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.
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]
Friday afternoon in Barcelona, I step on board Seabourn Quest for a 10-day cruise to Athens. I’ll be updating Avid Cruiser’s Seabourn Quest review during the voyage, as there were quite a few changes during the dry dock this past May. First, I’ll be taking a look at four new Penthouse Spa Suites that were added… [Read More]
By WALLACE IMMEN Many guests of Crystal Cruises have had the rare good fortune to get to know Andre Soltner and experience his cuisine during cruises when he has been a guest chef. They join august company because for celebrities, movers and shakers, Soltner’s Lutèce in Manhattan was the must-do restaurant of the 1960s through the… [Read More]