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1 01, 2021

Crystal’s ‘Crystal Clean+Protocols’ portends future of cruise industry

By |2021-01-01T19:52:28+00:00January 1st, 2021|Blog Homepage, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Cruise lines face changing times afloat By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva There are  some challenging times ahead for cruise lines as passengers face  distinct differences.  Passengers will need to adjust to new safety rules most companies are implementing. Leading the way is Crystal Cruises.   The luxury line is setting the scenario with its  Crystal Clean+ [...]

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, [...]

21 09, 2020

Cruise lines reporting successful coronavirus-free sailings since resuming operations

By |2020-09-21T17:17:50+00:00September 21st, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Companies credit enhanced protocols for successful re-entry By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva A Linkedin post proudly announces that PONANT’s return to the seas has proven without incident. Its yacht-size ships are sailing with fewer passengers and strictly-enforced COVID19 protection protocols. #PONANT has been sailing safely since July 11 and has operated 50 cruises and carried 3,000 [...]

15 08, 2020

How two cruise ships applied protocols to avoid Covid19 outbreak

By |2020-08-15T15:56:15+00:00August 15th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

 Paul Gauguin  and UnCruise Adventures nip Covid19 in the bud This is very good news.  Two cruise lines each had just one passenger who tested positive for Covid19. And both were able to quickly control any outbreak.  And that's big news. One of the incidents was on a PONANT Paul Gauguin's Tahiti cruise. Due to [...]

3 08, 2020

Coronavirus outbreaks hit two European cruise ships

By |2020-08-03T22:21:14+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Crew and passenger infections reported By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva (Getty Images) While the no sail rule still applies in the US, some European cruise line are back at sea. Unfortunately two of them are reporting Covid19 infections.  One outbreak is on  Norwegian company Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen. The other is on  Carnival's [...]

3 08, 2020

AmaWaterways becomes first US-based river cruise company to end coronavirus-caused cruise pause

By |2020-08-03T16:06:02+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Riverboat Cruises|0 Comments

Popular small boat operator  reinstates European itineraries By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva  AmaWaterways  is rolling down the rivers again. It's the first U.S.-based river cruise company to resume sailing. The  company is currently offering  a series of charter sailings on its AmaKristina in Germany. The cruises are open only to Europeans. That's because  European countries [...]

24 07, 2020

Crystal’s game-changing protocols will usher in an age of sterilized cruises

By |2020-07-24T00:16:44+00:00July 24th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Riverboat Cruises, Ships|2 Comments

Luxury line implementing synchronized system for Covid19 mitigations By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Like many cruise lines, Crystal Cruises is using the current cruise pause to enhance sanitizing and safety procedures. It's developing a synchronized system of protocols starting with the boarding process. Game changing rules Calling it  Crystal Clean, the procedures include mandatory masks, [...]

6 07, 2020

Glamorous yacht offers taste of rich and famous lifestyles

By |2020-07-03T17:40:20+00:00July 6th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

The chic Emerald Azzurra yacht to debut in 2021 By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Want to experience the lifestyle of the rich and famous?  Book a cruise on  Emerald Yachts  dazzling new Azzurra.  Just call  Pavlus Travel(800-52309300)  to reserve a suite for September 2021. She's very eye-pleasing.   Just take a look at thee Owner's Suite [...]

28 06, 2020

A relaxing vacation is just what the doctor ordered and Pavlus can fill your prescription

By |2020-06-28T19:50:32+00:00June 28th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dreaming of a luxurious getaway at affordable prices? You're at the right place By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva We could all use some spa time about now and Regent Seas has you covered (Photo courtesy Regent Seven Seas) While we're still in the doom and gloom of the coronavirus nothing can brighten your [...]

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 [...]