Passionate traveler and Oceania Cruises guest Isabel G. shares some of her most memorable travel experiences, plus where she’s dreaming of next.
As a passionate traveler I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to see many parts of the world. Some places were harder to travel to than others and some cultures were more unique and surprising. Throughout the years, I’ve learned that one of my favorite ways to visit some of the farthest corners of the world is aboard a small ship – with Oceania Cruises.
India’s sprawling and populous seaside city, Mumbai is an entrancing fusion of colorful culture and rich history. Formerly known as Bombay, the city is often known as a place of extremes and offers a dazzling array of sights, scents and sounds that exhilarate and inspire even the most seasoned travelers. With so much to discover, it can be difficult to decide how to spend your day or night Mumbai. Below are the top four Mumbai attractions our destination experts recommend.
By Angelo Grillo
We visited two wonderful cities in Malaysia, Penang and Kuala Lumpur, while aboard Insignia and my goodness, were we impressed with this country. The technology, the cleanliness, the buildings and especially the people – these people have class!
By Dr.Ken Beattie
My recent journey aboard Oceania Cruises’ Insignia was a spectacular exploration of Asia. Cherry blossom season held on just long enough for us to enjoy the fluffy pink clouds and rosy carpets at our feet. As ancient as many parts of this region are, the cities are remarkably modern and sophisticated. Shanghai towers with beautiful new architectural wonders, yet is also punctuated with colonial and regional designs. Our stay straddled a weekend and public holiday so locals were out and about in the many green spaces in the city.
Angelo and Pat Grillo have been enjoying explorations far and wide aboard Insignia’s Around the World voyage. Angelo is a freelance writer, and Pat has been an artist-in-residence with Oceania Cruises since 2011. Pat is an award-winning artist who has exhibited and sold her work across the country and throughout the world. They both live in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina when they are not traveling. Below Angelo shares their fascinating experience while in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.