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Rob Caskie


Story Teller  • Keynote Speaker  • Cultural Guide

Iguassu Falls

The excitement of BA, along with the noise of a city which hardly sleeps, led to a very poor night’s rest. The re-cobbling of sidewalks below our hotel window required a concrete mixer to run all night. BA traffic makes such maintenance impossible during the...

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Buenos Aires

Our last evening on board Crystal Serenity was enjoyed having dinner in Prego speciality restaurant. Our dear friend, Moira MacCarthy from Ireland joined us, along with the Ice Captain, and Tim and Renee’ Grey. Tim is from New York City, and the videographer on...

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Montevideo in Uruguay

Ken Rees shared much about Montevideo and Buenos Aires, in his presentation “It takes two to Tango”. We docked early this morning in Montevideo, in warm, humid conditions. This city holds much appeal, partly being easy walking distance from the ship. In...

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Reflections on this cruise

Last evening we joined the Ice Captain, Keith Johnson from Seattle, on the rear deck as we left Puerto Madryn. It was a balmy evening, the Valdes Peninsula off to the north, as we headed for the narrow entrance to this massive bay. We could see the remains of the...

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Puerto Madryn in Argentina

Last evening, we enjoyed a meal in the main dining room with the ever-charming Moira MacCarthy from Ireland. We met Moira on Crystal Serenity during the 2014 Mauritius cruise, and have kept in contact since. Moira’s late husband was a solicitor, and guests on...

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Cruising off Argentina en route to Puerto Madrin

We enjoyed dinner last night at Tastes, with Ice Captain Keith Johnson from Seattle. It was a wonderful evening, followed by Mardi Gras celebrations in the main Reception area on board. Staff and entertainers went to great effort, the costumes and music were wild, and...

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Port Stanley Falkland Islands

Another magnificent meal was enjoyed last evening in Prego with charming guests from Anapolis, USA. Such a treat when conversation flows easily from one subject to another, including the extraordinary fact that our waiter’s girlfriend is on board, cleaning...

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Cruising north towards the Falklands

We were fortunate enough last evening to dine with Robert and Veronique Schrire, and Ephram Abrahamson, in the main Dining Room. It was a lively evening, since Ephram has been staffing cruise ships for time immemorial, and the Schrire’s have lived all over the...

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Elephant Island Antarctica

Last evening, we joined Nordic Walking Instructor, Ricky Deutsch and his lovely wife, Diane, for a meal in Prego – one of the speciality restaurants on board. It was a great evening. Karen and I enjoyed the rack of lamb, the likes of which we cannot recall...

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Cruising in Antarctica

Last evening we enjoyed another wonderful meal in Tastes, before watching Hotel Rwanda on DVD. A most depressing story regarding the Rwandan genocide. By the time we turned in, it was snowing steadily outside, creating a quite surreal scene just off our balcony. It...

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Into Antarctica at last

After an utterly indescribable sushi meal last evening at Silk Road Restaurant, we woke early to see icebergs not far from the ship. Karen was so excited, she leapt out of bed and promptly got a nosebleed! I have always maintained that nothing can prepare one for your...

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The Drake Lake

Mariners over the centuries have dreamed of conditions like these in the infamous Drake Passage. Our journey south from the Beagle Channel to Cape Horn, and now south-eastwards towards the Antarctic Peninsula has been on very calm seas indeed. We were up early again...

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