Coincidentally, a couple of those restaurants bear the imprint of Seabourn Encore's designer, Adam D. Tihany. Earlier this year, I traveled to New York's design district to interview Adam. You can find that story and video at Meet Seabourn Encore's Designer: Adam D. Tihany.
I'm extremely grateful to have such a wide circle of friends, colleagues and acquaintances. And while most of my time with them is spent in professional settings (yes, even the cruises are professional settings), for the past two weeks I've been spending time with my biking buddies and others. I write so much about bikes on my blog that some people have commented that it should be named "The Avid Cyclist" instead of the "The Avid Cruiser." Well, the two go hand-in-hand in my opinion. Bikes and boats, particularly river boats, marry two of my favorite forms of travel.