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Overnight In Tournon, On AmaWaterways

After a 25-kilometer morning bike ride through gorgeous French countryside, we departed Vienne, France, this afternoon on one of the most beautiful days I have experienced on the rivers of Europe. The landscape was stunning, with the nascent blooms of spring bathed in the buttery brightness of a perfect May day. AmaCello was taking us […] The post Overnight In Tournon, On AmaWaterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Cunard Showcases Canada & New England Each Fall

Few destinations are as naturally magnificent as the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada, particularly during the fall. For as far as the eye can see, trees are adorned with vibrant shades of crimson and amber as the fall colors come into full view. The rolling hills of Acadia National Park, near Bar... [Read More] The post Cunard Showcases Canada & New England Each Fall appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Beautiful Morning As We Leave Avalon Visionary

Beautiful morning as we leave Avalon Visionary after an 8-day cruise along the Rhine and Moselle rivers. The post Beautiful Morning As We Leave Avalon Visionary appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal River Cruises: In A Class Apart?

Crystal Mozart stands apart because of its width alone. At 22.85 meters (roughly 75 feet) across, Mozart is nearly twice the width of the standard river cruiser. With so much real estate, Mozart can boast features that most river cruise vessels cannot, such as an indoor pool and Jacuzzi, a spacious gym, four restaurants, an ultra-wide sundeck […] The post Crystal River Cruises: In A Class Apart? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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More On Royal Caribbean Line’s Newest Addition, Symphony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s newest addition, Symphony of the Seas, will unite with Oasis-class sister Allure of the Seas in November 2018 to offer island-hopping adventures through the Caribbean from the Magic City and add Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis to other marquee Oasis-class ports of call. The 26th ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet, Symphony of the... [Read More] The post More On Royal Caribbean Line’s Newest Addition, Symphony of the Seas appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cruising The Rhone On AmaWaterways: Lyon To Arles

OUR CRUISE FROM LYON TO ARLES April 20-27, 2017, I will cruise along the Rhône river through France’s legendary wine growing regions. The region is home to such famous vintages as Beaujolais and Côte du Rhône, and I’m sure we’ll sample plenty of wine. We’ll enjoy wine tastings at local vintners, marvel at ancient Roman ruins, […] The post Cruising The Rhone On AmaWaterways: Lyon To Arles appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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On Avalon Waterways In Amsterdam: Channeling Our Inner Van Gogh

In Amsterdam, Avalon Waterways invited a group of us to try its newest offering, an Active Discovery experience where a skeptic learned to appreciate painting. Amsterdam, April 12, 2017 — The skeptic in me thought it would be boring. A painting workshop. I’m not a painter. Why would I want to waste my time putting a […] The post On Avalon Waterways In Amsterdam: Channeling Our Inner Van Gogh appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Shore excursion with Ponant: Papillon’s Devil’s Island Hell

Guest post by editor of Adventure Cruise Guide, Roderick Eime Location: Îles du Salut, French Guiana (Devil’s Island) Vessel: Ponant Le Soleal Anyone of a certain age will recall the 1973 movie “Papillon” where characters played by Steve McQueen and a young Dustin Hoffman are transported by ship to a distant tropical island that was... [Read More] The post Shore excursion with Ponant: Papillon’s Devil’s Island Hell appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Empress of the Seas To Sail Cuba

Guests looking to dive deeper into the culture and nightlife of Cuba will now have the opportunity to experience the island at night on Empress of the Seas’ new sailings to Havana. Royal Caribbean International has expanded its Caribbean itineraries sailing from Tampa to include new 4- and 5-night cruises with day and overnight visits... [Read More] The post Empress of the Seas To Sail Cuba appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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The Four Best Places We’ve Ocean Cruised

Seabourn Quest Antarctica
Although we’ve received plenty of questions from readers over the years, there is one question that comes up again and again: What’s the best place you’ve cruised to? It’s a hard question to answer. A Caribbean cruise is great for its relaxed, informal vibe. A voyage through the British Isles promises to woo guests with... [Read More] The post The Four Best Places We’ve Ocean Cruised appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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UnCruise Adventures’ Adds New Ship to Alaska Fleet

