A Window into Hell

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The fog stayed with us all day today, as guests aboard Tauck’s ms Sapphire set out for a full-day tour to the D-Day Landing sites in France’s Normandy region.

On June 6, 1944, at six thirty in the morning, the Allies launched a major offensive […]

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Seaside Adventures in Étretat & Honfleur

Friday, October 13, 2017

I’m a pretty organized person. I show up for events ten to fifteen minutes before they start. I’m never late. I also never forget to set an alarm to wake up, and typically rise at 6:30am every day on a river cruise. That seems early, […]

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The Road to Rouen

Thursday, October 12, 2017

This morning, I awoke around 6:30am aboard Tauck’s ms Sapphire to take some early-morning photos before the rest of the guests awoke. I always like doing this early on in each cruise, to get it out of the way.

It’s also good to be up […]

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From Versailles to the ms Sapphire

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

There is excitement in the air today for guests aboard Tauck’s Rendezvous on the Seine  river cruise tour, for today we checked out of the Hotel Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel and checked in aboard the elegant 98-guest ms Sapphire to officially begin […]

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Rendezvous with Tauck in Paris for a Journey on the Seine

Monday, October 9 & Tuesday, October 10, 2017

When I look back on all the river cruises I’ve taken, some of my most memorable experiences have been on my sailings with Tauck. From an after-hours tour of the In Flanders Fields museum […]

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Cycling Bamberg in Avalon’s Magnificent Europe

Monday, September 18, 2017

The rain held off this morning on what has been an unseasonably cold September trip through Germany. This morning, Avalon WaterwaysAvalon Expression arrived at our remote docking location near the start of the Main-Danube Canal, which was completed in 1992 and […]

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Walking Wurzburg

Sunday, September 17, 2017

I always like walking tours, particularly in Europe where everything is just so darn pedestrian-friendly. On river cruises, however, my chief complaint about walking tours is that there is less walking and more shuffling along. I’ve even had so-called walking tours that have bussed guests from the pier to […]

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