Mississippi River cruising on the American Duchess – Cuba Travel Article

Mississippi River cruising on the American Duchess New ships, insightful port excursions update a nostalgic float   American Duchess, a 166-passenger modern paddle-wheeler of the American Queen Steamboat Co., is tied up at a port stop near Helena, Ark. (Photos by David G. Molyneaux and Fran Golden, TheTravelMavens.com) By David G. Molyneaux and Fran GoldenTheTravelMavens.com   Natchez, Miss.   To many Americans, the rural south of Mississippi and nearby states remains a mystery. Travelers seldom talk with people who live…

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Getting From the Venice Port to Train Station – Couples Travel Article

Getting From the Venice Port to Train Station If cruising into or out of Venice, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the Venetian Lagoon and Giudecca Canal.Our sail-in on the Crystal Serenity took more than 90 minutes from the time we entered the lagoon to the time we docked at the main Venice cruise terminal, the Stazione Marittima.It was one of the most magnificent port arrivals we’ve experienced – cruising past colorful historic palaces and St. Mark’s Square, gondolas…

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Chefs pair three Dom Perignon vintage champagnes with a six-course dinner on two ships of Oceania Cruises – Cuba Travel Article

Chefs pair three Dom Perignon vintage champagnes with a six-course dinner on two ships of Oceania Cruises A revelation of tastes By David G. Molyneaux, editor TheTravelMavens.com Three Dom Perignon vintage champagnes and desert on Oceania Riviera (Photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises) In the latest extravagance at sea, Oceania Cruises has introduced a six- course Dom Perignon dinner that pairs three vintage champagnes with a remarkable chef’s tasting menu. The meal, during voyages on Oceania Marina and Oceania Riviera, is…

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