Good Morning from Britain

London isn’t know for its balmy days but we lucked out. Sunnyish and warm. And the City is beautiful as ever. Probably my 10th visit since my first at age 15. Enjoying my morning at the very British Rosewood London. Off today with Silversea and the Silver Cloud. More on that later. Have a great day.

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Gay Luxury Cruise | Greek Islands

Updated 21 August 2017

Originally posted Spring 2017 | I finally received almost all of what I needed from Silversea to get this big ol gay vacation going in Sept 2018.   Should be a lot of fun.  If you’re in San Francisco, Ray has promised to lead weekly exercise classes between now and next September so we’ll all look great in our new swimsuits.  If you’re not local, we’ll see about chapters in your town.  See below for inspiration (yes, i took this):

Seabourn-Sojourn_0057

Here’s what we have going:

Dates| 16 – 23 September, 2018

Itinerary | Click here for details.  It begins and ends in Athens (Piraeus) and visits the Greek Islands of Hydra, Mykonos, Kos, Santorini, and Volos. It also visits the famous ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ephesus, via it’s port of Kusadasi, Turkey.  A preliminary list of shore excursions is here.

Cruise Line | Silversea

josh’s notes / one of the top 4 cruise lines. all small ships. all inclusive of wine, spirits (en-suite too),  espresso drinks, etc, gratuities, wifi (1 hr/day),  shuttles in most ports, butler service, 24 hour in-room dining

Demographics | For the most part Silversea attracts a very well heeled guest. Mostly American, but you’ll find Aussies, Brits, a few South Americans and scattered others.  You’ll usually see a couple to a few gay couples but we plan to upend that! The LGBT mix is American/non-American as well, and usually men.

Ship | Silver Whisper

  josh’s notes / 382 guests, 302 crew, built 2001, refurbished december 2016, 28k gross registered tons (that’s not big), 7 passenger decks, registry Bahamas, officers are mostly Italian and crew is from all over.

Pricing | The ship has generally 4 types of suites and they’re all referenced here.  1) without a veranda, 2) with a shared veranda (a little unusual), 3) with a private veranda and 4) big suites. 1-3 are all the same size at 287 Sq Ft plus veranda if applicable with another 58 Sq Ft. A deck plan with suite configurations is here.

Prices are per person, based on 2 to a suite, and include all taxes. Very easy.  There should also be a discount for those who have sailed with Silversea before. Currently (Aug 2017) AIR IS FREE and Business Class is only $1,198 round-trip, from many cities in the USA.

By booking with our group you receive a $150 per person ship board credit which can be used toward any shore excursion, spa treatment or boutique purchase.  We’ll also have a private cocktail party or two during the cruise to liven things up.   I’m planning on our exclusive amenities as well! Ideas welcome.

Book and pay by 8/30/2017 and receive a 10% discount. Should Silversea have any other promotions later on you would be eligible to add that to your booking, but the booking would have to be repriced at that time.

Single?   Silversea has a  good promotion now for a 25% supplement for your own suite.  Normally you’d pay double.  My guess is that this will not last. (I was right, it’s already gone up to 50%)

Trip insurance is optional and advisable. Ask for details.

Before & After | There are a million places to visit before and after but I’m thinking maybe some of us would want to spend time in famous gay Mykonos before. The ship does go there, but one day just isn’t enough. Let me know what you think.  I’ve been to Athens several times back in the day, and it’s worth a couple of days at least + there are many sites nearby you can do on day trips.   I’ve been friends with the sales manager of the 2 Starwood Luxury Collection hotels in Athens for 30 years and she’ll take great care of us.

More Infomation & To Book |  Just call or email with your questions and I’ll set you up.

Friends | By all means, invite everybody you know.  This group is starting in San Francisco but expect it to go nationwide and global.

Josh

legal disclaimer / i apologize if any of the above facts are alternative. it was not my intent and like somebody else we know, i’m not responsible.

 

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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.

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Silversea to Refurbish Fleet

Silversea has posted on their website a major refurbishment of their fleet, worth $170 million.  In 2016, Silver Whisper, Silver Wind and Silver Discover will see changes, with other ships being beautified in 2017. Always good to get a lift.

