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DANHanrahan, president and chief executive of Celebrity Cruises, is on the executive committee of the Cruise Lines International Association. A native of Wisconsin, he lives in Miami, where he is chairman of the Miami Wine and Food Festival and a member of the board for Island Dolphin Care, a non-profit organisation in Key Largo that assists special-needs children. More: celebrity.com. Desperate to get back to: Istanbul. I recently competed in the Asia to Europe swimming race across the Bosphorus (which is held each July) and found the city fascinating. Must-do activity: Sailing through the enchanting, pristine DEALS OF THE WEEK Idyllic islands: Cruiseco has a 20-night cruise, stay and fly package to Tahiti and Hawaii on Radiance of the Seas, departing Sydney on April 5, 2012; from $3979 a person twin-share (saving $380 a person), including two nights post-cruise in Waikiki and return flight. Ports include Auckland, Moorea and Bora Bora. More: cruising.com.au. Galapagos Islands (on Celebrity Xpedition, of course). Perfect place for indulgence: The Napa Valley near San Francisco; I’m a wine enthusiast and love to see people’s passion for their craft. Inviting culinary destination: An outdoor table at Auberge du Solo specials: Pay just 10 per cent extra for a single supplement exploring New Zealand and Australia on board Silver Shadow; from $9685 a person (single occupancy), departing Auckland on January 5 (15 days) or February 4 (19 days), with lectures from cinematographer Pieter De Vries or chef Maggie Beer. More: silversea.com. Soleil (restaurant and accommodation) in Rutherford, overlooking the Napa and serving 40 wines by the glass. Inspirational travel narrative: Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson, with its memorable quote: ‘‘I travel for travel’s sake.’’ Most memorable splurge: My sailboat. I love anything to do with the sea. Best afternoon-tea experience: The Orangery in Kensington Gardens, London. On a sunny day you can sit on the terrace and enjoy views of Kensington Palace and its elegant grounds. Best-spent travel dollars: Any opportunity to travel with my kids. Amazon alert: Book a 33-day Scenic Tours package to South America by October 31, and your partner will fly home free. The cruise departs Sydney on October 23, 2012, and includes the Amazon (on Aria); from $22,925 a person twin-share, with accommodation and an Andes rail journey. More: scenictours.com.au.