want

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A Guide to Silversea Cruises: A Look Back…and a Fresh Look Forward

It has been a while since I discussed Silversea Cruises and, to be honest, a lot has changed since then…and those changes have markedly improved both the ships and the service. So let’s dive in! Short Version: Silversea had floundered for many reasons through 2016, putting it near the bottom of Goldring Travel’s luxury cruise

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Seabourn Delays the Seabourn Venture, Cancels Seabourn Quest’s Antarctica 2020/2021, and Seabourn Ovation/Encore Sailings Until January 2021.

Seabourn announced today that due to COVID-19 construction and supply issues the Seabourn Venture’s Inaugural Voyage is being delayed from July 2021 to December 2021, with her delivery date now scheduled for December 1, 2021. Guests currently booked on the inaugural voyage for Seabourn Venture will be offered the opportunity to sail on the new

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Seabourn and “The Thinning of the Herd”

Right up front: A very minor trade paper has spun a rumor that Seabourn and Cunard may be for sale. According to an extremely well-placed source there is no truth to this. If you were to head over to the rumor-monger, “Trade Winds” you can only read the headline and this sentence, “Carnival has denied

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Seabourn’s 2022 World Cruise!

As we all sit home craving to travel, Seabourn has announced a number of 2021 and 2022 cruises, including its 2022 World Cruise. And, I am really liking this one because it is very different from the past Seabourn World Cruises. The Seabourn Sojourn will not only visit 72 ports in 28 countries over its

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Goldring Travel’s 2020 Culinary & Cultural Cruise (Reboot)

Goldring Travel’s Culinary & Cultural Cruise is always something special and this year’s original version sailing through Greece and Turkey, with special events in Santorini, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey was cancelled by the cruise line due to a delay in the ship’s refitting. But when one door closes another opens and, thus, Goldring Travel is

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