Update on Regent’s new ship, Seven Seas Explorer

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Prestige Cruises, parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Cruises, revealed more details regarding the ship they’re building in their IPO filing to the SEC this week. Skipping over the blah-blah to the juicy bits: How long must I wait? Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer will debut in the summer of 2016. The rooms: Of course, […]

Regent Cruises orders new ship!

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Regent Cruises has just announced a new ship order. My favorite ship (Seven Seas Mariner) is finally getting a sister, and she sounds fabulous! For 738 guests (just a bit more than the Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Voyager), the new ship will be named Seven Seas Explorer and will be the luxury line’s third […]

I’m quoted in the Wall Street Journal!

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I was quoted in the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch today on how traveling to the Mediterranean could save your life. Elizabeth O’Brien’s piece called “Save Your Life: Eat tomatoes and mozzarella” discusses the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Well, who better than I to discuss the pleasures of eating one’s way through Europe to fully experience a destination […]

Join me in Alaska this June

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You’re invited to join me on an Alaska cruise June 12-19, 2013 aboard Regent Cruises’ 490-passenger Seven Seas Navigator for a 7-night “Alaskan Discovery” cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage. I’m looking forward to bear watching by seaplane, dog sledding on a glacier and whale watching at night.  I hope you can join me on this adventure! Click here for […]

CRUISE NEWS: Winstar buys half Seabourn’s fleet

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Windstar Cruises announced the purchase of three Seabourn ships yesterday (here’s a link to the press release). The original Seabourn fleet consisting of 208-passenger yachts Seabourn Pride (1988), Seabourn Spirit (1989), and Seabourn Legend (1988) will join Windstar’s fleet of three tall-masted sailing ships Wind Spirit (1988), Wind Star(1986), and Wind Surf (1990).  The Seabourn Pride will be the first ship to enter Windstar’s fleet in April of 2014.  After renovations, the re-branded and re-named Pride will […]

Valentine’s Day News: US Air and American are engaged!

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Big news: US Airways and American Airlines are engaged! Here’s the website created to update us on the progress of the new American Airlines. Love is in the air! Don’t panic: it usually takes a couple years before the complete merger takes place. It will be business as usual at both airlines (which isn’t saying that service has been great with […]

Exciting travel news: Tzell will merge with Protravel

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Tzell Travel Group signs deal to merge with Protravel International, Inc. Newly-combined New York City-headquartered travel agency powerhouses to represent over $2.35 billion in annual sales volume Today, Tzell Travel Group– a Travel Leaders Group company – is announcing that it has signed an agreement to merge with Protravel International, pending government antitrust approval. This […]

Once-In-A-Lifetime Africa with Jane Goodall

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FEATURING WORLD-FAMOUS PRIMATOLOGIST and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, and 20-year National Geographic magazine contributing photographer, speaker, author and teacher, Joel Sartore. Only 20 guests will have the opportunity to join this 20-day fully escorted luxury safari journey from July 9 – 28, 2013, […]

St. Petersburg, here I come!

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My Baltic Cruise departure date finally approaches and I wanted you to know my schedule. My last day at work will be Thursday July 19, and I won’t be back at my desk until Monday August 6. If you anticipate any travel needs, please get in touch as soon as possible so I can help […]

Travel News!

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I am excited to announce an important change in my business that will have significant benefits both for you and for me: I have joined the Tzell Travel Group, one of the nation’s largest travel management companies. You will continue to receive the same personal service from me you’ve come to expect, and I think you’ll […]