For more details, visit Silversea’s site.

And call Josh for details, the ultimate in service & complimentary amenities with Virtuoso Travel’s Voyager Club (Virtuoso Voyages).

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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.

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Silversea | Silver Muse

From the Silversea sales team. Click below to get to the video. (Yes, it’s a bit dramatic)

With less than one year to go, the simply divine Silver Muse springs to life in her first ever video. Designed to offer guests a sneak peek of what they can expect once on board, the film emphasises her bespoke design, master craftsmanship, all-suite accommodation as well as her unprecedented outdoor comfort. A separate focus is given over to her culinary experience, underlining her world-class chefs and eight exclusive restaurants. The film celebrates what will surely be the most beautiful ship to ever grace the oceans.

 

 

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– Ponant Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
– AmaWaterways
– Viking Cruises & Viking River Cruises

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.

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

 

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Christening | Regent Seven Seas Explorer Live at 3pm EDT

Direct from Monte Carlo click here for the live presentation. Very fun ! Early reports from Europe say it’s a very fabulous ship!

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Top Producer with Expert Knowledge on all Luxury Lines:
– Silversea
– Seabourn’s Pinnacle Club
– Regent Seven Seas Cruises
– Crystal Cruises
– SeaDream Yacht Club
– Ponant Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
– AmaWaterways
– Viking Cruises & Viking River Cruises

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.

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

 

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Silversea Expeditions | Update

 

I just learned about what Silversea Cruises is up to with their Expeditions division.  This is not to be confused with their original, non-expedition, fleet which is still cruising the wonderful Mediterranean and other areas around the world.

Big difference from the regular Silversea fleet
The 3 small ships carry no more than 130 guests and all excursions are included.  In 2017 Silver Cloud will join this fleet, increasing it to 4, and she’s a bit bigger at 200 guests.

Overall

Experienced guides like you’d find with other companies who have been doing this for years, like Lindblad.

Themed voyages:  bird watching, photography, culinary, wellness, diving are examples

Destinations

Antarctica / 10 and 18 day voyages on Silver Cloud. And with just 200 guests she will be much more flexible than larger ships in ‘shore’ events.  Josh: This is a big difference with the competition

Galapagos / choice of 2 itineraries

Western itinerary:  more snorkeling focused, less birds, penguins
North central itinerary: more birds and more hiking

Misc Galapagos Info:
No walkers or canes but plenty of help for aging baby boomers
Landings can be dry or wet / maybe 1 to 2 feet of water.
Walks at different difficulty levels
Zodiac cruises – looks fun
Kayaking too
Two activity times per day.  Early start. Back for lunch; then out again and back for dinner at 630 or 7pm

Silver Explorer, basically circling the entire Atlantic (Antarctica / Africa (west coast)  / Europe (Portugal, France) / Scandinavian Islands / Arctic / New England / So America (east coast).

Silver Discover, circling the entire Pacific (Australia/NZ, Micronesia/Polynesia, Exotic Alaska, Russian Far East, India,

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– Ponant Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
– AmaWaterways
– Viking Cruises & Viking River Cruises

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.

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

 

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See the Grand Prix de Monaco aboard Silversea | 2016

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There is nothing like the thrill and ambiance in Monaco during the weekend of the Grand Prix de Monaco. Your client(s) can join us aboard voyage 5613 and experience one of the world’s most glamorous and prestigious racing events along this sweep of the Mediterranean.

Yet there is so much more: explore Napoleon’s birthplace on the rugged isle of Corsica, visit museums and medieval cities in Mallorca and wander quaint Italian Riviera towns that have seen both princes and pirates. This cruise is dense with once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

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Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Grand Prix de Monaco!

Day 1: Time trials – May 28th 2016
Day 2: Race Day – May 29th 2016

Duration: 2 Days

Highlights: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure is anticipated to sell out well before final payment deadline (120 days prior). It requires advance booking with Silversea Reservations and must be prepaid at the time of booking. It is non-refundable at the time the programme is added to your client(s)’ completed cruise booking. There is nothing like the thrill and ambiance in Monaco during the weekend of the Grand Prix de Monaco. Your client(s) can watch and take in the spectacle from the Balcony of the Club F1 Monaco Dance Academy while enjoying inclusive hospitality and a comfortable vantage point.

