We’re cruise fans, and we’ve sailed on some 40 odd cruises now. (Does that make us cruise connoisseurs?) We’ve cruised aboard everything from deluxe riverboats on the Chobe and Nile rivers in Africa to large family-friendly ships in Alaska to sleek sailing yachts in the Caribbean and French Polynesia – we’ve even sailed aboard a luxurious phinisi (traditional Indonesian sailing vessel), operating as a liveaboard dive boat.

Below you can find some of our published cruise articles. (We’re professional travel writers who have had hundreds of travel articles and photos published in various magazines and newspapers, both separately by Janice and as a joint Janice/George Mucalov byline.)

(For our blog posts on cruising, see here.)

Our Cruise Articles

Adventure Cruise Dives into the Natural World,” (PDF of print article), North Shore News, April 14, 2017.

Viking Star Redefines the Oceanic Cruise Experience” (PDF of print article), North Shore News, January 13, 2017. (online version)

Cruise News 2017” (PDF of print article), ISLANDS, December 2016. (online version)

Immersed in Myanmar” (PDF of print article – about cruising the Ayeyarwady River on the Belmond Orcaella), Cruise & Travel Lifestyles, Fall/Winter 2016.

Royal Treatment: Three ship-within-a-ship experiences” (PDF of print article), ISLANDS, August 2016. (online version)

A Fine Phinisi: The Alila Purnama” (PDF of print article), Cruise & Travel Lifestyles, Fall/Winter 2015. (online version)

Star Power: Windstar Cruises raises the bar on affordable luxury with three new star class power yachts,” Travel Professional (Cruise Edition), October 2015.

Star Power: Windstar Cruises’ new Star Pride,” Cruise & Travel Lifestyles, Fall/Winter 2015.

A Cruise Through the Ages” (PDF of print article), The Vancouver Sun, February 21, 2015. (online version; also published in the Calgary Herald and Ottawa Citizen)

Zambezi Queen Covers the Waterfront on Riverboat Safari” (PDF of print article), North Shore News, September 7, 2014. (online version)

Paradise Found: Cruising the Pacific islands” (PDF of print article), Dream Voyages, Fall 2014.

Hawaii Un-Cruising” (PDF of print article), Cruise & Travel Lifestyles, Winter/Spring 2014.

Interludes: Spend a few nights at these hot spots before or after your cruise,” World Traveler, Winter 2013.

Paul Gauguin in the South Pacific,” World Traveler, Winter 2013.

Voyages to Antiquity Offers New Adventures,” TravelAge West, September 30, 2012.

Get Dirty, Play Outside,” Cruise & Travel Lifestyles, Spring/Summer 2012.

Cruising the Polynesian Paradise of Paul Gauguin,” Cruise & Travel Lifestyles, Spring 2010.

The Nile River: Cruising Cleopatra Style,” Cruise & Travel Lifestyles, Fall 2009/Winter 2010.

Fall Cruising: An historic Eastern Canada cruise,” AAA Carolinas GO, September/October 2009.

Antarctica Calling,” NUVO, Autumn 2009.

The Serengeti of Antarctica,” South China Morning Post, January 4, 2009.

Cruise Blog Posts

Also check out our cruise blog posts.

Other Travel Stories

You may also wish to read our published travel articles about other destinations around the world.

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