Chris and Jerry talk about Chris’ recent Christmas Viking Longship Mani Rhine River cruise between Basel, Switzerland, and Amsterdam. Learn what it is like traveling with fourteen other family members on an eight-day river cruise visiting six ports on one of the world’s top river cruise companies. Chris discusses the offered-in-the-price shore excursions, things to do in your free time, the great and plentiful food, cabins, tipping, onboard nightlife, December weather, and his impression of river cruising. Listen to this unique interview to learn some of the realities of taking a European river cruise in December and other exciting reasons why you should take a river cruise any time of the year on your next vacation.
Andy Magistrale of AmaWaterways, amawaterways.com, Chris, and Jerry talk about the fabulous Mekong and Irtrawaddy River cruises of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Truly two of the world’s most exciting, interesting, and educational rivers to explore, Andy explains the unique AmaWaterways style of cruising and the included sightseeing of Ha Long Bay and staying overnight on a Vietnamese junk, majestic, ancient temples, the Killing Fields of Myanmar, Vietnam War tunnels, exotic food and fruit, Hanoi Hilton prison, and many other fabulous sites. You will definitely want to cruise these two rivers soon with AmaWaterways.
Chris and Jerry, with guest George Papagapitos, CEO of Ponant, Cultural Cruises & Expeditions, explore the fast-growing adventure and education small ship travel. Destinations, expectations, costs, seminars, philosophy, families, and many other topics of Ponant cruises and this unique travel opportunity are discussed; a most viable option to the large passenger ships and cruise experience.
Willy Beumer of Carnival Cruise Lines joins Chris and Jerry to discuss the changes and advantages of cruising with this 35-year old icon. Carnival changed the world’s concept of cruising and is continuing to be innovative in offering world-wide destinations, variation in activities, exciting ships and attracting passengers of all ages. Willy’s comments will have you on a Carnival Cruise soon.
Mary Camp, adventure coordinator of Adventure Life Voyages, discusses with Chris and Jerry the exciting alternative to exploring the world, adventure cruising. Covering every continent, this viable travel option works for both first and second time visitors to become an active part at their destination. Life on board, land experiences, age options, price range, lectures and many other topics are discussed. Listen to this program for a life-changing travel experience.
For a truly unique water-travel experience, put yourself on a Windstar Cruise. Vanessa Bloy, Director of Public Relations for Windstar Cruises, Chris and Jerry explain why travel on the multi-masted Windstar ships is an adventure of a lifetime. Activities, ship layouts, varied menus inspired locally, itineraries, types of passengers and many other topics are explored.
The River Cruise Adventures is explored with Vanessa Bloy, of Majestic America, Chris and Jerry. Various options to experience the river cruise adventures. Majestic America Line provides guests with a graceful, refined experience exploring extraordinary American destinations.
Whether you are a first or multi-time cruiser, you need to listen to this program. The different types of water travel such as large and small cruise ships, ferries, river, barges, freighters, yachts and other forms are discussed. If you’ve ever wondered if it mattered where you’re located on the ship, what is the difference between large and small ships and does it matter if you have a balcony or not, pull up this archived show.
Cruisecritic.com, the most comprehensive, valuable and informative cruise web site in the world, is our topic of today’s show. Melissa Baldwin, managing editor, joins Chris and Jerry to explain how to best utilize this money-saving site. Numerous topics including ship review, port information, member chats and discounts are discussed. Begin your cruise experience by first visiting cruisecritic.com.
The numerous available options of cruising Alaska are discussed by Bill Pedlar, President of Knightly Tours, Chris and Jerry. 7, 10, and 14-day cruise itineraries are explained and which type of traveler might enjoy each. Definition of Inside Passage, best times to cruise, large and small ship definition and activities, traveling with children, suggested first and second time visitor cruis Heavily forees, and numerous other topics are explored to make your Alaska vacation even more complete.