Royal Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel

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Traditional English Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, London Discover this traditional British occasion at the Palace Lounge, which overlooks the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. Relax in the comfortable lounge and dine on finger sandwiches and small bites while watching the world go by outside the large picture windows.   Cruise visitors must make every effort to […]

Best in London: Martini Master Class at the Egerton House Hotel

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Best Martini in the heart of Knightsbridge   Before my London Layover, I did some research about the Egerton House Hotel’s martini master class. What I stumbled upon is an almost cult-classic experience celebrated by numerous nations around the globe. When I had a chance to  learn the art of the perfect martini, barman Esley Gunaratne did not disappoint.   […]

Europe Express London day 3 The Gore hotel

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London Express recap Day 3 Europe Express has kept us busy with site inspections, VIP tours in London, and numerous opportunities to discover why their company offers the best pre and post cruise products on the market. We visited great hotels in the a.m. including: Flemings Mayfair ( ) and the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London ( Who would arrive at the […]

Popular attractions in London

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Welcome to London, England! There is so much to do. Getting into the city The journey from London’s Heathrow Airport (  is quite easy and travelers will discover an option that suites their budget and lifestyle.  I have taken the Heathrow Express and also private transportation. Both options are good.  Although listening to the “mind the gap” announcement is always fun […]

Europe Express: London and Paris Overview

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Today I board Virgin Atlantic for a quick flight from Los Angeles bound for London’s Heathrow Airport. I will be joining a collection of outstanding Europe Express travel partners for a journey to London and Paris.  As I have posted in the past, Europe is the hot-spot for North American cruise travelers.  The value of a cruise vacation combined with […]