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Silversea Cruises: Reopening & Best Offers

CLICK HERE FOR THE BEST OFFERS Silversea Cruises: Reopening & Best Offers Today, Silversea Luxury Cruises is reopening with some of its best offers ever.  (MONACO — June 18, 2021) Silversea Cruises, the world’s premier ultra-luxury cruise line, will today mark its healthy return to global operations with the maiden voyage of its new flagship,  Silver Moon , from Athens (Piraeus). To learn about the restart of the entire Silversea fleet, please CLICK HERE . SILVER MOON. CLICK FOR A LARGER V...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Greece, Monaco, Iceland, Galapagos, Silversea, San Cristobal, Silversea Cruises, Athens Piraeus, Galapagos Archipelago, Greek Isles, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Silver Moon, Luxury Ocean Cruises, Silverseas

U.S. Passports: Applications and Renewals

U.S. Passports: Applications and Renewals U.S. Passport Applications and Renewals are taking longer than normal. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of State, normal processing times have crept up to 10-12 weeks.  And even expedited processing times have grown to 4-6 weeks. Please, if you have an upcoming international trip, pull out your passport and check: The expiration date on your passport The number of blank pages you have in your passport. We have received several panicked phone ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, UK, Featured, Canada, Medicare, Europe Travel, Travel News, Travelers, U S Department of State, U S State Department, U S Centers for Disease Control CDC, United States Check, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, World Health Organization WHO Money Matters

Travel Reopening Update: June 2021

Travel Reopening Update: June 2021 Here is your travel reopening update for June 2021. Travel’s Back Baby! European countries are reopening at a rapid pace. And while there are parts of the world still shut off to U.S. travelers (Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, for example), Mexico, Italy, France, Croatia, Greece, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, and quite a number of other countries have rolled out the welcome mat. And according to this from Wednesday, President Biden and British Prime Minist...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Featured, New Zealand, Johnson, Biden, Travel News, Canada Australia, Caribbean Island, Roaming Boomers Travel Services

New Ship: American Countess

? New Ship: American Countess In March of 2021, our friends at the American Queen Steamboat Company christened their newest ship, the American Countess. Interestingly, the ship was built using the existing hull of the Kanesville Queen, a former gaming vessel built in 1995. The American Countess was cut in two as part of her planned lengthening, with the addition of a 60-foot mid-body section. Before we get started, you should know that the American Queen Steamboat Company is on the list o...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Mississippi, Kentucky, America, Queen, New Orleans, Memphis, Countess, American Queen Steamboat Company, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, U.S. River Cruises, American Queen Steamboat Compay Okay, Grand Bar Lobby

Dobbins Lookout: South Mountain Park & Preserve

CLICK FOR A LARGER VIEW Dobbins Lookout: South Mountain Park & Preserve Dobbins Lookout, in the South Mountain Park & Preserve , is a fabulous destination for a Sunday drive. And if you’re so inclined, the park has over 50 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. So if the weather is not too hot, you can make a fun day out of it. A Sunday Drive to Dobbins Lookout Carol in Silhouette at Dobbins Lookout. CLICK FOR A LARGER VIEW. Carol and I have now lived in Scot...
Tags: Travel, Carol, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, South Mountain Park, South Mountain Park Preserve Dobbins Lookout, South Mountain Park Preserve, Dobbins Lookout Carol, Dobbins Lookout

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Return to Sailing

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Return to Sailing Regent Seven Seas Cruises is making its return to sailing starting in September of 2021. The first thing to know is Regent’s updated Health & Safety Protocols . Highlights include the following: All passengers and crew must be fully vaccinated Face masks will not be required unless they are required in a specific destination. Please keep in mind that all of this is fluid at the moment and subject to change.  However, everything appears to be movin...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Venice Italy, Miami Florida, Regent, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, London Southampton England, Barcelona Spain Fleet, Roaming Boomers Travel Service

Viking: Three More Summer 2021 Med Cruises

Viking: Three More Summer 2021 Med Cruises Viking rolls out three more summer 2021 Med cruises. And this is in addition to four recently released summer 2021 ocean cruises and a reopening of summer 2021 river cruises with 5 itineraries. Let’s take a peek at Viking’s recent announcement: New Viking 2021 Summer Ocean Cruises Los Angeles (May 24, 2021) – Viking® ( ) announced today that it will expand its presence in the Mediterranean this summer, adding a third ship to sail round...
Tags: Travel, England, Featured, Greece, Bono, Spain, Barcelona, Croatia, Viking River Cruises, Iceland, Washington State, Mediterranean, Malta, Montenegro, Viking, Viking Sea

When Can We Travel to Europe Again?

