Mediterranean

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 …

It’s always a treat sailing away past the magical skyline of Venice. And Sirena’s crew makes it even more special with trays heaping with fresh-made Italian-inspired treats they’re almost begging us to sample. From the time we boarded Oceania Cruise’s newest addition, it seems the …

All roads may lead to Rome, but it’s still an hour’s drive away from Civitavecchia, where cruise ships have to dock. That means with travel time, a day on our own excursion to Rome from Oceania Cruise’s newly renovated Sirena, allows us  about six hours to have …

Saint Tropez, we’re told, was an early Christian martyr whose headless body–along with a rooster and a dog–washed ashore in a leaky rowboat on the beach near what would become his namesake town. Those who arrive in St. Tropez by boat today do it in …

The floor is packed with ladies who can’t help but get up and salsa to the band’s infectious Cuban beat, while half a dozen bartenders muddle mojitos and dance as they decorate daiquiris. The Havana Bar on Carnival Vista not only sounds and feels like an authentic …

Watch out, because railings and glass balconies haven’t all been installed. Wires dangle from ceilings and scaffolds and tarps are everywhere. Just three months away from her launch,  Harmony of the Seas still looks like a puzzling construction zone inside. Hundreds of specialists are working …

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