Day One: After tendering ashore your client(s) will depart the pier and transfer via air conditioned van to the F1 Monaco Dance Academy. They may try the F1 simulator to get the feeling that they are driving an F1 car. A live band will provide the entertainment today while they sip cocktails and watch the all-important time trials. There will be an opportunity for a question and answers with a former F1 driver before an exclusive buffet lunch. At the end of the day the choice is theirs, a van will be able to transfer them back to the tender dock or they may wish to use the opportunity to stroll back and soak up some more Grand Prix fever!

Day Two: Your client(s) will enjoy breakfast before tendering ashore, transfer by van to the F1 Monaco Dance Academy for the start of the Grand Prix de Monaco – the most exciting and famous Formula One race in the world. Comprised of 78 laps, drivers navigate through city streets in a clockwise direction, from St. Devote into Casino Square, downhill, past the hotels before the infamous hairpin turn at the Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel. They even soar through the tunnel at speeds of 170 mph (274 kph)! The skill demonstrated as the drivers downshift, negotiate curves, hills, and sharp turns enthrals all who watch. This racing and social highlight of the year ends with the wave of the checkered flag. A buffet lunch will be set up and beverages will be available throughout the day. There will be an additional question and answer period with a former F1 driver today. At the end of the race your client(s) may take the van back to the ship or again stroll through Monte Carlo. This Land Adventure includes, transfers, F1 Monaco Dance Academy tickets for the time trials and final race, buffet lunch and cocktails, a former Formula One guest speaker, and Silversea’s exclusive Grand Prix Race Essentials.

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Silversea Fare Guarantee Programme
Book early when the best inventory is available and get the privilege of being able to select your desired suite. You will also be able to benefit from any future reductions in the Silver Privilege fares for your voyage, upon request.

Terms & Conditions: All Silver Privilege Fares shown are cruise-only, in US dollars, per guest, based on double-occupancy in a Vista Suite. Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all suite categories cannot be guaranteed. Fares for single guests are available upon request. Additional restrictions may apply. All fares, savings, offers, itineraries and programmes are subject to change without notice. Voyage highlights, excursions and Enrichment Programmes shown are subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice. All information herein is accurate and in effect at time of printing. Silversea reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions. Visit Silversea.com for complete Terms and Conditions. Ships’ registry: Bahamas.

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Read my review of Seabourn Sojourn
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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

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Silversea’s Silver Muse | All About this New Ship

Greetings clients & friends,

This is what I just learned about Silversea’s newest ship, Silver Muse, set to sail in April 2017. Booking is now available for her inaugural sailing including her full Circle South America itinerary. Virtuoso Voyager Club benefits most likely apply to certain segments.

SILVER MUSE | The 6th general cruising ship in the Silversea Fleet

In addition to these ships they have 3 expedition vessels covering specialized destinations including the Galapagos, the Poles and “the remote archipelagos of the vast Pacific.”

Many connecting and larger suite options; perfect for families (1/3 of all suites)

Owners Suite up to 1,389 Sq Ft including a 129 Sq Ft veranda

Dining/ Biggest news is that there is NO main restaurant! Instead there are 8 venues including Italian, Pizzeria,  Japanese,  French (Relais & Chateau),  Meat/Seafood and their very own Hot Rocks, a unique grill (ask me for details as I’ve experienced).   Of these, one of the largest (meat/seafood) will seat 160 guests and is deemed “very formal.” and although the dress code hasn’t been established you can be sure tuxedos and gowns are history.

La Terrazza (Italian) will seat 240 guests in an informal setting. From my experience on board other Silversea ships this will be the most popular.

The Relais & Chateau venue will seat just 44 guests.

24/7 room and anywhere  service – so dine at 3AM by the pool. Just saying…. (actually this could be handy during the White Nights in the Baltic, or in Alaska)

2017 destinations will include 20 voyages on 3 continents (Europe, North America, South America) to 130 ports in 34 countries and including 18 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

For more information, please contact me on the phone or via email. You can also check Silversea’s full schedule here.

