Bûche de Noël compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & AllThingsCruise

  This grand dessert is a descendant of the medieval subtlety—food disguised to look like something else. Here, chocolate cake masquerades as the traditional yule log for a long winter’s night. Although making the log look realistic can be challenging, even a simple approach is great fun to make and delightful to serve on a holiday evening. Ingredients CAKE: Unsalted butter for greasing Confectioners’ sugar for dusting 5 lg eggs, separated 1 C (192 g) sugar, divided …

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A Sneak Peek at the Gorgeous Regent Suite- Coming to the Seven Seas Splendor February 2020

I wanted to share a sneak peek of this gorgeous Regent Suite, scheduled to premiere aboard the Seven Seas Splendor in 2020. This beautiful space will be the most luxurious suite at sea! To book a cruise with Regent Seven Seas Cruises, click here. -Heidi Step into a stunning escape designed with the utmost taste in style, the finest materials and the most extraordinary craftsmanship when you enter The Regent Suite — the most exclusive address at …

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Virgin Voyages- Hot Tubs, Guitars, Vinyl Record Players and Jaw-Dropping Service

Image courtesy of Virgin Voyages

Massive Suite- Three rooms and a terrace fit for rock & roll royalty define this suite, with an outdoor hot tub, music room, runway table, Peek-a-View shower and enough space for a party to rival a Sir Richard Branson soiree. Take all the time you need to get ready, the champagne on the terrace is only getting colder. Virgin Voyages- launching in 2020, stay tuned for details.

11 Fantastic Reasons to Sail with Riviera River Cruises

Images courtesy of Riviera River Cruises

 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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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

Image courtesy of photographer Daniel Allen

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

Photo courtesy of photographer Kurt Soderling

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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