Luxury Cruising


Tsar Romanov’s Summer Palace   Recently updated !

While sailing on the Crystal Symphony to the Black Sea, we stopped in Yalta, Ukraine, to visit the summer palace of the Romanov Family, Livadia. Thousands of tourists visit this Crimean Peninsula palace as this was the sight of the famous Yalta conference of the Big Three, which included President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin in 1945. My wife and I decided, as usual, to do our own independent tour and it really paid off!! We met a tour guide named Kosta, whom we are still in touch with, and he treated us to a special day. Not only was Kosta our personal tour guide, but he got us unprecedented access to areas in the place that nobody else on the entire ship was privy to. He gave two old Russian ladies a few rubles and up these stairs we went into the private study of Tsar Nicholas II. Pictures of his entire family were everywhere on the walls, and we were able to look out at this spectacular view of the Crimean Sea from the desk of the late Tsar. You could almost feel the Tsar’s presence in the room. He then took us to the Grand Reception Room and another waiting area.  We never expected to get this kind of access to this amazing historical palace.

Because of my experience as a 6-star cruise travel expert, I can suggest activities that will make your cruise one that is memorable! If having extraordinary experiences appeals to you, I would be happy to give you additional information about the events and activities that you and your travel guests could experience so your cruise can become one of your most memorable vacations.

The easiest way for me to help you would be for you to give me general information about where you would like to cruise, how long you would like to remain on the cruise, as well as activities you enjoy that could be included and the number of people in your travel party.  Fill in your name and e-mail address and you will be taken to a form where you can provide the information requested above. I will then be able to contact you during times you provide for me that will be convenient for you. On that call we can further fine-tune your details of your cruise. My services to you are free!

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Six Star Celebration

When planning a cruise on one of the 6 star cruise ships, it’s always a good idea to have someone who’s either been to the region that you desire, has cruised on these ships themselves, as well as having the ability to give you, the client, the best price possible.  The insider benefits to knowing which cruise line would be the best connection for you enables you to have opportunities and benefits that normally would not be available.    A benefit on 6 star ships is the ratio of guests to crew – 1 to 4 and some as low as 1 to 1.

If anyone thinks that the food on a 5 star ship is the epitome of dining, well they are a bit mistaken.  You wouldn’t believe that fresh gastronomical delights that you’ll be able to enjoy if you select a 6 star ship.  These menus have been produced and are constantly reviewed by several famous Chefs, which makes the dining an absolute treat of the day.  Tell me what kind of food you like and I can connect you to the exact cruise line that will be an eating delight for your entire cruise.

    This entire experience, as well as others, can happen if you just contact me so that we can talk about some options.  My job is to get the client on the ship of his or her dreams. Tell me how I can help you.

    You can live anywhere in the world and I can still help you plan the cruise of your dreams.


    Luxury Cruising-Europe Like Never Before

    Mediterranean Sea Cruises are available, because of the weather, from May through the middle of November.  Some of the most popular ports of call in Europe are Nice, France, Barcelona, Spain and Venice, Italy.  Later in the fall are perfect times to visit these areas to get the best value in your travel and accommodations. 

    From exceptional food to exotic traditions, Nice, Barcelona and Venice are filled with excitement.  There is spectacular scenery, culture and amazing history, shared by each country in this area of the world.  Dating back centuries, these destinations are delightfully mysterious and diverse.  Every city offers something that is truly memorable making them some of the most intriguing destinations in the world.

    Let me use my expertise to your advantage and allow me to locate the right vessel going to the right destination at the right time so your experience is a high point of your year and one to make your most memorable list.  A unique luxury sailing experience is just a click away.  Email me at artofcruising@earthlink.net  for additional information about how I can assist you to connect with this part of the world and to make an appointment to talk.  I’m available EST USA   M-F