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Cruise articles in newspapers, magazines, e-zines, and books

by Robert W. Bone

 
 
   Bob Bone reading Homer's Odyssey on the Royal Odyssey in 1994.

Bob Bone has specialized in covering cruising
and cruise ships for more than 25 years. 

(Click here to see an unusual web page I created on the Celebrity Summit while sailing in the Caribbean..)

On this page are more than 80 cruise article placements, dating back to 1986.

Headlines in blue are clickable links leading to the full texts of the stories as they appear in print or on the web.

Balconies on the Queen Mary 2, as seen from the navigtional bridge.

 

April, 2015, All Things Cruise. "American Empress' Columbia River Cruise" by Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: American Queen Steamboat Company.

January 27, 2014. All Things Cruise. "An Epic production"  by Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Norwegian.

February 24, 2013. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "Rounding the Horn" by Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Holland America.

February, 2013. WatchBoom magazine. "Rounding the Horn." by Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Holland America.

January, 2013. WatchBoom magazine. "Cunard Memories -- a tale of three great ships." by Robert W. Bone
Featured cruise line: Cunard Line.

December, 2012. WatchBoom magazine. "Twelve Tips for Cruising Couples." By Robert W. Bone.

November, 2012  WatchBoom magazine. "Cruising the Ancient World." By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cuise line: Voyages to Antiquity.

October, 2012 WatchBoom magazine. "A Classic Cruise on the Med." By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Holland America.

August, 2012. Cruise Diva. "A Classic Med Cruise" by Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Holland  America.

May, 2012. All Things Cruise A fortnight of ancient history aboard the Aegean Odyssey. By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Voyages to Antiquity.

April 11-28, 2012. All  Things Cruise "Sailing into Antiquity..." daily blog trip archive by Robert W. Bone. (Chronological version.)

March 20, 2012. All Things Cruise "Nieuw Amsterdam." By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: Holland America.

October, 2011, WatchBoom. "Report from the Epic." By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Norwegian Cruise Lines.

August, 2011, WatchBoom. "Crystal  Cruises, a small but solid choice." By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Crystal  Cruises.

July, 2011. All Things Cruise "Many Sailings on Crystal Cruises Continue to Leave This Writer Impressed." By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Crystal Cruises.

June, 2011. Cruise Diva. Cruises on Crystal Still Sparkle” By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Crystal Cruises.

May, 2011. Celebrated Living Magazine. Platinum Cruises By Robert W. Bone.

April 10, 2011. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Crystal Sparkles By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Crystal Cruises.

February, 2011. Cruise Diva. (Ezine) Norwegian Epic, NCL's New Show Boat” By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Norwegian Cruise Lines.

December 5, 2010. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. No Need to Go Ashore... By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Summer, 2010. Celebrated Living Magazine. Platinum  Cruises,” By Robert W. Bone. Top twelve favorite cruise lines.

September 13, 2009. Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Royal Elegance” By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Cunard Lines.

May, 2009. Peter Greenberg Worldwide  (Ezine)A Cruise Veteran's 12 Tips for Cruising Couples," By Robert W. Bone.
Several featured cruise lines.

October 25, 2008. Vancouver Sun. Eurodam joins the cruising world.By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Holland America.

October 12, 2008. Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Smooth Sailing.By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: Holland America.

October 5, 2008. Atlanta journal-Constitution.New Eurodam cruise ship makes any destination better.By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: Holland America.

September 28, 2008. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.Line's latest ship is largest in fleet.By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: Holland America.

Summer, 2008. Celebrated Living magazine. The cruise picture is bigger and brighter than ever... The "Platinum" list of the best cruise lines, as voted by thousands of CL readers. By Robert W. Bone.

May 4, 2008. Honolulu Star-Bulletin Northern Exposure.By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: Princess Cruises.

February 3, 2008. Honolulu Star-Bulletin A Cunard Lines cruise played a key role in shaping a young writer's life.By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: Cunard Lines.

October 5, 2007.  Dallas Morning News Black Sea Cruise: 3 continents in 12 daysBy Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: Holland-America Line.

July 27, 2007.  Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cruising the Black Sea By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: Holland-America Line.

