Does it get any better than sipping a cool beer by the water in Portofino? Or nibbling a Tarte Tropezienne while watching a regatta in St Tropez? As we sail along a *superlatives can't describe it* sun-kissed coastline on Sea Dream II, we will visit stunning ports of call along the Italian and French Riviera.
I am a passenger on board the Alexandra Rickmers, a 26 thousand-tonne freighter out of Hamburg, Germany. Tonight we are departing Singapore, sailing the infamous Strait of Malacca, the stretch of water separating Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore from Sumatra, the largest island in the Indonesian archipelago