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Silversea Cruises: More All-Inclusive

CLICK TO VIEW INFORMATIONAL FLYER Silversea Cruises: More All-Inclusive Silversea Cruises is set to become more all-inclusive than ever, with the upcoming launch of its new 2022/2023 itineraries. Carol and I sailed with Silversea in 2014. And you can find Silversea on our newly published Favorite Ocean Cruise Lines . They were our first introduction to luxury small-ship cruising. In fact, it was Silversea that convinced us that we needn’t ever sail on a big cruise ship ever again. We wer...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Carol, Silversea, Luxury Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Silversea Expedition Cruises, Silverseas, Roberto Martinoli Silversea, Favorite Ocean Cruise Lines, Venetian Society


Regent Announces 2022-2023 Cruises

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: 2022-2023 Collection Regent Seven Seas Cruises announces their new 2022-2023 Voyage Collection. And do you want to get your mind blown? After releasing this new collection, Regent also announced their largest booking day in the company’s 28-year history. They also just announced that their newly released 2023 World Cruise sold out in a matter of hours with the longest waitlist for a world cruise in its history. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE NEW CATALOG New Bookings Ar...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Africa, Blog, Turkey, World, Antarctica, South America, Panama Canal, Scandinavia, Black Sea, Caribbean, New England, Mediterranean, Baltics, Luxury Cruises


Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Exclusive Offers

CLICK FOR LARGE VIEW Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Exclusive Offers Our relationships and affiliations bring you the best available Exclusive Offers from Regent Seven Seas Cruises. For example, coming up on November 13th through November 26th, 2020, you can save up to $8,000 exclusively when you book with Roaming Boomers Travel Services. Further, we have exclusive shipboard credits worth $400 on many of their sailings.  Further still, 90 of Regent’s sailings have our exclusive complimentary VIP ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Luxury Cruises, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Regent Seven Seas Cruises


2020 Cruise Cancelation Update

2020 Cruise Cancelation Update Now that we are just over halfway through 2020, let us give you a cruise cancelation update. European River Cruises As of this writing, the European river cruises for American travelers are shut down through the end of October.  Although, Viking River Cruises just announced that they are suspending all river cruises worldwide through the end of the year. In contrast, a few of the European river cruises branded for European travelers have slowly restarted operati...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Caribbean, Luxury Cruises, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Luxury Ocean Cruises, Luxury River Cruises, American River Cruises American, Vancouver However American


Will Cruise Lines Go Bankrupt?

Will Cruise Lines Go Bankrupt? Will cruise lines go bankrupt?  There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t get this question. And let me say from the outset that I have no insider knowledge on the subject. We interact with cruise line executives daily,  but mums the word when it comes to their internal financial discussions. However, just because we don’t have insider knowledge, that doesn’t preclude us from having a cogent opinion. Let’s Consider the Carnival Cruise Line Carnival is the lar...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Travel News, Luxury Cruises, Morningstar, Allianz, North America Latin America, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Caribbean Europe Asia Pacific Africa, Carnival Cruise Line Carnival, Holland America Line Cunard Seabourn


Options for Galapagos Family Travel in Ecuador

While a great number of travelers to the islands are couples and groups, Galapagos Family travel can be a wonderful experience all around. In this unique archipelago for biodiversity, kids can get much more immersed in nature than anywhere else, with mammals, birds, and reptiles that seem indifferent to humans' presence. "Three feet away people!" is a guide's most common command since even mother birds with little chicks just sit there and watch you go by without reacting. A cruise around the ...
Tags: Travel, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Family Travel, Galapagos, Luxury Cruises, Travel Life, Small Ship Cruises, Quito, Guayaquil, Santa Cruz Island, Mary Anne, Extravagance, Luxury Family Travel, Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos Family Travel


Regent Seven Seas Cruises Special Offers, 2020

? A Special 2020 Offer From Regent Seven Seas Cruises Celebrate luxury perfected with these 2020 special offers from Regent Seven Seas Cruises. To honor the arrival of Seven Seas SplendorTM, Regent Seven Seas Cruises® invites you to celebrate luxury perfected with up to $1,000 in Shipboard Credit on dozens of 2020 and 2021 voyages across the world’s most luxurious fleet. For example, use your credit to sled across a glacier in Alaska, savor an exquisite chef-led tour in St. Petersburg or th...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Alaska, St Petersburg, Santorini, Luxury Cruises, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Roaming Boomers Travel, Shipboard Credit The Roaming Boomers Travel


