GUEST POST: WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IN CUBA

Plus – new cruises to Cuba for sale March 22, 2017. Click here for dates. Call Josh for details.

Source: GUEST POST: WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IN CUBA

 

Call Josh for details, the ultimate in service & complimentary amenities with Virtuoso Voyages.

 

Top Producer with Expert Knowledge on all Luxury Lines:
– Silversea
– Seabourn Cruise Line
– Regent Seven Seas Cruises
– Crystal Cruises
– SeaDream Yacht Club
– AmaWaterways
– Viking Cruises & Viking River Cruises

 

josh friedman luxury travel
in san francisco
415.987.0372 | joshfriedmantravel.com
an independent affiliate of travel experts | a virtuoso agency
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four seasons preferred partner,
Read my review of Seabourn Sojourn

and my more recent review of Seabourn Sojourn in the Baltic
Read my review of Seabourn Spirit
Read my review of Silver Cloud
Read all my ship reviews with photos

 

Josh Friedman is an old-fashioned travel agent offering highly personalized 24/7 service. Specialties include high-end and bespoke luxury travel for small groups and individuals.  His areas of expertise include ultra-luxury cruises, customized vacations & luxury hotel stays.  He also plans spectacular honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations and completes trips that clients have started and just can’t quite figure out how to finish.

His relationships built over twenty years with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies will ensure your successful vacation. As a client, you get exclusive and complimentary perks that you can’t get on your own — from VIP introduction to the hotel’s management to upgrades, scrumptious breakfasts and hotel spending credits.

4083 24th street, #460250,  san francisco, ca 94114 cst# 2080753-40

 

Josh Friedman Luxury Travel | San Francisco

 

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Viking Cruises Update

Here’s a quick overview and update from our rep Rob with Viking Cruises

What’s Included | That’s Not Common For a Cruise
Wifi
Shore Excursions
Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks with meals

What’s Not
Speciality Shore Excursions
Cocktails, i.e. your martini before dinner or Bloody Mary with dinner
Gratuities

Where | Rivers (partial)
Rhine, Main, Danube, Yangtze, Nile, Douro

Where | Countries (partial)
Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Egypt, Portugal, France, China

josh friedman luxury travel
in san francisco
415.987.0372 | joshfriedmantravel.com
an independent affiliate of travel experts | a virtuoso agency
facebook  twitter  flickr  you tube
four seasons preferred partner

Josh Friedman is an old-fashioned travel agent offering highly personalized 24/7 service. Specialties include high-end and bespoke luxury travel for small groups and individuals.  His areas of expertise include ultra-luxury cruises, customized vacations & luxury hotel stays.  He also plans spectacular honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations and completes trips that clients have started and just can’t quite figure out how to finish.

His relationships built over twenty years with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies will ensure your successful vacation. As a client you get exclusive and complimentary perks that you can’t get on your own — from VIP introduction to the hotel’s management to upgrades, scrumptious breakfasts and hotel spending credits.

Call Josh for details, excellent pricing, the ultimate in service & exclusive hotel amenities with Virtuoso.

4083 24th street, #460250,  san francisco, ca 94114 cst# 2080753-40

Josh Friedman Luxury Travel | San Francisco

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Mar 22, 2015
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Journey from the Far East
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Apr 11, 2015
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Ancient Empires
Rome to Rome
Jun 1, 2015
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London to Stockholm
Jun 3, 2015
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Jun 27, 2015
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Hong Kong to Beijing
Feb 21, 2015
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Emperors & Empires
Beijing to Tokyo
Mar 10, 2015
16 Days | Nautica
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Far East Odyssey
Bangkok to Istanbul
Apr 15, 2015
35 Days | Nautica
3-Nt Angkor Wat Land Tour
$999 per guest
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$1,000
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plus New Early Booking Savings…
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Singapore to Hong Kong
Feb 5, 2015
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Sneak Preview: Celebrity Guest Chefs in 2015
Imagine sailing to fascinating destinations like Auckland and Cape Town, dining on fresh, local cuisine paired with delicious wine and then returning aboard to mingle with talented celebrity chefs, witness them in action and sample their signature dishes. In just a few short months many of you will…more.
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Call Josh for details, excellent pricing, the ultimate in service & exclusive hotel amenities with Virtuoso. To receive our periodic destination and/or promotional emails, click here.

josh friedman luxury travel
in san francisco
415.987.0372 | joshfriedmantravel.com
an independent affiliate of travel experts | a virtuoso agency

twitter flickr facebook you tube tripadvisor

four seasons preferred partner,

Josh Friedman is an old-fashioned travel agent offering highly personalized 24/7 service. Specialties include high-end and bespoke luxury travel for small groups and individuals. His areas of expertise include ultra-luxury cruises, customized vacations & luxury hotel stays. He also plans spectacular honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations and completes trips that clients have started and just can’t quite figure out how to finish.

