Where is Your Dream Destination?

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If you could cruise anywhere in the world, where would it be?  Let’s put some parameters around this or you would get my answer, a World Cruise, of course!!!  So let’s say anywhere from 7 to 14 days.  There are so many places to choose from!  My first thought goes to the Society Islands.  Princess Cruise Line has a 10 night itinerary that I must do someday.   Bora Bora, Tahiti and Moorea all ring my umbrella drinks, exotic island bells.   While the cruise pricing is reasonable, the airfare is a little outrageous for someone flying from the midwest, but it’s definitely on my “bucket list”.

There are so many other places that I dream of as well such as the Mediterranean.  There is a vast array of itineraries in Europe it will be hard to choose.  Greek Islands, the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, some itineraries even go to Egypt!  Not to mention the French and Italian Rivieras, Barcelona and Gibraltar.  Northern Europe would be another amazing place to visit.  St. Petersburg, Russia, the Northern Lights seen in Norway, the Norwegian Fjords, Copenhagen, the British Isles and so much more.

Gosh, I could really get carried away dreaming of far off destinations.  I look forward to the day when we can make the trek around the southern tip of South America.  Visiting Argentina, Chile, Brazil and the Faulkland Islands along the way.  Hmmmmmm….

Okay, enough about my dreams.  What are yours?  Happy Sailing 🙂

Food Network at Sea


Okay, it doesn’t get much better than this for food AND cruise lovers…..

Celebrity Solstice will sail on August 22, 2010 roundtrip out of Ft. Lauderdale with the Food Network At Sea Featuring Iron Chef Cat Cora and Chef Aarón Sánchez from Chefs vs. City.

MIAMI, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Celebrity Cruises has long been recognized for offering award-winning cuisine, and in August, the brand will pair the top-rated megaship, Celebrity Solstice, with invitation-only events sponsored by Food Network and designed for culinary enthusiasts, through the first “Food Network at Sea” program.

The Solstice will sail to San Juan, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.  I personally have been aboard this ship, it’s beautiful!!  Guests who purchase the special cruise package also will have the opportunity to enjoy the following:

  • VIP pierside check-in
  • Red carpet “welcome aboard” reception
  • “Battle of the Celebrity Solstice Chefs” competition event
  • “Dine-around” experience featuring samplings of favorite Food Network recipes
  • Access to the Food Network VIP Lounge and screening room
  • Caribbean cocktails on Celebrity Solstice’s Lawn Club
  • Pre-paid gratuities and special turndown gifts

Let’s hope this is a hit, I would LOVE to do this someday!

Foodies, Fun News from Celebrity Cruise Lines


Celebrity Cruise Line is offering a way to visit behind the scenes with the master chefs.  Introducing the Savor series, designed by award-winning chef, and Celebrity’s Vice President of Culinary Operations Jacques Van Staden. It’s your chance team up with master chefs on the cutting boards, explore the “Art of Food and Wine Pairing” or expand your palate during the “Riedel Comparative Wine Workshop” designed in partnership with Riedel® Crystal.  Here is a peek at what they offer on board, how much fun does this sound??  I found all of this great info on www.celebritycruises.com .  Some of these classes are complimentary and some have a fee.  Enjoy browsing 🙂


The Heartbeat of the Operation: Meet our chefs, and learn how they prepare your favorite dishes in this behind-the-scenes look at our culinary playground

A Taste of Equinox:  Join our Specialty Restaurant chefs as they demonstrate their interpretations of world cuisine

Star Chefs Cooking Competition:  Watch 2 of our chefs battle it out for shipboard supremacy – at least for the day

Global Flavors:  Our Executive Chef prepares some of his favorite dishes in a light-hearted cooking demonstration

Signature Series

Mixology 101:  Watch and learn the secrets to a perfect Mojito and other popular Celebrity cocktails

Molecular Mixology with the Liquid Chef:  Experience the new trend of “chef-inspired” bartending

Jameson Whiskey Tasting: Join our Whiskey Professor in learning about and tasting the nuances of Irish whiskey

Master of Malts from the Macallan:  Learn the fine art of Scotch production, flavor profiles, aromas and styles from Macallan Master Blenders

Small Batch Bourbon Tasting:  Taste our exclusive collection of Kentucky bourbons, and learn the history behind this classic American whiskey

Celebrity Vineyards

Celebrity’s Wine Appreciation 101: Join our Cellarmaster and Foodie to learn, taste and compare several wine varietals and styles

Celebrity’s World Wine Tour & Silent Auction:  Treat your palate to a global wine tour, and place a bid in our wine auction, hosted by our ships’ Sommeliers

Riedel Comparative Wine Crystal Workshop:  Discover the difference the shape and quality a Riedel glass makes to the enjoyment of fine wine

The Art of Food and Wine Pairing:  Learn the answers to your food and wine pairing questions in this educational workshop hosted by our Cellarmaster