We just returned from a great river cruise. As I mentioned last week, we spent two days before the cruise in Baden-Baden, a spa resort town, and then were taken to our ship, Uniworld’s River Queen, our home for our trip down the Moselle and Rhine Rivers. Great food, great company, and amazing sights entertained us each day. Here are just a few of the pics I took along the way. The first two are a couple of the rooms at the Casino in Baden Baden. As I mentioned last week, people get dressed up to go here and it is quite elegant. The remainder of the pics are scenes from along the river or on excursions from our cruise.
The other big news this week is that Canada has eliminated their travel restrictions. This is not only important for those of us who live near the border but it is really important for people traveling through Canada or beginning/ending trips in Canada including cruise lines and tours.
I was saddened this week to learn of the vandalism of the Washington Monument in Washington DC. Red paint and obscenities were splashed across the base. This is one of America’s most important sites. Cleaning this will eventually be accomplished but it is difficult due to the type of stone used in the construction.
Fuller Travel Tours, 2023-2024
January 17-February 1 Panama Canal This is a full transit of the Panama Canal through the new locks from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale. Ports of call include Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, San Juan del Sur Nicaragua, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Panama City (Fuerte Amador), Locks transit, and Cartagena, Colombia before disembarking in Ft. Lauderdale. Princess Cruises
May 4-15, 2023 Discover Croatia, Slovenia, and the Adriatic Coast Highlights of this trip includeDubrovnik, Choice On Tour, Cilipi Family-Style Dinner, Split, Diocletian’s Palace, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Opatija, Istrian Peninsula, Farm-to- Table Dinner, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Pletna Boat Ride, and Zagreb. This is a short sign up period: I only have 20 seats and must be done with registrations by the end of November. If you are interested, do not delay. Call or email asap.
https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1131389 Collette Vacations
June 17-23, 2023 Viking Cruise on the Mississippi Join us as we cruise from Memphis to New Orleans on a cruise called Heart of the Delta. I was only able to get 10 cabins as Viking usually does not do groups on this cruise as it is too popular. I have very few cabins remaining. We will begin our journey in Memphis, and sail to Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, and Darrow, Louisiana before arriving in New Orleans. The cabins that I have are balcony cabins. Let me know if you are interested. Viking
July 11-22, 2023 Alaskan Cruise This is an 11 day cruise beginning in Fairbanks and ending in Vancouver. You will experience Alaska on land for 4 days and then board your ship for a 7 day cruise to Vancouver. Call for more info and itinerary. Princess Cruises
September 6-13 Rhine Getaway Explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers, the Rhine. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taste the region’s renowned white wines. Savor the various culinary traditions of Alsace. From Amsterdam and Cologne to Basel, this journey reveals a rich landscape of beauty and culture. Viking
September. 10-18, 2023 Painted Canyons of the West Highlights… Colorado National Monument, Moab, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah’s Scenic Byway 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Las Vegas. https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1131375 Collette Vacations
September 30- October 14 Spain’s Classics and Portugal Highlights include Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia, Valencia, Paella Experience, Granada, the Alhambra, Seville,Cordoba, Madrid, Prada Museum, Toledo, Elvas, Lisbon, Belem Obidos and much more. Collette Vacations Ready for Deposit!!! https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1103746
Coming Soon: Milan, Venice and the Jewels of Veneto Uniworld River Cruise, spring 2024
Have a great week!