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The longest day.

Silversea has just announced a Northern Europe cruise in June 2019 that includes a visit to Norway’s North Cape, Europe’s northernmost point, on the longest day of the year, when the sun doesn’t set. Experiencing this is like nothing else you’ve done, a bucket-lister if ever there was one.

This 15-day journey aboard the ... Read More >

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11 Oct 2017
Posted in Special Offers, Travel with us

On the water front.

If you’ve been thinking about chartering a luxurious barge to ply France’s most magnificent canals, allow us to dangle this carrot:

Charter either the Amaryllis or the Fleur de Lys, our most popular barges, in April, July, or August 2018, and two of your passengers travel for free. This translates to savings of up to $14,250. ... Read More >

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Angkor from the ground up.

When we visit ancient ruins, we often assume that the site is a static, complete thing, a place where what we see is all that’s there. Often, though, this is not the case; the excavation is but a work in progress.

Take, for instance, the temple complex of Angkor, Cambodia. Roughly twice the size ... Read More >

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3 Oct 2017
Posted in Art, Events & Coming Attractions

Giant of the art world.

Are you a fan of Peter Paul Rubens? If so, we suggest a visit to Vienna sometime between 17 October 2017 and  21 January 2018. There, you can catch the fascinating exhibit “Rubens: The Power of Transformation” at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna’s Museum of Fine Arts.

See Rubens’ allegorical “Four Rivers of Paradise” (c. 1615) ... Read More >

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26 Sep 2017
Posted in Events & Coming Attractions, Film

Budapest’s backlot.

Speaking of films . . . Coming to a theater near you next month: “Blade Runner 2049,” a sequel to the original 1982 “Blade Runner.” A $200 million production, the new film stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. It was shot in the picturesque village of Etyek, just a short drive from Budapest, Hungary, at ... Read More >

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Peru’s tater tot.

If you’ve seen the 2015 film “The Martian,” then you know that Hollywood has been toying with the notion of growing vegetables on Mars, should man ever live on the Red Planet.

Turns out that real scientists have been toying with the same idea. And the veggie of choice? The humble potato.

Scientists in Peru have simulated ... Read More >

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19 Sep 2017
Posted in Culture, History

Unique Yunnan.

Yunnan is a province located in southeast China that borders Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, and Tibet. During the second century B.C., it became part of the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. to A.D. 220). Later, the Mongols controlled the region. During World War II, the Japanese invaded and grabbed control.

Within China as a whole, the ... Read More >

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Time to get nudi.

It’s September again, which means one thing, if you’re in Port Stephens, just north of Sydney, Australia: It’s time for the annual sea slug census.

For one weekend this month, citizen scientists on Nelson Bay join forces with experts to search for, document, and photograph as many nudibranches (“nudis,” to the locals) and other ... Read More >

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Sweet history.

Ever wonder about the origins of the word “honeymoon?”

To find out, step back in time four millennia to ancient Babylonia, where it was tradition that for a month after a wedding, the bride’s father would supply the couple with all the mead (fermented honey) they could drink. Based on the lunar calendar, the period ... Read More >

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12 Sep 2017
Posted in News, Travel with us

Havana tell you.

In 2018, R. Crusoe’s travel partner, Ponant Yacht Cruises & Expeditions, invites you to join one of two journeys to Cuba. Both take place aboard the 64-passenger Le Ponant, an elegant triple-masted sailing yacht that visits Cuba under the U.S. Government’s People to People Program licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department.

The journey has two departures, ... Read More >

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