11 Fantastic Reasons to Sail with Riviera River Cruises

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 If you are searching for the ultimate European cruise, be sure to read up on Riviera River Cruises! This cruise line prides itself on attention to detail in every aspect of its offerings, and guests say a voyage “feels like coming home”. Below are 11 great reasons to sail with Riviera River Cruises: 1. Solo river cruises: For a number of Riviera River Cruises sailings, there is no single supplement charge.  Every sailing has double cabins set aside with no single supplement. …

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A Visit to Magical Morella, Spain

Story and Photos by Richard Joseph

I recently got this travel diary from my friend, Richard Joseph, who took a trip to a historic area- Morella, Spain. What adventures did he discover on this trip of a lifetime? Read on for his impressions of this lovely area. – Heidi. There is a beautiful hill in Spain where every six years something that seems almost magical happens. That town is called Morella, you should be able to find it on a good map somewhere …

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Dutch Cheese Soup compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & AllThingsCruise

  The Dutch are great soup eaters, often featuring soup as a main dish. This hearty soup, enriched with Gouda cheese, is perfect served piping hot on a chilly evening. Gouda is the quintessential Dutch cheese to use: a young Gouda will give you a soft, mild taste, while an aged one will provide more complex and robust flavor. Ingredients ¼ C (59 ml) vegetable oil ½ C (76 g) onions, diced 1 C (230 g) cauliflower, …

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The Galapagos, a Celebrity Flora Itinerary

Daniel Allen Galapagos Beach

The Celebrity Flora- this evolutionary new ship arrives in 2019 and will feature extraordinary creature comforts. Here is an example itinerary, from the May 26, 2019 sailing. This itinerary makes stops in: Baltra Island Daphne Major Gardner Bay (Espanola) Punta Suarez Cormorant Point Post Office Bay Moreno Point Urvina Bay Espinoza Point Vicente Roca Point South Plaza (Santa Cruz Island) Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island) Puerto Ayora Baltra Island For more information on this itinerary, please visit: …

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Queen Mary 2 Travel Diary- Moments Of Sophistication and History

Cunard never disappoints; their ships are unfailingly beautiful, luxurious and complete with amenities, yet they capture a glamour of days gone by.  I have been lucky enough to sail on this line several times, and am posting a travel diary I wrote during one of my voyages- a six-day sailing on the QM2.  I hope you enjoy my notes of a ship with the flair of a bygone era.- Heidi Wednesday – A Stroll in Olde Londontowne …

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Celebrity’s Fantastic New Galapagos Ship the Celebrity Flora

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Celebrity’s newest ship, Celebrity Flora, has a capacity of 100 passengers and will offer travelers awe-inspiring views. providing floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows for 360-degree views. In order to protect the sea floor, an anchor less holding system is exciting new technology which provides the opportunity for the ship to remain motionless. Other features aboard the Celebrity Flora provides private cabanas, indoor and outdoor lounges, two restaurants: Seaside Restaurant, and The Ocean Grill. Celebrity has made eco-friendly plastics onboard …

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For A Complete Experiential Tour, The Galapagos Islands Offer Twenty Ports

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Galápagos Ports Include:   Chinese Hat Island (officially Isla Sombrero Chino) is one of the smallest Galápagos Islands, located close to the Santiago Island and shaped like a Chinese hat. Santiago Island consists of two overlapping volcanoes. Champion Island is a popular cruise port destination for snorkeling, scuba diving and wildlife watching. Genovesa Island (aka “Tower Island”) is one of the minor islands, named after Genoa, Italy. Floreana Island is named after the first president of Ecuador, …

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & AllThingsCruise

  Light and low-carb, these wraps are great as an appetizer, or they can be an entrée themselves. Try variations like substituting other kinds of meat for the chicken. Or you can leave the meat out if you want a vegetarian option, in which case increase the quantity of mushrooms, add tofu and bamboo shoots to round out the filling. Ingredients WRAP: 8 med iceberg or butter lettuce leaves FILLING: 2 dried black mushrooms 1 1?2 tsp (5 g) …

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The Short List- Restaurants to Visit in The Galapagos Islands

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1.      ANKER mar to table Puerto Ayora Latin Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly 2.      Almar Puerto Ayora Ecuadorean, Vegetarian & Vegan Options 3.      Coco Surf Puerto Villamil Latin Seafood, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian & Vegan Options 4.      IslaGrill Puerto Ayora Bar, Seafood Barbecue, Vegetarian & Vegan Options 5.      Los Kioskos Puerto Ayora Latin Seafood, Barbecue, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly 6.      Finch Bay Restaurant Puerto Ayora International, Contemporary, Ecuadorean Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Ready to book a cruise to the Galápagos Islands? Visit: …

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