Luxury Alaska Cruises: Regent Seven Seas

CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER ON THIS PROGRAM 2020 Luxury Alaska Cruises from Regent Seven Seas with Free First-Class Air With so many choices available, how can anyone know which luxury Alaska cruises are best? Well, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is one of our go-to luxury ocean cruise lines.  Take a peek at the following offer for their luxury Alaska cruises. Book a 2020 luxury Alaska cruise with Regent Seven Seas Cruises and receive complimentary first-class air. Furthermore, when you book your Reg...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Alaska, Caribbean, Carol, Regent Seven Seas, Luxury Cruises, Alaska Cruises, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Regent Seven Seas Cruises


Where to Travel in 2020

CLICK HERE TO VIEW 75-PAGE TRAVEL CATALOG Virtuoso Traveler’s Travel Magazine Reveals the Top Trends and Destinations for 2020 We’ve looked into the future – and like what we see. Our 2020 forecast calls for hitting honky-tonks in Nashville, seeing Tokyo’s Summer Games in style, getting wild in Rwanda, and exploring the far-flung Faroe Islands. Plan, too, on traveling sustainably, discovering antidotes to overtourism, and getting healthy doses of urban renewal – think digital detox and sleep ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Alaska, Tokyo, Nashville, Panama, Luxury Travel, Belize, Rwanda, Luxury Cruises, North America Latin America, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Caribbean Europe Asia Pacific Africa, Virtuoso Traveler Magazine, Faroe Islands Plan


Top 10 Spring Travel Destinations, 2019

The Top 10 Spring Travel Destinations for 2019 According to Virtuoso I shot this photograph on Butterfly Beach when Carol and I visited the Four Seasons Resort – The Biltmore Santa Barbara back in 2015.  You can read more about that at this link. I share this with you because luxury travelers stayed closer to home for their Spring Break travels in March and April. Here’s this from our Virtuoso Network: Global luxury travel network Virtuoso® is revealing the around-the-world locations where upsc...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Featured, Australia, France, Israel, Blog, United States, Italy, New Zealand, Luxury Travel, Carol, Orlando, Luxury Cruises, Los Angeles Miami


What’s the Impact of Galapagos Land Tours vs. Ship Tours?

If you are visiting the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador because you love nature and care about the environment, then one choice you make will support that stance with actions, not just words. Pass up the land-based tour options and book a trip with a responsible ship operator instead. You'll have a better experience and you'll see a lot more too. After taking a dip during the financial crisis a decade ago, Galapagos tourism has come roaring back. Visitor numbers are up 50% per year since then, wh...
Tags: Travel, Environment, New York Times, Ecology, Cruising, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Adventure Travel, Travel Industry, Galapagos, Luxury Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Ecuador Travel, Conde Nast Traveler, Cancun, Isabela Island


Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Unforgettable Alaska Adventure

I snagged this photograph in Skagway, Alaska. Regent Seven Seas Cruises: 7-,10-,11-, or 12-night Alaska Voyages Carol and I made our fourth Alaska cruise last summer and this time we sailed with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. And you know what?  I would gleefully go back again.  Alaska is stunningly beautiful and if you take the time to get away from the crowds in port, the surrounding beauty will melt your cares away. Here are a few standout memories from our cruise with Regent Seven Seas Cruise...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Luxury Cruises, Alaska Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises


Top 6 Mediterranean Luxury Cruise Brands

Source: 2019 Luxury Market Report by Cruise Industry News. Top 6 Mediterranean Luxury Cruise Brands Last week, we shared with you the Top 5 Luxury Ocean Destinations. And now that we know that Mediterranean cruises top the list, I thought it might be informative to learn the top luxury cruise brands sailing in the Mediterranean as defined by their capacity. While these cruise lines vary quite a bit in their individual interpretations of luxury, I was surprised to see our friends at Viking Oce...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Carol, Mediterranean, Viking, Luxury Cruises, Viking Ocean Cruises, Mediterranean Cruise, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Mediterranean Luxury Cruise Brands, Cruise Industry News Top, Mediterranean Luxury Cruise Brands Last, Luxury Ocean Destinations, Seabourn Ponant


Lima to Buenos Aires: a Luxury South America Cruise Guide

Want to see South America in a way very few visitors can? Want to visit the big cities, see wildlife, and go through the majestic fjords of Chile without unpacking? Book a berth on a luxury South America cruise and you can make it happen. South American cruises are packed with exciting culture in historic port cities, diverse urban environments, and delicious cuisine on land and at sea. From Lima to Buenos Aires, travelers to South America will find themselves embarking on numerous adventures ...
Tags: Travel, Atlantic, Chile, Sea Lions, Argentina, Patagonia, Peru, South America, Pacific Ocean, Lima, Buenos Aires, Argentina Travel, Ushuaia, Unesco World Heritage, Awesome View, Luxury Cruises


