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Goldring Travel Experiences the “New” Windstar and its Star Legend Through the Orient – Part VIII – Reflections (It’s All About the Software; Not the Hardware!)

My fourteen days traveling through China with Windstar Cruises on the Star Legend was – simply put – far beyond my expectations.  The concept that struck me as still being applicable to these former Seabourn ships…with their quirks and issues…is simple: It is about the Software (the people); not the Hardware The staff and crew,

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Goldring Travel Experiences the “New” Windstar and its Star Legend Through the Orient – Part VII (Land Tour: Beijing & Xi’an)

Bronze Pot in the Forbidden City,Beijing, China Let me start this article by stating the obvious:  I strolled through Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City, I walked on the Great Wall of China, I wandered among the Terracotta Warriors and I dined on Peking Duck in Peking.  Not so bad…and as you will quickly understand, perspective

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Goldring Travel Experiences the “New” Windstar and its Star Legend Through the Orient – Part VI (Quigdao, China: Going Local for Food, Wine and Beer)

With time on this outstanding itinerary and cruise experience on Windstar’s Star Legend soon coming to an end (though the land portion in Beijing and Xi’an is still to come), our last port of call was Quigdao, China.  But before then we had a relaxing, sunny, smooth sailing, day at sea…something unusual for this cruise

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Goldring Travel Experiences the “New” Windstar and its Star Legend Through the Orient – Part IV (Can Do! Catching Up and Keelung, Taiwan)

My journey on Windstar’s Star Legend continued with our arrival in Keelung, Taiwan.  After many hours of incredibly high winds and rough seas, it was a relief for everyone from the guests to the crew.  While the heavy rains continued, there was a definite peacefulness that came over the ship and everyone on her. Keelung,

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Goldring Travel Experiences the “New” Windstar and its Star Legend Through the Orient – Part III (First Impressions and Weathering a Storm!)

After eating my way around Hong Kong it was finally time to board Windstar’s Star Legend for my cruise and land tour combination:  Comprehensive China Exploration and China’s Great Wall & Warriors Cruise Tour. Hong Kong Pastries The Star Legend was docked at Hong Kong’s Ocean Terminal which is very conveniently located in Kowloon just

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