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MASTERPIECE EUROPEAN VOYAGES FOR ART LOVERS

Michelangelo, The David

It doesn’t take an art history degree to appreciate the 17-foot marble marvel that is David. Nor does one need to be a collector to recognize the immense influence the Medici Family had on bringing Renaissance masters into the spotlight. And Van Gogh’s genius may well have been misunderstood, but there is no mistaking the vibrancy of his creativity. It could be said that Europe itself is a wide canvas that has been filled over centuries with masterpieces that are treasured beyond value and today fill the bucket lists of travelers around the world…

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PREGO’S CHEF DE CUISINE, ALFRED NAPOTNIK’S PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH CRYSTAL

Crystal Chef Alfred Napotnik

“I’m from Wolfsberg in Carinthia, Austria, which is south, and close to the Italian border. When I was a kid, I was dragged by my parents almost every second weekend to Italy for lunch or a long weekend. So, there are certain things you remember as you eat them over and over. The taste of Northern Italy is part of who I am, and I love that I get to incorporate it into what I do every day…”

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CULINARY JOURNEYS, EPISODE 6: TRADITIONAL ASIAN FLAVOR WITH A SAMOAN TWIST

Every Sunday after church, the people of American Samoa flock to the local shop for a feast. Taro root, plantain, coconut milk sauce and a host of fresh flavors meld on plates full of traditional comfort food. One central favorite is sapa sui, the Samoan iteration of classic Chinese chop suey and a staple in the island’s culinary customs…

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TREASURED ASIA UNESCO SITES NOT TO MISS, PART II

The treasured places in Part 2 of our “must-see” collection of UNESCO Site in Asia each meet more than one of these, earning their clout with profound significance. Visits to these incredible places mean literally tracing the footsteps of history. They have each played momentous roles in the development of civilizations and the natural balance of the world and continue to do so. And they’re certain to leave a lasting impression on your travels…

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CULINARY JOURNEYS, EPISODE 5: TRUFFLES – THE BLACK GOLD OF PERTH

Black Périgord truffles are among the most expensive edible mushrooms in the world, and Western Australia is one of the world’s largest producers of them. In the latest episode of “Crystal Cruises Presents: A Culinary Journey Hosted by Jon Ashton,” Jon explores some of Perth’s local foodie hubs in search of the best iteration of black truffles, as Prego’s Chef Alfred creates magic aboard Crystal Serenity.

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