The Backroad Blog
How to Explore Visby On Your Own
Explore Visby, Sweden, on your own with Backroad Planet’s downloadable guide to the UNESCO World Heritage medieval city, church ruins, and botanical gardens.
Cruising with NCL: An Insider Guide
Cruising with NCL just got easier with this Backroad Planet collection of tips, tricks, and opinions compiled by two avid Norwegian Cruise Line insiders.
15 Things to Know About the NCL Bliss Cruise Experience
A list of random observations and candid reflections from a 15-day Panama Canal sailing aboard the Norwegian Bliss cruise ship.
15 Things to Know About the NCL Dawn Cruise Experience
A collection of random reflections and candid observations from an 11-day Caribbean sailing aboard the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship.
How to Explore Riga On Your Own
When on a Baltic Sea cruise, explore Riga, Latvia, on your own with Backroad Planet’s downloadable guide to notable sites, public transportation, and much more.
15 Things to Know About the Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Experience
A collection of random observations and candid reflections from a 21-day sailing on Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas cruise ship.
How to Explore Skagen On Your Own
Forget cruise port excursions! Explore Skagen, Denmark, on your own with Backroad Planet’s downloadable guide to key sites, public transportation, and much more.
9 Reasons to Book an NCL Prima Cruise
Spacious designs, spectacular views, and stellar entertainment are great reasons to consider booking the NCL Prima for your next ocean cruise.
An Island Princess Cruise Ship Review
A collaborative review of the Island Princess cruise ship, including the pros and cons of sailing one of the oldest and smallest vessels in the Princess fleet.
Inside the MSC Cruises Guest Experience
Step inside the MSC Cruises passenger experience with a critical review of activities, entertainment, dining, and guest relations challenges passengers may face.
An MSC Cruise Line Review: From the Outside In
A revealing look at the MSC cruise line, its history, classes of ships, destinations, and onboard services, compared and contrasted with other popular lines.
The Viking Great Lakes Explorer: An Expedition Travelogue
Join an 8-day Viking Great Lakes expedition from Milwaukee to Thunder Bay. Explore Mackinac Island, hike the Canadian wilds, and sail the fabled “Gitche Gumee.”