His relationships built over twenty years with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies will ensure your successful vacation. As a client you get exclusive and complimentary perks that you can’t get on your own

Oceania Cruises Alaska 2015

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Alaskan Grandeur
Alaskan Grandeur
San Francisco to Vancouver
5/9/2015 | 10 Days | Regatta
$2,000 EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS per stateroom
Plus Your World On Sale offer:
Free Pre-Paid Gratuities
Free Unlimited Internet
$200 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
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Majesty of Alaska
Majesty of Alaska
Vancouver to Seattle

5/19/2015 | 10 Days | Regatta
$1,500 EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS per stateroom
NEW! Plus Your World On Sale offer:
Free Pre-Paid Gratuities
Free Unlimited Internet
$300 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
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Alaskan Glory
Alaskan Glory
Seattle to Seattle

5/29/2015 | 10 Days | Regatta
$1,500 EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS per stateroom
NEW! Plus Your World On Sale offer:
Free Pre-Paid Gratuities
Free Unlimited Internet
$300 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Pre-Cruise Land Tour Preview:
Discover Denali

See big, bold and genuine Alaska by following its scenic highways and famed…more.
View itinerary Request a Quote
Coastal Alaska
Coastal Alaska
Seattle to Seattle
6/8/2015 | 7 Days | Regatta
$1,000 EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS per stateroom Pre-Cruise Land Tour Previews:
Discover Denali

See big, bold and genuine Alaska by following its scenic highways and famed…more.
Simply Seattle
Your package also includes VIP “avoid the line” admission tickets to the Seattle…more.
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6 Haunted Harbors Around the World
From deserted cemeteries and abandoned hospitals to the towers and castles of yesteryear, we’re taking a look at the lore behind haunted harbors around the globe, including two particularly spooky Alaskan legends. In honor of Halloween…more.
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*Fares expire 12/31/2014. All fares are per person in U.S. dollars, valid for residents of United States and Canada, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted), for new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Free Unlimited Internet and Shipboard Credit are one per stateroom. Not all promotions are combinable. 2 for 1 and Early Booking Savings are based on published Full Brochure Fares; such fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all cabin categories and do not include optional charges as detailed in the Guest Ticket Contract, which may be viewed, along with additional terms, at OceaniaCruises.com. “Free Airfare” promotion does not include ground transfers and applies to coach, roundtrip flights only from the following airports: ATL, BOS, CLT, DCA, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, HNL, IAH, IAD, JFK, LAX, LGA, MCO, MDW, MIA, ORD, PHL, PHX, SAN, SAV, SEA, SFO, TPA, YOW, YUL, YVR, YYZ. Airfare is available from all other U.S. and Canadian gateways for an additional charge. Any advertised fares that include the “Free Airfare” promotion include all airline fees, surcharges and government taxes. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply. For details visit exploreflightfees.com.
Oceania Cruises, Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Marina, Riviera are trademarks of Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc.
Oceania Cruises, Inc. | 8300 NW 33rd St., Ste. 100 | Miami, FL 33122

Call Josh for details, excellent pricing, the ultimate in service & complimentary amenities with Virtuoso Travel’s Voyager Club. To receive our periodic destination and/or promotional emails, click here.

Top Producer with & Knowledgeable Person for All Luxury Lines:
– Seabourn’s Pinnacle Club
– Regent Seven Seas Cruises
– Crystal Cruises
– Silversea

– Windstar Cruises

josh friedman luxury travel
in san francisco
415.987.0372 | joshfriedmantravel.com
an independent affiliate of travel experts | a virtuoso agency

twitter flickr facebook you tube tripadvisor
four seasons preferred partner,

Read my review of Seabourn Sojourn
and my more recent review of Seabourn Sojourn in the Baltic
Read my review of Seabourn Spirit
Read my review of Silver Cloud
Read my review of Oceania’s Marina
Read all my ship reviews with photos

Josh Friedman is an old-fashioned travel agent offering highly personalized 24/7 service. Specialties include high-end and bespoke luxury travel for small groups and individuals. His areas of expertise include ultra-luxury cruises, customized vacations & luxury hotel stays. He also plans spectacular honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations and completes trips that clients have started and just can’t quite figure out how to finish.

