Traditional Manila

Traditional Manila

Follow my journey from Hong Kong to Miami during my 70-day cruise on the Oceania Insignia.  Today’s segment takes me on a city tour of Manila, Philippines.

Here are a few pictures from my tour of Manila. Some say it has changed little in the past decades.  Life goes on in the heart of Manila… locals go about their everyday routine.  Continue reading “Traditional Manila”

The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

I recently returned from a 70 day “half world” cruise.  Well, it wasn’t exactly half of the full 180-day world cruise that commenced in Miami back in July; but I like to think of it as such.  My husband and I boarded the Oceania Insignia in Hong Kong in October, 2015, and remained on board for 70 days until the cruise ended in Miami on January 4, 2016.  Continue reading “The Journey Begins”

Florence Masterpieces

Florence Masterpieces

 

Florence is one of my favorite cities in Italy.  During a recent visit, I finally got to visit the Uffizi Gallery.  The Gallery hosts a magnificent collection of Primitive and Renaissance paintings, including some universally acclaimed masterpieces of all time by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo. Continue reading “Florence Masterpieces”

River Cruise or Ocean Cruise…Can’t Decide? Now the two are now combined!

River Cruise or Ocean Cruise…Can’t Decide? Now the two are now combined!

Ocean cruising and River cruising; two totally different experiences, right? Celebrity Cruises has recently announced that they will be partnering with Amras Cruises, a Boston-based company, to create a combination ocean and river cruise package.  Amras Cruises represents Amadeus by Luftner Cruises in the North American market.  Amadeus by Luftner Cruises is an Austrian company. Though the company is well-known in Europe, it has worked at breaking into the North American market throughout the past couple of years.  The partnership with Celebrity Cruises just might be a win-win for everyone. Continue reading “River Cruise or Ocean Cruise…Can’t Decide? Now the two are now combined!”