Nautica

Let’s begin with escargots in Burgundy garlic butter with rosemary, then a salad of assorted greens with orange wedges. For the entrée, tamarind-glazed black cod with sweet ginger sauce and vegetable ragout. And for dessert, the  chocolate mousse is just too tempting. These are the sort of chef’s …

Just going for a walk around the decks of  Oceania’s Riviera is like taking a stroll through salons of an art museum. On every wall and in every corridor there are paintings, sculptures and art glass pieces that aren’t just pretty pictures, but intellectually  provocative works …

A good friend who’s travelled almost as much as I have has a saying: There are one-day cities and weekend cities and then there’s Hong Kong.  That’s worth a week. We agree wholeheartedly. If you can swing it before or after a cruise, it’s worth trying …

The contrasts between old and new couldn’t be starker that in Vietnam today. As Oceania Cruises’ luxurious Nautica docked near downtown Saigon, a rust-eaten freighter at the next slip was being unloaded the same way it might have been centuries ago. A human convoy of …

In Bangkok, there always seems to be a buzz. The roads teem with motorcycles and un-mufflered three-wheeled cabs known as tuk-tuks. On the river, “longtail” boats get their push from growling V-8 engines that are mounted on their open decks and turn shafts whose propellers …