Author Archive for Scott Anderson

Scott is one of the most well-travelled people, having visited more than 70 countries and counting. He has worked in the cruise industry since he was 19 years old, beginning as a cruise ship photographer and duty free shop manager, and knows more than most how enjoyable cruising can be.

Top 10 attractions in Puerto Rico

Top 10 attractions in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico doesn’t just have fantastic style – this gem of a Caribbean island has heart and soul, and a rhythm that is irresistible. It’s a land steeped in Spanish history and heritage, finding its feet in its American present and still very much managing to maintain a distinctly Puerto Rican spirit. With surprising experiences […]

Destination profile: Vancouver

Destination profile: Vancouver

Consistently found topping lists of the world’s most liveable cities, Vancouver’s charms are myriad. Wedged between sea and mountains, its natural setting rivals the likes of Rio and Cape Town while its creative enthusiasm sites it firmly on North America’s West Coast. Taste your way through artisan cafés and craft breweries, marvel at world-class art […]

Discover the Baltic cities

Discover the Baltic cities

From Viking raiders setting out across its frigid waters, to medieval traders carrying goods between Hanseatic ports and epic clashes between Russian, German and British fleets, the Baltic has long been at the centre of Europe’s changing fortunes. Sandwiched between their former master, Russia, and the often-icy waters of the Baltic Sea, the countries of […]

6 of the best in New England

6 of the best in New England

New England – that six-state huddle in America’s northeastern corner – retains all of the rural charm that first greeted the pioneers some 400 years ago. Dense forests carpet reaching peaks and ring shimmering lakes – scenery that’s particularly pretty in autumn’s bright reds and deep browns. It’s a region that wears its rich history […]

Highlights of cruising the French Riviera

Highlights of cruising the French Riviera

The Côte d’Azur; the French Riviera; the Blue Coast, however you term it, this spectacular region immediately evokes images of sublime rural beauty, charming towns and fine gastronomy. And it’s got the heritage to back it up. First marked as Europe’s premiere getaway by the British upper class in the late 1700s, the arrival of […]

Discover the Galapagos by catamaran

Discover the Galapagos by catamaran

An archipelago some 1,000km west of the South American continent, the Galápagos Islands are the land that time forgot. Its unique landscape and fantastic range of wildlife inspired Charles Darwin and, today, great efforts are made to preserve its rich biodiversity. Of course, any trip to the islands isn’t complete without a visit to the […]

Top 10 things to do in Singapore

Top 10 things to do in Singapore

The Garden City. The food capital of Asia. The New York of the East. With names like these it’s no surprise that Singapore is one of the Far East’s most popular cruise destinations. Here are our top ten things to see and do in Asia’s Lion City. Singapore Flyer & Marina Bay Views across the […]

Top 5 ports to visit on the Danube

Top 5 ports to visit on the Danube

Travelling some 1,700 miles between Germany and Ukraine, Europe’s second-longest river links no fewer than ten countries, showcasing some of the Continent’s most impressive cities. But, alongside the great capitals of Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, there are plenty of lesser-visited gems on its storied banks. To help guide you, find my following selection of must […]

Highlights of the Greek Islands

Highlights of the Greek Islands

There’s something undeniably romantic about hopping between the Greek islands. Marvelling at brilliant blue waters, relaxing on white-sand beaches and basking in the Mediterranean sun. But, this is also the land of the Greek gods. From the Olympic Stadium to Rhodes’ acropolis and the Minoan palace of Knossos, this is your chance to walk among […]

Why you should cruise around Japan

Why you should cruise around Japan

From its ultra high-tech cities and world-beating food to its grand temples and bamboo forests, there really is no other country like Japan. Tuck into a steaming bowl of ramen at a station counter or watch a tea ceremony in an imperial castle, and you’ll see for yourself the wonderfully Japanese fascination with detail that […]

Top 10 things to do in Seattle

Top 10 things to do in Seattle

Recently named among the top cities in the U.S. by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in their 2018 Readers Choice Awards, Seattle offers superb urban and outdoor experiences, and provides the perfect point of departure point for a luxury cruise holiday to Alaska. You’ll find many of the city’s top attractions located close to the […]

The top 10 alternative treasures of New York

The top 10 alternative treasures of New York

While the likes of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and the Museum of Modern Art rightly grab the headlines, it’s perhaps in the breaths between highlights that New York really comes to life. Here are our top recommendations for getting the most out of the city’s hidden – and not so hidden […]

Why you should cruise to Croatia

Why you should cruise to Croatia

With entry to the EU in 2013, Croatia achieved a spectacular turnaround; the War of Independence devastated the country in the early 1990s and the subsequent breakup of Yugoslavia broke the country politically and economically. Over the ensuing years Croatia has repositioned itself and built a new identity around its natural and cultural heritage, marketing […]

Top 5 things to do in Rome before your cruise

Top 5 things to do in Rome before your cruise

Rome is a popular embarkation port of call on many Mediterranean cruise itineraries, and thus lends itself beautifully for a few days stay before your cruise, allowing plenty of time to explore this historical city. Cruise ships dock at the port of Civittavechia, and it’s a swift 60 minute transfer into the heart of Rome. […]

5 unique experiences on Azamara Club Cruises

5 unique experiences on Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Club Cruises are a small-ship cruise line with a fleet of three identical sister-ships. Each vessel carries just fewer than 700 guests in luxurious and modern surroundings for a more-inclusive cruise holiday. Azamara Journey, Azamara Quest and just launched Azamara Pursuit sail on destination focussed cruise itineraries, offering longer stays in port and more […]

Top 7 fjords of Norway

Top 7 fjords of Norway

Western Norway is famed for its spectacular and easily accessible fjords and mountains, which form a dramatic landscape and pave the way for myriad adventures, a plethora of picturesque towns and villages, and some excellent food. With snow-covered peaks, wild waterfalls, lush vegetation, shimmering glaciers, precipitous viewpoints and charming mountain communities, Norway’s fjords are a […]