This story appeared in the December 2015 issue of Virtuoso Traveler
This simple quiz will help you find your ideal cruise itinerary.
IF YOU SPEND MOST OF YOUR FREE TIME:
A. Trying new recipes in your Viking kitchen.
B. Doing what you can to help save the planet.
C. Binge-watching the National Geographic Channel.
D. Taking your Aston Martin out for a spin.
E. Following the 2016 presidential race.
THEN YOU ARE:
A. A Gourmet Globe-Trotter
Master chef Jacques Pépin
– longtime executive culinary director for Oceania Cruises
– signs books and leads a demonstration in the hands-on Culinary Center aboard the 1,250-passenger Marina
during a ten-day cruise between Venice and Rome. Special onboard dinners and food-focused excursions round out the menu.
B. An Eco-Adventurer
Divers can join celebrated oceanographer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau
on select 11- and 15-day South Pacific voyages with Paul Gauguin Cruises
. In addition to leading several dives off the watersports marina aboard the 332-passenger Paul Gauguin
, Cousteau will present lectures and videos of his work.
C. A Cultural Explorer
Alaska expert Terry Breen
shares stories of The Great Land’s ecology, history, and culture while cruising Hubbard Glacier with Regent Seven Seas Cruises
. A cultural anthropologist and the line’s original “destination specialist,” she joins the 700-passenger Seven Seas Mariner
as it ventures eight days between Anchorage and Vancouver, British Columbia.
D. A Roaming Racer
Three-time Grand Prix World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart
revs things up during a 22-day sailing from Sydney to Hong Kong with Cunard Line
. The “Flying Scot” will host a “Life in Formula One” talk, sign copies of his DVD, and join an informal Q&A session aboard the 2,014-passenger Queen Victoria
E. A Political Journeyer
Discuss the latest Zogby poll while island-hopping around Hawaii with 2004 presidential candidate Bob Graham
. The former senator joins Crystal Cruises
’ guest speaker series on a 16-day voyage round-trip from San Francisco aboard the 1,080-passenger Crystal Serenity.
Photo credit: (Jean-Michel Cousteau) Carrie Vonderhaar/Ocean Futures Society
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