President & CEO Bob Binder
With our Around the World 2019 journey opening for reservations today, I’ve been reflecting on my own world cruise experiences. It was 20 years ago that I first journeyed on an around the world cruise, a westbound route just like Insignia’s magnificent new route.
One of Australia’s most acclaimed pastry chefs and chocolatiers, Tim Clark, will join Insignia’s Azure Seas voyage this May. Chef Clark will be aboard the voyage beginning in Auckland on May 19, 2016 and will share some of the secrets to his delectable desserts during special cooking demonstrations. The Grand Dining Room will also feature an array of his impressive pastry creations during dinner.
There is a quilting buzz aboard Insignia!
Aboard our Around the World in 180 Days voyage, Hostess Tricia Blake recently announced the launch of the Around the World (ATW) Quilt Project. Exotic fabric and textile artist and professional quilter Anna Smith is offering creative input and inspiration while guests contribute to this quilting masterpiece.
Our second world cruise, 180-Day World Odyssey, will soon come full-circle as we head westward. Likewise, I’ve been reflecting on the moments that make these journeys so special.
Perhaps one of the elements that I notice so much on these longer voyages are those “It’s a small world” moments that I know so many of you experience too. One of these moments occurred recently on board Insignia for me.
“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give,
to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.”
-Hans Christian Andersen