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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+ [...]

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 [...]