Cruise to Europe 2006

Peggy and I took a transatlantic cruise from NYC to France and the UK in April/May 2006.

These are the videos that I have prepared so far.  More coming.

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Last updated June 29, 2006 

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Video clips relating to our trip:


Cruise to Europe:  New York, Le Havre, Paris, Dover, London, Edinburgh, Inverness
Overview of the trip  5:23

Transatlantic Cruise on Celebrity Constellation
April 28th - May 6th, 2006

Leaving New York Harbor on the Celebrity Constellation
Leaving Bayonne, NJ in New York Harbor.  Images of the harbor and of the outside and the topside of the ship.  3:53

Transatlantic Crossing
Images of the Atlantic during a crossing from NY to Le Havre, as well as of the ship.  3:41

Evening On Board the Celebrity Constellation
Images of some "dress up" events and also of some of the service staff.  2:45


Medical Evacuation
Mainly, images of the helicopter approaching.  1:19



Bridge of the Ship
The captain shows some passengers around the bridge of this high tech cruise ship, but he emphasizes the old-fashioned fundamentals. 0:52

Images of people having fun doing late-night line dancing.   1:04


Our Room on the Constellation Cruise Ship
Our Room on the Constellation cruise ship.
Our Room on the Constellation cruise ship. 0:52


Other stuff about the ship/cruise


Our Parisian Adventure- May 5th
Six of us attempt to enjoy a day in Paris without being left behind in Le Havre.  Paris highlights are featured.  9:33


London May 6-10

The Sultan's Elephant
A matter of being in the right place at the right time.  One of the most-watched of all these videos.  This link is to the Revver video website.  5:10 


The Queen's Life Guard (Horse Guards)
Hourly shift change ceremony.  3:10

The London Underground
Six random images.  0:50


From Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip.  2:39


From Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip.  8:15


London Eye
Love or hate it, there's no avoiding the London Eye whilst traipsing about the tourist areas of London.  3:43

Hotel -- Thistle Marble Arch
Great location.  Great everything.  We wound up with a deluxe room, of which there are many in this large hotel. 1:55

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
Belgravia area
British Museum
Buddha's Birthday - West End
Covent Gardens area
Kensington Gardens area
St. James Park
Wellington Arch area
US Embassy area
South Bank - Thames - Bridges
Other London
EasyJet to Edinburgh


Edinburgh May 10th - 13th

Edinburgh: Streets, Closes and Monuments
Images of Edinburgh streets, alleyways and monuments, mainly in and near the Old Town area.  5:24

Edinburgh Castle
Images of the castle both from afar and during a guided tour, and images of the annual military tattoo as well.  8:03


The Palace at Holyroodhouse
Images of Hollyrood Palace and grounds, including the ruins of Holyrood Abbey.  3:42


Britannia: The Royal Yacht
Now a museum in Edinburgh.  4:26



Waverly Station and Bridge Area
Images of the streetscape around Waverly Bridge and Station, and of the inside of the station.  2:09

A Room on Edinburgh's Royal Mile: Royal Mile Bed and Breakfast  Images of a neat little B&B in a unique setting.  Also, images of Edinburgh's Old Town and the route from the airport. (YouTube) 6:20

Holyrood and Parliament area
Ghosts and Goblins walk
Other Edinburgh


Inverness and the Highlands -- May 13th - 16th

A Drive Through 'Monarch of the Glen' Country
Images recorded during a drive through the Scottish Highland region of Badenoch and Strathspey, which was the filming location for the BBC series, "Monarch of the Glen."  The village of Newtonmore and the surrounding area are featured.  2:54

Culloden Battlefield: "The Real Scotland"
Site of a very significant 1746 battle over the monarchy, and also home to some iconic Scottish landscape.  2:18 

Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle was a seat of the last Scottish Parliament before union with England in 1707.  2:24 

 Beauly and Dingwall: Two Villages Near Inverness
A Genealogical Expedition (McKenzie).  4:49

Spynie Palace Ruin and Nearby Sheep
A palace ruin in a beautiful pastoral setting in Spynie, near Inverness.  2:48


Streetscapes, scenes along the River Ness and Loch Ness and along the Caledonian Canal, a pub, a bed and breakfast, and, of course, a couple of castles. 

Trafford Bank Guest House
An absolutely lovely B&B, and a bargain to boot.   Convenient location in Inverness.   Much attention to detail.  Royal treatment.  Very highly recommended.


Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness
Elgin Cathedral ruin
Glen Moray distillery

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