When Can We Travel to Europe Again? We are often asked, “when can we travel to Europe again?” Well, thankfully, we are very pleased to inform you that the answer is: THIS SUMMER! Travel to European Union Member Countries The European Union consists of 27 different European countries. On Wednesday, the member countries agreed to re-open their borders to fully vaccinated travelers from countries that are deemed safe. While the plan has yet to be signed into law, you can learn more about these d...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Greece, Cdc, France, Eu, European Union, United States, Italy, Antarctica, Travel News, Uniworld, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, COVID, Favorite Ocean Cruise Brands

Uniworld Opens Summer 2021 European River Cruises

Uniworld Opens Summer 2021 European River Cruises Uniworld restarts and opens up their summer 2021 European River Cruises. LOS ANGELES – May 20, 2021 –   Uniworld Boutique River Cruises  announces its first sailing dates for this year. The luxury river cruise company will resume cruising on June 20, 2021, debuting its most recently transformed Super Ship S.S. La Venezia in Italy. Cruises will restart in France shortly after Italy, with first departures for S.S. Bon Voyage on June 27th, S....
Tags: Travel, Milan, Featured, France, Unesco, Egypt, Normandy, Paris, Italy, Venice, Lyon, Catherine, Avignon, Northern Italy, Gironde, Uniworld

Viking Reopens European River Cruises for 2021

Viking Reopens European River Cruises for 2021 Viking Reopens European River Cruises on Select July 2021 Itineraries As you are likely aware, vaccinations continue to roll out around the world.  And in response to this, a few countries are beginning to open up to American travelers. In response, Viking has opened up five European river cruise itineraries beginning in July of 2021 Portugal’s River of Gold Paris & the Heart of Normandy Lyon & Provence France’s Finest Rhine Getaway Her...
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Is It Safe to Travel Yet?

Is It Safe to Travel Yet? Is it safe to travel yet? This question is on the minds of many baby boomer travelers. Let’s explore the latest information from the CDC: Safe Travel: What You Can Start to Do If you’ve been fully vaccinated: You can resume activities that you did before the pandemic. You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business a...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Cdc, United States, Carol, Travel News, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus

Where Can We Travel Now?

Where Can We Travel Now? Where can we travel now? This is an oft-heard question in our world right now. With a high percentage of baby boomer travelers now vaccinated, they want to do two things: visit their grandchildren and travel. While our clients and readers are handling their own travel arrangements to visit the grandchildren, our phones are ringing off the hook for help booking their leisure travel plans. So where can we travel now?  Let’s take a peek… Destinations Open for Travel Haw...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Greece, Mexico, America, Hawaii, Croatia, Iceland, Caribbean, Carol, Tauck, Travel News, Jacksonville Florida, Ron, Charleston South Carolina, Hawaiian Islands

Best of Hawaii: Guided Tour

Best of Hawaii: Guided Tour Want to experience the best of Hawaii on a guided tour? Then let us recommend a guided tour of Hawaii from our friends at Tauck. As more and more of our clients get their vaccinations, we’ve found great demand for Hawaii in 2021. Carol and I have been to Hawaii numerous times, and what’s not to like? You’ve got some of the world’s best beaches, fabulous seafood, friendly islanders with the Aloha spirit, fabulous resorts, and so much more. If you want to visit one of...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Carol, Tauck, Luxury Tours, Kona, Hawaiian Islands, Tauck Tours, Pali Coast Kauai, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Small Group Tours, Maui Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Visit, Mount Haleakala

Best Time to Visit Scottsdale

I photographed these cactus flowers last week. Best Time to Visit Scottsdale When is the best time of the year to visit Scottsdale, Arizona? When the leaves are gone from the trees in the northern regions of North America, seniors, travelers, and snowbirds flock to Arizona by the millions. The big draw? The sun, warm temperatures, golf, fabulous resorts, hiking, Sedona, the Grand Canyon, southwest cuisine, and much more. Carol and I moved to Arizona full-time in November of 2006. Hiking in ...
Tags: Travel, Arizona, North America, Grand Canyon, Carol, Scottsdale, Sedona, Scottsdale Arizona, Sonoran Desert, Roaming Boomers Travel Services

Silversea: New 2021 Greek Isle Cruises

CLICK FOR BROCHURE Silversea: New 2021 Greek Isle Cruises BREAKING NEWS: Silversea begins cruising with new 2021 Greek Isle Cruises. The cruise line today opened sales on brand new Silver Moon voyages to the Eastern Mediterranean, departing from Greece from June 2021. (Monaco — April 15, 2021) With demand at an all-time high, Silversea Cruises today opened sales on brand new voyages aboard Silver Moon to the Eastern Mediterranean, departing from Greece from June 18, 2021. The leading ultra-lu...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Greece, Israel, Jerusalem, Cyprus, David, Mediterranean, Crete, Rhodes, Santorini, Silversea, Oia, Luxury Cruises, Old City, Dormition Abbey

