Clever videos and podcasts to keep cruising on our minds and more

By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva

cruise lines create ways to keep us entertained on our minds

Pilates at Crustal@home Wellness Wednesday

Updated May 13. Crystal@home Wednesday Wellness video. “Perk up with Natalie Ross.” It’s great for core toning and releasing stress.

Cruise lines are reminding us of the many joys of  cruising through podcasts and videos. Each are enjoyable refreshers courses to keep cruising on our minds.

Cruise are  floating hotels.  They provide passengers with fine dining (and drinking). Champagne moments.  Awesome sun rises and sun sets. Often fabulous entertainment. Pampering in spas. Movies under the stars(on Princess). Island hoping and excursions.

The various podcasts  share on board experiences and tips to use while sheltering in place.  You will discover mouth-watering recipes and cooking demos from ship chefs.  And even cocktail ideas  for viewer’s virtual happy hours.

Virgin Voyages wacky promosLet’s start with Virgin Voyages.   The wacky newcomer from Richard Branson and associates waiting to make its bow.  The company has videos showing how to create stay at home fun with cocktails like this aperol spritz.

More cocktail concoctions can be found on  Regent Seven Seas. For tonight’s happy hour at home watch  ‘specialty cocktails with Catalin” at Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

 Head Bartender and mixologist extraordinaire, Catalin walks you through creating a Star Martini and Gin Made Me Do It, so you can enjoy a taste of #SevenSeasSplendor at home.

Luxury ship operator Crystal Cruises holds a weekly Crystal@Home: A Virtual Cruise Experience, Facebook feature. This week’s podcast stars  Michele Lee .  Cruise Director Russ Grieve virtually sails with  the award winning actress, singer, director and  onCrystal Symphony producer

Windstar airs “Roam from Home”

How cruise lines are staying relevantWindstar is running #ONEWEEKOFCOLOR– a kaleidoscope of colors, intriguing of regional dishes. .

Cruise lines maintaining contact with publicStaying on top of Arctic Explorations

Poseidon Expeditions is keeping Antarctica on our minds through  virtual expedition cruises.

Check out Antarctica in winter,  the wild Arctic in summer and the North Pole. Videos include  helicopter flights, kayaking among the icebergs and safe encounters with whales and polar bears. Silversea Anthology

And  Silversea has a free download of its Tale of Tales anthology.  It’s a  vibrant collection of memories by famous writers who took  the 2019 Silver Whisper World Cruise. The  odyssey began Jan. 6,2019  from the West Coast of the USA and ended in Great Britain.

Meet the storytellers

Some of the contributors are Jude Deveraux; Pico Iyer and Laksmi Pamuntjak. Others include  Sophy Roberts; Tahir Shah; and Paul Theroux.   Harold Koda, former curator in charge of the Costume Institute of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Joining Harold are  iconic contemporary photographer Steve McCurry and celebrity chef  Jeremiah Tower.

You can d0wnload the Tale of Tales as an e-book on your e-reader or tablet at

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