In season one of Adventures Ashore, we feature shore activities in (or from) Barcelona, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Istanbul, Katakolon, Kusadasi, Livorno, Marseille, Monte Carlo and Naples
About 45 minutes to an hour from the port of Barcelona, Montserrat is a national park and a pilgrimage site in a spectacular setting. The name derives from the serrated look of the mountains. You can visit the basilica at Montserrat or simply come here for the stunning views over the valley. Learn more about… [Read More]
From Las Ramblas and its great markets to the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s masterpiece, to Montserrat and its monastery, we cover all of Barcelona by bike, boat, bus and on foot.
This past spring, I spent a few days at a Cruise Europe conference in Santander, Spain. I had traveled along Spain’s northern coast on Silver Whisper back in 2012, and what I discovered then was a beautiful and varied region. We did not visit Santander, however. What I found when I visited Santander in April was… [Read More]
If you’ve been itching to travel to the Nordics (or longing to return), look no further than Viking Star. The new ocean cruiser is a tribute to ancient Viking heritage and to contemporary Nordic culture. Shortly after embarking on Saturday, I toured the 930-guest vessel with Viking Ocean Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen. As we walked through… [Read More]
About 45 minutes to an hour from the port of Barcelona, Montserrat is a national park and a pilgrimage site in a spectacular setting. The name derives from the serrated look of the mountains. You can visit the basilica at Montserrat or simply come here for the stunning views over the valley. It is said that Christopher… [Read More]
During the next six weeks, I’ll be traveling from Marseille to Istanbul (and points between) with Vancouver-based videographer Chris Stanley. We’re on the road to create a new travel show featuring ten “aspirational” ports. By aspirational, I mean that these ports are where you want to drop anchor — if you haven’t already. Cruises frequent these… [Read More]
Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports The old saying goes that the best is always saved for last, and that’s a very accurate statement here onboard Silversea’s Silver Wind, as Voyage 2334 from Rome to Malaga slowly winds its way to a close. In contrast to the rough weather we had experienced as of late, today is… [Read More]