Livorno is the gateway port to cypress-studded landscapes, rolling hills draped in vineyards and cities crowned by some of the world’s greatest masterpieces. From fine art to fine wines, we assess six shore excursions from Livorno: Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Chianti, Siena & San Gimignano. Here’s a sampling of shore excursions from Livorno.
It’s hard to believe that we covered so much ground — and sea — during our 10 days on Silver Wind. To think that our voyage began about a week and a half ago seems unreal. How could we have possibly experienced so much in so little time? We boarded in Rome, docked in Naples,… [Read More]
In yesterday’s story, Silversea Entertainment: A New Production Rolls Out On Silver Wind, I wrote about being among the first to see Silversea’s elaborate new show “Musica Maestro.” Embedded below is a video that I produced to give you an idea of how the show plays out as well as interviews that reveal the thinking behind Musica… [Read More]
It’s always fun to discover something new on Silversea Cruises. I was there, for example, when Silver Spirit was launched in 2009 with its innovative restaurants and dining venues. The Grill, which I wrote about recently, still ranks as one of my favorites. Last night, we watched as Silversea rolled out new entertainment on Silver… [Read More]
Silver Wind dumped half of its passenger load in Limassol, Cyprus. The reason: Our next two ports of call were in Israel, and apparently quite a few people were afraid to travel to this country in the Middle East. So they booked a half voyage. I can only say, Boy did they miss out. My… [Read More]
In 1957, at a hospital in Danville, Virginia, the 20-year-old wife of a 25-year-old Southern Railway station master, pushed from her womb a baby boy. “Happiest day of my life,” the husband wrote in a nearly empty, small leather journal. The happy couple took their baby boy home and began their new lives as parents…. [Read More]
Quad Bike Adventure In Cyprus from Ralph Grizzle on Vimeo. I love learning more about new places and shore excursions that show me a bit of culture and history. But sometimes it’s fun to do something completely different, and today, we straddled ATVs (called Quad Bikes in Cyprus) for an exhilarating ride through the Cypriot… [Read More]
Silver Wind docked this morning in Aghios, Greece. All aboard was at 12:30, so we only had a few hours in this small town situated in Crete. After a leisurely breakfast, we did what many of the other guests did, headed to a café for internet and the obligatory coffee. Returning to the ship at… [Read More]