Viking Star Balcony Stateroom Review

How about a heated bathroom floor? Yes, please. The difference between upper premium and luxury cruise lines isn’t always easy to… The post Viking Star Balcony Stateroom Review appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Luxury, Viking Star, Viking Cruises, Luxury Cruises, Med Cruises, Viking Ocean, Viking Star Balcony Stateroom Review


Insider’s Travel Guide: Exotic Lands

Exotic Lands Expand your definition of vacation Venture to those exotic destinations you’ve yet to check off your bucket list and embark on adventures you’ve only read about. Connect with hill tribe villagers in Chiang Mai. Swim with whale sharks along the Ningaloo Reef. Or watch Sawau tribesmen walk painlessly over searing hot coals in Fiji. Travel safely and luxuriously to the remote corners of the globe, and take full advantage of your special status as a Virtuoso guest. To explore Exotic Cr...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Luxury Travel, Luxury Cruises, Luxury Travel Offers, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Chiang Mai Swim, Fiji Travel


Regent Seven Seas Adds Dinner Under the Stars

Sunset Dinner at the Pool Grill Guests aboard all four Regent Seven Seas ships can now dine under the stars, in the open air while… The post Regent Seven Seas Adds Dinner Under the Stars appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Regent Seven Seas, Cruise News, Luxury Cruises


Peek Inside my Viking Star Balcony Stateroom

How about a heated bathroom floor? Yes, please. The difference between upper premium and luxury cruise lines isn’t always easy to distinguish. Viking Ocean’s first ocean… The post Peek Inside my Viking Star Balcony Stateroom appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Luxury, Viking Star, Viking Cruises, Luxury Cruises, Med Cruises, Viking Ocean


For Smoother Sailing in the Galapagos, Get on a Good Ship

There's been a dramatic rise the past few years of travelers doing a land-based trip of a few Galapagos Islands instead of the traditional trip on a ship that spends 4 to 8 nights on the water. These are often marketed as alternatives for the seasick or for those "who don't want to be stuck on a cramped ship for a week." As our latest small ship cruise feature points out, however, there's a lot they're not telling you in those sales pitches. A decade ago, the only travelers who took land-based...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, G Adventures, Galapagos, Awesome View, Luxury Cruises, Travel Life, Small Ship Cruises, Luxury Travel Features, Ecuador Travel, Eric, Baltra, Fernandina, Isabela Island


Would a Galapagos Yacht Charter Make Sense for Your Group?

If you're taking a trip for two to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, it makes sense to book a cabin on a ship you'll share with former strangers. But what if you are planning a multi-generational family trip, a business incentive trip, or a small company outing to celebrate your success? Then it could make sense to charter a luxury yacht so you can take over the whole vessel. Many companies that run regularly scheduled small ship cruises in the region also do some kind of Galapagos yacht chart...
Tags: Travel, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Awesome View, Luxury Cruises, Travel Life, Small Ship Cruises, Ecuador Travel, Extravagance, Luxury Yacht, Yacht Travel, Yacht charter, Andando Tours, Luxury Family Travel, Federico Angermeyer


Make Sure Your Ship is a Green One in the Galapagos

No, you won't find a ship painted green plying the Galapagos (that we know of), but in this fragile environment, you want a Galapagos Islands cruise that employs green environmental practices. Everything we humans do can have an impact on the flora and fauna of the area, so you want to choose a company that lessens that impact as much as possible during your vacation. Luxury Cruising That Is Eco-Friendly In this part of the world, you don't have to choose between luxury and going green. In f...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Wildlife, Ecology, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Green travel, Galapagos, Unesco World Heritage, Luxury Cruises, Travel Life, Ecuador Travel, Eco-Tourism, Klein Tours, Go Galapagos, Go Galapagos Kleintours


Cruising the Islands in Style With Go Galapagos of Ecuador

[caption id="attachment_7250" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Galapagos Giant Tortoise (c) Sonia Kraemer D'Annunzio [/caption] When you start looking into your big bucket list trip to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, the choices can be overwhelming. When to go? Which islands? How long? What kind of ship? This is a case where if you go in blind and try to figure it all out yourself, you had better have a lot of time on your hands. With close to 200 ships licensed to ply these waters in some fo...
Tags: Ecuador, Environment, Luxury cruises, Travel life, Cruise Lines, Cruising, Ecuador tour, Ecuador travel, Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Small Ship Cruises


Like an Onward Ticket, Some Countries Require Travel Insurance

"Passport please. Return ticket please. Travel insurance card please. Thanks and enjoy your flight." You've always been asked for the first thing and probably sometimes been asked for the second. Now add travel insurance to your list of to-dos before you head to Ecuador. That country recently passed a law that all visitors to the country must have travel insurance that includes health coverage. As I write this, the law is supposed to go into effect July 22, 2018. It has already been delayed on...
Tags: Travel, California, Mexico, France, Thailand, Czech Republic, Chile, Antarctica, Argentina, Ecuador, Cuba, Travel Insurance, Latin America, Travel Industry, Galapagos, Luxury Cruises


