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Café Society @ Sea

The other night I watched Jerry Seinfeld being interviewed by Bill Maher about Jerry’s comedy series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. They were laughing about how as they get older they enjoy coffee more than ever. Me too!

And I have to confess my favorite guilty pleasure while onboard the Azamara Journey recently was the Mosaic Café. At least once a day I would gravitate there to enjoy a fancy coffee drink and a miniature pastry.

Regular coffee with biscotti

Regular coffee with biscotti

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Ten Cruises For Wine Lovers

Wine and travel go hand in hand. Wherever we go, we love to indulge in local wine – especially if we’re visiting an area known for producing fantastic wines. Luckily, we cruise to some of the best wine regions in the world.

1. Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux is the largest wine-growing region in France. Over 700 million bottles are produced there every year, ranging from basic table wines to some of the most prestigious wines in the world. This is a red-wine lover’s paradise. In Bordeaux, a smaller cruise ship means better parking – we dock in the city centre of Bordeaux. 

Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux, France

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Big, Beautiful Barcelona

Abroad Lee Abbamonte

Barcelona is one of the five best cities in the world. As far as I am concerned, this is a fact, not opinion. Barcelona has everything you want a world-class city to offer. Barcelona is cool, historic, fun, interesting, trendy and everything in between. Whatever your taste, you can find it in the city of Gaudi.

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Aqualina With An Italian Twist

Guests have always enjoyed the delicous Mediterranean cuisine featured in our Aqualina specialty restaurant. Now, there are even more delectable options. We’re introducing a brand new Italian menu!

Aqualina will switch between the classic menu guests know and love, and an exciting new Italian menu, every five days. It’s the perfect excuse to indulge not once, but twice, during your cruise. Enjoy this sneak peek at the new appetizers, soups and salads. We hope to see you in Aqualina soon!

Gnocchi al Pesto

Gnocchi al Pesto

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Aboard the Azamara Journey – Part Four

Az the World Turns

Our last ports-of-call: Dublin, Dartmouth, Guernsey, Southampton

Dublin

Dublin

Dublin, a delightful city. People are free and generous with their sense of humor. You can tell they like to laugh. We took a morning walking tour of town given by a Dubliner named Claire. We visited various highlights including the immense and gorgeously landscaped Stevens Park. Throughout town we pass statues and monuments memorializing famous Irish literary figures such as James Joyce and Oscar Wilde. The museums are free, there’s the National Library where one can do genealogy research, and there is great shopping. In fact, Dublin is the only stop on this cruise where I’ve purchased anything: two plaid wool scarves and two wool winter hats. We had a midnight departure so Peter & I went ashore after dinner. We came across excellent bands playing in the streets and handsome happy youth everywhere.

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