28 07, 2021

Silver Moon’s Piraeus christening

By |2021-07-28T20:47:42+00:00July 28th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Silversea's newest ship gets her name while marking lines cruise reboot  By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva It was a Moon over Piraeus, Silversea's new ship that is. The stunning vessel took center stage in an official christening today. Attending the gala event were notables such as  Richard D. Fain, Royal Caribbean Group, chairman and CEO [...]

28 07, 2021

Miami just added as port of call/embarkation to Crystal Serenity Bahamas itinerary

By |2021-07-28T22:09:37+00:00July 28th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Ships, Stuff|1 Comment

The luxury cruise line to reboot pause with series of Bahamas Escapes By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Update to this story.  Crystal Cruises will be using  Miami as a port of call and embarkations for Crystal Serenity’s Luxury Bahamas Escapes* voyages.  The first cruise out of Miami is Monday, August 9. Sailing from Miami will [...]

26 07, 2021

After 500-day pause cruise lines are back in business

By |2021-07-27T19:15:56+00:00July 26th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Ships, Stuff|1 Comment

Let the good times roll By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Hip, hip, hooray! Ships are back in the water.  Several are now heading north to Alaska. Some are doing the Caribbean. Others are in Iceland and Greece. Among the latest re-entry after the 500-day coronavirus- pause is  NCL. And it's doing it with Norwegian Jade [...]

21 07, 2021

Stunning painted mermaid defines Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady

By |2021-07-21T19:16:42+00:00July 21st, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

 Valiant Lady to debut in UK in spring 2022 by Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva   Virgin Voyages Voyages Valiant Lady has a gorgeous mermaid painted on her helm. It's a work of art by  Hillary Wilson who says "it represents the beautiful tension between strength and vulnerability. It's all about a woman  unafraid of her [...]

19 07, 2021

Crystal cancels Antigua itineraries will sail instead from Boston and New York to Bermuda

By |2021-07-18T23:37:21+00:00July 19th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Marks first time sailing from US since cruise pause By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Great news for New Yorkers and Bostonians! You won’t have to go far to hop on the chic Crystal Symphony if you feel like taking a cruise this summer.  The ship will be sailing out of both cities starting August and [...]

16 07, 2021

Princess enhancing entertainment and dining on Alaska cruises

By |2021-07-16T16:32:43+00:00July 16th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Dining, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

It will be a  foodie fest at sea By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Passengers sailing to Alaska on Princess Cruises can expect a sort of foodie fest at sea with endless dining options. All   dining venues are open for anytime visits.  That's not all, you can even order food  for delivery anywhere on board. The [...]

14 07, 2021

Silversea presents 2024 A Sea Odyssey–a voyage of a lifetime

By |2021-07-14T21:25:16+00:00July 14th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Bookings now open at Pavlus Travel By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva   Silversea says demand for longer voyages is behind the company’s extending it’s 132-day World Cruise 2024.  What’s more bookings are open as of today at Pavlus (800-528-9300). Don’t miss the boat. The odyssey visits 65 areas across 14 countries. It also include 40 [...]

11 07, 2021

NCL ushers in the return of cruises with new deployments

By |2021-07-11T16:41:45+00:00July 11th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ports, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Additional  ships to sail in US and International ports for fall By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Welcome to the dawning of the of new age of cruises!  Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is resuming operations from additional U.S. and international ports this fall. Cruises will be available on Norwegian Breakaway, Encore, Escape, Pearl, Jewel, Sun, Spirit [...]

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 [...]

7 07, 2021

A plate full of fabulous Relais and Chateau memories

By |2021-07-07T17:29:34+00:00July 7th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Dining, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Serving up a world  of luxury on an exquisite platter By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva During decades of travel and cruise writing my husband and I collected many souvenirs. And among our most cherished  is a set of four lavish limited edition Relais & Chateau Villeroy & Bosch Millennium plates.  Each one commemorates the luxury company's [...]