Last week, when Star Flyer dropped anchor here, St. Tropez was too crowded to be adored. What a difference a week makes. This week, Star Flyer was anchored off Silver Wind’s starboard side, and Azamara Journey was anchored off our port side. Despite three ships in port, St. Tropez was relaxed and uncrowded. And the… [Read More]
One of the great things about cruising on a small ship is the ability to get into ports where the big ships can’t get in. Our Silver Wind itinerary includes many small ports, such as Sete, France, where we docked just steps away from the city center. Share This Post With Friends
Room service at hotels or on ships is not always an elegant affair, but on Silversea and other luxury ships, dining in is a good option for those who do not want to dash out. Room service also works well for those who have early-morning excursions. No need to dine and dash. Take your time…. [Read More]
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Rave reviews today from guests (including me) who participated in the Silver Shore Collection experience, Market Visit & Cooking Class in Sete. The six-hour excursion started with a visit to the local markets: There were three, all in close proximity to Silver Wind and one another — a flower market; an outdoor market (operating only… [Read More]
This morning, Silver Wind arrived in Sete, France. I’ve heard good things about the small town, and I hope to have time to explore after I experienced today’s Silver Shore Collection, a six-hour excursion during which we will visit the local market and attend a French cooking class. Photos will be posted later on. Share… [Read More]
Silver Wind Docked In Port Vendres, originally uploaded by Ralph Grizzle. Silver Wind docked today in Port Vendres, France. A fishing village, Port Vendres is used largely as a starting point for excursions to some of the most beautiful areas in France, including the medieval town of Carcassonne. I opted instead to sleep late, walk… [Read More]
One of the advantages of small passenger ships – not only SeaDream I & II, but all small passenger ships – is the ability to call on small ports. For passengers, small ports often lead to more authentic travel experiences ashore – not to mention less-crowded touring. Click below to read more and view a video clip.