By ROBIN ROBINSON, QMI Agency
Actresses Andie MacDowell and Sharon Stone will both be in Porto, Portugal, March 22 to break the Champagne over the bows of "their ships."
MacDowell is the godmother of Uniworld Cruises' new 118-passenger Queen Isabella, which will sail in Portugal and Spain.
Stone is godmom to AmaWaterways' new 106-passenger AmaVida, which will sail in the region's Douro River Valley.
DEAL OF THE WEEK
Canadian tour company Island Expeditions is offering Sun Media readers a $300 discount on select trips to Belize. These include:
-- The seven-day/seven-night Glover's Reef & River of Caves tour (April 1, 8, 15, 22 departures) now priced from $1,599 per person. The trip combines six days at Island Expeditions' Glover's Reef basecamp with a day of inland adventure. A resident marine biologist and knowledgeable local guides lead explorations of the Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, a designated World Heritage site considered to be one of the richest tropical marine environments in the Caribbean.
-- The seven-day/eight-night Lighthouse Reef trip (March 31, April 8 departures) now priced from$1,599 per person. Guests stay at the Adventure Basecamp at Lighthouse Atoll on the remote boundary of the Belize reef system. (Lighthouse Atoll is home to the Blue Hole, made famous by legendary undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau.) Sea kayaking, snorkelling and learning about reef ecology are featured activities.
Both trips include accommodations, meals, professional guides, sports instruction and unlimited use of kayaks, snorkels, stand up paddleboards and other equipment. Airfare is extra. The April trips feature early morning yoga-by-the-sea with a certified instructor. The April 8 and 15 Glover's trips have a guest fly-fishing instructor.
For information and reservations, visit islandexpeditions.com.
This story was posted on Sun, March 17, 2013
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