By Elsa Dixon and Debby Harrison Elsa and Debby are ITWPA Members When Elsa and Debby boarded the Viking Sky, they met as two strangers, both travel writers, eager for the upcoming adventure: In Search of the Northern Lights. Twelve days later, they left as two friends, survivors of an epic sea drama that could have cost them their lives. The country of Norway had … [Read more...] about Surviving the Viking Sky—Drama at Sea
By Jo Ann Bender The top Groupon coupon provider in the state of Florida is the cruise ship Victory. It leaves twice a day, seven days a week, and travels all of three miles out into the ocean from Port Canaveral. There is a lot to these inexpensive cruises. The entertainment and buffet are worth the $25 fee. With a coupon, it’s $23. You also have three decks with … [Read more...] about World’s Shortest Ocean Cruise
By Shelli Elledge Photographs by Ron Elledge ITWPA Members Uniformed and caring staff members to assist... sweeping views of life along the water’s edge... smells of specially prepared pastries for this afternoon’s tea. On a Rhine River cruise -- in my opinion, the Rhine is the most magical river to cruise -- guests are never far from the comforts of home. Relaxing on our … [Read more...] about Cruising the Rhine River: The Magic is More Than Just Castles!
By Colleen Cowles ITWPA Member “Slap it, baby, slap it!” The captain turns the ship around to optimize views and turns off the motor. Two whales create breach-and-dive theater for 28 minutes, with squeals from passengers almost as loud as the barking sea lions witnessed yesterday. There’s no need to take separate excursions. This entire nine-day cruise serves as a wildlife … [Read more...] about The Island Spirit – Small Group Cruise in Big Alaska