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Christmas lunch with Viking Line and test of this year's Christmas table

Viking Gabriella was ready in Stadsgården to receive Viking Line's guests at Christmas lunch. Yesterday I was invited to a Christmas lunch by Viking Line. The lunch would consist of their Christmas buffet, which was then created in collaboration with the Swedish Chefland team 2017. In other words something to look forward to and like me…
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Virtual Games Arcade & Children's Clubs on MSC Grandiosa

MSC Grandiosa has a wide range of activities for children and young people. Outdoors are (in addition to the usual pools) partly the high altitude Himalayan Bridge and the Wild Forest Water Area with water slides, pool and various fountains and water cannons. We tested a similar area at MSC Meraviglia and the kids loved it! On the deck 16 is…
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Interview with MSC Cruises chocolate confectioner Jean-Philippe Maury

The whole day went in the French spirit! Here with fresh croissants for breakfast. :-) Photo: Heidi Rovén. After a nice à la carte breakfast where I got my omelette, salmon and espresso plus a crunchy croissant as a finish - I strolled around a bit on MSC Grandiosa's walk to experience the range. Here…
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Continuation day 1 on MSC Grandiosa - dinner and a meeting at the bar

The charming atrium, the Swarovski stairs and the pedestrian street with the long LED ceiling. After my first impressions and a little tour on board the new MSC Grandiosa, it was soon time to change to dinner. On the way there I took the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere around the Galleria Promenade with the sleek LED ceiling…
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Birka Cruises

Christmas cruise with Birka - a meeting from start to finish!

Birka is waiting for its new passengers at Stadsgårdkajen. Photo: Kristofer Scheiderbauer. Oh you would have been! You might be with !? :-) Anyway we stepped ashore Saturday afternoon after 21 super Christmas hours at sea aboard Birka Cruises! The trip was a real hit. As you might read in ...
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Birka Cruises

What a Christmas circus! Seafun lets 24 testers rate Winter Taste!

Chef Glenn stands ready to open the doors to their magical winter world with Christmas tables. I'm looking out. It's raining and the trees and branches that have been standing there all week have been swaying. Typical! I am going to sea ... Well, with a couple of Calma chewing gum in the bag we hope ...
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Day 1 on MSC Grandiosa - and why you shouldn't miss the buffet

MSC Grandiosa was inaugurated and celebrated in Hamburg. Photo: MSC Cruises. Morning 10 October. I already knew the cruise lane in a taxi on my way out to Arlanda. Jippiie, on the road again! It had only been a week since I got home from Norwegian Encore but that's often the way it is, the opening ceremonies ...
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When I received the "All Stars of the Sea" award at MSC Grandiosa

Now I am one of the "All Stars of the Sea". Photo: Kaja Wilbik. I've been cruising my entire life. And told about it for almost 15 years in newspaper articles, radio interviews, blog and book form - I have also lectured and talk often and gladly about my favorite travel form for anyone…
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Review of Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Encore. Vessels: Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Cruise Line, launched October 2019. Passenger capacity: approximately 4000. Tested cruise: 31 October - 2 November 2019 between Bremerhaven, Germany and Southampton, United Kingdom. Destinations for the inaugural season 2019: The ship will make 7-day cruises from Miami every Sunday out in the eastern Caribbean. The stops will include…
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It surprised the sorority when Harry commented on LNG

Harry Sommer told us that the Leonardo vessels will not be operated on LNG. At the same press conference aboard Norwegian Encore that I told you about here, many topics came up. Of course also LNG. One of all journalists asked the burning hot question: do Norwegian Cruise Line have plans for vessels to be operated…
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