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Crystal Symphony – Patricia Riley’s Review: August 22-September 2, 2013 (Lisbon to Dover) – Part VII (Honfleur, Trouville-sur-Mer and Some Final Thoughts)

The last port before my Crystal Symphony cruise came to an end was an overnight call in the quaint town of Honfleur, with a population of 10,000 and  located where the Seine River meets the sea.I am always struck at the different perceptions people have on a port or a shore excursion.  My first impression

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Crystal Symphony – Patricia Riley’s Review: August 22-September 2, 2013 (Lisbon to Dover) – Part V- Things I Love About Crystal Cruises, Exceptional Service…and A Small Wish

Now that I am about half way through my cruise on the Crystal Symphony I thought I would list, in no particular order, some the things that I am really enjoying about my cruise and the ship:   1.  A Real Movie Theater.  The Hollywood Theatre has a full size screen, comfortable seats and offers both

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Crystal Symphony – Patricia Riley’s Review: August 22-September 2, 2013 (Lisbon to Dover) – Part IV – Bordeaux and St. Emillion

My cruise on the Crystal Symphony continues sailing up the Garrone River to Bordeaux, France where the ship docked at noon on Tuesday and would remain docked in the center of town overnight. In September 2012 Eric Goldring gave you a perspective on Bordeaux that focused primarily on wine.  My perspective, however, is on the

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Industry Legend, Patricia Riley, Guest Blogs for Goldring Travel – Paris and Portugal on AmaWaterways’ AmaVida – Part III (Welcome, Cuisine and the Staterooms)

The Welcome Aboard party was  a great opportunity to meet my fellow passengers.  Though the ship holds 106 guests there are a number of singles onboard so we are a group of 100.  We are an eclectic group with the majority of guests being from the U.S. and Canada.  In addition there is a couple

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