12 06, 2019

This may surprise you but Tauck offers a whole more than tours

By |2019-06-12T19:12:07+00:00June 12th, 2019|Dining, Land, River, Sea, Stuff|0 Comments

By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva You might have thought Tauck only did tours. Wrong.  The 94-year-old company caters to every traveler's taste from river cruises to ocean voyages.   It's a discerning traveler's go to company for personalized travel. During decades of operation the award-winning  company amassed a loyal cultural-curious clientele who will follow them anywhere. [...]

3 06, 2019

Wait until you read about Seabourn Cruises latest ‘Venture”

By |2019-06-03T20:00:01+00:00June 3rd, 2019|River, Sea, Stuff|1 Comment

 A super luxurious expedition ship set to sail June 2021 By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Luxurious expedition ships are the latest rage.  Just about every high-end cruise line worth their sea salt is getting on the bandwagon.  And swish Seabourn is no exception. The company is adding two expedition vessels as we speak.  The first [...]

31 05, 2019

Yes, There are great travel bargains for single travelers

By |2019-06-01T20:52:42+00:00May 31st, 2019|River, Stuff, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Affordable fares  for single seafarers are just a click away So many people who prefer to go solo are concerned about paying those sometimes inflated single supplements. But there are some cruise lines that do make it more affordable to go it alone. Some of the best bargains for single seafarers can  found by clicking [...]

3 05, 2019

Viking Cruises expands Egypt extensions for 2020 on new Osiris

By |2019-06-01T23:46:11+00:00May 3rd, 2019|River, Stuff|0 Comments

Explore Egypt in style with a Viking voyage By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Is Egypt is on your bucket list? If so this is the right time to plan your trip. Viking Cruises is expanding its Egypt voyages on the new Viking Osiris.  The intimate, elegantly-designed 82-passenger, 41 stateroom Scandinavian-style vessel debuts September 2020. Egypt [...]

26 03, 2019

AmaWaterways creates an app for that

By |2019-03-26T18:59:43+00:00March 26th, 2019|Dining, River, Stuff|0 Comments

Keep all your cruise memories in one spot with this handy app What a great idea for folks who enjoy sharing their experiences with others.  AmaWaterways has come out with “myAmaCruise” mobile app that makes it possible to share and store photos and send email cards.  The app, which  is available at Google Play or [...]

8 03, 2019

Amazing moments happen during an Amazon cruise on the stylish Seabourn Quest

By |2019-03-10T20:23:16+00:00March 8th, 2019|River, Stuff|0 Comments

By Patti Pietchmann with photos by Richard Pietschmann Cruising the mighty Amazon on the oh so stylish Seabourn Quest was one of the highlights of my travel writing career.  It was my husband Richard's  idea (that's him in the photo). That's me on the balcony watching the muddy river). Richard had been to the area [...]

8 03, 2019

Crystal Expedition Cruises unveils ‘far-reaching’ voyages for 2021

By |2019-06-24T18:13:18+00:00March 8th, 2019|Dining, River, Sea, Stuff|0 Comments

By Patti Pietschmann Pavlus Blog Master/writer The much anticipated launch of Crystal Endeavor is still  two years off but the luxury cruise line has opened it for bookings. And Pavlus Travel is ready to get you on board. The German-built, 20,000-GRT ship is hardly your usual explorer craft.  The 200-passenger all-suite ship is  luxurious, elegantly [...]

6 03, 2019

Celebrity chefs tipping toques to Tauck on pair of gastronomic Danube River cruises

By |2019-03-15T21:32:34+00:00March 6th, 2019|Dining, River, Stuff|0 Comments

By Patti Pietschmann Cruising the Danube is getting even tastier on Tauck River Cruises.  Later this year passengers will be treated to a pair of special culinary experiences created by celebrity chefs.  The sessions are designed for foodies and anyone who enjoy preparing and eating meals. The  focus will be on wine-paired meals composed of  [...]