It’s a nautical tradition that spans thousands of years with ceremonies that can be as intimate or as grandiose as to have preceding soirees leading up to the momentous event—the naming of a ship. This sacred tradition includes an act of breaking a bottle against the hull of a brand-new vessel and a blessing for good fortune and safety of the ship and all of it’s crew and passengers.
Today, in Southhampton, UK, a week-long celebration heralded the most anticipated launching event of the year, the naming of the Royal Princess by the ship’s godmother, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.Continue reading
“A New Star is Born” claims Viking River Cruises on their latest web site addition, www.vikingcruises.com/oceans/. Viking…Oceans? Yes! This past May, Viking River Cruises announced their latest product line—Viking Ocean Cruises.Continue reading
This Trafalgar itinerary is a wonderful introduction to the rugged coast of the Pacific Northwest. My aunt and I enjoyed this trip in the heart of the summer, at the beginning of July. Still, we were pleased we’d packed jackets and sweaters for the cool coastal breeze and chilly evenings. The weather was wonderfully pleasant, compared to my home in steamy Houston, Texas!Continue reading
A cruisetour (sometimes referred to as Land and Sea) gives travelers an opportunity to travel by land and by boat, with two wonderfully different perspectives from which to get to know a region of the world. Cruisetours are most often offered in Alaska, Greece and the Galápagos Islands, but there are also cruisetours in Eastern Canada, France, Brazil and China, among other worldwide locations.
Cruisetours vary in itinerary length and price, with the cruise portion of the tour typically lasting three, four or seven nights. Here are just a few examples of popular cruisetour itineraries that we sell at AffordableTours.com:
My family vacation with Monograms was a wonderful way to introduce my sons—ages 4 and 6—to the fascinating culture of the Mayans in Mexico. Throughout our five day trip, we were enthralled by the archaeological ruins, pleased with our attentive service from our local guides, and happy that so many travel details were pre-arranged by Monograms, which made our vacation hassle-free.
When we arrived to the Cancun airport, our personal tour guide and chauffer greeted us. I immediately felt at ease as I learned that these two very nice gentlemen would be with us for the duration of our vacation. This is the best thing about Monograms itineraries in Central and South America: you are independently escorted throughout your entire trip.Continue reading