/Riverboat Cruises
15 01, 2020

First photos reveal the stunning beauty of Tauck’s new ms Andorinha riverboat

By |2020-01-20T19:11:58+00:00January 15th, 2020|Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Stuff|0 Comments

Exclusive preview of the gorgeous vessel built to sail the Douro River By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Wow! Tauk’s new riverboat is a stunner. Says Tauk CEO, Dan Mahar, "The Andorinha is a truly beautiful vessel." said Tauck CEO Dan Mahar, "She's  distinctly different from every other ship in our fleet, but instantly recognizable as [...]

9 01, 2020

Get triple savings on river cruises on AmaWaterways

By |2020-01-09T18:38:45+00:00January 9th, 2020|Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Enjoy a luxurious river cruise for less By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Have you been putting off that river cruise? Well here’s a deal that might make you want to book it now, at Pavlus Travel  (800.528.9300) of course. The top river cruise operator is offering a special New Year’s triple saving offers on 2020 [...]

24 12, 2019

Looking for holiday cookie recipes Viking Cruises has you covered

By |2019-12-24T21:17:09+00:00December 24th, 2019|Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Christmas cookies galore in Viking's free e-book By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Viking Cruises is offering a free holiday cook book filled with delicious cookies and more. The book includes the sandkaker cookie, a  Hagen family favorite. The cookies are popular in  Norway during Christmastime. It is best to bake them in sandkaker tins but [...]

9 12, 2019

Need a last minute Christmas gift? Santa’s helpers at Pavlus Travel can help you out

By |2019-12-10T00:10:43+00:00December 9th, 2019|Destinations, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Give the gift of travel By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Guitarist strums Yuletide songs for tipplers in Crystal Serenity's Crystal Cove lounge (photo by Patti Pietschmann) Christmas is just around the corner.  As of today, Dec. 9 it's only 16-days away. Have you finished your shopping? Perhaps you just couldn’t come up with [...]

2 12, 2019

A whole lot of good reasons for taking a luxury cruise

By |2019-12-02T22:08:28+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

 A seamless stylish  way to see the world   By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva   There is a special category of all-inclusive cruise lines providing dream ocean voyages all over the world.  These brands include Crystal Cruises, Seabourn, Silversea, and Regent Seven Seas. Each line operates deluxe vessels with  accommodations with balconies. Other great choices are [...]

14 11, 2019

Trafalgar tours and riverboat cruises offering big Black Friday specials

By |2019-11-14T20:33:26+00:00November 14th, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours, Riverboat Cruises, Ships|0 Comments

The busiest online shopping days of the year are around the corner By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva   There are lots of deals to be had on tours, riverboat cruises and other travel options and Pavlus agents can steer you in the right direction. In the meantime here's a sneak peek of some of the [...]

7 11, 2019

Tauck River Cruises introduces the stunning ms Andorinha Riverboat due out next year.

By |2019-11-12T17:51:45+00:00November 7th, 2019|Destinations, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Stuff|0 Comments

The Douro Riverboat embraces the essence the region By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva A full-fledged sybarite the first thing that caught my eye when I saw photos of  Tauck's new Andorinha riverboat was the sparkling pool and deck. Wowie. Take a look. Photos of Andorinha deck and pool courtesy of Tauck According to [...]

7 11, 2019

New rewards rolling out for AmaWaterways river cruises

By |2019-11-05T18:42:14+00:00November 7th, 2019|Land Tours, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Ships|0 Comments

Luxury river cruise operator offering enticing incentives to book now By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva If you’re thinking about taking a AmaWaterways river cruise in 2021 the luxury river cruise line is offering some enticing itineraries and rewards for early bookings. (Just contact a Pavlus Travel specialist).  You can also look forward to  new pre- [...]

27 10, 2019

Get your Viking on in 2021 exploring Scandinavia and more

By |2019-11-14T19:55:00+00:00October 27th, 2019|Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Ships|0 Comments

Follow the courses of the early Vikings By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva “Vikings were Scandinavians.  From the late 8th to late 11th centuries they raided and traded from their Northern European homelands across Europe,and westwards to Iceland, Greenland, and Finland.” Contemporary Vikings Currently Viking is a premium cruise line with six ships. But come  2021  [...]

28 09, 2019

Wine and dine on 67 AmaWaterways river cruises in 2020

By |2019-09-28T23:30:35+00:00September 28th, 2019|Dining, Land Tours, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Ships|0 Comments

Vineyards and historic sights included By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Well this wine lover perked up when learning that luxury riverboat operator, AmaWaterways is offering more than a dozen wine cruises next year. The voyages showcase famed vineyards and historic sights of France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Top North American wine experts, certified sommeliers, [...]