His relationships built over twenty years with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies will ensure your successful vacation. As a client you get exclusive and complimentary perks that you can’t get on your own

Oceania Cruises | New Reduced Fares Early 2015

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8 Exceptional Offers | Take advantage of up to $1,500 in just-announced, additional savings on 8 spectacular voyages this winter. Each cruise features combined savings of up to $8,000, and select voyages include valuable Your World On Sale amenities such as Free Internet, Free Pre-Paid Gratuities, and Shipboard Credits up to $750.
2 FOR 1 CRUISE FARES WITH FREE AIRFARE*
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Papeete to Sydney
Jan 24, 2015
18 Days | Marina
$5,000
$300
Shipboard Credit
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Hong Kong to Beijing
Feb 21, 2015
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$400
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Auckland to Papeete
Feb 28, 2015
16 Days |Marina
$4,600
$300
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Beijing to Tokyo
Mar 10, 2015
16 Days |Nautica
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$400
Shipboard Credit
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Singapore to Shanghai
Mar 22, 2015
20 Days | Insignia
$5,000 View Itinerary
Tokyo to Bangkok
Mar 26, 2015
20 Days |Nautica
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$500
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View Itinerary
Shanghai to Sydney
Apr 11, 2015
35 Days | Insignia
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Bangkok to Istanbul
Apr 15, 2015
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Limited Time Offer: Extend Your Stay with Exclusive $99 Hotel Special

Imagine that you’ve just enjoyed an unforgettable voyage sailing from New Zealand to French Polynesia, and as you sail towards Tahiti to disembark, you still have the pleasure of lingering another night in this enchanting part of the world. Now you can explore the captivating…read more.
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*Fares expire 12/31/2014. All fares are per person in U.S. dollars, valid for residents of United States and Canada, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted), for new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Free Unlimited Internet and Shipboard Credit are one per stateroom. Not all promotions are combinable. 2 for 1 and Early Booking Savings are based on published Full Brochure Fares; such fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all cabin categories and do not include optional charges as detailed in the Guest Ticket Contract, which may be viewed, along with additional terms, at OceaniaCruises.com/legal. Free Airfare” promotion does not include ground transfers and applies to coach, roundtrip flights only from the following airports: ATL, BOS, CLT, DCA, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, HNL, IAH, IAD, JFK, LAX, LGA, MCO, MDW, MIA, ORD, PHL, PHX, SAN, SAV, SEA, SFO, TPA, YOW, YUL, YVR, YYZ. Airfare is available from all other U.S. and Canadian gateways for an additional charge. Any advertised fares that include the “Free Airfare” promotion include all airline fees, surcharges and government taxes. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply. For details visit exploreflightfees.com. Ships’ Registry: Marshall Islands.
Oceania Cruises, Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Marina, Riviera are trademarks of Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc.
Oceania Cruises, Inc. | 8300 NW 33rd St., Ste. 100 | Miami, FL 33122

Call Josh for details, excellent pricing, the ultimate in service & complimentary amenities with Virtuoso Travel’s Voyager Club. To receive our periodic destination and/or promotional emails, click here.

Top Producer with & Knowledgeable Person for All Luxury Lines:
– Seabourn’s Pinnacle Club
– Regent Seven Seas Cruises
– Crystal Cruises
– Silversea

– Windstar Cruises

josh friedman luxury travel
in san francisco
415.987.0372 | joshfriedmantravel.com
an independent affiliate of travel experts | a virtuoso agency

twitter flickr facebook you tube tripadvisor
four seasons preferred partner,

Read my review of Seabourn Sojourn
and my more recent review of Seabourn Sojourn in the Baltic
Read my review of Seabourn Spirit
Read my review of Silver Cloud
Read my review of Oceania’s Marina
Read all my ship reviews with photos

Josh Friedman is an old-fashioned travel agent offering highly personalized 24/7 service. Specialties include high-end and bespoke luxury travel for small groups and individuals. His areas of expertise include ultra-luxury cruises, customized vacations & luxury hotel stays. He also plans spectacular honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations and completes trips that clients have started and just can’t quite figure out how to finish.

