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The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s Le Champlain Restaurant

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Canada, Canada, Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Luxury travel, North America, Ocean Cruises, Québec, Quebec, Quebec City, Restaurants, River Cruises | 0 comments

The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s Le Champlain Restaurant

Although you may want to reserve a window table, it is likely that you will be so absorbed with this culinary extravaganza and the restaurant’s contemporary glamor and the Old World charm that you forget about the view of the majestic St. Lawrence.

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The Faroe Islands: The Sheep Islands

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Historic Travel, International, Luxury travel, Ocean Cruises | 0 comments

The Faroe Islands: The Sheep Islands

These 18 volcanic islands between Scotland and Iceland were formed millions of years ago have remained much undisturbed by the outside world. Residents are descendents of Vikings who arrived in longships over a thousand years ago in search of new uninhabited land. Today, the Faroe Islands are a self-governing part of the Kingdom of Denmark.

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Hurtigruten: A journey to the top of the world

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Cities, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Historic Travel, International, Norway, Ocean Cruises | 0 comments

Hurtigruten: A journey to the top of the world

The stunning West Coast of Norway was living up to its reputation as the most beautiful coastline in the world. This region is renowned for its spectacular landscape of fjell, fjord, and foss (mountains, fjords, and waterfalls).

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A day in port in Costa Rica

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Central and South America, Central and South America and Mexico, Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, International, Ocean Cruises | 0 comments

A day in port in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is Spanish for “rich coast”, an appropriate name for a country with such biodiversity.

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Nova Scotia: Peggy of the Cove with Ivan Fraser

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Canada, Cities, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Historic Travel, International, North America, Nova Scotia, Ocean Cruises | 2 comments

Nova Scotia: Peggy of the Cove with Ivan Fraser

Our most unforgettable stop during our day in the Halifax region was our visit to Ivan Fraser’s family home while en route to Peggy’s Cove

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A cruise to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia aboard the new Nova Star

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Canada, Canada, Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Ferries, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, International, Maine, Maritime Provinces, North America, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia, Ocean Cruises | 11 comments

A cruise to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia aboard the new Nova Star

We recently cruised round trip between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia aboard the new Nova Star, which began service on May 15, 2014.

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Nicaragua: Land of Lakes and Volcanos

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Central and South America, Central and South America and Mexico, Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, International, Nicaragua, Ocean Cruises | 0 comments

Nicaragua: Land of Lakes and Volcanos

This Land of Lakes and Volcanoes has fourteen crater lakes, more than any other country, and seventeen volcanos, all in a row, eight of which are active.

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Greenland

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Adventure travel, Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Denmark, Greenland, Historic Travel, International, Luxury travel, Ocean Cruises | 0 comments

Greenland

We glided past floating sculptures shaped by wind and weather, frozen reminders of ages past, shimmering shapes in a sparkling sea, the sky a clear cerulean. On both sides, dramatic peaks soared nearly 5000 feet above, dwarfing us as we sailed past icebergs and waterfalls in a pristine wilderness. This was the rarest of days in Ikerasassuag, “The Long Channel”, Prince Christian Sound.

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St. John’s, Newfoundland: City of Legends

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Atlantic Provinces, Canada, Canada, Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Historic Travel, International, Newfoundland, Ocean Cruises | 0 comments

St. John’s, Newfoundland: City of Legends

St. John’s is a blend of old and new, city and nature. There are elegant historic homes, colorful wooden houses, brick and stone church and government buildings, colonial shops, and innovative modern museums. Should you want to tour by sea, regaled by songs and stories, accompanied by a Newfoundland dog, the Scademia sails past lighthouses and rugged cliffs to Cape Spear.

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North America’s first Europeans: evidence of Vikings in Newfoundland

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Canada, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Historic Travel, International, Newfoundland, Ocean Cruises | 0 comments

North America’s first Europeans: evidence of Vikings in Newfoundland

St. Anthony is the gateway to L’Anse Aux Meadows, the first and only authenticated Norse settlement in North America. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its significance in the history of worldwide exploration and the movement of peoples. In 2000, it attracted attention and large crowds when the landing of the Vikings 1000 years earlier was celebrated.

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