July 27, 2007.  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Black Beauty -- A 12-day, nine-city cruise threads the needle of the Bosporus By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: Holland-America Line.

July 8, 2007. Honolulu Star-Bulletin Egypt via the Black Sea By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: Holland-America Line.

October 15, 2006.  Arkansas Democrat Gazette Celebrity ship cruises Baltics with new amenities By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: Celebrity Cruises.

September 10, 2006.  Honolulu Star-Bulletin Sail of the Century By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: Celebrity Cruises.

July 30, 2006. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Baltic Cruise Isn't Stuck in the Last Century. By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: Celebrity Cruises.

July 30, 2006. Atlanta Journal-Constitution Makeover of Century Enhances Baltic Cruise By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: Celebrity Cruises.

September, 2005. Cruise Diva. (Ezine) Sailing in a Dream Boat By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: SeaDream Yacht Club.

June 19, 2005. Honolulu Star-Bulletin Dream Boat Lives Up to Its Name By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: SeaDream Yacht Club (Also mentioned: Seabourn Cruises.)

March, 2004. Cruise Diva. (Ezine) Three Important Shipmates By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Crystal Cruises

February 2, 2004. Travel Weekly magazine. Crystal to 'take a break' from interisland series. By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Crystal Cruises. (Also mentioned: Royal Caribbean, Holland America Line, and Celebrity Cruises.)

November 14, 2003. The Toronto Star. Islands Get Set to Chart New Course By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise lines: NCL America, Crystal Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, and Holland America Cruises.

October, 2003. TravelLady Magazine. Three Important Shipmates By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Crystal Cruises

February 9, 2003. The Dallas Morning News. connected@ship By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise lines: Carnival Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Radisson Seven Seas, and Seabourn Cruise Line..

February 9, 2003. The Dallas Morning News. Celebrity Summit is the Silicon Valley of Cruise Ships By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Celebrity Cruises.

February 2, 2003. The Chicago Tribune. “Techies at Sea -- Celebrity Ship Leads the Pack in High-Tech By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Celebrity Cruises, several others in sidebar.

January 26, 2003. The Denver Post. “Out to Sea -- But Not Out of Touch By Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line: Celebrity Cruises, several others in sidebar.

May 5, 2002. The Bergen Record. "Hawaii Welcomes Its New Cruise Ship."By Robert W. Bone. Featured cruise line: NCL, Limited.

April 14, 2002. The Vancouver Province.  “North to Alaska -- Alaska cruise enthusiasts aboard the Universe Explorer get an up-close and personal view of the 49th state." By Robert W. Bone. 
Featured cruise line: World Explorer Cruises.

 
March 31, 2002, Honolulu Star-Bulletin. 
“Voyage to Idyllic Mexican Riviera, (SB web version) by Robert W. Bone.
Featured cruise line:
Princess Cruises. (Also mentioned: Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Crystal.)

January, 2002, Costco Connection, page 59 (Travel section).
“The Art of the Cruise -- Tips for making the best of your dream vacation at sea,
By Robert W. Bone

Twenty-first edition of The Maverick Guide to Hawaii, by Robert W. Bone, page 132, CRUISING INTERISLAND.” Featured cruise line: NCL Limited.

 


August 12, 2001. Honolulu Star-Bulletin.   North! To Alaska! -- It's clear from the start that a trip through the Inside Passage aboard the Universe Explorer is not your everyday cruise experience.” 
Featured cruise line: World Explorer Cruises.


Chapter entitled “Oceania, a World of Water,” pages 157-176 in the coffee-table book, Voyages, the Romance of Cruising, published by Tehabi Books and DK Publishing, Inc.  

1999.

September 25, Rocky Mountain News. “Cruise passengers find: Turkish Delights -- Istanbul's ancient treasures untouched by quake.(Filed from the Grand Princess at sea via satellite.)
Featured cruise line: Princess Cruises.

September 12, Chicago Tribune. “Post Quake -- Tourists (and cruisers) need not worry about visiting Istanbul.(Filed at sea via satellite.) 
Featured cruise line: Princess Cruises.

