Sneak Peak Aboard Crystal Symphony By Martyn Chapman

On 17 Jan I went onboard Crystal Cruises ship The Crystal Symphony, to look at her from the outside she is just another white cruise ship but when you get on board she looks like a 5-star cruising experience. This ship caters to around 900 passengers, so small by today’s cruise ship standards. The size […]

Princess Cruises – My Impressions and Criticisms by Martyn Chapman

By the time 7th November arrived I was looking forward to my cruise for some rest and relaxation. When I announced I was going on the cruise and Sun Princess, I think some people looked at me skeptically and thought was I going on the right boat with a young family as cruising definitely give […]

California’s Gold Coast with Tauck Tours by Joanne Harding-Smith (part 2)

So our tour started in San Francisco. Coincidentally the tour started on a crazy weekend where the population was nearly triple what is usually is. The America’s Cup was on, as was Fleet week (yes navy was in town, hellooo sailor), annual air show + there were two college playoffs so it was bedlam. Fun […]

California’s Gold Coast with Tauck Tours by Joanne Harding-Smith (part 1)

Last month I went to Santa Monica to attend our annual Owner/Manager conference and a few of us thought we’d extend and do the drive trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco. However we spotted a Tauck tour that started in San Francisco and ended in LA and fitted in perfectly before the conference so […]