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23 05, 2020

Bodacious Belmond reversing the coronavirus ‘pause’ button plans global reopenings

By |2020-05-23T21:42:44+00:00May 23rd, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Restaurants, Stuff|0 Comments

The storied Splendido returns to service in June By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva   Staying at the Splendido in Portofino, Italy is a little slice of heaven. Belmond Splendido The staff makes you feel like royalty. The food is fantastic.  And it’s right in the heart of a storybook part of the country [...]

21 05, 2020

Regent Seven Seas president/CEO Jason Montague paints positive post coronavirus picture with new video

By |2020-05-21T17:19:19+00:00May 21st, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

While sailing pause continues company faces strong future with financial backing and promotions By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Things are looking up for tony Regent Seven Seas according to the luxury line's president and CEO Jason Montage.  Please watch the video we put on this post. Montague release the video today on Twitter. He talks [...]

20 05, 2020

Hawaii Gov. extends 14-day visitor quarantine to combat Covid19 spread

By |2020-05-20T18:16:46+00:00May 20th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Restaurants|0 Comments

Aloha spirit at its low as Islands suffer low tourism and visitor frustration Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Governor extends visitor quarantine to end of June Swaying palm trees, white sand beaches, heady scents of plumeria and vibrant rainbows normally welcome visitors  Hawaii's archipelago paradise. But anyone going to Hawaii between now and June [...]

12 05, 2020

AmaWaterways reports river cruises bookings up for 2022

By |2020-05-11T22:50:16+00:00May 12th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Riverboat Cruises, Ships|0 Comments

Demand indicates people are feeling more positive about cruising By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Good news.  People are really ready to sail again.  And they're picking  river cruises. Or so says AmaWaterways.   The river boat operator is experiencing high demand for 2021. Consequently it is now open for bookings,some  six months ahead of previous season [...]

21 04, 2020

Even pets need post-coronavirus vacations here are 4 fine places to take them

By |2020-04-21T18:20:41+00:00April 21st, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Stuff|0 Comments

Best in show places to vacation with pets By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva If you’ve been sheltering in place with pets,  but will be the first out of the door when the travel ban is lifted,  you should consider taking your furry friends along for the ride. They've been holed up too long, also. Here [...]

14 04, 2020

Cruises and Covid 19 news: Princess suspends all cruises through June 30

By |2020-04-16T16:51:52+00:00April 14th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Suspension includes cancellation of Alaska Gulf and Land and Sea program By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva This is sad news for those of you planning cruises to Alaska this summer. Today Princess Cruise announced that due to the Covid19 pandemic it is cancelling all voyages through the end of June 2020.  The suspension of activity [...]

9 03, 2020

AmaWaterways striking new riverboat to cruise Egypt and the Nile in 2021

By |2020-03-09T18:00:57+00:00March 9th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Land Tours, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

68-passenger luxury boat makes her bow is 25th ship of the fleet By Patti Pietschmann TravelDia What a way to cruise the Nile.  AmaWaterways is sending her spiffy new river boat, AmaDahlia to Egypt in 2021. Hopefully all will be better in the world by then. She's a spiffy-looking vessel with 38  luxurious 38 cabins [...]

17 02, 2020

Cruise where few have traveled before on Ponant’s hybrid electric polar vessel

By |2020-02-17T18:23:35+00:00February 17th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Ships|0 Comments

Posh French line visits the far reaches of the earth  in 2021-2022 By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva   To be quite honest, I’m a fan of tropical island cruises. Sure I’ve done Alaska and Scandinavia but for me Antarctica is quite a reach. Not to say I wouldn’t do it, maybe one day. I would [...]

10 02, 2020

Jaw-dropping moments caught on camera when Silversea ships meet in Antarctica

By |2020-02-10T17:50:35+00:00February 10th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Ships|0 Comments

Silver Whisper and Silver Cloud get up close and personal By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva The Whisper meets the Cloud in Wilhelmina Bay Ah, to have been a fly on the wall when Silversea’s Cloud and Whisper were side by side in Antarctica’s Wilhelmina Bay. Several lucky passengers saw the rendezvous on Feb. [...]

24 01, 2020

A preview of Silversea Cruises dreamy Grand Voyage in the Med 2021

By |2020-02-01T22:27:59+00:00January 24th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Ships|0 Comments

Silver Shadow sets sail on magical, immersive 59-day voyage By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Can you imagine 59-days sailing the Mediterranean on a luxurious ship. I can.  In fact I am fantasizing right now about being aboard Silversea Cruises Grand Voyage Mediterranean 2021. I am a big Silversea fan and repeat passenger and I can [...]