Touring France was the theme for the educational event hosted by Viking River & Ocean Cruises at The Encanterra Country Club Resort Community in Arizona.
Tour Through France
The registration for this event was limited to 100 guests. So many people wanted to attend that there was a waitlist in case others were to cancel. Many people love cruising and want to visit France.
French Delicacies and French Wine
In staying true to the French theme there were French snacks and French wines. This was a great way to get everyone in the French mood. Many guests around me had visited France in the past and were excited to go again.
Do’s When Touring France
Our presenter, who is a Destination Specialist for France with American Express, shared with us many great tips for touring France. Here are just a few.
- Handshakes are ok
- A greeting is to kiss both cheeks lightly or air kissing
- Let your host pour and refill your glass
- Bring cakes or candy to a party as a gift to the host
Don’ts When Touring France
When visiting a new location it is important to understand the local customs. Here are a few suggestions of what not to do.
- Step in the Merde – Our presenter reported that people do not pick up their dog waste that is on the street
- Keep your hands off the table
- Embrace friends or acquaintances in public
- Bring wine to a party
Viking River & Ocean Cruises gave us the wine glass to take home with us. Now, when I drink wine I will see the Viking cruise logo and think about cruising. I trust that was the idea behind giving out the glasses. We received a great tote bag and French chocolates. I will admit that I ate the chocolates during the presentation and they were delicious.
Touring France – Do’s and Don’ts
Have you visited France? If not, would you like to?