TRANSPORT/ Cruising Off the Beaten Path

Discover unique destinations aboard a ship. Explore off the beaten path places accessible only by cruise ships. Discover the Subantarctic waters, Maine and Adriatic coast.


Rare Adventures in Subantarctic Waters

James Morris

I discovered my “Exploration of the Antipodes” cruise aboard the MV Orion through US-based adventure travel specialist, AdventureSmith Explorations ( which represents many first class expeditionary options. I shared with company owner, Todd Smith, that I wanted a small-ship cruise itinerary truly off the beaten path, and he met my request immediately. What Todd proposed for me was one of the most rarely visited regions on earth: the Subantarctic isla...

Five Cruise Destinations You May Have Overlooked

Bill Alen

People all over the world are finally discovering the advantages of taking a cruise vacation. For one, all of the planning is done for you. You get to travel to multiple destinations without having to worry about finding transportation or hotels. That is because the boat itself is your means of transportation AND it is your hotel! Still, a lot of great cruise deals will oftentimes get lost in the shuffle. Many people will see a few of the old standby destinations at a great bargain and instan...

Windjammers – The Romance on Tall Ship Cruises

Larry Brain

Tall ships – the sailing ships of the 1800s – originally plied the seven seas in order to transport cargo. Now these tall-masted ships take travelers instead of cargo on adventures where they experience a time when tall ships were the kings of the sea. The Coast of Maine One of the best places to be aboard one of these windjammers is off the coast of Maine. Over 3,000 wild and unspoiled islands dot the coast of Maine. Take one of the Maine windjammer cruises off the coast of Maine and you'll...

Croatia: Cruising in the Krka National Park

Joe McClain

Our day in Split, Croatia, began with a tender ride from the Star Princess to the pier where our guide and a motorcoach awaited our arrival. Our ultimate destination, Krka National Park & Waterfalls, was approximately two hours away from the pier. Our journey onward from the pier went through the Croatian countryside, which has a beauty of all its own. Special points of interest to look out for on this exceptional bus journey include the limestone plateaus and river canyons. The Adriatic ...