Iceland Is Open For Travel

Iceland Is Open For Travel Hip Hip Hooray!  Iceland is open for travel! The Icelandic government has announced that all those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can travel to Iceland without triple testing and quarantine. Passengers will need to undergo one test upon arrival because those individuals may pass on infections. They are not required to stay in quarantine but shall wait for the test result at their place of stay. Results should be available after 6-24 hrs. NOTE: this is...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Iceland, Aurora Borealis, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises, Blue Lagoon Iceland, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Europe Further Iceland, Iceland Puffin ICELAND

Viking: Grand Voyages & Extended Journeys

CLICK TO VIEW CATALOG Viking: Grand Voyages Viking’s Grand Voyages and Extended Journeys range from 22 to 93 days. Some combine two or more cruise itineraries; others are special sailings that may only happen once during the year. One thing is for sure, we are seeing our clients book longer journeys for post-Covid travel. Before we get started, you should know that Viking is one of our ‘go-to” luxury cruise lines. To learn more about our favorite ocean cruise line brands, please CLICK HERE. O...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, London, Featured, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Sydney, Arctic, Antarctica, Athens, Tokyo, Viking River Cruises, Bangkok, Viking, Bucharest

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Spotlight Voyages

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Spotlight Voyages Regent Seven Seas Cruises unveils a new collection of 13 spotlight voyages. And each voyage is filled with one-of-a-kind onboard and shoreside experiences. Before we get started, you should know that Regent is one of our ‘go-to” luxury cruise lines. To learn more about our favorite ocean cruise line brands, please  CLICK HERE . Ok.  Let’s get to the announcement: Regent’s 13 Spotlight Voyages  Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the leading luxury ocean cr...
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Cruise Lines Ready to Sail Again

Cruise Lines Ready to Sail Again Are cruise lines ready to sail again in the United States? Name another business, other than cruise lines, that the federal government has forced to remain closed for over a year. There aren’t any. It seems that we are seeing a spike in new Covid-19 cases around the country.  But according to this article from WebMD, those new cases are showing up in younger age groups. And if we consider the mob scene in Miami over spring break, it is pretty easy to understan...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Cdc, Washington, United States, Miami, South Pacific, Biden, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Travel News, CSO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Europe Asia, CLIA, Brea

Guided Land Tours

Land Tours: Guided and Private Land tours, be they guided or private, are a popular way to travel and see the world. Ocean and river cruises offer travelers a floating luxury hotel along with the convenience of packing and unpacking once. However, a land journey offers the more intrepid traveler the ability to enjoy a more immersive experience. I have long stated that visiting Italy by land versus poking at it on a cruise ship from the ocean offers a far more enriching experience. TUSCAN SUNRI...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Scotland, Ireland, Ocean, Italy, Tuscany, Tauck, Italy Ireland, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Guided Land Tours, Abercrombie Kent Connections, Abercrombie Kent Luxury Small Groups

Silversea: Arctic Polar Expedition Cruises

? Silversea: Arctic Polar Expedition Cruises Silversea Arctic Polar expedition cruises are the perfect post-Covid getaway experiences. The destinations are sparsely populated, the ships are small, and the memories will last a lifetime. Silversea is one of our Favorite Ocean Cruise Brands , and an Arctic expedition cruise is one of the top five destinations on our bucket list. One of the first things to understand about an expedition cruise is that it is as active as you want it to be. Sil...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Arctic, Antarctica, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Silversea, Silversea Cruises, Nome Alaska, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Silversea Expedition Cruises, Silverseas, Silver Cloud, Favorite Ocean Cruise Brands

Oceania Cruises: New Ship for 2023

? Oceania Cruises: New Ship for 2023 We are very excited to learn that Oceania Cruises is launching a new ship in 2023. We’re excited because it has been nearly a decade since Oceania Cruises put a new ship in the water. Our clients love Oceania Cruises.  Their focus on a fabulous culinary experience and their exciting itineraries keep guests coming back. And a new ship coming in 2023 and a sister ship coming in 2025 will put a cherry on top of their longstanding reputation for excellence. ...
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises: 2022 Caribbean Sailings

