Oceania Riviera Christening Cruise - Marseille

Oceania Riviera Christening Cruise – Marseille

Neither Irene or I had been here before so we were excited to take the complimentary Oceania excursion that featured the highlights of Marseille. There is a gorgeous church at the highest point in Marseille, the Notre Dame de la Garde. We were taken on a scenic drive along the coast, with the views dominated […]

Aboard the Paul Gauguin

Aboard the Paul Gauguin

The Air Tahiti Nui flight from Los Angeles to Papeete left at midnight, LA time. We booked ourselves Business Class for the eight-hour flight—very comfortable (almost flat bed seats). We were awakened for breakfast and then landed at 5:30 AM local time in Papeete. A day room at the Intercontinental Hotel, Papeete was just what […]

Tahiti – Pre-Cruise in LA

Because the flight to Tahiti is so long, Irene and I decided to split it up by staying a few days in Los Angeles, before flying to Papeete. Smart move. We had a great time visiting relatives and were invited by Eric Graves, VP of Crystal Cruises, to visit their offices in Century City. Eric […]