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May 23, 2011

Avalon Waterways Christens the Panorama, Early morning on the Rhine with Bells Tolling, Devine Dining with Picture Windows Watching the Charming Towns As You Cruise By Them

The Christening
-- Under overcast skies, but in a celebratory mood, the official christening ceremony for Avalon Waterway’s newest ship took place at 5 pm on May 14 in Mainz, Germany. The Panorama will now sail the rivers of Europe, joining her eight other sister- river cruise boats in the Avalon fleet.

Guests, media and dignitaries gathered on the dock way to watch as the godmother, Lisa Wilkinson, cut the rope to send the champagne bottle swinging — and breaking perfectly — on the hull of the new boat. A propitious beginning. More……………..

Early Monday morning the ship was gliding past small towns on the Moselle, with church bells ringing and runners and bicyclers out on the riverside paths getting their morning exercise.

The vineyards, the surrounding hills and the water were just being touched by the sun. And it was very quiet, with just birdsong and the church bells to break the silence.  More………….

The food on the new Panorama is exceptional, as are the dining facilities My husband always teases me that I am more interested in the food when I travel than the museums. I strongly deny that, but I admit that poor food on a trip really detracts from its charm for me.  More……….

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Thank you to Barbara Ramsay Orr  our Blogger for this story………..Barbara fell in love with cruising on her very first sailing, on the Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1987. It has remained her favorite way to see the world. More………….

Interested in Salvador Dali? Barcelona is a great area for exploring his full body of work Art lovers will enjoy the Barcelona region.

Okay, so you don’t find Dali delightful or Picasso peachy, Miro might be your mission. Not to worry, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful city. (And even if these three world-renowned Spanish artists aren’t on your top 10 list, you might want to visit these museums as each is an artistic experience.)  More………….

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Question of the week is: Are there any new river cruise ships for 2011? More………

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