Western Europe on the Brand New Oceania Marina

Friends joined us for this London to Rome trip on the stunning new Oceania Marina.

White Pigeons in the gardens of the Museum


We were very much looking forward to visiting one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Seville, and we were not disappointed. Again, we used the services of Made for Spain and met our driver for the 1 hour 45 minute trip. We had been warned by the ship’s concierge that it would be […]


We were supposed to dock in this port at 8:00 am. The fog was so thick, we could not see three feet past our verandah. After waiting several hours to see if the port authorities would allow us to continue, the ship’s captain, Captain Manzi, decided that the fog would not lift, and we sailed […]

Santiago de Compostela

La Coruna and Santiago de Compostela

We knew we wanted to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Santiago de Compostela. We decided to use another Ensemble On Location supplier in Spain, Made for Spain, and I must say they also did a great job for us both in La Coruna and Seville. We were met at 8:30 AM […]

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao


What a great way to celebrate my birthday! We arrived early in Bilbao for our visit to the spectacular Guggenheim Museum, which gave us time before the museum opened to walk the full perimeter of the museum over bridges and walkways. I got great photos of the stunning building from many different angles. The exhibitions […]

Hotel du Palais in Biarritz

St. Jean de Luz

Our eight travel buddies became adventurous and took a public bus to the upscale beach resort of Biarritz, on the Cote Basque. I did not know what to expect, but all of us were very impressed with this Basque city that first came into prominence in the mid-19th century when Napoleon III built a summer […]

Irene in Soulac Sur Mer

Le Verdon

The Marina docked here, a full 2 hours’ drive to Bordeaux. Irene and I had been there before, so we decided to just take the ship’s shuttle to the very pretty seaside resort of Soulac Sur Mer Irene was able to get her feet wet in the Atlantic Ocean. There was a small street market, […]