His relationships built over twenty years with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies will ensure your successful vacation. As a client you get exclusive and complimentary perks that you can’t get on your own

Oceania Alaska Adventure 2015

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Award-Winning Mid-Size Ships | Finest Cuisine At Sea
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Sunshine & Rainforests
2 FOR 1 CRUISE FARES PLUS FREE AIRFARE*
Alaskan Grandeur
Alaskan Grandeur
San Francisco to Vancouver
5/9/2015 | 10 Days | Regatta
$2,000 EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS per stateroom
NEW! Your World On Sale offer:
Free Pre-Paid Gratuities
Free Unlimited Internet
$200 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
View itinerary Request a Quote
Majesty of Alaska
Majesty of Alaska
Vancouver to Seattle

5/19/2015 | 10 Days | Regatta
$1,500 EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS per stateroom
Pre-Cruise Land Tour Preview:
Whistler/Vancouver: Naturally Spectacular

Enjoy the natural beauty and historical attractions of Vancouver…more.
View itinerary Request a Quote
Alaskan Glory
Alaskan Glory
Seattle to Seattle

5/29/2015 | 10 Days | Regatta
$1,500 EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS per stateroom
Pre-Cruise Land Tour Preview:
Discover Denali

See big, bold and genuine Alaska by following its scenic highways and famed…more.
View itinerary Request a Quote
Coastal Alaska
Coastal Alaska
Seattle to Seattle
6/8/2015 | 7 Days | Regatta
$1,000 EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS per stateroom
Pre-Cruise Land Tour Preview:
Simply Seattle

Your package also includes VIP “avoid the line” admission tickets to the Seattle…more.
View itinerary Request a Quote
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*Fares expire 12/31/2014. All fares are per person in U.S. dollars, valid for residents of United States and Canada, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted), for new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Free Unlimited Internet and Shipboard Credit are one per stateroom. Not all promotions are combinable. 2 for 1 and Early Booking Savings are based on published Full Brochure Fares; such fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all cabin categories and do not include optional charges as detailed in the Guest Ticket Contract, which may be viewed, along with additional terms, at OceaniaCruises.com. “Free Airfare” promotion does not include ground transfers and applies to coach, roundtrip flights only from the following airports: ATL, BOS, CLT, DCA, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, HNL, IAH, IAD, JFK, LAX, LGA, MCO, MDW, MIA, ORD, PHL, PHX, SAN, SAV, SEA, SFO, TPA, YOW, YUL, YVR, YYZ. Airfare is available from all other U.S. and Canadian gateways for an additional charge. Any advertised fares that include the “Free Airfare” promotion include all airline fees, surcharges and government taxes. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply. For details visit exploreflightfees.com.
Oceania Cruises, Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Marina, Riviera are trademarks of Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc.
Oceania Cruises, Inc. | 8300 NW 33rd St., Ste. 100 | Miami, FL 33122

Call Josh for details, excellent pricing, the ultimate in service & complimentary amenities with Virtuoso Travel’s Voyager Club. To receive our periodic destination and/or promotional emails, click here.

Top Producer with & Knowledgeable Person for All Luxury Lines:
– Seabourn’s Pinnacle Club
– Regent Seven Seas Cruises
– Crystal Cruises
– Silversea
– Windstar Cruises

josh friedman luxury travel
in san francisco
415.987.0372 | joshfriedmantravel.com
an independent affiliate of travel experts | a virtuoso agency

twitter flickr facebook you tube tripadvisor
four seasons preferred partner,

Read my review of Seabourn Sojourn
and my more recent review of Seabourn Sojourn in the Baltic
Read my review of Seabourn Spirit
Read my review of Silver Cloud
Read my review of Oceania’s Marina
Read all my ship reviews with photos

Josh Friedman is an old-fashioned travel agent offering highly personalized 24/7 service. Specialties include high-end and bespoke luxury travel for small groups and individuals. His areas of expertise include ultra-luxury cruises, customized vacations & luxury hotel stays. He also plans spectacular honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations and completes trips that clients have started and just can’t quite figure out how to finish.

His relationships built over twenty years with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies will ensure your successful vacation. As a client you get exclusive and complimentary perks that you can’t get on your own

Royal Caribbean Cruises | 2013 Update

This morning I attended a seminar on Royal Caribbean Updates for 2013.  And there is actually some significant news to pass along.  Like it’s sister company Celebrity, Royal Caribbean is upgrading all it’s ships with the extras found in it’s latest ship.  For Celebrity, that’s to its Solstice Class ships.  And for Royal Caribbean it’s to it’s Oasis Class.

