June 11, 2014

Having cruised in excess of 50 times (actually closer to 70), it was only a few years ago that I discovered the true luxury of the seas – Seabourn.  With Seabourn, you are not just a passenger, but a member of the family. 


Our most recent cruise, our fourth with Seabourn, was a South American adventure that included Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.   Although the ship accommodates 400, it felt like our own private yacht.  Each stateroom offers over 230 square feet with a full bath, sitting area and so much more!  The outstanding staff caters to your every need.  Chef Mom prepared many sumptuous meals accompanied by delectable wines and worthy of kings and queens.


With rugged natural beauty, cosmopolitan cities and breathtaking mountain peaks, our cruise was filled with highlights.  Here are just a few…


Rio, rich in culture and filled with unforgettable scenery, is dramatically set between mountains and the sea.  Major landmarks like Corcovado and its Christ the Redeemer Statue and the world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema make Rio one of the most popular cities to visit. 


Our next stop was the historical city of Buenos Aires, where the excitement continued.   Here the film Evita comes to life with the cs architecture, politics and history.   The Colon Theatre (Opera House) rivals the Vienna Opera House and the La Scala. This visit is worth the airfare alone.  One of the trip’s gastronomic highlights was dining at the Casa Coupage ( in the Palermo district of Buenos Aires.  Dinner, presented by one of the restaurant‘s owners, was eight courses with matching Argentine wines.  Each plate was described in detail, with complimentary wines destined to enhance the flavor of every course.  This four hour dinner will not soon be forgotten! 


Montevideo, Uruguay offered architecture with a combination of colonial and 20th century buildings and monuments.  A visit to the DeRosa Collections ( ceramic studio left our group captivated.  Our host, Agustina DeRosa, took us on a tour outlining the process from mold to finished handcrafted excellence.  This was a rare treat, as they seldom allow visitors. 


Our journey came to end far too soon with our final stop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 


This, like each of our previous Seabourn sailings, will be long remembered with treasured memories!


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