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1 08, 2021

Heavenly Hawaii hacks for honeymooners and other lovers

By |2021-08-02T17:39:23+00:00August 1st, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Starting life together in Cupid's corner of the world The getaway car for a couple after a wedding at Mana Kai Maui photo by Richard Pietschmann By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva The magical, mystical Hawaiian Islands welcome lovers with balmy breezes, swaying palms andt is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the [...]

16 07, 2021

Princess enhancing entertainment and dining on Alaska cruises

By |2021-07-16T16:32:43+00:00July 16th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

It will be a  foodie fest at sea By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Passengers sailing to Alaska on Princess Cruises can expect a sort of foodie fest at sea with endless dining options. All   dining venues are open for anytime visits.  That's not all, you can even order food  for delivery anywhere on board. The [...]

12 07, 2021

Northern California celebrates Caviar Day in style

By |2021-07-08T18:00:24+00:00July 12th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Exclusive roe-tasting events in the Bay Area by Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva I learned to love caviar on cruise ships way back when it was served at the gala farewell dinners. Then it became a ritual on Seabourn where passengers can feast on the tiny eggs anywhere and at any time. And, that my husband, [...]

7 07, 2021

A plate full of fabulous Relais and Chateau memories

By |2021-07-07T17:29:34+00:00July 7th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Dining, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Serving up a world  of luxury on an exquisite platter By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva During decades of travel and cruise writing my husband and I collected many souvenirs. And among our most cherished  is a set of four lavish limited edition Relais & Chateau Villeroy & Bosch Millennium plates.  Each one commemorates the luxury company's [...]

24 06, 2021

Some surefire waist management tips for travelers

By |2021-06-24T18:09:29+00:00June 24th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Dining, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Broaden your mind, not your butt By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva It's not easy walking past offerings such as this in Crystal Symphony's Bistro Cruises are back! Yay!  Are you on board? How's your weight? Did you gain or lose during the pandemic? Did you diet down and shape up? And now are [...]

17 06, 2021

Finally! Delta brings back inflight food

By |2021-06-17T21:08:31+00:00June 17th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Stuff|1 Comment

But only in premium classes and five markets By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva After going hungry in First Class flying from Los Angeles to Maui, it was refreshing to hear that Delta is bringing back hot, fresh food service.  Don’t get too excited. The meals are being served, so far, only in the front of [...]

11 06, 2021

Score $1,000 onboard credit on a Crystal Expedition cruise

By |2021-06-11T16:44:21+00:00June 11th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Offer good during Crystal Endeavor inaugural season By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Here’s an incentive to book a Crystal expedition cruise you can’t afford to miss.  Passenger with new bookings (available at Pavlus 800-528-9300) on  Crystal Endeavor’s inaugural collection of voyages to Antarctica November 2021 through February 2022, receive $1,000 to spend on the ship The first [...]

17 05, 2021

Princess Cruises creates user-friendly link to food and beverage services

By |2021-05-17T16:13:54+00:00May 17th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Dining, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

New Ocean Medallion add on provides freedom of choice By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Well, we were about to sample Princess Cruises MedallionClass on a Mexican Riviera cruise when the pandemic interrupted our plans. We were sailing in March, just when the CDC put the kibosh on cruise operations. But, we plan to sail on [...]

3 05, 2021

A few fun facts about celebrating Cinco De Mayo

By |2021-05-03T16:37:14+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Blog Homepage, Dining, Stuff, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A fiesta of margaritas, mariachis and mirth By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Margaritas Courtesy cruiseable.com Ole. Wednesday is Cinco de Mayo. It’s one of Mexico’s important holidays.  But, it is often  mistaken for the country’s  Independence Day—which is actually September 16.  A date that marks the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in [...]

1 04, 2021

Compelling reasons why people cruise again and again

By |2021-03-30T23:01:16+00:00April 1st, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Ships, Stuff|5 Comments

For the love of cruising by Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Photo of Crystal Symphony in Maui by Richard Pietschmann One of the most compelling reasons that people love cruises so much is the feeling of family on board.  Especially for repeat passengers who go on ships where the crew knows their names. And, [...]