Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there. Hope you have a great day.
One of the biggest news events in the travel world occurred this week when Royal Caribbean announced that they had purchased a majority share in Silversea, a luxury cruise line. It will be very interesting to see how this plays out and if Royal allows Silversea to continue to operate as the luxury product it is.
If you’ve ever wanted to cruise with Oprah, here’s your chance. She will be aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale on a 3 day Girls’ Getaway cruise on January 30, 2019.
I just spent the last 4 days at a conference in Las Vegas. We stayed at Caesar’s Palace as that is where the conference was held. This conference is always a good chance to connect with suppliers as well as learn about new technologies and trends in the travel industry. We were taken over to the new Park MGM (formerly Monte Carlo) to check it out. We also had an opportunity to see a couple of shows. I was once again reminded that the days of old Las Vegas with inexpensive meals and lodging are long gone. Celebrity chef restaurants are the norm these days and resorts are getting bigger and glitzier. Las Vegas is still a destination not to be missed.
Richard Turen is a very well respected travel writer and a travel agency owner. His is one of the columns I read regularly. His latest column may be of interest to you as travelers: https://www.travelweekly.com/Richard-Turen/In-travel-you-get-what-you-pay-for
July 29-August 8 Alaskan Cruise on the Island Princess.
September 8-16 Castles Along the Rhine River Cruise
October 5-10 Washington DC and Gettysburg-waitlist
We are taking deposits for all of next year’s tours:
April 22-May 5 Lynn and Lidia’s Italy My number 1 guide and good friend will take us on a journey through Italy to some of our favorite places. We’ll visit Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento,Isle of Capri, Assisi, Venice, Padua, Lake Maggiore, Lucca , Florence, San Gimignano and more. Only a few spots remain. Call for info.
June 6-20, 2019 Viking Homelands This cruise will take place on the Viking Sea.This cruise will visit Sweden, Norway, Denmark, St. Petersburg, Estonia, Poland,and Berlin. Deposit now!
August 11-21, 2019 Delightful Danube and Prague Join us as we spend three wonderful days in the beautiful city of Prague before boarding the S.S. Beatrice in Nuremberg for a seven night cruise down the Danube. We’ll visit the towns of Regensburg, Passau, Melk, and Vienna before ending our journey in the amazing city of Budapest. Deposit now!
September 8-16 Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice We’ll visit Reykjavik, before traveling the Golden Circle. We’ll experience the energy at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur. We’ll have an opportunity to explore caves or lava fields. We’ll spend some time with a family that keeps alive a 400 year old fishing tradition. We’ll stop at the Volcano Visitor Center to learn how families survived during the 2010 explosion. We’ll take a cruise among the huge icebergs of the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. Enjoy the Blue Lagoon or Whale Watching before returning home. Time to deposit! See the itinerary at https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/861057
May 17-28, 2020 Alpine Explorer and Oberammergau We will explore a bit of Switzerland and Austria before arriving at Oberammergau for the Passion Play. Some of the highlights of this trip include Lago Maggiore, Island Dinner, Zermatt, Glacier Express Train, St. Moritz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Mozart Dinner Concert, Munich, Oberammergau Passion Play, Linderhof Palace, Füssen, Neuschwanstein Castle. First com, first served. Check out the itinerary: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/817395
May 31, 2020 Paris to Normandy River Cruise
June 2020 New!! Colorado Rockies We’ll fly in and out of the Mile High City of Denver and then travel to Grand Junction. We’ll visit the Colorado National Monument, Arches National Park, Canyonlands, National Park, and Mesa Verda National Park. We’ll then travel to Durango and ride the Silverton RailRoad before ending our trip in Colorado Springs.
September 2020 Discover Poland
October 2020 Autumn Colors
Have a great week!