9 01, 2021

The butler did it with an unforgettable anniversary the Silver Muse

By |2021-01-09T21:16:57+00:00January 9th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Dining, Ports, Restaurants, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

A little cruise ship nostalgia of a celebration at sea By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva In a scene straight out of Lifestyles of The Rich and Famous, our  Silver Muse Silver Suite  became an eye-popping wonderland of  strobe lights,  red roses and candles with romantic  background music. Two graceful swans, made out of towels sat [...]

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 [...]

7 12, 2020

Windstar unveils first look at all suite Star Breeze yacht

By |2020-12-07T18:25:18+00:00December 7th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Dining, Ships|0 Comments

Charming vessel rejoins fleet after major redo by Patti Pietschmann,  Travel Diva     Windstar Cruises  recently transformed its  Star Breeze into a spiffy all-suite yacht.  After slicing the vessel in half and lengthening it she now boasts 50 more suites, two new restaurants, a new spa/fitness center, larger pool and deck and more. Star [...]

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 [...]

18 11, 2020

Five videos that will make you ‘Moon’ struck over Sliversea’s new ship

By |2020-11-18T19:53:20+00:00November 18th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Dining, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Silversea CMO hosts series of virtual tours of Silver Moon by Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Sit back and relax as Silversea Cruises CMO Barbara Muckermann takes you  on a virtual tour of the spectacular Silver Moon. Muckermann narrates  five virtual  tours of the luxury line’s newest member. The ship represents the pinnacle of ultra-luxury travel [...]

12 11, 2020

How are visitors coping with Covid19 rules in Maui–some well others not so much

By |2020-11-12T00:47:19+00:00November 12th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Stuff|0 Comments

You really need to read this if you are heading to Hawaii By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva reporting live from Kihei, Maui   Maui’s still wowie but due to COVID19 there are rules to obey when you get here. As of now the island has few cases and it wants to keep it that way. [...]

7 11, 2020

What it’s like flying to Maui on Hawaiian Airlines during Covid19

By |2020-11-08T22:54:30+00:00November 7th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Stuff|1 Comment

After initial red tape it was pretty much a breeze by Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva My first flight since coronavirus began last March was to Maui--where I am as I write  this. I  can't say it was a piece of poi  getting here. There was a little angst-producing requirements to take care of prior  to [...]

14 10, 2020

What we all need now is a peaceful trip to magical Mendocino

By |2020-10-14T21:11:13+00:00October 14th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Dining, Land Tours, Restaurants, Stuff|0 Comments

Whales, car safaris, spas, restaurants, wineries, parks and coastline await By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Most Americans are hitting the local roads this fall. They're seeking safe havens in which to de-stress. RV rentals are soaring.  And families are piling into them en-route to  much-needed vacations. We've come to grips with the ban on foreign [...]

18 09, 2020

A trip down memory lane on an unforgettable Seabourn Quest Amazon cruise

By |2020-09-17T22:58:55+00:00September 18th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Where it's always happy hour at Martin's bar By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Photo of Martin by Richard Pietschmann As we anxiously await the return of cruises it’s only fitting to reflect back to some of our favorite voyages.  And one of my husband Richard’s and my best was on the dazzling Seabourn [...]