 

1998

 November 17, Toronto Star. 
“Norwegian Captain Does Try to Amuse.”  
Featured cruise lines: Cunard, Crystal.

March 15 San Antonio Express-News.
“Sailmates: 12 tips for happy cruising.”
Featured cruise lines: Cunard, Celebrity, Crystal.

March 15. Spokane Spokesman-Review. "Once scorned as a rust bucket, the refurbished S.S. Independence offers a great way to see Hawaii by sea."
Featured cruise line: American Hawaii Cruises

March 1. St. Petersburg Times.
"Tips to Make for Smooth Sailing."
Featured cruise lines: Cunard, Celebrity, Crystal.

February 15. Anchorage Daily News.
"A dozen ways to improve your luxury sailing."
Featured cruise lines: Cunard, Celebrity, Crystal.

January 25. Rocky Mountain News.
"Smooth Sailing -- Tips for Making the Most of a Cruise."
Featured cruise lines: Cunard, Celebrity, Crystal.

January 25. Boulder Camera.
"Smooth Sailing."
Featured cruise lines: Cunard, Celebrity, Crystal.

January 18. Chicago Tribune.
"Tips for two, a dozen useful suggestions to boost onboard bliss for companions at sea."
Featured cruise lines: Cunard, Celebrity, Crystal.

1997

September 28. Bergen Record.
"China's River Wild. Cruising the Yangtze, soon to submerge much in its path."

Featured cruise lines: Regal China Cruises. 

August 10. Spokane Spokesman-Review.
"
A river's last gasp. China's Yangtze will rise 300 feet during the next decade..."
Featured cruise lines: Regal China Cruises.  

June 29. Arkansas Democrat & Gazette.
"Dam Yangtze -- Three Gorges project may turn ancient sites and the homes of a million Chinese into submerged memories."
Featured cruise lines: Regal China Cruises.

June 1. San Jose Mercury News.
"Yangtze cruise offers chance to see sites that will soon be lost."
Featured cruise lines: Regal China Cruises.

March 16. Boston Globe.
"Yangtze: a river in jeopardy."
Featured cruise lines: Regal China Cruises.

1996

April 28. Honolulu Advertiser.
"Twin-hulled cruise ships: Calmer ride at sea." (Also carried on America Online.)
Featured cruise line: Radisson Seven Seas.

"Clipper Cruising." America Online.
Featured cruise line: Star Clipper Cruises.  

1995

July 1. Honolulu Advertiser.
"It's a long, long way from Liverpool."
Featured cruise line: Crystal Cruises.

1994

November 20. Honolulu Advertiser.
"Ancient history comes to life in the Strait of Messina."
Featured cruise line: Royal Odyssey Cruises.

March 17. Dallas Morning News.
"Hawaii Cruises -- Ships and programs are on the mend."
Featured cruise line: American Hawaii Cruises.

1993

July 4. Chicago Sun Times.
"Father-Daughter Odyssey Across Mediterranean."
Featured cruise line: Royal Odyssey Cruises.

March 28. St. Petersburg Times.
(ALASKA CRUISE STORY. Headline unknown.)
Featured cruise lines: Holland America, Cunard, Costa, Regency, Royal, Royal Caribbean, World Explorer, Alaska Sightseeing, Special Expeditions, Clipper Cruises, Princess, Regency, others.

February 21. Miami Herald.
"By land and sea, Alaska's a delightful destination."
Featured cruise lines: Holland America, Cunard, Costa, Regency, Royal, Royal Caribbean, World Explorer, Alaska Sightseeing, Special Expeditions, Clipper Cruises, Princess, Regency, others.

February 21. Arizona Daily Star.
"Alaska's Allure -- Honolulu based travel writer Robert W. Bone has been exploring Alaska and cruise ships for more than a decade." Also "Cruise ship captain makes a difference."
Featured cruise lines: Holland America, Cunard, Costa, Regency, Royal, Royal Caribbean, World Explorer, Alaska Sightseeing, Special Expeditions, Clipper Cruises, Princess, Regency, others.  (Click here for clip)

February 21. Atlanta Journal Constitution.
"Alaska on Ice. In cruise-ship comfort armchair naturalists flock to the North for amazing views of glacial wilderness."
Featured cruise line: Holland America.

