|Portofino on SeaDream II|
|A seafood feast in Port Azzurro|
|OK, I did sniff out this little gem in Calvi, Italy!|
|Zoltan shows off a perfect Pimm's Cup |
on SeaDream II's Top of the Yacht Bar
|SeaDream II's Chef's Play on French Toast.|
|The view while hiking |
from Portofino to Santa Margherita, Italy
|Part of SeaDream II's fleet of water toys|
SeaDream Yacht Club also offers a small variety of additional cost tours ranging from very low key to very active. The hike from Portofino to Santa Margherita was one of them. Unfortunately, I was the only one to sign up for it. I am told 48 hours prior that it won’t be going. I mention this to a couple and they said they would love to take the hike too. So I ask the concierge, Kathrin, if we could hire the guide directly. Rather than the standard cruise line “No!” I received the SeaDream “Yes”. I asked if we should pay the guide directly. Silly me. SeaDream had it all taken care of. As the group increased to five people, they did the accounting directly so nobody has to worry about collecting funds.
As we are driving I hear a harmonica…and then a familiar tune…and then THE voice: Bruce Springsteen. My friends speaks Italian and they start talking. The taxi driver exclaims he has seen Springsteen ten times and he likes him because his grandmother is Italian.
|Italian Ceramic Artist Talo in Porto Azzurro, Italy|