May 2021 – Crown Cruise Vacations
After a year of suspending its tours and cruises because of COVID-19, Tauck has announced that the company plans to fully restart its U.S. tours by July 1.
To prepare for restarting, Tauck ran several departures of its “Wonderland: Yellowstone in Winter” itinerary in January and February. The overall success of those tours was a key factor in leading to Tauck’s decision for a full restart of U.S. tours.
A new riverboat will soon be cruising the mighty Mississippi. In fact, the river is included in her name and prospective passengers are booking up cruises.
“We are pleased with the continued response and support we have received from loyal guests and valued partners ahead of our new Mississippi River sailings,” Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking, said in a news release.
After a very difficult year, Nashville is going to celebrate a bright future with the largest fireworks display show in the city’s history.
The Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th event also will feature country music superstar Brad Paisley with fireworks synchronized to a live performance by the GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony.
People who are ready to travel after the long pandemic lockdown are going to have a chance to take an amazing “Seven River Journey Through Europe” setting sail June 1, 2023.
The spectacular 46-night cruise will take 144 lucky guests on the longest-ever river cruise. Announced by AmaWaterways, the awesome adventure will journey through 14 fascinating counties on four luxury river vessels – AmaLyra, AmaKristina, Ama Prima and AmaVerde.
I never have tea time at home. Much too busy trying to finish up writing assignments, cleaning house and weeding my many flower beds.
On a cruise, however, I do look forward to those relaxing midday tea rituals. In particular, I remember this quote by author Henry James in his book Portrait of a Lady:
COURTESY Holland America Line: Seattle, Wash., May 5, 2021 — Working in close coordination with the government of Greece, Holland America Line has received approval to restart cruising from Piraeus (Athens) in August with four departures aboard Eurodam. Bookings for these cruises will open May 6.
When the American Duchess riverboat stops in Clarksville this year, a special guest will board the paddle wheeler and entertain passengers with his signature tunes.
Music legend Lee Greenwood will visit with passengers aboard the vessel before taking the stage with the American Duchess Ensemble.
Even on a sunny California day, the island was shrouded in fog. We were almost on it before the sun broke through and we could see it well.
The island is one very scary place, and that is exactly what it was intended to be.
Rising from the middle of San Francisco Bay in California, Alcatraz Island drips with the dark atmosphere of danger and notoriety. Perhaps the most famous ex-jail in the world, Alcatraz doesn’t have a creepy reputation for nothing. From the start, Alcatraz was for the “worst of the worst.”