Category Archives: Excursions

Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

March 25, 2018 Last night we were invited to dinner with Thierry Tholon, the General Manager, and Alex Norton, the Oceania Ambassador.  We had two other couples at our table, one from Australia and one from Vienna. We had a … Continue reading

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Montevideo, Uruguay

March 23 and 24, 2018 Whenever the captain comes on the intercom and it is not noon – when he makes his daily update announcement, we have learned from previous cruises that it is not good news.  So when we … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

March 21 and 22, 2018 Wednesday, March 21 We checked out of our hotel, the Emporador, and had a tour of the city with Pablo. Buenos Aires has a population of 3.5 million and it is a study in contrasts.  … Continue reading

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Jume 24, 2017 Halifax is a thriving city of 400,000 and has one of the world’s largest harbors, 10 miles long. It was established in 1749 and the fortress was used to protect Boston. Now over 1 million ships come … Continue reading

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Trois Rivieres, Canada

June 19, 2017 Trois Rivieres is located between Montreal and Quebec City.  We were here on our last trip and just loved this town. I  was looking forward to a shop that is an artist’s collective where I bought a … Continue reading

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Dublin, Ireland

June 10, 2017 Last night was the final night for Bojan, my favorite casino dealer  (so if you are reading this, please send me your email address, I forgot to ask!)  He has been on for 10 months so I … Continue reading

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Belfast, Northern Ireland

June 9. 2017 This is our first time in Ireland! We have an enrichment lecturer, Jeana Rogers, on the ship now and she provided us with a great overview of Belfast and Dublin. Ironic that we are here the day … Continue reading

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Bordeaux, France

June 5 and 6, 2017 On June 5, we had an unusual way of arriving in Bordeaux.  We docked in Le Verdon just for a few hours and to let people who were going out on tour depart from that … Continue reading

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Porto, Portugal

June 2, 2017 Today we had arranged to join a private tour to the wine country in the Douro Valley with Carol Van Meter and her husband along with 2 other couples.  We had a beautiful day and a lovely … Continue reading

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Two days in Seville, Spain

May 29 and 30 Last time we were in this area, we docked at the seaport in Cadiz which is at least a 2 hour drive to Seville – so we never actually explored Seville.  We were surprised to learn … Continue reading

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