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January 24, 2014

Luxury cruise and biking? Surprisingly good combo

By CHARMAINE NORONHA
Associated Press

AP Photo/Crystal Cruises [enlarge]
The elegance of luxury cruising can be combined with active adventures on trips that offer excursions such as bike tours in port, like this one in Barcelona, Spain.

DOVER, England — I fancy myself a backpack-carrying, adventure-seeking traveler, at home in hostels and on hiking trails. But there I was, on a luxury cruise ship, sipping wine with silver-haired foxes, fox-trotting with male escorts in the ballroom, and escorting myself on a tapas-like tour around Europe, sampling cities for a day via ship, bus, foot and bike.


 
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