The ship is so intimate there is always the opportunity to exchange stories about our home towns, children and grandchildren.
My favourite cruising days are sea days. I have had many clients who want maximum number of port stops on their itinerary and when I tell them how much I love sea days they are usually puzzled. So let’s go through a typical sea day (like yesterday Day 7 on my Seabourn cruise). 9.30 am… Continue reading Sea days – Day 7 on Seabourn
Panama has had record rainfall these last few weeks – in fact the Panama Canal itself was closed for almost a day early in December; something that has only happened 4 times in its history. Despite misgivings that I might be consigning myself to a muddy walk through snake infested jungle, I signed up for… Continue reading A hike in the rainforest – day 6
Now I have always said that transiting the Panama Canal is a “guy thing” but honestly, the history is fascinating and I must thank Nicki Sepsas, our Seabourn onboard lecturer, who took us through the trials and the tribulations of the building of the canal. After the French effort of the late 1800’s failed miserably… Continue reading Through the Panama Canal
I feel liked I just stepped out of a page of Gulliver’s Travels. Today I met some of the Kuna Indians living on the San Blas islands off the coast of Panama … and they are TINY! This is not an oft-visited spot – certainly not your usual cruise port stop. In fact the Captain… Continue reading Exotic Central America
Let’s be clear – I love food. Sometimes I feel this is my downfall. I have found however on Seabourn that you can eat extravagantly in a healthy manner – if this is not an oxymoron. The emphasis is on fresh fruit, vegetables and fish, the finest cuts of meat and small portions elegantly arranged… Continue reading Food fit for a king
Is there any other room more private, more personal and more sacred than the bathroom? It’s the place where we patch up the ravages of time with cosmetic promises, the place where we soak off the aches, pains and frustrations of a long day or perhaps just the place we shower off the salt and… Continue reading A word about bathrooms….
From Suite 511 on the Seabourn Odyssey I am beginning to feel just a little bit pampered. Little touches in this spacious suite are noteworthy such as the large walk in closet with tons of wooden hangers, a marble double vanity (who can share their vanity – really?) and tub with separate shower (who ever… Continue reading I must go down to the sea again …..