Panama and Costa Rica the UnCruise Way on a Small Ship

What is your vacation like on a small ship cruise? Well if it's an UnCruise, the better question might be about what the vacation is like off the small ship cruise. Because if you are on an adventure cruise with that company, you'll spend as much time off the boat as on it. You will eat very well, but you'll have plenty of chances to work off some calories as well. On our UnCruise Unveiled Wonders of Panama and Costa Rica 8-day trip, we started off in the Panama Canal and ended up at the Nicoy...
Tags: Travel, Venezuela, Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Central America, Panama, Adventure Travel, Awesome View, Luxury Cruises, Travel Life, Luxury Travel Features, Panama Travel, Adventure Tours, Osa peninsula, Santa Teresa, Ron Zacapa


When’s the Best Time to Cruise Along the Amazon River?

If you're heading to the Amazon River region of Peru, what time of year should you go? Well this might not need to be a major consideration if your windows of opportunity are limited. In most destinations there's a high season and a low season, which may or may not correspond to the months with the best weather. There are some destinations, however, where it doesn't make a whole lot of difference in terms of temperatures. In many tropical climates, the choices are either "wet" or "dry." Someti...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Environment, Wildlife, Peru, River Cruises, Peru Tours, Cusco, Awesome View, Luxury Cruises, Travel Life, Small Ship Cruises, Peru Travel, Andes, Amazon River, International Expeditions


The Four Key Questions for Planning a Galapagos Islands Cruise

There are many ways to experience the Galapagos Islands, including a land-based trip that just makes short jaunts up to a two-week cruise with scuba diving way up north. The archipelago is made up of 19 islands and scores of islets, most of which are home to unique species and habitats. It takes a while to get between the various points where certain animals live and breed, so a longer trip will ensure you experience more wildlife and wild landscapes. For those who want to have the full range ...
Tags: Travel, Ecuador, Prices, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Awesome View, Luxury Cruises, Travel Life, Small Ship Cruises, Ecuador Travel, Galapagos Islands Cruise, Marine National Park


Viking Star Review – Inside Peek at My Stateroom

How about a heated bathroom floor? Yes, please. The difference between upper premium and luxury cruise lines isn’t always easy to distinguish. Viking Ocean’s first ocean cruise ship, the 928 passenger Viking Star, is a case… The post Viking Star Review – Inside Peek at My Stateroom appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Luxury, Viking Star, Viking Cruises, Luxury Cruises, Med Cruises, Viking Ocean, Viking Star Review


Oh, the Animals You Will See in the Galapagos!

When you read articles about the Galapagos Islands and see the stunning wildlife shots, your natural reaction is to think the person who took the photos is a really good photographer. It's also natural to think that baby sea lion or that puffed-up, red-chested frigate bird was the only one they spotted that day. An eagle-eyed guide found the right spot and everyone looked through binoculars and scopes. We think that because in most of the world, spotting wildlife is very hit and miss. Animals ...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Americas, Wildlife, South America, Ecuador, Pacific, Galapagos Islands, Adventure Travel, Galapagos, Luxury Cruises, Travel Life, Small Ship Cruises, Nature Tours, Adventure Tours, Luxury Latin America


An Upscale Adventure River Cruise on the Amazon in Peru

Would you like to explore the Amazon River jungle area to see wildlife, but have a comfortable bed and an air-conditioned room at night? On International Expeditions river cruise aboard the Zafiro, you can get that plus fine food, a glass of wine, and a hot tub. When many travelers picture a journey on the Amazon River in South America, they imagine wild expeditions with lots of hardships, swarms of biting insects, an unrelenting humid heat. That may have been the only way to experience when t...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Environment, Peru, South America, River Cruises, Peru Tours, Awesome View, Luxury Cruises, Travel Life, Small Ship Cruises, Peru Travel, Iquitos, Amazon River, Peruvian Amazon, International Expeditions


The Revamped Galapagos Sea Star Journey Ship Sails With More Style

The Galapagos Sea Star from Latin Trails was a fine ship before its recent renovations: in the World Travel Awards it scored as "South America's Leading Boutique Cruise." They took things up a notch recently though and now this vessel from one of the area's most respected companies is ready to take on passengers looking for some extra perks. Between August and October the 16-person yacht was in dry dock and 70 people went to work on upgrades. The company used this opportunity to change out mos...
Tags: Travel, South America, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Awesome View, Luxury Cruises, Travel Life, Small Ship Cruises, Ecuador Travel, Cruise Lines, Latin Trails, Galapagos Sea, Galapagos Sea Star, Sea Star Journey