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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

23 10, 2020

It’s full steam ahead for Alaska 2021 on Holland America

By |2020-10-24T21:08:34+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

HAL sending six ships to Last Frontier next summer By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Breathtakingly beautiful and feral Good news for everyone who lost out on cruising Alaska in 2020. The game is on for 2021. Holland America plans on spending a full  season sailing this Pacific Northwest treasure. The line is sending [...]

21 10, 2020

Enter the UnCruise Adventures sweepstakes for a chance to win a five-night cruise for two

By |2020-10-21T18:31:08+00:00October 21st, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Ships, Stuff|1 Comment

Contest open to consumers and travel agents By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Galápagos_La Pinta Boutique yachts and small boat adventure brand, UnCruise Adventures is sponsoring a sweepstakes now through Dec. 15 that  aims to appreciate  travel advisors and boost awareness shorter cruises. The contest coincides with the company’s 25th anniversary offers a grand [...]

19 10, 2020

AmaWaterways announces awesome deals and solo cruiser incentives

By |2020-10-16T16:41:44+00:00October 19th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Stuff|0 Comments

River cruises just got friendlier for singles and more By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Prefer traveling alone but hate to pay that single supplement? Who doesn’t. Well  leading river cruise line AmaWaterways has new Solo Traveler offers. What’s more they are extending other specials through 2022. To take advantage of the deals you must book before December 31, [...]

16 10, 2020

AIDA Cruises resumes operations after virus-caused pause tomorrow

By |2020-10-16T17:13:47+00:00October 16th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Second Carnival Corp. brand to reboot operations By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva AIDA Cruises AIDAblu  is off and sailing again. She'll make her first re-entry Saturday, Oct. 17 on seven day voyages from Civitavecchia, Italy.  The ship will stop in Palermo, Sicily, Naples and La Spezia. The line is the second Carnival Corp. brand to [...]

15 10, 2020

Seabourn offering deep discounts on 2021-22 luxury cruises

By |2020-10-15T16:40:20+00:00October 15th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Exciting world-wide itineraries come with big perks By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Just had to share an email from Seabourn bearing good news.  One of my favorite luxury lines is banking on the return of cruises. And its offering a BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE TODAY  deal. They are also offering  additional 10% off*, 50% reduced deposits and  [...]

11 10, 2020

Princess Cruises to spend entire summer season on the west coast

By |2020-10-11T16:50:06+00:00October 11th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

rown Princess to sail from Los Angeles to  Mexico and Alaska in 2021 By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Photo of Crown Princess by Richard Pietschmann Back in the day, my husband Richard and I sailed regularly on  Princess Cruises from Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera. How convenient to  drive to the port, [...]