John Roberts

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Best Cruise Excursions for Adrenaline Junkies

When you head ashore in port to enjoy your day on a cruise excursion, a little bit of swimming, snorkeling or a catamaran ride might be just the …

Adventure Travel

10 Colorful Cocktails to Order on Your Next Cruise

That rare time I'm not seen with a beer. Loving my Labadoozie on Labadee. More on this drink below.<p>By John Roberts<p>Cruise vacations are the ideal time …

Disney Cruise Line

Escape the Winter Doldrums with a Caribbean Cruise

I live in the Northeast where winters can be brutally cold. Definitely not my thing.<p>So, I always plan an annual escape to somewhere much more idyllic.<p>…

Princess Cruises

9 Tips, Tricks and Warnings to Keep You Smiling in Cancun

By John Roberts<p>During our vacations in Cancun, we have discovered tips, tricks and warnings to be aware of so that you can save a few pesos and …

Asia Travel

14 City Squares You Totally Have To Visit

Out of all the nice places of a touristic city, the main squares are probably the most visited ones. Lovely, medieval, mesmerizing and crowded most …

European Travel

5 Best Places to Go For a Run Around London

London is among the more pleasant places in the world to run because of its typically overcast conditions and mild temperatures. No risk of …

England

Regent Seven Seas Mariner Set for Refurbishment Before Alaska Adventures

By John Roberts<p>Regent Seven Seas Cruises has released details of the planned bow-to-stern refurbishment of Seven Seas Mariner, the world's first …

Luxury Lifestyle

Second Scenic Eclipse Luxury Expedition Cruise Ship on the Way

By John Roberts<p>Expedition cruising is in high demand!<p>With excitement still growing here at In The Loop Travel and around the world for the launch of …

Cruise Ships

Scenic and Trek Travel Add More Biking Cruises for 2018

By John Roberts<p>Scenic and its partner Trek Travel are pumping up their river cruise cycling program and increasing the number of dedicated …

Ways to Cruise Panama Canal

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Cruise Ships

A partnership between Scenic and Trek Travel provides clients with active biking experiences

Cycling groups are capped at 20 people. // © 2018 Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours<p>Feature image (above): Clients will bike in cities such as Vienna. // …

Cruise Ships

Basking on Black Beaches in Santorini

<i>Photos by John Roberts</i><p>Even if you've never been to Santorini, you might easily recognize the stunning island in Greece from numerous pictures showing …

European Travel

I Tried Snuba in Grand Turk. What the Heck is Snuba?

The snuba tank pontoon stays at the surface while we swim below the surface and get air via a long tube.<p>By John Roberts<p>I love to snorkel. Yet, I have …

Scuba Diving

Six Things to Know Before You Travel to Vietnam

By John Roberts<p>Vietnam is a far off and exotic place.<p>Some Americans might even consider the destination too mysterious and daunting to put on their …

Portugal, Morocco and the Canary Islands Cruise, One Tasty Bite at a Time

The itinerary is what drew me here. I arrived to MSY <i>Wind Surf</i> excited to stand on the top teakwood deck under its crisp white sails as we ply the …

Canary Islands

Five Cruise Ship Wellness Programs You'll Love

By John Roberts<p>Wellness. It's a nice-sounding word that tries to encapsulate our goals for feeling and looking good and trying to lead a healthy …

Cruise Ships

Sticking to Your New Year's Resolution While You Travel

By John Roberts<p>It's January, and it's cold in much of the country. For many of us, this means we schedule trips to get away to somewhere warmer for a …

Breaking Down a Cruise to the Bahamas -- Good, Cheap Fun

By John Roberts<p>It's a quick cruise over to the Bahamas. The islands sit less than 200 miles off the coast of Florida and serve as a popular …

Four Ways to Have a Blast in Barbados

By John Roberts<br>We made our second visit to Barbados last week. Like many islands of the Caribbean and West Indies, it serves up sun, smiles and days …

5 Cool Spots You'll Love on MSC Seaside

Check out features, activities and unique venues onboard this brand new vessel.

Cruise Ships

Why Tahiti Is Picture Perfect for Your Bucket List

We've wrapped up our week in French Polynesia. Travelers often talk about bucket-list destinations, and this region pops up on so very many of these …

Get to Know Sailing with Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises offers a small-ship experience in some of the world's most exotic places.<p>The line sails in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern …

25 Awesome Little Things to Find on Harmony of the Seas

By John Roberts<p>Royal Caribbean's new big cruise ship Harmony of the Seas sailed out of Southampton, England, with plenty of publicity about all the …

Six Things Worth a Splurge on Your Cruise Vacation

By John Roberts<p>My default setting is "frugal."<p>You'll rarely see me shelling out for many extras on a cruise. But I have discovered a few things that …

MSC Seaside Balcony Cabin Tour

Cool Spots on MSC Seaside

See the Rest of London

London is so fascinating and offers hundreds of must-see attractions and things to do, but don't let all the options stress you out.<p>Keep it simple: …

England

The Year in Cruise Travel. What We Experienced and How It Can Help You.

In 2017, we reconnected with UnCruise Adventures and went exploring in Panama and Costa Rica on Safari Voyager.<p>By John Roberts<p>I can easily say that …

The 7 Reasons Everyone Should Cruise on Viking Sky

The newest ship by Viking Ocean Cruises, Viking Sky, recently set sail in the Mediterranean, and I got a chance to check out what everyone has been …

Our Cruise with Avalon Waterways in Cambodia Was a Voyage of Discovery

By John Roberts<p>I sailed on the Mekong River with family and enjoyed a voyage of discovery during almost two weeks in the exotic lands of Cambodia and …