Six Shore Excursions From Livorno: Which Is Best? Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Chianti, Siena & San Gimignano?

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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.

On Silver Wind: Sneak Peak Of The New Production Show, Musica Maestro

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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]

Silversea Entertainment: A New Production Rolls Out On Silver Wind

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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]

On Silver Wind: A Moving Day In Jerusalem, Israel

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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]

Silver Wind Dining: Steaks & Lava Stones, An Evening At ‘The Grill’

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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]