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20 09, 2021

Crystal extends vaccine requirement through 2022 on all cruises

By |2021-09-21T18:53:59+00:00September 20th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Making cruises safer for all By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Continuing to help keep passengers and crew safe from contracting Covid19, Crystal Cruises is extending its requirement for proof of vaccinations through December 2022. This is particularly beneficial for folks who enjoy going ashore  hassle-free  during across multi-country itineraries. “The health and safety of our [...]

7 09, 2021

Bookings are so hot for AmaWaterways river cruises it’s adding more options

By |2021-09-07T18:09:48+00:00September 7th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

The popular line is expanding its longer vacation choices by Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Earlier this year AmaWaterways, launched its longest-ever river cruise itinerary--the  Seven River Journey Through Europe. It has been so successful, come fall of 2023 it is offering more like it.  One of which covers 14 distinctive countries in 47 days. The [...]

1 09, 2021

Crystal river cruises that will rock your boat

By |2021-09-01T16:55:37+00:00September 1st, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

The most luxurious riverboats rolling By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Keith Steiner photo Crystal Cruises  riverboats are as extraordinary as the luxury cruise operator  itself. Each of of its stylish ships feature butlers, fine food and sophisticated service.  And,   Life on board each  vessels is a touch of honey.  We're talking  charming, storybook [...]

14 08, 2021

Passengers boarding Tauck’s new Andorinha got a bonus treat

By |2021-08-12T17:00:25+00:00August 14th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Riverboat company staged surprise christening ceremony By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Guests get to attend normally exclusive christening in Barca d'Alva Passengers embarking on the inaugural of Tauck’s stunning riverboat, ms Andorinha got a big surprise. After spending two-nights in a Madrid hotel they went to the board the ship in Barca d'Alva [...]

9 07, 2021

Tauck tags two top execs for godmothers for new msAndorinha

By |2021-07-09T17:54:52+00:00July 9th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Pair to christen the riverboat in August By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva (Photos courtesy of Tauck) Godmothers to be Sharyn Cannon and Jennifer Tombaugh Tauck is getting set to launch it's spiffy ms Andorinha riverboat in Barca de Alva, Portugal next month. And, in preparation for the debut the riverboat company has selected [...]

20 02, 2021

Crystal Cruises to require passengers to have COVID19 vaccination

By |2021-02-20T17:45:46+00:00February 20th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Two shots necessary to be able to board ships By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Crystal Serenity photo by Richard Pietschmann It was only a matter of time.  Now that the COVID19 vaccine is more readily available companies are starting to require proof of inoculation for COVID19. Crystal Cruises is one of the first  [...]

17 02, 2021

Try this tasty Viking Cruises’ Caramel Flan recipe at home

By |2021-02-16T23:46:30+00:00February 17th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Dining, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

While we can't sail with Viking yet it's possible to enjoy its delectable desserts By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Viking is doing a good job whetting appetites for its cruises. The top-tier ocean and river cruise company continues to share some of its chefs best desserts.  Its latest offering is a divinely decadent looking caramel [...]

12 02, 2021

River cruise bookings are booming and here’s why

By |2021-02-12T18:07:35+00:00February 12th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Riverboat Cruises, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

AmaWaterways shares reasons for increase in popularity By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva   According to execs from  AmaWaterways  river cruises bookings are booming,   Company co-owners  Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Gary Murphy say the momentum is being driven by six key factors. One trend, they cite, is toward special occasion travel.  Many groups are gathering [...]

6 02, 2021

Viking Cruises shares flourless chocolate cake recipe to spice up Valentines Day

By |2021-02-06T20:07:16+00:00February 6th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Dining, Riverboat Cruises, Ships|1 Comment

If the way to their heart is through the stomach, this is it By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Hello all lovers, it's just 8-days until Valentine's Day. How are you going to celebrate? Perhaps you'd like to bake a special treat for your lover. And thanks to Viking Cruises we have just the recipe. It's [...]

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+ [...]