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: 2022 Caribbean Sailings Regent Seven Seas Cruises expands its lineup for 2022 winter Caribbean sailings. Before we get started, you should know that Regent is one of our ‘go-to” luxury cruise lines.  To learn more about our favorite ocean cruise line brands, please CLICK HERE . Ok.  Let’s get to the announcement: Regent has relaunched Seven Seas Navigator’s early 2022 Caribbean Season to provide travelers with more choice and diversity of luxury vacations in the po...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Miami, South America, St Lucia, Caribbean, Trinidad And Tobago, Luxury Cruises, Cartagena Colombia, Regent, BRIDGETOWN, Bridgetown Barbados, Southern Caribbean, ST KITTS NEVIS, Western Caribbean

Vaccine Passports for Travel

Vaccine Passports Vaccine Passports are currently a in the world of travel. We are beginning to see countries like Iceland and others open up their borders to those who have proof of a Covid-19 vaccination. Further, I would not be surprised to find that airlines, cruise lines, more countries, sporting events, and maybe even your favorite local restaurant require proof of a Covid-19 vaccination for entry. And if this all comes true, some digital verification is a likely outcome. However, ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Cdc, Blog, Iceland, Travel News, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Vaccine Passports

Ireland: Guided Land Tours

Ireland: Guided Land Tours Guided land tours, in my humble opinion, are the best way to visit Ireland. You can make a quick visit to Dublin and Belfast aboard a cruise ship. However, if you really want to drink in the culture, perhaps with a pint of Guinness, you really need to explore Ireland by land. With that in mind, let’s take a peek at some of the best options. Blarney Castle Tower Ireland. Exploring Ireland by Land Trafalgar, Brendan Vacations, Insight Vacations, & Luxury Gold : Tr...
Tags: Travel, Featured, America, Blog, Ireland, Belfast, Dublin, Abercrombie Kent, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Blarney Castle Tower Ireland, Luxury Gold, Custom Private Tours

America’s National Parks

GRAND PRISMATIC SPRINGS IN YELLOWSTONE America’s National Parks America’s National Parks are certain to be hot destinations for 2021. International travel to the U.S. is still down. Therefore, this will be the year to visit our National Parks without all of the international crowds. And if you have never visited Yellowstone, for example, you simply must. Carol and I visited Yellowstone National Park in 2013, and we were completely unprepared for the natural beauty we would witness. And beca...
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France River Cruise: Rhone River

France River Cruise: Rhone River A river cruise on the Rhone River in France is a culinary and historical delight. To date, Carol and I have enjoyed eight European river cruises. We’ve sampled most of the fabled European rivers.  And we’ve had the privilege of experiencing these rivers aboard a variety of different cruise lines. We are often asked, “what is your favorite river in Europe for a river cruise”. Boy, that is a difficult question to answer. My photo of Café Van Gogh (left) and Van G...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, France, Blog, Burgundy, Lyon, Carol, Provence, Arles, Van Gogh, Rhone River, AmaWaterways, European River Cruises, France River Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Oceania Cruises: 2022-2023 Itineraries

CLICK TO VIEW 86-PAGE CATALOG Oceania Cruises: 2022-2023 Itineraries Today, Oceania Cruises releases its 2022-2023 itineraries and makes them available for immediate booking. “Both loyal past guests and first-time guests alike have shown an almost unquenchable thirst for worldwide travel with our 2022 itineraries and our recently launched 2023 world cruise, and we are certain they will be delighted with this latest collection of memorable, exotic experiences,” stated Bob Binder, President & C...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Featured, Australia, Africa, Blog, Antarctica, New Zealand, Tokyo, Miami, Rio De Janeiro, South America, Caribbean, Buenos Aires, Oceania

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Free Land Programs

CLICK TO VIEW BROCHURE Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Free Land Programs Regent Seven Seas Cruises rolls out Free Land Programs for new bookings placed in March. Travelers are booking longer vacations as they ponder post-COVID travel. And to offer guests options for longer stays, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering select itineraries with free land programs. That’s right. Lengthen your stay before and after your cruise with FREE Pre- and Post-Cruise Land Programs on select voyages to Asia, Afri...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Pacific, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Luxury Ocean Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Post Cruise Land Programs, Asia Africa South America

Silversea Cruises: Galápagos Islands

? Silversea Cruises: Galápagos Islands Silversea Cruises is reinventing visiting the Galápagos Islands with its new expedition ship, the Silversea Origin. The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. A province of Ecuador, the islands’ group lies just 975 kilometers (600 miles) off its coast and is considered one of the world’s principal destinations for wildlife viewing. The Galápagos’ isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species unique to th...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Charles Darwin, Ecuador, Pacific Ocean, Galapagos Islands, Carol, Galapagos, Silversea, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Silversea Cruises, Baltra, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Tagus Cove

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