Western Europe on the Brand New Oceania Marina

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

La Rochelle

It rained the whole day, and our tour was cancelled, so we had a very enjoyable and restful day aboard the Marina.Feel free to share. Tweet

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Concarneau and Pont Aven

Concarneau is a beautiful walled fishing port in Brittany. Unfortunately, this was a nasty day but we persevered. We walked the ramparts and fortifications before driving to the charming village of Pont-Aven, at one time an artist colony which included the likes of Paul Gauguin. Please view my gallery from this trip. Feel free to […]

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Saint Malo, Mont St. Michel, Dinan

Eight of us (the Kurlands, Brechers, Papkas and Irene and me, all close friends for many years) decided in advance to use the services of Descouvertes, an Ensemble On Location provider in France to plan a full day excursion to Mont St. Michel and Dinan. Our terrific guide met us at the tender pier at […]

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My friend Ben Papka and I decided to tour the Normandy beaches, famous for the June 6, 1944 landing of Allied troops. Irene opted to tour Honfleur and Deauville with friends. The beaches were fascinating. An excellent guide provided just enough detail to put the events of that fateful day in proper perspective. Our first […]

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Getting there was the hardest part.

Things started on a sour note when our American Airlines flight from JFK to Heathrow was delayed 2 1/2 hours. I was “hosting” a group of 30 and I wanted to board the ship early to handle any issues that might come up as our travelers arrived — but, with the delay, this was not […]

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