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Travel News for Week of September 11

By September 11, 2022September 14th, 2022Blog

Hi Everyone,

If you were planning a river cruise this fall, you were holding your breath.  The lack of rain caused river levels to fall to levels that made it impossible for navigation in some areas.   The good news is that rain has arrived in Europe and there has been enough rain to help replenish parts of Europe’s most affected rivers to water levels sufficient for the normal operation of sailing.   Hopefully, Europe will continue to get more rain as it is not just cruising that’s affected.  Many  industries  in Europe use the rivers to move supplies and product and that has been a huge challenge.

Carnival Cruise Line has enacted a change to its Minor Guest Policy effective immediately, implementing a fleet wide curfew for children age 17 and under.  “If these guests are not accompanied by an adult in their traveling party 21 years of age or older, they must be clear of all public areas by 1:00am each evening unless involved in a Club 02 or Circle C teen activity.”   I’m not sure why minors need to be roaming a ship at 1:00am anyway, but that’s just my opinion.

New data from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) found that the United States remains the world’s biggest and most powerful travel and tourism market contributing 1.3 billion dollars to the country’s economy last year.  This was still a bit of a decline from pre pandemic levels but clearly shows that travel is bouncing back.  China and Germany rounded out the top 3 most powerful tourism markets.-Travel Pulse

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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.      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. 11-18, 2023   California Dreamin’    Visit Monterey,  take a  17 mile drive along to wonderful Carmel, visit Yosemite,  Lake Tahoe,  Napa Valley Vineyard tour and wine tasting, before ending our tour in San FranciscoCollette Vacations

September 30-October 14, 2023 Spains’ 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!!!

Coming Soon:  Milan, Venice and the Jewels of Veneto  Uniworld River Cruise, spring 2024

Have a great week!