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VIRTUOSO LIFE’s COVER photo shoot in Naples, Italy
By Melanie Fowler
Art Director, Virtuoso Life
The July-August issue of Virtuoso Life has arrived, showcasing the results of our annual Travel Dreams Survey. Featured on the cover: a Mediterranean cruise, one of our readers’ top travel dreams. The cover photo (and related article within) was shot on location in Naples, when Regent’s Seven Seas Mariner was in port during Virtuoso’s Symposium in April.
While in Naples, some of the photography crew and I stayed at the 83-room Romeo. It’s a great location on the harbor, within walking distance to shops and restaurants as well as the ancient city center. Capri, Ischia, Sorrento and Positano are all nearby.
Pictured from top: Romeo lobby, Naples city center, view of the port of Naples from Romeo’s tenth floor, and the pool area.
Romeo hotel highlights:
• Location, location, location.
• The view of Naples harbor from the rooftop pool and breakfast room.
• Delicious breakfast every morning – strong coffee and various local cold cuts with buffalo mozzarella.
• Free wireless Internet.
• In-room Nespresso coffee machine.
• Customizable light system.
Good to know:
• The flat glass sink in the bathroom was not particularly functional; water splashed easily onto the mirror.
• Some bathroom lights seem to be controlled by a motion sensor, which could be frustrating.
• The Jacob Jensen telephones were tricky to use.
I hope you enjoy the latest issue of Virtuoso Life – it’s one of my favorite covers, ever.
Tired of typical summer vacations? The April/May issue of Virtuoso Insights has plenty of ideas to create a memorable trip that the kids will brag about! Discover river cruising, the Mediterranean and enough kid-worthy cruise programs to satisfy even the most finicky children.
Our guide to keeping your kids happy at sea.
While most larger cruise lines offer children’s facilities, some go out of their way to entertain and educate their younger passengers – keeping them, and their parents, happy all voyage long. Take a look at the favorite on-board youth and teen programs at sea.
Remarkable river cruises from the Amazon to the Yangtze.
Multi-generational travelers are rushing to take leisurely river cruise vacations, and for good reason. Smaller, more intimate ships provide a close-up view of amazing landscapes, wildlife and cultures – all while bringing you and your family closer to each other.
The Med, Your Way
Experience the Mediterranean like a local on your next cruise.
Prefer independent travel but love the perks and unpack-only-once convenience of a cruise? Here are 12 ways to have it both ways on your next voyage, and how to ditch the crowds, avoid the clichés, and experience the Med (and the world in general) more like a local.
PLUS – Spotlight on San Diego!
What to do, when to go and why it’s important.
Set along the southernmost point of the U.S. West Coast, San Diego is the second-largest city in California and eighth-largest in the country.
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