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Star Pride Inaugural Voyage: A Day In Portofino

Star Pride Inaugural Voyage: A Day In Portofino

Joe Duckett, Windstar’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales, is currently on board the inaugural voyage of Star Pride. Today he enjoyed one of Windstar’s shore excursions in Portofino, Italy: the Walking Tour & Wine Tasting in Castle Brown. Joe shares his experience below.   We are over halfway through Star Pride’s maiden voyage. Today,…

Big Ships vs. Small Ships

Big Ships vs. Small Ships

Aaron Saunders is a well-known cruise writer who blogs on From the Deck Chair. He recently sailed on Wind Star’s Yachting the Riviera voyage. You can read his full voyage report here.  I used to be a “big ship” guy. When I first started cruising, I sailed aboard a ship that measured 750 feet in length and carried roughly…

Guest Review: Cruising Italy and the Amalfi Coast

Guest Review: Cruising Italy and the Amalfi Coast

Cruise Newbies, Gene and Carolyn Hoover, joined friends aboard Wind Surf’s April 28, 2013 “Islands of Italy” cruise. We’ve never really considered a cruise holiday. I’ve seen those floating monstrosities; overcrowded with screaming kids and bacteria; and don’t get me started on dress codes and evening wear … not gonna happen. But then, our dear friends…