S.S. Bon Voyage

Cycling slowly through the sleepy village of Pauillac I was captivated by the quaint golden stone buildings that have been weathered by time. This is the heart of the Médoc region of France where mosaics of ripening vines stretch as far as the eye can see. Nestled within these vineyards are extraordinary châteaux, the most […]

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Celebrity Flora in the Galapagos Islands

There’s a noticeable trend in cruising towards experiential travel and nowhere is this more apparent that the boom in sailings around the amazing natural laboratory of biodiversity that is the Galápagos Islands. Cruise lines are building new ships especially for the unique requirements of this eclectic destination. Earlier this year I visited Celebrity Cruises’ remarkable […]

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AmaMora on the Rhine

The quaint town of Lahnstein, in the Rhine Gorge, was the setting for the christening of the latest AmaWaterways vessel in July. The imposing Stolzenfels Castle provided a suitably atmospheric backdrop for this dockside ceremony.  In attendance was the Mayor of Lahnstein as well as the co-founders of the company – Rudi Schreiner and Kristin […]

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