Unless you live in a stately home, the closest you’ve probably gotten to a butler is watching "Downton Abbey." Until recently, I could say the same. Two consecutive river vessel christenings brought back-to-back butlers into my life. Once the preserve of country estates and seagoing ships, butlers have become an increasing presence on river cruise […]
If you’re looking for a luxe river cruise experience then Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection a match for you.
What would you splurge on? When Regent Seven Seas unveiled its first look at 750-passenger Seven Seas Explorer — an all-new ship that will debut in summer 2016 – it’s understandable why the focus went to its luxurious Regent Suite and its price tag. With the first-ever private spa at sea — the suite is […]
Tahiti is the experience of a lifetime for many people, myself included. So when the opportunity to sail Paul Gauguin Cruises’ flagship vessel, Paul Gauguin, arose, I jumped at it. I hit the Cruise Critic message boards and member reviews to learn more about the line and the ship, and I started forming that mental […]
All-inclusive cruising, which upscale lines have been touting in recent years, sounds fantastic. No chits to sign. No tips to pay. It’s the hassle-free way to go. But what’s really included—and what’s not? The answer depends on the cruise line. Azamara Club Cruises went the all-inclusive route last year, adding “select standard spirits” to their […]