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April 23, 2012

Viking Gods, Goddesses and Heroes,  Love, Fertility & Wisdom, A Kindle Reader for The Most Comprehensive Ship or Port Review in May, Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces An Upscale Chef’s Table Experience To Enthrall
Princess Cruises, We love their ships and so do our readers, The Caribbean. The Crown, The Diamond, The Emerald, The Ruby and The Sapphire. See some really interesting reviews about the Princess ships here:
Viking River Cruises has added four ships to its fleet and our David Molyneaux was there……….
For river cruisers in Europe, this will be a year for boning up on stories about Viking gods, goddesses, and heroes.  Viking River Cruises, largest of the many companies that operate long and low vessels on the busy rivers of Europe, is introducing six identical boats this year, all named for famed Vikings.
You might recall that that Odin is the god of wisdom, Freya the goddess of love and fertility, Njord the god of wind, Aegir the god of the sea, Idin the goddess of youth and rejuvenation, Embla the mother of the human race.  More……
A few cabins are still available this summer for the Rhine and Danube Cruises.  They almost sold out after we told our guests about them last month.  More………..
How do the Viking River Cruises rank?  We really need your input in our cruise reviews section.  Please take the time to see how these lines rank.  Each month we will be giving one of our guests, who give a review a kindle reader.
We would love to have your reviews on ships and ports, each month a kindle reader will be a gift for the most comprehensive review…………take the time and do one today you might just win the kindle.
Find your perfect NCL shore excursions here at a cost much lower than buying on the ship:
This is an interesting shore excursion in Monte Carlo, Eze and La Turbie………..Departing from the cruise pier in Cannes with your driver/guide and a group of no more than 8, you will drive to the hilltop medieval town of Eze which is approximately 40 minutes’ drive away. During the drive, your driver/guide will point out what you are seeing. A stop will be made to take photos of this charming village clinging to the Cliffside and its magnificent views overlooking the French Riviera. There will also be approximately 30 minutes for those brave enough to make the climb.

A stop will be made to visit the nearby perfume factory Fragonard which has been producing scents for more than 3 generations. A scenic drive will be taken through the hillside village of La Turbie, with its Trophy of the Alps, and scenic landscape.

Then drive to the luxurious principality of Monaco where you will drive directly to the old town and enjoy an exterior visit to the royal Prince Palace before walking to the Cathedral where you will have an Interior visit. You will then drive to the casino square where you will have a brief stop for photos of the exterior of the casino and time to view the gardens. This will be followed with a drive along a portion of the Monte Carlo Grand Prix circuit before making the approximately one hour drive back to Cannes
Fascinating PTV at Sea Adventures
Here’s a great way to mix in culture and current events with your next cruise: this year, take part in one (or more!) of three unique public broadcasting educational cruise adventures.
Readers, this is a rare opportunity to cruise while meeting and interacting with fascinating experts and their featured guests at panel discussions and presentations in the areas of history, politics, culture, personal finance, health and wellness and more. More….

These cruises are a rare opportunity to stimulate the mind and senses in an amazing way!  Please contact me directly for more information on these unique voyages!
How does NCL Rank?  There are some really fresh reviews on all they have to offer here:
Norwegian Cruise Line introduces an upscale chef’s table experience
Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime gourmet dining experience by introducing the Chef’s Table fleet-wide. Guests who attend the Chef’s Table dining experience will enjoy a nine-course, upscale menu consisting of unique and contemporary creations using the highest quality ingredients, sophisticated cooking techniques, flavor compositions and captivating presentations. All courses are accompanied by wines that are specially paired by the line’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.

The two-and-a-half hour Chef’s Table dining experience begins with an intimate reception where guests enjoy a glass of champagne as they mingle with the ship’s Executive Chef, Food and Beverage Director, Restaurant Manager, Assistant Maître d’ and Head Wine Steward.  The Executive Chef will welcome and then goes on to describe the first two courses:
An Amuse Bouche ‘Molecular Gastronome’ consisting of Spherical Mango, Vodka & Jalapeno Ravioli and an Orange-Wasabi Glazed Ahi Tuna Tartar with freshly-baked Sesame Crisp.
Please visit CruiseCompete’s Shore Excursions by Port to plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip for your next voyage!

Looking for actual ship-to-shore telephone numbers?   How do you let friends and family know all the details of your next cruise? It’s simple; just use this beautiful, easy e-card! More…..

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