Category Archives: Excursions

Southampton, UK

June 19, 2019 Yesterday we were at sea and we had a cooking demonstration by 2 guest chefs – a Paul Bocuse chef, Francesco Santini  (on the right in the picture) and the corporate executive chef at Oceania, Franck Garanger.  … Continue reading

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Bordeaux, France, Day 2

June 17, 2019 It was another beautiful day in Bordeaux.  We went out for an early walk and stopped in at another church.  We were the only people there! Again, it was beautiful inside.  Most of the churches here seem … Continue reading

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Bordeaux, France

June 16, 2019 Last night there was a birthday party for our Around the World ambassador, Steve.  It was a lot of fun and yes, there was a monkey cake.  A bit risqué too. Or perhaps just a misplaced banana. … Continue reading

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Bilbao, Spain

June 15, 2019 It was our first time to visit Bilbao which is in the north of Spain in the autonomous community of the Basque Country.  We arrived just before 10 AM and the harbor and the view of the … Continue reading

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La Coruna, Spain

June 14, 2019 Here are a couple of pictures of the new cruise terminal from yesterday in Porto. And last night at the Oceania Club party, our captain, Maroje Brajcic got his 15 year recognition and Ray Carr got his … Continue reading

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Porto, Portugal

June 13, 2019 The English word is Oporto, but it is still pronounced Porto.  We see it written both ways. It is the country’s second largest city.  It has a population of 220,000 in the city and 1.7 million if … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo, Monaco

June 6, 2109 Our plan for today was a tour to Eze and Nice, France.  Unfortunately we got word a couple of days ago that it was cancelled. So we were just going to go out on our own and … Continue reading

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Livorno, Italy

June 5, 2019 Livorno is located in central Tuscany and is the gateway to Pisa and Florence. Today we chose to go on a tour to Florence called “Fascinating Florence”.  It was a 10 hour tour and we were delighted … Continue reading

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Civitavecchia (Rome) Italy

June 4, 2019 Another beautiful day in Italy. We had some thoughts of going to Rome but decided against the long bus trip – 50 miles and lots of traffic, so it takes almost 2 hours each way.  We have … Continue reading

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Piraeus, Greece

May 31, 2019 Well, it is hard to believe that 5 weeks from today we will be home.  It always seems to go too fast, but we will savor these last weeks. Today we docked at the port of Piraeus, … Continue reading

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