Virtuoso Life - November/December 2011 - (Page 54)
The VirTuoso TraVeler
Frank and Gerry Victor trip the light fantastic to their Virtuoso travel advisor’s score.
IntervIeWeD by DavID HocHMan
Rank and GERRy VIcTOR are literally waltzing their way around the globe. The semiretired radiologist and his wife, both 69, from Overland Park, kansas, are avid ballroom dancers and carry a tuxedo and gowns even when the itinerary says “antarctic adventure.” audacious cruisers, they’ve visited all seven continents, staying cheek to cheek after 47 years of marriage. Virtuoso travel advisor ken Marshall choreographs their every move.
What’s your favorite cruise for dancing?
FRank: “Our favorite was probably Crystal Cruises’ Lisbon-to-Florida big-band cruise. Ballroom dancing in the evening in the middle of the Atlantic? Incredible! We’re doing their Lisbon, Casablanca, Sint-Maarten, Miami big-band cruise this winter.”
Make us envious – where else have you been?
FRank: “We’ve done 13 African
safaris, including a gorilla trek in Rwanda and an elephant-back safari at Abu Camp in Botswana. Antarctica twice. Oh, and a 35-day cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2 in 2010.”
How do you pack for a global odyssey?
GERRy: “It’s tough. The Sydney-
to-Florida cruise included 17 formal nights. Everything is washable and interchangeable. We love modern wicking fabrics. We carry inflatable hangers to keep the weight low.”
Do you have a travel motto?
FRank: “Enjoy today; the world’s The Victors cruising antarctica with lindblad expeditions.
changing fast. Spot something interesting? Stop and savor it.”
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