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 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  

‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships’ — CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK #8

CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK #8 – the weekly outtake from ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships’ ( — is a sightseeing cruiser in the two-thousand-year-old Alsatian city of Strasbourg, France. Rhine River cruises heading upstream to Switzerland normally make a stop to visit this city’s architecturally rich La Petite France district, imperial quarter, and the modern buildings that house the formal seat of the European Parliament. The best way to view Strasbourg is on …

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Cruising Photo of the Week (Outtakes) #4

The CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK for the fourth week is an outtake from a two-week cruise on a Viking River Cruises longship from Amsterdam to Budapest. Despite having eleven pages for photos in ‘Cruising the World’ chronicling the route on the Rhine, Maine, and Danube rivers, this photo didn’t quite fit into the layout. One of the attractions of river cruising is being able to spend ample time ashore exploring the cities and towns along the …

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From Gondolas to Megaships

This is the third week for selecting an outtake from ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships’ as the CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK. The subject of this latest selection is ferries that transport commuters on a cruise daily between the Asian and European sections of Istanbul. This panoramic vista of the ferries in Istanbul’s Golden Horn shows the European skyline from Topkapi Palace on the left past Hagia Sophia Museum to the Sultan Ahmed (Blue) Mosque …

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Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships: Windstar’s Wind Surf

The subject for the second week of Cruising Photo of the Week (outtakes) is the port of Kotor, Montenegro, a stop for cruises originating in Venice that is popular for its fortified medieval old town. This photo was left out in favor of three other views of Kotor’s magnificent mountain-rimmed harbor that were included in my book ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships’ (available for ordering at Dominating the Kotor waterfront in this photo is …

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Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships

Cover photo: Houseboat with two cabins for passengers cruising the tropical Kerala Backwaters on the Malabar coast of South India. ©Dennis Cox/WorldViews From “Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships”, the 208 pages, 9.5” x 12” full-color hardcover coffee table book featuring 535 photos, depicting 37 varieties of cruise vessels, representing 77 countries, on all seven continents. Dennis Cox – All Things Cruise Official Photographer … and award-winning travel photographer, book publisher, cruise blogger, fashion & …

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Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships: European Waterways La Belle Epoque

This is my first posting of an outtake photo for the CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK. I was able to squeeze 535 photos into my new 208-page book ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships.’ But there are some images that should have made the book, but unfortunately got squeezed out. This is one. ‘La Belle Epoque’ is a luxury European Waterways barge on the Burgundy Canal shown here passing a small French village in early spring …

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How We Fell in Love with a Boat

Reprinted from the book Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships by All Things Cruise official photographer Dennis Cox. The book may be ordered from Photo Explorer Productions online at Can the cruise industry thank a television show for its vastly increased popularity starting in the 1970s and 80s? If so, look no further than the wildly popular series The Love Boat. Debuting in May 1977, The Love Boat – which ran for nine years, …

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