Oceania Riviera Christening Getting Onboard

Irene and I were extremely fortunate to be among those present for the fabulous celebration of Oceania’s Riviera christening. We flew Delta from JFK to Nice. The cruise was made up primarily of travel agents and investors of the parent company of Oceania Cruises- Prestige Holding Company. The flight was fine and we were met […]

Homeward Bound

We flew economy on Air Tahiti Nui but lucked out and got bulkhead seats which gave us extra legroom for the overnight flight. We arrived in Los Angeles at 11 AM, cleared customs, got our luggage and made our way to the United terminal for the five-hour flight back to Newark. It was a very […]

Over-the-water Paradise

If I were to pick a highlight of the entire trip, it would have to be the two days we spent at the Intercontinental Moorea. We splurged and took an over-the-water bungalow, which turned out to be a wonderful decision. If you’re ever “in the neighborhood”, I would strongly suggest you do the same. It […]


Arrived yesterday in Montreal. We left the ship last night to have dinner with a dear friend and colleague, Nadia, who owns a large successful travel agency here. Dined at a wonderful French bistro in the heart of the city. Today we wandered through the old city section of Montreal. The highlight was spending time […]

Quebec City

Today Irene and I hosted the full day Ensemble excursion in Quebec and we had a wonderful time. Our group included 41 guests from Ensemble agencies all over the US and Canada. We started from the pier in the morning and made the short drive to National Battlefields Park, aka the Plains of Abraham, where […]


Irene and I decided to take a Crystal excursion to Peggy’s Cove, about an hour drive from downtown Halifax. On the way we stopped at the deGarthe Gallery. This was a charming gallery of paintings and sculptures by one of Nova Scotia’s best-loved artists, William deGarthe. The highlight is his Fisherman’s Monument, a 100-foot long […]