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14 01, 2021

Stunning Silversea Silver Dawn does float out in Italy

By |2021-01-14T19:11:25+00:00January 14th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

The Muse Class ship slated to debut November 2021 By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva It was a momentous occasion for luxury ship operator Silversea Cruises. The line’s 10th , and most anticipated new build, Silver Dawn is ready for her close up after completing her float out at Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona Italy.  The Dawn [...]

9 01, 2021

The butler did it with an unforgettable anniversary the Silver Muse

By |2021-01-09T21:16:57+00:00January 9th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Dining, Ports, Restaurants, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

A little cruise ship nostalgia of a celebration at sea By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva In a scene straight out of Lifestyles of The Rich and Famous, our  Silver Muse Silver Suite  became an eye-popping wonderland of  strobe lights,  red roses and candles with romantic  background music. Two graceful swans, made out of towels sat [...]

6 01, 2021

Honolulu Cookie Company welcomes Year of the Ox with sweet treats

By |2021-01-06T22:51:45+00:00January 6th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Stuff|0 Comments

Perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Valentine's Day gift ideas And now for a sweet spin on the New Year.  The Honolulu Cookie Company is launching its limited edition 2021 Year of the Ox Gift box of yummy cookies.  Nothing like [...]

5 01, 2021

Travel Corporation’s CEO shares his top wanderlusts for 2021

By |2021-01-05T19:15:24+00:00January 5th, 2021|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Land Tours, Stuff|0 Comments

Brett Tollman talks travel says it's time to gad about again By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Brett Tollman, CEO of the Travel Corporation (0wners of Trafalgar Tours among others) is  looking forward to getting back in travel saddle" It’s been  a year to forget in so many ways. But it's now time to start turning [...]

3 01, 2021

How to prepare yourself for the new norms of travelling in 2021 and beyond

By |2021-01-03T20:24:10+00:00January 3rd, 2021|Blog Homepage, Land Tours, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Tips on how to reboot and rejuvenate your mind set after a stressful year By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva First of all we want to wish you a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous 2021. Secondly we want to offer advice on how reset your mind and body after the long travel hiatus. Let’s start with [...]

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+ [...]

27 12, 2020

Cruise ships sailing into San Diego for mandatory CDC certification

By |2020-12-27T22:56:47+00:00December 27th, 2020|Blog Homepage, Destinations, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Holland America among first to send ships to the SoCal port By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Port of San Diego Although they’re not sailing with passengers yet, cruise ships are arriving in San Diego, California.  The first include four Holland America vessels. Each will undergo rigorous certification by the Centers for Disease Control. [...]

21 12, 2020

Last minute Christmas gifts for the pamper-deprived

By |2020-12-21T19:59:47+00:00December 21st, 2020|Blog Homepage, Stuff|0 Comments

 Burke Williams spa kits are the next best thing to being there by Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva Of the many  pleasures I miss during this time of crisis is going to a spa.  I long for facials, massages, nailcare at day facilities, And the pampering plus exercise at destination health resorts such as the Golden [...]

21 12, 2020

Princess piles on the perks for future cruises

By |2020-12-21T16:52:08+00:00December 21st, 2020|Blog Homepage, Ships, Stuff|0 Comments

Cruise line offering ‘Best Sale Ever’ promotion By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva  Princess Cruises is introducing what it calls  Best.Sale.Ever’ that adds a pile of perks to fares. It's throwing in drinks, WiFi and gratuities.  The potables come in adult Premier Beverage Package.  Libations include  hand-crafted cocktails, wine, beer, fountain soda, specialty coffees and more. And [...]