US: (877) 2GO-LUXURY (877-246-5898)  UK: 020 8133 3450  AUS: (07) 3102 4685  Everywhere Else: +1 530-562-9232

Goldring Travel Blog – Making Waves

Cruise & Travel News, Reviews, Opinions, Deals & More

Quark Expeditions: This Polar Expedition Specialist Has Evolved

I have always been fascinated by Quark Expeditions, which specializes in only Polar Expeditions (North and South). Founded in 1991 as an expedition company with many impressive accomplishments including, but not limited to the bringing first group of travelers to the North Pole, making the first non-scientific visit to Emperor Penguin rookeries, and making expeditions

Read More »

Happy New Year! A Quick Look Back…and Forward

New Year’s at Midnight – Antarctica 2020 This isn’t your normal Happy New Year message. Heck, nothing about 2020 has been normal.  So I thought I would take a moment to look back, Thank You and to also set some realistic (hopefully) expectations for what will be a very “interesting” start to 2021. We all know that

Read More »

Exclusive: Atlas Ocean Voyages Warm Water Sailings at a BIG Discount

As you know, I am fascinated with the new Atlas Ocean Voyages expedition product.  You can read about it in my recent article:  A Guide To Atlas Ocean Voyages: “Luxe-Adventure” Expedition Cruises.  Well, Goldring Travel’s enthusiasm has resulted in my being able to offer you UP TO A 30% DISCOUNT off the currently offered general market

Read More »

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

Read More »

CDC Continues Its Prejudice Against the Cruise Industry – But “No Sail” Order Only Continued to Cruise Line Self-Imposed October 31, 2020 Date

Yesterday the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), not based upon science but its continued prejudice against the cruise industry, wanted to extend the “No Sail” Order through February 2021. This was not based upon science, but rather a deep-seated prejudice that because cruise ships are effectively a closed system the chance of the spread

Read More »

What is up with Carnival Corp and Its Offloading Ships? Good Things!

Back in July 2020 I wrote an article about Carnival Corp, the parent company of Seabourn, Holland America, Princess and many other lines, offloading a number of its ships:  Seabourn and “The Thinning of the Herd.” I offered up that the cruise lines were basically operating older ships because they had them, and were relatively cheap to

Read More »

Seabourn Cancels 2021 World Cruise and Pauses Other Sailings

Unfortunately the Seabourn 2021 World Cruise has been cancelled along with the sailings on the Seabourn Encore through November 25, 2020, the Seabourn Ovation through December 20, 2020 and the Seabourn Sojourn through May 24, 2021. The Seabourn Quest and Seabourn Odyssey are paused, as previously announced, through November 20, 2020. The Seabourn 2022 World

Read More »
Play Video
Waves We’ve Made

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 3,505 other followers