Sail, Sip & Savor Taormina, Sicily

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Welcome to tantalizing Taormina –the Sicilian city that leaves a lasting impression thanks to its stunning scenery, captivating cultural highlights and delectable cuisine. Before finally becoming a part of the Italian Republic in 1860, Sicily was occupied by the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Normans, the French and…

Randall Soy: “Today we opened reservations for our 2014-2015 Winter Collection and the response has been sensational.”

Today we opened reservations for our 2014-2015 Winter Collection and the response has been sensational. This new collection features cruises to Asia, Africa, South America, South Pacific, Caribbean, Europe and Alaska taking place from November 2014 through May 2015. The itinerary planning team worked to create a variety of voyages and unique destinations that are…

Sail, Sip & Savor Syros, Greece

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Syros is a picturesque rocky Greek island filled with unexpected treasures and tastes. In the 1800’s, it was the prosperous industrial hub of Greek imports and exports as well as the shining star of shipbuilding. Still the capital of the 56 Cycladic isles that dot this section…

Sail, Sip & Savor Dubai, United Arab Emirates

By: Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Dubai is a destination that dares to be different!  This desert oasis is a man-made city of contrasts and contradictions. Glitz and glamour shimmer alongside discretion and diversity. Mix and match your time here by combining the new with the old. Burj Khalifa, is an architectural modern marvel….

Explore More: A Culinary Tour in France’s Largest Port and Cultural Capital

By: Terry Ward To be sure, you’ll always have Paris. But of late in France it’s Marseille – the cosmopolitan Mediterranean city that was named one of two European Culture Capitals for 2013 (Kosice, Slovakia shares the honor) – that’s commanding the lion’s share of the buzz du jour. From the moment you arrive in France’s largest…

Wine Lovers Voyage to New Zealand

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert A delicious voyage from Sydney to Auckland on Seven Seas Voyager beckons! Please join me on this exciting January 2014 cruise where we will sail, sip and savor our way together through scenic and enticing New Zealand. We will carry our culinary compasses and our cultural passports to taste…

Sail, Sip and Savor Cozumel, Mexico

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert It is all about Mayan magic and water sports on Cozumel, the picturesque island off of the Eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Initially a port of trade for Mayan seafarers, ancient relics of their endeavors are now scattered throughout the area. El Cedral has little trace of…