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19 05, 2020

Crystal Cruises looks to a post-coronavirus future with enticing 2021 river cruises

By |2020-05-19T16:29:01+00:00May 19th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Land Tours, Riverboat Cruises, Ships|0 Comments

 Itineraries detailed in picturesque River Cruise Atlas by Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Luxury cruise operator Crystal Cruises is looking beyond coronavirus. The luxury ship operator is offering more than 145 enticing experiences on  its riverboats. Rolling on the rivers The curated chorus of voyages are available on Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel. Trips [...]

1 05, 2020

How to get back to the pre-Covid19 future in 10 easy lessons

By |2020-05-01T16:15:24+00:00May 1st, 2020|Blog Homepage, Land Tours, Ships, Stuff|2 Comments

Visualizing a virus-free future of great travel adventures By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Paradise in Tahiti photo by Richard Pietschmann Do we have your attention? Probably so since you’re pretty much a captive audience these days. Well we want to shed some positive light your future travels.  Whether you love land tours and [...]

10 03, 2020

The many of joys of cruising

By |2020-03-09T23:47:33+00:00March 10th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Dining, Land Tours, Ships, Stuff, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Ships are referred to the feminine and there's nothing like a dame By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva (this is an updated reprint) My husband Richard and I have taken cruises of all lengths. And will continue to do so as long as we can.   We've done a few carefree and glorious voyages of  28 days [...]

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 [...]

26 02, 2020

Hawaiian Airlines lie-flat seats make flying First Class worth the fare

By |2020-02-26T17:48:01+00:00February 26th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Dining, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Flying high on Hawaiian Airlines Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva r with photos below by Richard Pietschmann “E komo mai, welcome aboard” reads the First Class dinner menu on  our Hawaiian Airlines’ flight from Maui to  Los Angeles. It's  just one of the many touches that make the carrier cuts above  some of the rest. We [...]

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 [...]

14 02, 2020

Silversea spreads the love with zero single supplement for solo travelers

By |2020-02-14T21:11:11+00:00February 14th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Land Tours, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Luxury line's Valentine’s Day promotion for single seafarers By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva I have single friends who  love to cruise alone but hate to shell out the single supplement. Well, this one's for them and anyone else who prefers to sail solo. From today through Feb. 28, 2020 Silversea Crises is waiving the single [...]

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 [...]

19 01, 2020

Swanky Regent Seven Seas to hit the paradisaical Pacific Rim with a splash in 2022

By |2020-02-03T18:07:19+00:00January 19th, 2020|Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Ships|0 Comments

Seven sylvan itineraries now open for booking By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Tahiti by Richard Pietschmann Memories of cruising around the paradisiacal Pacific Rim live vividly in my mind. Each extraordinary itinerary recalls  magical memories exploring  French Polynesia, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.  Doing those itineraries on a small luxury liner like Regent [...]