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Update – September 23, 2009:

Even more good news!! As many of you already know from viewing our web site or from Facebook, we have announced our sailing date and itinerary for 2010. We set sail from Genoa/Savona, Italy on October 19, 2010 to the Iberian Peninsula. It is sure to be a very different adventure from any of our previous trips in part because we are sailing on a ship with a very European (by the way Italians like to dance!) influence and in another way – this itinerary offers so many previously unexplored ports by the Cruise Trek family. Plus, we will have an absolute ton of options to see many different cultural and historical sites on this “Mediterranean Gateway” cruise. I hope you like the idea of exploring these amazing ports as much as I do. Genoa and nearby Portofino are filled with the essence of Italy. From there we sail to Malaga, Spain; Casablanca, Morocco; Cadiz, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Valencia, Spain and to Barcelona, Spain.

Now if the above was simply not enough to inspire the travel bug in you then maybe the following will help more to do so – and so here is a little description for Genoa that I swiped from a travel site:

As Dickens wrote in 1843:

I would never have thought that I would have become attached to the stones of the Genoan streets, and to think of the city with affection, as the place in which I had spent many hours of peace and happiness. It is easy to be enraptured by the maze of narrow streets in the historic centre. Refined palaces are side by side with humble houses, which in the historic centre, are all close to the beautiful churches of the city, which have austere, black and white striped, marble facades or opulent, baroque architecture. Genoa has a secret beauty that can be found in its daring architecture, traces of splendid frescoes and imposing, noble palaces.

Beginning in Strada Nuova, now known as Via Garibaldi, this is a visible sign of the historic period of the seventeenth century, when the great, Genovese families were at their richest. This is a unique street because of the urban planning that it has inspired and the number of palaces here and their beauty. Visitors can enter the internal gardens and see the frescoes in the great salons. Some of these buildings are now museums and are home to works of art by Genovese artist and the great, Flemish school, such as the Galleria di Palazzo Bianco and the Galleria di Palazzo Rosso.

In addition to the great ports mentioned above you could also visit Cinque Terre which is just about 1.5 hours by train from Genoa – talk about spectacular! And then there is the opportunity to take a shore excursion to Marrakesh from the port of Casablanca. As usual, you’ll be able to sign up for Shore Excursions prior to the cruise and for the more adventurous of you – there is always the option of doing your or our own CT tour. In fact, we already have a CT family member that has volunteered a walking tour in Barcelona for us. Also, some of you will be very pleased to know that we will be back doing our Cruise Trek group dining and this will be set for the early seating time of 7:00pm.

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Again, although airfares may look difficult at first glance – they are not; you can connect into Genoa or Milan and further your adventure by taking a train to Genoa; transfers to/from the ship will be available by the cruise line on the day of embarkation and disembarkation; and hotels are plentiful. In fact, the cruise line has hotel rates of approximately $89pp per night including tax and breakfast. So, all accommodations are easy to arrange and if you need more help with these or any issues – please contact us.

One tip: travel light – over the years I have learned to do this more and more – gosh, it makes the trip so much easier and well, in the style of a European!

Best and most adventurous of travels wherever and whenever,

Charlie . . .

Oh yeah – I’ll be out of the office Oct 13-28, 2009, checking out all our ports for next year!




Update – August 7, 2009:

Hey Gang:

Good news!! We have our date and itinerary for 2010. We set sail from Genoa/Savona, Italy on October 19, 2010 to the Iberian Peninsula. It is a very different trip indeed!! I hope you like the idea of exploring these amazing ports as much as I do. Genoa and nearby Portofino are filled with the essence of Italy. From there we sail to Malaga, Spain; Casablanca, Morocco; Cadiz, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Valencia, Spain and to Barcelona, Spain.

In an effort to inspire the urge to travel in you – here is a little description for Genoa that I swiped from a travel site: As Dickens wrote in 1843:

I would never have thought that I would have become attached to the stones of the Genoan streets, and to think of the city with affection, as the place in which I had spent many hours of peace and happiness. It is easy to be enraptured by the maze of narrow streets in the historic centre. Refined palaces are side by side with humble houses, which in the historic centre, are all close to the beautiful churches of the city, which have austere, black and white striped, marble facades or opulent, baroque architecture. Genoa has a secret beauty that can be found in its daring architecture, traces of splendid frescoes and imposing, noble palaces.

Beginning in Strada Nuova, now known as Via Garibaldi, this is a visible sign of the historic period of the seventeenth century, when the great, Genovese families were at their richest. This is a unique street because of the urban planning that it has inspired and the number of palaces here and their beauty. Visitors can enter the internal gardens and see the frescoes in the great salons. Some of these buildings are now museums and are home to works of art by Genovese artist and the great, Flemish school, such as the Galleria di Palazzo Bianco and the Galleria di Palazzo Rosso.

Much more information is to follow. But, for now please click on this link Cruise Trek 2010 – “The Mediterranean Gateway” which will give you a more detailed itinerary and a link to a booking information sheet for 2010. Airfares are not going to be difficult; you can fly into Genoa or Milan and further your adventure by taking a train to Genoa; transfers to/from the ship will be available by the cruise line on the day of embarkation and disembarkation; and hotels are plentiful; so, all accommodations are easy is to arrange and if you need more help with these issues – please give us a shout. . .

One tip: travel light – over the years I have learned to do this more and more – gosh, it makes the trip so much easier and well, in the style of a European!

Best and most adventurous of travels wherever and whenever,
Charlie




Update – July 4, 2009:

Hey there!!

Hope your summer so far is beautiful!

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I just wanted to let you that I am working with a couple cruise lines on our adventure for next year. If all comes to fruition as I am preliminarily designing, it is sure to be another adventure to boldly explore where we have not been before. One tidbit I can share at this time is that I am hoping for October 2010.

As a side note – I have to stress a very large thank you to all of you and your adventurous spirits as you all allow me to explore and experience with you so much more than I ever would have been able. :))))

With the above in mind, I have to share a paragraph I read recently in a business book by Steve Berges:

The Capacity to Dream [or in our vernacular to Explore]

“. . . all time favorite quotes is by Zig Ziglar. ‘. . . Go as far as you can see, and when you get there, you can always see farther.’ Take just a Moment to ponder this dynamic assertion. Although it is simplistic in structure, it is profound in meaning. Imagine traveling on a ship across the ocean and looking out across the vast expanse of water to the point where the sky meets the water. It is what is referred to as the horizon. In this example, if you ‘go as far as you can see,’ you will travel closer to that point beyond where you first saw it; hence ‘when you get there, you can always see farther.’ If we can but embrace this simple principle, our capacity . . . will be greatly enlarged.”

We can certainly apply this uplifting thought to our adventures in travel, the different people(s) we meet and to life in general . . .

Thank you for all your wonderful notes and emails regarding our “Back to Bermuda” event. And one huge heartfelt thanks goes to all of you at our Bon Voyage Dinner for letting me share a little of my world and a little time with my uncle whom I had not seen in 25 years. That, I will always remember, treasure and admire.

So, please stay attuned to our web site for announcements on our 2010 adventure.

Trenton – we are very glad you are feel’n better! Sorry to have missed you!!

Best of sailing always,
Charlie

Charles C. Datin
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