5 01, 2021

Travel Corporation’s CEO shares his top wanderlusts for 2021

By |2021-01-05T19:15:24+00:00January 5th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Brett Tollman talks travel says it's time to gad about again By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Brett Tollman, CEO of the Travel Corporation (0wners of Trafalgar Tours among others) is  looking forward to getting back in travel saddle" It’s been  a year to forget in so many ways. But it's now time to start turning [...]

27 12, 2020

Cruise ships sailing into San Diego for mandatory CDC certification

By |2020-12-27T22:56:47+00:00December 27th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Holland America among first to send ships to the SoCal port By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Port of San Diego Although they’re not sailing with passengers yet, cruise ships are arriving in San Diego, California.  The first include four Holland America vessels. Each will undergo rigorous certification by the Centers for Disease Control. [...]

17 12, 2020

A holiday BOGO: buy one stateroom and get a second one free from Holland America

By |2020-12-17T00:18:58+00:00December 17th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

And the perks keep on coming By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva As the cruise industry gears up to resume operations, many  lines are making waves with promotions and perks on future cruises.  Many are now including WiFi, drinks and gratuities with fares. And some are going outside the bar, like Holland America, which is offering [...]

16 12, 2020

Major cruise line alters course with new ‘inclusive’ fare policy

By |2020-12-16T17:45:36+00:00December 16th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Celebrity Cruises now provides drinks, tips and WiFi  free on all ships By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas as cruise line add additional amenities to fares.  We have a lot to look forward to. When we finally   again there will be plenty of perks to enjoy. Even though [...]

10 12, 2020

Silversea gives you the world on a silver platter with ‘Grand’ voyages 2022-23

By |2020-12-07T17:59:48+00:00December 10th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

 Luxury line opens bookings on 5 pioneering journeys By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Celestial Silversea Silver Moon photo by Richard Pietschmann It's almost 2021 can 2022 be far behind?  I can't wait.  And, neither can Silversea. The luxury cruise purveyor is banking on resuming operations in 2022 in a 'Grand' way. Silversea really [...]

4 12, 2020

Get your holiday spirit on with a virtual tour of a Swiss wonderland

By |2020-12-04T20:30:40+00:00December 4th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Restaurants|0 Comments

Popups and decoration transform Zurich into a fantasyland By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva You  may not be able to travel abroad right now. So we’re giving you a quick tour of Zurich which turns into veritable wonderland during the holidays. The city glows with  classic decorations and light installations, pop-ups and festive activities. Christmas Island [...]

3 12, 2020

Reentry to the Mainland after a month in Maui is hard to do

By |2020-12-04T20:17:49+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Stuff|0 Comments

Especially when you’re returning to COVID-central By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Two  last swims at Keawakapu Beach Two last swims in the blue Pacific. Breakfast on our lanai looking at graceful swaying palms, a white sand beach and the ocean.  That’s how it went the morning before flying back to Los Angeles. We [...]

1 12, 2020

A special preview of cruises to come starting in 2021

By |2020-12-01T17:01:55+00:00December 1st, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

It’s beginning to look a lot like cruises will be resuming around March 2021 By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva As the New Year approaches many of us have visions of cruises and vacations dancing in our heads. And it could happen.  All cruise companies, are working overtime on plans to meet the CD’s Framework for Conditional [...]

23 11, 2020

Silversea fares go utterly and completely all-inclusive

By |2020-11-20T23:53:45+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Shore excursions, air and additional perks added  By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva   Ever innovating Silversea Cruises will return to the seas with new comprehensively inclusive fares. While the luxury line has always touted itself "all-inclusive," fares now come with shore excursions in every port plus roundtrip air,  transfers and more. The new tariffs are [...]

20 11, 2020

Three airlines initiate free COVID19 tests for Americans flying to UK

By |2020-11-20T19:38:02+00:00November 20th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Stuff|0 Comments

America, British Airways and oneworld  ban together by Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva British Airways, American and oneworld offering COVID19 tests American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld are experimenting with transatlantic COVID-19 testing.  The optional COVID-19 testing trial is happening on select flights from the United States (US) to London Heathrow (LHR).d The aim  [...]