Pat Riley is truly and industry legend and, although just retired from AmaWaterways, will forever be known for her time as the Regional Sales Manager for The Yachts of Seabourn. Pat taught me "everything Seabourn", how to "sell" luxury cruises, how to properly treat luxury cruise clients, how to advance within the cruise industry and much more. She even got me interested in river cruising!
Over the past decade, since I heard Pat speak about Seabourn at a Cunard function (back when Seabourn and Cunard were somewhat interrelated)...and she actually called me when I gave her my business card...we have become great friends. But we have very different ways of looking at travel and what gets us excited about it. Pat, for example, loves public transportation and theatre but isn't quite as impressed with some of the cuisine and wine I enjoy. Pat and nature? Not so much. Taking the subway or taking in a show aren't high on my list of fun things to do, which Pat can't understand. But the contrasts in perspectives is great and we both hope will be of interest to you.
So with that introduction, Patricia "Pat" Riley begins her first - of several scheduled - article. Enjoy!
|AmaVida's Stateroom 215|
|AmaVida's Stateroom 215- View from Balcony|
and there is a large flat screen TV hanging on the wall. (Lots of choices for entertainment but I don't think Ill have time for TV or movie viewing. If Porto is any indication, there will be too much beautiful scenery to see!)