Cruise - The Tapas of Travel
By Peter Kollar
After hosting any shore excursion, passengers used to come up to me and say they
would have loved more time in port to enhance their experience of that area. No doubt, a one-day scramble across a city isn’t going to expose the essence of a destination or culture.
But my response was always, “Cruising is the Tapas of Travel”. What I meant from that is that it’s a snapshot, a brief insight into bits and pieces of an area so that you can learn and discover your ideal holiday location for future in-depth exploration. My own desire to ravage Iceland only came from visiting Reykjavik during a cruise.
Just like Tapas, you can fill yourself up entirely of those small bits and have enough to satisfy you - or you can have your main meal after; everyone’s indulgences are different.
My question this week is; have you ever returned to an area after you first visited from a cruise?
Todays' Cruise Specialist:
With more than 150 countries visited across all 7 continents, Peter brings a wealth of travel experience to our Cruiseabout Brand. He spent 12 years at sea, the majority with Crystal Cruises as their Shore Excursion Manager, a role that allowed him to participate in-excess of 800 tours world-wide and and have a chance to experience a life-time that we can only dream of. Within that period, he also spent a year (c/o Steiner Pty Ltd) visiting ships around the world on all major brands, teaching crew on various customer service operations. At the start of 2011 Peter moved from his manager role at Cruiseabout Rose Bay… read more.