Travel News: Prefect Journeys is continuing to cover the world

Travel News: Prefect Journeys is continuing to cover the world

Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, Prefect Journeys is continuing to cover the world because while you may not be traveling right now, there’s always room for inspiration. 


International News


Rocky Mountaineer Suspends Operations through End of 2020

Rocky Mountaineer will not return to operations this year. The Canadian rail operator announced that it would be canceling its operations through the end of its 2020 season (October 11).

Rocky Mountaineer is giving all guests on suspended departures a 110 percent future travel credit for all monies paid, which can be used through the end of the 2022 season. The operator is also holding all 2021 and 2022 rail prices at the 2020 levels.


Cruise News


Princess Cancels Most Sailings through December 15

Princess Cruises announced that it will cancel most of its sailings through at least December 15, 2020. Princess said it made the decision because of the continuing impact of COVID-19 and the growing travel restrictions around the world. 

While all of its Asia, Caribbean, California Coast, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal, South America and Antarctica, Japan, and Tahiti/South Pacific sailings will not operate until at least December, Princess did say that it is canceling only its Australia sailings through October 31, 2020.

All guests who have paid in full can opt for either a 125 percent Future Cruise Credit or a full refund for all monies paid. For those guests who have not paid in full, Princess will double their deposit in a future cruise credit that can be used for any sailing through May 1, 2022.

Words of the Wise & Well-traveled 
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ––Winston Churchill.


Deal of the Week

The Best Cruise Deals for the 2021 Season

Plan your 2021 cruises from our pick of the best cruise deals this week.

Princess Cruises

7-day Inside Passage departing September 19, 2021

The Seattle roundtrip itinerary sails on the Majestic Princess. Depart from Seattle for Ketchikan before scenic cruising Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier. Visit Juneau and Skagway in Alaska as well as Victoria in Canada before returning to Seattle. Prices from US $1,469 

14-day Spanish Passage departing November 24, 2021 

Sail on the line’s newest and last Royal-class ship Discovery Princess on this Rome to Ft Lauderdale itinerary. Visit ports like Corsica, France, before continuing to Barcelona, Seville and Santa Cruz de Tenerife in Spain. Prices from US $2,058. 

P&O Cruises Future You Sale 

Book your future cruise with just US $1 deposit and receive up to $900 bonus onboard-spending money per room. Sale ends August 25, 2020.

10-night Solomon Sea Islands departing November 9, 2021 

The Cairns roundtrip itinerary sails on the Pacific Explorer. Visit remote Solomon Islands destinations like Honiara, Gizo Island, Rabaul, Kiriwina Island, and Conflict Islands before returning to Cairns. Prices from US $1,124.


Royal Caribbean Cruises

The line is offering up to US $250 instant savings and up to 30 percent off every guest. 

7-night Barrier Reef Cruise departing December 3, 2021

The Brisbane roundtrip itinerary sails on Radiance of the Seas to visit Airlie Beach, Cairns, Port Douglas, and Willis Island before returning to Brisbane. Prices from US $925.

10-night New Zealand Cruise departing November 26, 2021

The Ovation of the Seas departs Sydney on this roundtrip to New Zealand. Cruise the Milford, Doubtful, and Dusky Sounds before arriving at ports like Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, and Picton. Spend the last two days at sea on the return to Sydney. Prices from US $1,348.  

Oceania Cruises Ultimate Sale 

Enjoy “historic price reductions” on worldwide sailings up to June 2022 on top of their OLife Choice package. This includes free pre-paid gratuities and internet plus choose one free amenity per stateroom:
– Up to 8 free shore excursions 

– Free beverage package
– Up to US $800 shipboard credit 

14-day Colorful Coral Seas departing December 3, 2021 

The Sydney to Bali itinerary mostly cruises the east and north coast of Australia before concluding in Bali, Indonesia. The Regatta visits Brisbane for an overnight before continuing to Townsville, Cairns, Thursday Island and Darwin. The ship then sails to Komodo, Indonesia, before the final overnight in Bali. Prices from US $4,560. 

10-day Artifacts and Antiquities departing November 2, 2021 

The 684-guest Nautica sails this Rome to Istanbul itinerary. Visit ports like Naples and Trapani in Italy, Valletta in Malta before continuing to Greece. Explore Monemvasia, Heraklion, Rhodes, and Ephesus before arriving in Istanbul for an overnight stay. Prices from US $2,900.

Silversea double bonus offer extended

The luxury line has extended their double bonus offer until August 31, 2020. Enjoy US $1,500 reduced deposits per suite and receive US $1,000 to spend onboard on virtually all Silversea cruises. The offer can be combined with an early booking bonus and free flights. 

14-day Mumbai to Singapore departing November 26, 2021 

The Silver Moon departs Mumbai for Mormugao and New Mangalore before arriving in Cochin and Colombo for overnights. Continue south for Phuket, Thailand, and the Langkawi Archipelago followed by Penang and Port Klang in Malaysia. Finally, arrive in Singapore. Prices from US $5,850.


7-day Athens roundtrip departing October 13, 2021

This itinerary sails on the Silver Dawn on a Greek exploration. Visit Mykonos, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, and Nafplio before returning to Athens. Free economy class air included. Prices from US $7,560.


Judy Newell, an international travel consultant since 1971, heads Perfect Journeys and specializes in unique travel experiences to destinations around the world. She custom designs journeys that are tailored to suit your interests, physical abilities, and budget. Please contact Judy for further information on Travel News topics and around-the-world travel. Cell phone 415 111 8765; Vonage 949 300 3682; email


Sources: Travel Market Report, Go2Africa, Travel+Leisure, Cruise Passenger