In October of next year, I’ll be offering two trips in Alsace. On October 11 and October 25, CroisiEurope’s 22-passenger Madeleine will take us between Strasbourg and Lagarde. These all-inclusive voyages span seven days each.
One of my favorite trips ever was a barge cruise that I hosted in the south of France in July of 2015. Well, in case you missed that trip, you may have another chance. I’m considering another trip on the same barge on the same itinerary from Sete to Arles, September 1 – 7, 2017 (yes,… [Read More]
Every fall and spring, one of cruising’s best values takes place on the West Coast. We’re talking, of course, about Pacific Coastal Cruises that typically sail between Vancouver, Canada and Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, or reverse during the spring. Of course, you won’t want to fly across the country for one of… [Read More]
My barge trip from Arles to Sete took place on CroisiEurope’s Anne-Marie June 17 through June 26, with pre- and post-trip overnights and activities. This post picks up on day 10, the last day of our adventure, June 26 Often I find that good trips become better in retrospect. I reflect on one particular moment, and I… [Read More]
If the northern latitudes are too chilly for you (reference to our concurrent Live Voyage Report from Svalbard on Silver Explorer), head on over to our sister site, River Cruise Advisor, where I am recounting our June 17-25 hotel barge cruise (warm and sunny too) from Arles (think Vincent Van Gogh) to Sete. My group of intrepid… [Read More]
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… [Read More]
See the beautiful photograph above? That is where I would be about right now, on a Tuesday evening, taking a walk along the river after having washed down a bowl of moules-frites with a glass of rosé from Provence. Instead, I am Washington, D.C. sipping on a Starbucks Cafe Latte and preparing for a flight… [Read More]
On Monday, I’ll begin a journey from Asheville to Arles, where I’ll play host to a small group as we explore the beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon region in the south of France — on a luxury barge. Wish you where there? Well, you had your chance didn’t you? Our trip begins in Arles, where we’ll spend two nights in a luxury… [Read More]