Travel with me in 2022
I know we’re not out of this yet, but I remain optimistic. I have clients at sea, as I write this and one of the most comforting things I have is a text from a client, on my phone, which reads:
Aug. 20, 2021 Someone tested positive for COVID-19. They have been removed from the ship and the individuals who were identified through the contact tracing bracelet that we wear were isolated and have all tested negative. Love the ship and the crew.”
The clients were Connie and Charlie Brown. I am not making that name up. He’s real. The ship was Celebrity Equinox, sailing the Caribbean, out of Fort Lauderdale. She is a big one, and was about half full, per COVID rules. It tells me, what I have been feeling in my bones, that cruise ships now are very, very safe places. They have to be. It’s their one chance. I have talked to Connie since they are now back. She has nothing but praise for ship and crew. The ship was a lot safer than Florida!
All the cruise lines are booking with money-back guarantees, like we never saw, before 2020. They want us back, and we want to be back. I am tired of canceling and re-booking, canceling again and re-booking again, but I’ll keep doing it as long as necessary, until we all get our lives back. Luckily, there’s good WiFi at sea, now, so I can sail and still take care of my clients, from anywhere in the world. I take the best care of all, when you are sailing with me.
So, do please come sail with me in 2022. My Distinctive Voyages are very distinctive, indeed. I have Oceania and Crystal. Come share one with me.
The Oceania is a repositioning cruise on Marina and quite inexpensive. There are only Verandahs left, but you can have one for about $3500 per person, double occupancy, plus taxes and fees. or a suite for about $5000 ppdo, and it’s a 16 day cruise! Miami to Rome! Crystal wants about the same amount for only 8 days, but they include even more, never leave North America, and I take you home with me at the end and show you Montreal as only someone who was born here can. I include private homes, exclusive clubs, local characters, etc.
Here are the itineraries and links to the cruises on the respective cruise lines’ sites, but please don’t click through to buy. If you want to travel with me, and get my add-ons and TLC, you have to buy it from me. It’s the same price and I chase all the sales and such that happen after you buy, so you always get the best deal. Because these are all Distinctive Voyages, there’s a free cocktail party, a nice shipboard credit or a shore excursion, and whatever I can dream up on each of them. Yacht Club de Monaco, anyone?
Here they are:
Oceania Cruises 16-days from Miami, Florida, United States to Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Come join me, Tricia Harrold, Pat Gustafson and Mike Desky in March
Passage to the Old World Marina – March 19 to April 4
|Mar 19 Sat||Miami, Florida, United States||Embark 1 PM||7 PM|
|Mar 20 Sun||Cruising the Atlantic Ocean|
|Mar 21 Mon||Cruising the Atlantic Ocean|
|Mar 22 Tue||Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda||8 AM||6 PM|
|Mar 23 Wed||Cruising the Atlantic Ocean|
|Mar 24 Thu||Cruising the Atlantic Ocean|
|Mar 25 Fri||Cruising the Atlantic Ocean|
|Mar 26 Sat||Cruising the Atlantic Ocean|
|Mar 27 Sun||Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal||8 AM||6 PM|
|Mar 28 Mon||Cruising the Atlantic Ocean|
|Mar 29 Tue||Funchal (Madeira), Portugal||8 AM||5 PM|
|Mar 30 Wed||Cruising the Atlantic Ocean|
|Mar 31 Thu||Malaga, Spain||8 AM||6 PM|
|Apr 1 Fri||Cruising the Mediterranean Sea|
|Apr 2 Sat||Provence (Marseille), France||8 AM||6 PM|
|Apr 3 Sun||Monte Carlo, Monaco||8 AM||5 PM|
|Apr 4 Mon||Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy||Disembark 8 AM|
CRYSTAL – LUXURY OCEAN CRUISE FROM NEW YORK CITY TO QUEBEC CITY OCT 13 – 21, 2022, 8 NIGHTS
8 Night Ocean Cruise From New York City to Québec City | Crystal Cruises on October 13, with Helen’s tour of Montreal at the end
|Oct.B, Thu||NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA||Embark PM||6:00PM|
|2||Oct. 14, Fri||NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, USA||8:00AM||5:00 PM|
|3||Oct. 15, Sat||BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA||B:ooAM||6:00PM|
|4||Oct. 16, Sun||BAR HARBOR, MAINE, USA||7:00AM||5:00 PM|
|5||Oct. 17, Mon||CRUISING THE EAST COAST OF USA|
|6||Oct.1B, Tue||CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD||9:00AM||5:00 PM|
|7||Oct. 19, Wed||CRUISING THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE,|
|8||Oct. 20, Thu||QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC, CANADA||8:00AM|
|9||Oct. 21, Fri||QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC, CANADA||Disembark AM|
Shoot me an email or give me a dingle, if any of this interests you. I’d love to sail with you.
Robbie needs staff, too. My very downtown apartment comes with a parking space, a gym and a pool and there’s a Jacuzzi right in the apartment. Let me know if you are interested in vacationing in Montreal. Possible dates include this November, March-April, 2022 coinciding with Miami to Rome, above, June 20 – July 15 or so, 2022, but not coinciding with the Crystal Colors Cruise. That spot is taken.
Glenn Coates said:
WOW!! Good for you! Hot summer.. yuk !! Nice today.. Never a word from Roberto You take care – Hugs, Glenn
Jackie Winner said:
Hi Helen! It’s so great to hear from you – and to see that you too are trying to get back to the sea! We are overbooked for 2022 – Easter Island/Patagonia/Atacama Desert Land Tour with A&R in Feb, two weeks outside Cancun with family in March to celebrate my Mom’s 95th birthday, 28 day Transatlantic/Mediterranean cruise on HAL April/May, north Georgia mountains for a wedding in late May, (hopefully) a Russian River Cruise on Uniworld in June, UU conference at WCU in July, African Safari to Kenya & Tanzania thru A&R in August, Caribbean Cruise with Grandtwins in Sept, and HAL Grand Africa in Oct/Nov/Dec. All are trips rolled over from these last 18 months except Easter Island – and since they are all in various stages of having been paid for, we pretty much have to complete them before we schedule anything else lol! But maybe one of these days we’ll get to travel with you again! Hope so! We had such a good time with you on the HAL World Cruise in 2015! Happy Travels! With Love,Jackie & Harold Winner
Helen Megan said:
Ah, yes, the happy hours. They were one of my favorite parts of the cruises.
Helen Megan said:
Ah, yes, the happy hours. Great to hear from you and that you are doing so well.
Joan R Westgate said:
Helen, you expert planning & concern for others is splendid as usual. Wish I could join you 🙂 Joan Westgate
So happy to learn that you are healthy and safe, and that youâre itching to get back to it!
Enjoy to the full!
Drop a line when you can.
From Deep in the Heart of Texas ~
Karen Lord said:
We are interested in your downtown apartment for November and possibly March-April 2022.
You may recall we met you and Elvon in 2010 on the Rotterdam and again, we think, on the Westerdam. You invited us to join you in Puerto Escondido, Mexico but we were unable to go.
We each have a Facebook presence (Karen is Karen Lord Twynam and Paul is Paul Twynam).
Warm regards, Karen and Paul Twynam Toronto, Ontario 647-716-0062
Helen Megan said:
Super. Of course I remember you. So glad we kept in touch. November is spoken for but March-April is available. I’ll email or call you in a day or two.