Cruising the World: From Gondolas to Megaships, By Dennis Cox, All Things Cruise Official Photographer

CRUISE FANS, just as the cruise industry is reopening, here is an opportunity to obtain the critically praised book ‘Cruising the World: From Gondolas to Megaships’ for a bargain price. Forced to clear remaining copies of ‘Cruising the World’ from our warehouse, we are discounting the book’s $40 list price by 70% to just $12, and we pay the shipping and handling cost (a value of over $5 alone). Act now to get your copy of this …

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One of the loveliest villages in the south of France, Saint-Paul-de-Vence

One of the loveliest villages in the south of France, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, is today’s “O’ how I miss traveling TRAVEL POSTER of the Day.” Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of Southeastern France. One of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera, it is well known for its modern and contemporary art museums and galleries such as the Fondation Maeght which is located nearby. -Wikipedia NOTE: All travel posters and …

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Sun Princess, Outtake from ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships’

CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK (Outtakes) #28 – This outtake from my coffee table book ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships’ is Princess Cruise Lines’ Sun Princess at Doini Island in Papua New Guinea with passengers from the ship snorkeling in the warm tropical waters near the beach. A South Pacific island plantation resort in Melanesia’s Milne Bay province of Papua New Guinea, Doini is also known as Blanchard Island. Owned by an Australian, Doini …

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Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #26 ~ Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships

This image was an outtake because it didn’t quite fit the theme of my book, ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships.’ A ship’s atrium all decked out for Christmas without a passenger in sight would have seemed out-of-place in a book filled with cruisers having a great time enjoying their cruises. Now that the holiday season is upon us again and cruise ships around the world are vacant of passengers, I wonder if atriums are …

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Cruising Photo of the Week: from ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships’

CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK (Outtakes) #24– Singing pianists are this week’s subject for outtakes from my book ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships.’ Holland America ships may not have had Billy Joel onboard, but every evening was an opportunity to sing along with the Piano Man (and a Piano Woman). The entertainment concept being incorporated on HAL ships prior to the pandemic was “Music Walk”. Anchored by the Mainstage Theater, venues included in Music Walk …

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Cruising the World — on the Vltava River in Prague

CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK #16 – Sightseeing boats cruising on the Vltava River in Prague is the subject of this week’s outtake from my book, ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships.’ One-hour to 3-hour Vltava cruises, some with dinner and musical entertainment, provide panoramic views of Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Kampa Island, and other highlights of the fascinating ‘City of a Thousand Spires.’ While trans-European river cruise ships don’t dock at Prague, it’s often included …

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Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships

CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK #15 – This week’s outtake from my book, ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships’ is a photo of ships departing PortMiami’s ship channel taken from South Pointe Park at the tip of Miami Beach … pre-pandemic. When I spent three days photographing on and off ships at PortMiami for my book ‘Cruising the World,’ the pier at the end of the park was one of my favorite sites for watching …

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Red-Eyed Tree Frog ~ Amazing Photo ~ A Testament to the Beauty and Wonder of Costa Rica’s Rainforest

Perhaps one of Costa Rica’s most iconic and famous residents, the nocturnal red-eyed tree frog embodies the beauty and wonder of the country’s humid rainforest. Costa Rica is home to more than 150 known species of frogs and toads of all families and appearances, but none are as vibrantly colored or as photogenic as this well-posed example. Also see: All Things Cruise Official Photographer Dennis Cox ~ An Eye for the Stunning, Beautiful and Things That Tell …

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River Cruise Longship Docked at Night on the River Danube

CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK #12 – A river cruise longship docked at night on the River Danube by the Chain Bridge at Budapest is this week’s outtake from my book, ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships’ (copies available now with free shipping – use code SHIPFREE – at www.DennisCox.com). Many trans-Europe cruises via the Danube begin or end in Budapest, a halfway point between Amsterdam and the Black Sea. An extra day or two …

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Sahara Sunset

Camels at sunset in Sahara sand dunes of Erg Chebbi in Morocco. Shot in Morocco a few years ago, I somehow overlooked this image until I rediscovered it while looking for photos for a new book project. © Dennis Cox / WorldViews, All Rights Reserved Dennis Cox is All Things Cruise Writer and Official Photographer