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Patti Pietschmann

Travel writer
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Los Angeles

95 CruiseClout score (?)
361 Cruises taken
6 Continents visited
92 Countries visited

About Me

I started journalism career at Newsday then freelanced  for LA Magazine, Departures, Diversion,  Harpers Bazaar, bridal mags, Cruise Critic,  newspapers, wrote ACCESS Cruise and ACCESS LA, and more. I took 350+ cruises and counting.
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  • Cruise tip or discovery
    Loved our shore excursion off Silver Spirit in St. Lucia (see photo at top, taken by Richard Pietschmann)
  • My next cruise
    Regent SS Mariner in Alaska
  • All-time favorite cruise
    Several starting with  the NY to LA inaugural of the Crystal Symphony,  Silversea and one on the now defunct Pearl of Scandinavia SE Asia which was a highlight.
  • Favorite tropical drink
    I only drink fine wine and Champagne
  • Favorite beach
    Shell Beach in St. Barths, Kam Beaches of Kihei Hawaii
  • Favorite cruise ship activity
    Room service
  • Dream cruise destination
    French Polnyesia
  • Desert island packing list
    Bikini and sarong
  • Claim to fame/Bragging rights
    Editor of college newspaper(a scholarship position), journalism awards, Teen Editor of Newsday in NY plus publication in top magazines and newspapers.
  • Ask me about ...
    Cruises I've been on nearly 400 long and short cruises in all 7 seas.
  • My work
    Writing is a full time freelance job besides I have 5 columns at

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