Josh Friedman Luxury Travel specializes in the Suite Life aboard Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Cruises. Ask me about the details of suites and what amenities come along with that. A partial list is below.

More Speciality Restaurants | + discounted package when you prepay for multiple reservations. [So this is a win/win.  You the client get more choices, and RCI gets more revenue.]

More wi-fi

Culinary Upgrade | Gourmet & locally produced options to regular dining menu, managed by Michael Schwartz from South Beach. And new china.

New Dessert Menu |  includes Bailey’s Banana Creme Brule (OK, pack your bags!)

Dreamworks Partnership.  Enjoy fun family (and adult activity) activities with your favorite characters, like Shrek!

Barbie! Yes, you can purchase a Barbie package for your daughter!

Stuff to Do | Flowrider (surfing at sea); Ice Staking (very fun)

SUITES
When booking a Grand Suite or above with Josh Friedman Luxury Travel, enjoy the following exclusive perks and amenities

Fruit plate & Evian on boarding
Chocolate at turndown, every evening
Luxury spa bathrobes and slippers
Gilchrist & Soames toiletries
In-room coffee maker with Starbucks & tea with Tazo
Pillow menu with 4 options
Pressing service on first formal night
Luggage valet (ask for details)
Personalized port and shopping advice
Priority tender tickets (on select itineraries)
Priority departure arrangements
Invitation to the exclusive to the Captain’s Welcome Aboard Reception (4 or more nights)
Limited exclusive pool deck seating (ask for details)
Limited reserved seats for shows (ask for details)

 

Call Josh for details, excellent pricing, the ultimate in service & complimentary amenities with Virtuoso Travel’s Voyager Club.

Top Producer with & Knowledgeable Person for All Luxury Lines:
– Seabourn’s Pinnacle Club
– Cunard’s Commodore
– Regent Seven Seas Cruises
– Crystal Cruises
– Silversea

josh friedman luxury travel
in san francisco’s financial district
415.987.0372 | joshfriedmantravel.com
with travel experts, a virtuoso member agency
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Read my review of Seabourn Sojourn
Read my review of Seabourn Spirit
Read my review of Silver Cloud
Read my review of Oceania’s Marina
Read all my ship reviews with photos

Josh Friedman is a travel agent specializing in luxury travel for small groups and individuals – particularly ultra-luxury cruises, customized vacations and food & wine inspired journeys.  Based in San Francisco, and with clients throughout the USA, his business is focused on 24/7 personalized service to the sophisticated leisure and business traveler.  His personal  relationships with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies often allows for exclusive amenities and VIP status.

 If you’d like to learn more about luxury travel and our services, please contact Josh Friedman Luxury Travel in San Francisco’s Financial District via phone at 415.987.0372  or email: josh [at] joshfriedmantravel [dot] com. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook, too.

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Celebrity Silhouette and NYC

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Celebrity Silhouette and NYC, a set on Flickr.

Hi Readers… Just back from my whirlwind trip to New York City to sail on the brand new Celebrity Solstice.

Pictures from my subsequent trip to Italy are coming soon.

Enjoy,
Josh

Viking River Cruises | Update

Readers,

Here is an update from my Viking River Cruises sales executive.

Some great news below. We are really selling in 2011. Even our new boats coming out in 2012 are filling! What a year this has been. I do have some specials and some great news worthy items below. Also, by now you have seen our new “long boats.” Aren’t they beautiful!

We have some HOT DEALS below.

US LIFTS RESTRICTIONS TO EGYPT:

“The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens that, given the continuing improvements since the January 25 Revolution, the ordered departure status for the U.S. Embassy has been lifted as of April 29, 2011 and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo has resumed normal operations.” ….”This Travel Alert replaces the Travel Warning dated March 29, 2011. “

(see link: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_egypt.html & http://www.iamegypt.org/?p=798 for complete details)

NO MORE CORKAGE FEE ON VIKING:

As of May, Viking will eliminate all corkage fees in the dining room. As you may not know, we encourage our guests to go and purchase wonderful bottles of wine in these great wine regions. If the guests drinks the wine in their stateroom, there was no corkage. However, if they brought a bottle to the dining room, we did charge a modest fee. This fee is now eliminated going forward. All the more reason to think about doing that wine group! Contact your local winery or wine person to think about doing a wine cruise group with Viking.

