A Memorable Barge Experience, Plus Reports From Our Voyages, Past, Present & Future

Last week, we explored the Languedoc-Roussillon region on CroisiEurope's Anne-Marie.
Last week, we explored the Languedoc-Roussillon region on CroisiEurope’s Anne-Marie.

I’ve had a great start to my summer, and I hope you have too. This past Thursday, I stepped off CroisiEurope’s hotel barge Anne-Marie after a memorable ten days of exploring Provence and the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The barge experience exceeded my expectations — and so did this beautiful region in the south of France. On Sunday, July 5, I’ll begin a (delayed) Live Voyage Report detailing each day of our trip from Arles to Sete.

Aaron Saunders has just returned from Alaska, where he cruised from Anchorage to Vancouver on Star Princess. He’s already filed North to Alaska! Postcards from Star Princess and will begin his Live Voyage Report this week.

I’ve just arrived in Bonn, Germany, where I will attend the 39th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. I’m here to learn more about Seabourn’s partnership with this important world heritage organization. I’m looking forward to sitting down for a chat with Irina Bokova, UNESCO’s Director-General, about initiatives that are important to UNESCO and the world of travel. In the coming weeks, I’ll be reporting more about how the Seabourn/UNESCO partnership can enhance your travel experiences.

Following the UNESCO events, I head over to Rotterdam, where the eponymous vessel, ms Rotterdam, makes her 100th port call to the city where Holland America Line began operations more than a century ago. Netherlands Princess Margriet, who serves as the godmother of ms Rotterdam, will be in attendance.

While I am in Rotterdam, Aaron Saunders heads to the Arctic on Silver Explorer. From July 2 through July 12, Aaron will be on an “Expedition Svalbard: Tromso to Longyearbyen” on Silver Explorer. Beginning August 27, I report from Greenland as Silver Explorer sails on a seven-day voyage roundtrip from Kangerlussuaq.

We also have several more river cruises ahead. For an overview of those, see our Live Voyage Reports calendar on River Cruise Advisor.

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