Celebrating New Years is an age-old tradition that people around the world celebrate. Some like to spend it at home with their friends and family, while others see it as an opportunity to jettison around the world. Bringing in the New Year in a city or country you’ve never been to can spark a sense [...]
If you thought you could just show up to the port on embarkation day and negotiate a deal, we’re sorry to burst your bubble, but that’s not how you get last-minute deals. When you’re cruising, a last-minute cruise is anywhere between three months and a couple of days before the embarkation date. And you can, [...]
In November 2019 I decided to go on the Douro river vegan cruise. It was a very last minute decision to celebrate my 35th birthday there. Alone, without family and friends… but I kind of needed a new adventure after spending a few weeks at home dealing with my grandpa’s loss. After finding out they [...]
Some (incorrectly) view a cruise as only being a holiday option for the elderly or people with young families; an option where everything is all in one place and all you have to do is relax. Although this can undeniably be a great option for both of these groups of people, it can also be [...]
Contrary to what one might expect, there is no shortage of activities to do on floating hotels in the middle of the ocean. That’s because cruise ship companies like MSC, Carnival, Costa, Disney, and Princess Cruise Lines make sure to furnish their floating entertainment islands in the sea with a constant schedule of entertainment options [...]
After exploring the small historical town of Uglich, we cruised alond the river until we reached Yaroslavl, an industrial town of approx. 600,000 inhabitants.Yaroslavl is situated 250 km Northeast of Moscow which is a 4-hour car drive but we stopped there on a cruise so it took us way longer to reach. 18 things to know [...]
The day after incredible Kizhi island we got maps of Mandrogi town where we had just a bit more than 3 hours to spend. It was yet another perfect sunny day and even so warm I could wear just shorts and a tanktop. Very surprising weather for Russia, let me tell you! Still onboard, we [...]
For the past 2 years Russia has been high on top of my bucket list but I did not want to go there on my own. So when I got an invitation to be a guest on the Rachmaninov cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg earlier this year, I did not think twice. What made me [...]
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