FREE WINE, BEER & SODAS IN 2011:

This year we are adding free Beer and Sodas to our FREE beverage list at dinner along with the Free wine. If you didn’t know we are also adding all these to lunch in 2012. And of course they will be free!

MORE TULIP DATES:

We recently just opened up some more Tulips & Windmill dates for 2012. This is one of our most popular itineraries and will go fast. In fact, a couple of these dates may have already been taken. If you were looking for a group next year on the dates below. Contact our group department ASAP.

3/22, 3/23, 3/31, 4/1, 4/9, 4/10

HOT DEALS:

Europe—2-for-1 cruise plus up to FREE air! Ask for 21echo

Grand European Tour
15 days – Budapest to Amsterdam
Jun 26, 2011
Visit this link for details
Cruise from $10,399
$5,312

per person
(Cat C)
Up to
FREE AIR*

from Boston, Newark, New York, Philadelphia
or Pittsburgh
Portraits of Southern France
8 days – Chalon-sur-Saône to Avignon
Jun 12, 19, 26, 2011
Visit this link for details
Cruise from $4,599
$2,356

per person
(Cat D)
Up to
FREE AIR*

from Boston, Newark, New York, Philadelphia
or Pittsburgh
Passage to Eastern Europe
11 days – Budapest to Bucharest
Jun 24, 2011
Visit this link for details
Cruise from $6,199
$3,156

per person
(Cat D)
Up to
FREE AIR*

from Boston, Newark, New York, Philadelphia
or Pittsburgh

Act now—limited space! Offers expire May 20, 2011

VOTE & ENTER TO WIN A $13,000 CRUISE VACATION FROM CONDE NAST TRAVELER

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Visit this link to complete Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Survey and a chance to win a cruise valued up to $13,000!

Happy travels and best of luck in the sweepstakes!
Your friends at Viking River Cruises

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Vacanza in Crociera | A Crazy Italian Cruise Story

Buon Giorno! And a happy monday morning to you. This is my first blog post in Italian. It’s hysterical so find somebody who speaks Italian and have them translate it for you. I don’t know who originally wrote it, so thanks to them, and to my friend Maggie in St. Augustine who forwarded it to me. Way back when, Maggie, I and 20 other kids studied* in Florence.

Saluti!
Josh

*anything but italian

VACANZA IN CROCIERA:

Il mio diario… 1º giorno
Sono preparatissima per questa meravigliosa crociera.
Ho scelto i miei migliori vestiti. Sono eccitatissima!

Il mio diario… 2º giorno
Abbiamo navigato tutto il giorno.
Il mare era bellissimo. Abbiamo visto dei delfini e una balena.
Come iniziano bene queste mie vacanze!
Oggi ho incontrato il Capitano che mi è parso un uomo assai interessante.

Il mio diario… 3º giorno
Sono stata tutto il giorno in piscina facendo ua sorta di surf.
Il Capitano mi ha invitato al suo tavolo per cena.
È stato un onore e la cena è stata meravigliosa.
Il Capitano è un uomo attraente e molto gentile.

Il mio diario… 4º giorno
Ho visitato il Casinò della nave e ho vinto 110 €. Il Capitano mi ha invitato a cena nella sua cabina.
Una cena lussuosa e spettacolare con foie, ostriche, caviale e champagne.
Mi ha chiesto se volevo restare con lui, ma ho declinato l’invito.
Gli ho detto che non desideravo essere infedele a mio marito.

Il mio diario… 5º giorno
Sono tornata in piscina e mi sono scottata un po’ al sole.
Poi sono stata al pian bar e ho trascorso li il resto della giornata.
Il Capitano mi ha invitato a un drink. È davvero una persona splendida.
Mi ha chiesto ancora se desideravo passare la notte con lui e gli ho risposto ancora una volta di no. Al che lui mi ha detto che se avessi seguitato a rifiutare i suoi inviti, avrebbe fatto affondare la nave.
Sono rimasta terrorizzata!

Il mio diario… 6º giorno
Oggi ho salvato 1.600 persone… Quattro volte!!!!
Sono molto contenta di me!

josh friedman luxury travel at casto
in san francisco’s financial district
415.248.5079 | joshfriedmantravel.com
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