February 14. San Francisco Examiner.
"Alaska by sea: A guide to cruises."
Featured cruise lines: Holland America, Cunard, Costa, Regency, Royal, Royal Caribbean, World Explorer, Alaska Sightseeing, Special Expeditions, Clipper Cruises, Princess, Regency, others.

February 14. Cincinnati Enquirer.
"Luxurious cruise captures the spirit of the Far East."
Featured cruise line: Seabourne Cruises.

February 14. Daily News of Los Angeles.
"Don't miss the boat on cool deals."
Featured cruise lines: Holland America, Cunard, Costa, Regency, Royal, Royal Caribbean, World Explorer, Alaska Sightseeing, Special Expeditions, Clipper Cruises, Princess, Regency, others.

February 14. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Cruising Alaska's spectacular Inside Passage."
Featured cruise line: Cunard, Holland America, Princess, Costa, Regency, Royal Cruises, Royal Caribbean.

January 17. Chicago Tribune.
"Alaska adventures. Ships offer pretty much same views, so subtleties make the difference."
Featured cruise lines: Holland America, Clipper Cruises, Costa, Cunard, Princess, Regency, Royal Caribbean, Royal Cruise Line, Special Expeditions, World Explorer.

1992

February 9. San Jose Mercury News.
"Wilderness Highway -- Seattle-to-Juneau cruise offers casual sailing and the chance to explore tiny settlements in one of Alaska's most isolated areas."
Featured cruise line: Alaska Sightseeing.

1991

September 29, 1991 San Diego Union.
"Tour the Hawaiian islands by liner.
Featured cruise line: American Hawaii Cruises.

June 16. Miami Herald.
"Hawaiian cruises blend aloha spirit with nostalgia."
Featured cruise line: American Hawaii Cruises.

May issue. Recommend Magazine.
"Cruising the Aloha Way."
Featured cruise line: American Hawaii Cruises.

April 7. Chicago Tribune.
"'White bottoms' make a genteel comeback in Hawaii."
Featured cruise lines: American Hawaii, Royal Viking, Princess, Holland America, Cunard, Crystal, Royal Cruises.

Feb. 10. Anchorage Daily News.
"Cruise Hawaii -- Cruise line owners lure tourists back to ships."
Featured cruise line: American Hawaii Cruises.

January 20. Chicago Tribune.
"Ships sail through a loophole for Hawaiian trips.
Featured cruise lines: Cunard, American Hawaii, Royal Cruises, Royal Viking, Princess, Holland America.

January 6. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Island-hopping by ship to see exotic Hawaii."
Featured cruise line: American Hawaii Cruises.

Exact date unknown: St. Petersburg Times.
"Sailing Safe Seas."
Featured cruise line: American Hawaii Cruises.

1990

December 2. Chicago Tribune.
"2 Live Cruise -- Once threadbare ships steaming back in Hawaii."
Featured cruise line: American Hawaii Cruises.

September 9. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"New cruise ship could pass as a floating hotel."
Featured cruise line: Crystal Cruises.

September 2. Dallas Morning News.
"The Crystal Harmony -- not just another cruise ship."
Featured cruise line: Crystal Cruises.

July 22. San Diego Union.
"New Japanese cruise ship sails in American Waters."
Featured cruise line: Crystal Cruises.

1987

September 13. Long Island Newsday.
"Sound and Glory Down Under -- Sailing through New Zealand's Milford Sound provides an eye-filling climax to a cruise across the Tasman Sea."
Featured cruise line: Royal Viking.

1986

September 28. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Fiords in focus on cruise to New Zealand."
Featured cruise line: Royal Viking.

September 7. Orange County Register.
"A cruise to wilderness -- New Zealand's Milford Sound is unspoiled and beautiful."
Featured cruise line: Royal Viking.

April 27. Honolulu Advertiser.
"Cruising the fiords of New Zealand."
Featured cruise line: Royal Viking.

April 6. Chicago Tribune.
"Fiord cruise takes a look Down Under."
Featured cruise line: Royal Viking.

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