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.
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]
When In Barcelona, originally uploaded by Ralph Grizzle. Stroll into St. Joseph’s Market on Las Ramblas. Entering the market, look to your right for Pinotxo Bar and pull up a seat for a cappuccino or a cava and Pinocho’s warm hospitality.
Staying In Touch, originally uploaded by Ralph Grizzle. This photo, taken at Barcelona’s cruise terminal, shows how some cruisers choose to communicate with their friends, family and businesses while away on vacation. Armed with their laptops, passengers often step off the ship to seek out free WiFi, such as the network at the cruise terminal…. [Read More]