Sail Of The Century

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You might have thought that the famous eight-minute ferry trip across Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor — with the city's audacious skyline and bustling shipping traffic before you — could not possibly be improved upon. But you'd be wrong. Provide unlimited champagne and extend the journey time to 45 minutes — thereby allowing for a full circuit [an error occurred while processing this directive] of the inner harbor — and you elevate the experience to a marvelous new level. Conclude it with a gourmet meal for two in the gilded lobby of the Edwardian-era Peninsula hotel — not more than a minute from the ferry pier...

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