19 08, 2019

12 things you should know about river cruises

By |2019-08-23T21:12:40+00:00August 19th, 2019|Dining, Land Tours, Riverboat Cruises|1 Comment

With words of wisdom from cruise industry doyenne Edie Rodriguez by Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Tauck in the Netherlands River cruises continue to be hot tickets. You can credit  companies such as Crystal, Viking, Tauck, AmaWaterways, Uniworld and others for glamorizing the experience. No longer your grandparents’ riverboats, most now come with butlers, [...]

14 08, 2019

Inveterate cruisers give river cruises a try on Crystal Mozart and love it

By |2019-08-14T18:00:43+00:00August 14th, 2019|Dining, Land Tours, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

After 100+ ocean cruises first Danube cruise proves a charm  By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Keith and Anne Marie Steiner on Crystal Mozart  Keith Steiner started cruising with his family at the age of 12 on the now defunct Home Lines.  Since then, and after retiring from MCI he and his wife Anne [...]

10 08, 2019

How to protect yourself from pickpockets and thieves when traveling

By |2019-08-10T20:59:05+00:00August 10th, 2019|Land Tours, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|2 Comments

The thieves are out there By Patti Pietschmann Mask Criminal Male Stealing Thief Purse from Hapless Female Girl Character Isolated Icon Cartoon Design Template Vector Illustration Throw virtual safety net over yourself when traveling I just read a threat on Facebook from several people who were robbed while traveling. Some lost wallets, passports, [...]

9 07, 2019

Tauck taking tours behind closed doors of King Tut’s tomb

By |2019-07-08T20:47:22+00:00July 9th, 2019|Land Tours, Riverboat Cruises, Stuff|0 Comments

By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Tut, Tut   Now here’s a tour I could get behind. Tauk’s taking folks on after-hours visits to the tomb of King Tutankhamun aka: King Tut.  It is part of an excursion of the Valley of Kings that includes a multiple-night cruise along the Nile on the swanky Oberoi riverboat. [...]

12 06, 2019

This may surprise you but Tauck offers a whole more than tours

By |2019-06-12T19:12:07+00:00June 12th, 2019|Dining, Land Tours, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva You might have thought Tauck only did tours. Wrong.  The 94-year-old company caters to every traveler's taste from river cruises to ocean voyages.   It's a discerning traveler's go to company for personalized travel. During decades of operation the award-winning  company amassed a loyal cultural-curious clientele who will follow them anywhere. [...]

3 06, 2019

Wait until you read about Seabourn Cruises latest ‘Venture”

By |2019-06-03T20:00:01+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|1 Comment

 A super luxurious expedition ship set to sail June 2021 By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Luxurious expedition ships are the latest rage.  Just about every high-end cruise line worth their sea salt is getting on the bandwagon.  And swish Seabourn is no exception. The company is adding two expedition vessels as we speak.  The first [...]

31 05, 2019

Yes, There are great travel bargains for single travelers

By |2019-06-01T20:52:42+00:00May 31st, 2019|Riverboat Cruises, Stuff, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Affordable fares  for single seafarers are just a click away So many people who prefer to go solo are concerned about paying those sometimes inflated single supplements. But there are some cruise lines that do make it more affordable to go it alone. Some of the best bargains for single seafarers can  found by clicking [...]

3 05, 2019

Viking Cruises expands Egypt extensions for 2020 on new Osiris

By |2019-06-01T23:46:11+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Riverboat Cruises, Stuff|0 Comments

Explore Egypt in style with a Viking voyage By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva Is Egypt is on your bucket list? If so this is the right time to plan your trip. Viking Cruises is expanding its Egypt voyages on the new Viking Osiris.  The intimate, elegantly-designed 82-passenger, 41 stateroom Scandinavian-style vessel debuts September 2020. Egypt [...]

26 03, 2019

AmaWaterways creates an app for that

By |2019-03-26T18:59:43+00:00March 26th, 2019|Dining, Riverboat Cruises, Stuff|0 Comments

Keep all your cruise memories in one spot with this handy app What a great idea for folks who enjoy sharing their experiences with others.  AmaWaterways has come out with “myAmaCruise” mobile app that makes it possible to share and store photos and send email cards.  The app, which  is available at Google Play or [...]