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– Ponant Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
– AmaWaterways
– Viking Cruises & Viking River Cruises

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.

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

Silver Cloud | Moving to Expedition Fleet

Dear Clients & Friends,

Silversea just announced the following:

SILVER CLOUD TO JOIN SILVERSEA’S EXPEDITION FLEET

Sep 17, 2015
Silversea Cruises will announce that it will move Silver Cloud to its luxury expedition fleet in November 2017. Destined mostly for polar waters, the elite 296-guest ship that launched the ultra-luxury cruise line will be converted into an ice-class ship during an extensive refurbishment scheduled to start in August 2017.

As an expedition ship, the all-suite Silver Cloud will accommodate 260 guests and also sail on itineraries to non-polar regions. When sailing Arctic and Antarctic itineraries, the guest complement will be restricted to 200. Silversea is a member of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO), and adheres to each organization’s guidelines to ensure sustainable tourism. These include such measures as limiting the number of guests going ashore in certain areas of the Arctic and allowing for a broader range of Antarctic landing sites for expedition ships with no more than 200 guests.

Silver Explorer’s polar expedition cruises have proven hugely popular with our guests,” said Enzo Visone, Silversea’s CEO. “By converting Silver Cloud into an ice-class ship for our expedition fleet, we will be better positioned to meet the increasing demand for comfortable adventure travel, particularly to the Arctic and Antarctica, places that are best explored by small ships specially equipped with ice-strengthened hulls.”

Silver Cloud will be the only luxury ice-class expedition ship offering five dining options: The Dining Room, the Relais & Châteaux® restaurant, La Terrazza, The Grill, and in-suite dining. The ship will have the highest space ratio and highest staff-to-guest ratio (nearly one to one) among luxury ice-class expedition ships. For the expedition team alone, there will be on average one team member guiding no more than twelve guests each. Plus the ship will be augmented by a fleet of 18 Zodiac crafts for up-close explorations.

The luxury expedition line currently has three all-suite expedition ships, Silver Explorer, Silver Discoverer, and Silver Galapagos. Collectively, they explore over 500 far-flung destinations, from Africa, Australia’s Kimberley Coast, and the Russian Far East, to the Galápagos Islands, the British Isles, and the polar realms.

Guests are enriched by an onboard program of destination lectures, photo presentations, and daily recaps. Exploratory excursions are complimentary, and led by a team of experts, including marine biologists, ornithologists, geologists, botanists, historians, and anthropologists.

These expedition cruises offer a comfortable, intimate and convivial onboard lifestyle where guests can feel at home as they explore secluded lands. Guests enjoy ocean-view suites, gourmet cuisine, the personalized service of a butler, and a generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits, a stocked in-suite beverage cabinet, and complimentary Wi-Fi for each guest.

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

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.

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

Silversea 10% off 4th Quarter 2016 with Prepayment

Recently arrived (while I was in Italy). Read on please. This is unusual and a good deal,
Josh

TIMING IS EVERYTHING.
YOUR CLIENTS CAN SAVE MORE BY BOOKING EARLIER.

Whether your clients dream of cruising along the coast of Africa, to the great cities of Asia, or through the wilderness of Antarctica, they can take time now to plan a year ahead and save 10% on voyages departing October through December 2016.

Here’s all they need to do:

  • Book and pay in full by December 10, 2015 for any voyage departing in October, November or December 2016
  • Save 10% off the Silver Privilege fare

With over 60 voyages sailing to all seven continents the choices are remarkable and the savings are too. Especially with everything else our fares include, from wines and spirits throughout the ship to complimentary WiFi, included gratuities, a butler for every suite and more.

FARES FROM $2,295

josh friedman luxury travel
in san francisco
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Top Producer with Expert Knowledge on all Luxury Lines:
– Silversea
– Seabourn’s Pinnacle Club
– Regent Seven Seas Cruises
– Crystal Cruises
– SeaDream Yacht Club
– Ponant Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
– AmaWaterways
– Viking Cruises & Viking River Cruises

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
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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