In conversation with The Globe’s Portugal River Cruise co-host Beppi Crosariol

The Globe’s wine and spirits columnist and co-host of its 2019 Portugal River Cruise shared what he’s most looking forward to about the upcoming trip with Globe readers. 

 
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The dramatic hillsides of the Douro River house a number of renowned wineries. The Globe’s Portugal River Cruise includes excursions to Quinta da=Aveleda, Quinta do Tedo, Quinta do Crasto, and Quinta Nova
The dramatic hillsides of the Douro River house a number of renowned wineries. The Globe’s Portugal River Cruise includes excursions to Quinta da Aveleda, Quinta do Tedo, Quinta do Crasto, and Quinta Nova.
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You’re one of the co-hosts for July’s cruise, and you were on the South of France cruise last year. From your experience, what makes a Globe cruise special?

At the top of my list are the passengers. I already knew that Globe readers tend to be smart and curious, but it’s been especially gratifying to experience how much fun they can have as a group when we’re all partying together on the same boat. The cool thing is that The Globe takes over the entire vessel, not just a block of rooms, and we customize the whole experience, which I think makes all the difference. The Globe hosted two ocean cruises about a decade ago, too, and it was the same thing back then, a Globe party on the high seas. The other thing that distinguishes these cruises is the presence of some of my esteemed Globe colleagues, great journalists who frankly are some of the sharpest and funniest public speakers I’ve ever heard.