Explore the Cosmopolitan Life and Cultural Sights of Montreal

There is no shortage of things to do in the second-largest French speaking city in the world. As the intersection where cosmopolitan life and culture meet, Montreal’s historical museum, famous landmarks, unique parks and food scene are not to be missed. Here are the top ten activities to add to your agenda when visiting this exciting…

Celebrate Thanksgiving, Canadian Style

If you are cruising in Canada during the month of October, Thanksgiving comes early. The annual Canadian holiday – held on the second Monday in October (which also happens to be Columbus Day in the United States) is somewhat similar to that of the one celebrated in the United States. Canadians enjoy a three-day weekend…

America the Bountiful

North America is home to two of our guest-favorite destinations: Alaska and New England. Not only do both of these locations appeal to a luxury traveler’s passion for discovery and examination of history, but also Alaska and New England both compete to produce the world’s most delectable seafood dishes. Alaska’s calling cards are its king crab legs, smoked…

Sail, Sip and Savor Boston, Massachusetts

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Happy 237th Birthday United Stated of America! As one of the 13 founding colonies whose fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, brave and beautiful Boston glistens with patriotic history, culture and charm. This waterfront city and economic hub of New England is filled with…

Sail, Sip and Savor Montréal, Canada

Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes and Traditions Expert Situated in the Canadian province of Quebec, the secret to the magic of Montreal is the irresistible blend of its French Old World  “joie de vivre” and its New World cosmopolitan zip. Named after the triple-peaked hill located in the heart of the city, Mount Royal or Mont Real is also an amazing park…

Sail, Sip and Savor Portland, Maine

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert With its alluring rocky shorelines, rolling hills and majestic maples, oaks and pines, Maine and its marvels may surprise you. Portland, the state’s historic seaport and urban center, has something for everyone.  Its past is rich and its present even richer. The Portland peninsula, abundant with lobsters and clams, was…