Died and gone to heaven? Only 30 minutes from Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion is not only a wine-producing but also a beautiful village. “People here believed that the wine alone was enough to make the village famous,” says our guide, Isabelle Auzely. “They took it for granted that their village was also very beautiful, and so the… [Read More]
Oceania’s Regatta is docked city center overnight in Bordeaux. Yes, awash in sunshine, Bordeaux is beautiful. Back on the ship, Regatta is delivering a top-notch experience. Though priced much lower than the luxury lines, Oceania provides a near-luxury experience, albeit with smaller staterooms and bathrooms and fewer inclusives, such as alcohol, prepaid gratuities and as… [Read More]
Även om Buenos Aires är en stor stad så går det att pricka av de viktigaste sevärdheterna på två nätter och tre dagar. Kolla upp ditt fartygs resrutt: vissa ligger över natt i Buenos Aires, och i så fall behöver du bara boka hotell för en natt. Under mitt korta besök åt jag fantastiskt väl… [Read More]
Regatta is departing Saint-Malo, charting a course for Bordeaux, with a single sea day in between. Regatta overnights in Bordeaux. Tune in tomorrow for “A Sea Day On Regatta,” and on Wednesday for a Bordeaux experience. Posted from my Blackberry.
What a day in Saint-Malo, France. The walled city is absolutely charming, but it’s not alone in the variety of offerings all accessible in fewer than 40 minutes from the tender landing. Across the bay is Dinard, well worth the short water shuttle transit for a walk along the coastal pathway to admire the Belle… [Read More]
On Oceania’s Regatta. “We love the configuration of this class of vessel,” say Ken and Nancy from Los Angeles. They’re referring to the former R-class vessels once operated by Renaissance Cruises and now part of the successful Oceania Cruises’ brand. The formula for success: good value on small “upper premium” ships. “Upper premium” means that… [Read More]
The last time I cruised on Oceania Cruises’ Regatta was on an Atlantic crossing a couple of years ago. Today, I board Regatta again to cruise along the French coast. How will this experience and the ship differ? Return to the site each day this week to find out, or subscribe to the e-mail newsletter… [Read More]
For those who follow such developments, Silversea’s newest vessel begs the question: How will it compare to the other luxury launch of the year, Seabourn Odyssey? The short answer is “favorably.” For the explanation, read on. I’ve been on both vessels in the past couple of months, cruising in late July for seven days on… [Read More]