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All Aboard for Alaska!

Deanne Chisholm guides us through the fabled Inside Passage, with pit stops in some of her favorite Alaskan ports

Inside the World of Transatlantic Cruising

Throw the jetlag overboard and enjoy the journey, says Maritime Travel cruise specialist Christiane DeGrasse

Discover the Douro

Joan Cochrane introduces us to the uncrowded delights of Portugal’s principal waterway

Rivers Less Travelled

Fairytale landscapes and sizzling cities grace the riverbanks of the enchanting Elbe. Sabine Ouellette takes us on a cruise

Wellness Travel - All's Well

From educational and spiritual-themed river cruises to Balinese spa retreats and fitness adventures, travel companies offer a wide diversity of transformative journeys. Here’s Mel’s inside scoop on just three of them.

For Your Bucket List—Cruising the Panama Canal

Our agents get up close and personal with the “Crossroads of the World”

Our Top Picks for Families: Eastern Caribbean Cruises

The major cruise lines have lots in store for your crew—no matter what their ages

Romancing the Rhine

Got a favourite river cruise itinerary? Here’s one of ours

The Call of Adventure

Maritime Travel answers it...

Southern France by Land and Sea

Our own Joan Cochrane leads the way

Set Sail for the Southern Caribbean

Discover fascinating ports of call, unique island cultures, daytime adventures, sumptuous dining, and more fun times than you ever imagined.

Croatia by land and Sea

Perilously positioned between Central Europe and the Balkans, Croatia is a feast for the senses

Alaska from the Foredeck

Danielle Guidry sets sails on two show-stopping itineraries, highlighting the best of Alaska’s Inside Passage...

Island-Hopping Cruises—our favorite itineraries

There’s something undeniably appealing about the idea of sailing to multiple island-paradises, but only unpacking once, says Angie Taylor, Manager, McAllister Place

A River Less Travelled—the Mekong

The timeless and unique cultures of Vietnam and Cambodia are united by a single river – the mighty Mekong. Come aboard with Mel Stewart and Avalon Waterways

Rivers, Wine & Song

With the increasing popularity of special-interest river cruising, wine-themed river cruises offer a new twist on a beloved classic. These increasingly popular epicurean itineraries are taking the market by storm, according to our counsellors, who have been boldly venturing forth to experience them first-hand.

Boutique Cruising From Inside Out

Soothing massage moments on desk… Wine lists that are the envy of any top restaurant… Afternoon teas… Sumptuous spas… White-glove restaurant service… Decadent 5-star cuisine… Free shore excursions… An attentive staff at your beck and call… The list goes on.

Christmas Cruising 101

Sail through the Holidays with Maritime Travel

Accessible Cruising—Just the Facts

It’s all good news for mobility-impaired travelers, says quadriplegic travel agent Adam Short

Mum’s the Word—The Best Cruises for Families

With an estimated 1.5 million kids joining their parents aboard cruises, the major cruise lines have raised the bar on family-friendly offerings.