UnCruise Adventures’ newly published schedule of 2018 Alaska cruises adds a seventh ship to its Alaska fleet, more visits to Glacier Bay National Park, and seven new itineraries. The 88-guest S.S. Legacy, a replica coastal steamer newly outfitted with kayaks and skiffs, joins the Alaska fleet in 2018 to sail adventure cruises. Also new in 2018,... [Read More] The post UnCruise Adventures’ Adds New Ship to Alaska Fleet appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Hotels in Phuket: Amatara Wellness Resort

If you’ve been considering catching up with the increasing trend for cruises in Southeast Asia, you will have noticed Phuket in Thailand appearing more frequently in the itineraries of cruise lines operating in this territory. The island of Phuket, a short flight south from the capital, Bangkok, is renown for a boisterous night life in... [Read More] The post Hotels in Phuket: Amatara Wellness Resort appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avalon Expands Active Discovery Cruises to the Rhine River

Avalon Waterways invites travelers to see the world their way. Expansive. Unhindered. Utterly unique. And for those travelers who not only like to see new things, but also enjoy doing new things, Avalon is expanding its popular Active Discovery on the Danube cruises to include two new Active Discovery on the Rhine itineraries. On these […] The post Avalon Expands Active Discovery Cruises to the Rhine River appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avalon Announces New Culinary Director Jorg Penneke

Avalon Waterways has teamed up with two of Europe’s rising culinary stars – the Wrenkh brothers – to design Avalon Fresh and a new Culinary Director,  Jorg Penneke. “Penneke is bringing to the table nearly 30 years expertise that will continue to help us innovate Avalon’s dining experience,” said Pam Hoffee, chief product and operations […] The post Avalon Announces New Culinary Director Jorg Penneke appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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The New American Duchess To Tackle The Lower Mississippi

The launch of American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC)’s newest riverboat, the American Duchess, is coming up quickly. The line is hard at work stripping the former gambling boat down to her hull, completely changing her layout and rebuilding it from the ground-up into one of the most lavish and luxurious riverboats in the United States. […] The post The New American Duchess To Tackle The Lower Mississippi appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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A Decade On, Silversea’s Luxury Expedition Cruises Continue To Expand

The concept of a luxury expedition cruise used to be a thing of fantasy. Expedition cruises, historically, were serious voyages operated aboard serious ships. Ex-research vessels, former icebreakers and the like were pressed into service because of their technical abilities, particularly in the world’s polar regions, where rough weather and ever-shifting ice were a constant... [Read More] The post A Decade On, Silversea’s Luxury Expedition Cruises Continue To Expand appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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UnCruise Adventures Announces $450 Savings on Panamá Adventure Cruise

UnCruise Adventures begins sailing a new Pure Panamá adventure cruise in April 2017, offering an off-the-beaten-path exploration taking travelers beyond the Panamá Canal into jungles and tropical islands. The newly refitted 62-guest Safari Voyager sails between Colón and Panamá City or reverse between April and November. The new 8-night Pure Panamá: Cultures, Coasts & Canal... [Read More] The post UnCruise Adventures Announces $450 Savings on Panamá Adventure Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Announces New Galapagos Itineraries

Silversea Expeditions has recently launched the first of two new seven-night Galapagos itineraries. The 100-guest, all-suite Silver Galapagos will operate the alternate itineraries which are approved by the Galapagos National Park Service, both departing on Saturdays. Departing from Baltra for the first time this week, the new North Central itinerary showcases the best of the Galapagos... [Read More] The post Silversea Announces New Galapagos Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Ponant Announces First Underwater Lounge

Construction of Le Lapérouse continues with the laying of the first block, while the first sheet of steel has been cut for Le Champlain, marking the launch of the construction of the second in the series of four PONANT EXPLORERS sisterships, due to be delivered in Summer 2018 and Summer 2019. These 4 yachts will... [Read More] The post Ponant Announces First Underwater Lounge appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cruising The Rhine & Moselle On Avalon Waterways

Cruising The Moselle & More On Avalon Waterways On Monday, I fly to Amsterdam to board Avalon Waterways’ Visionary for 10-day trip through Holland, Germany, Luxembourg and France. I’m excited about my first experience on Avalon’s “Suite Ships®,” a concept that the company felt so good about that it trademarked the name. I’ll take a look […] The post Cruising The Rhine & Moselle On Avalon Waterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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MSC Cruises Unveils Fleet-Wide Digital Innovation Program

MSC Cruises unveiled its fleet-wide digital innovation program, MSC for Me. MSC for Me will bring to the sea some of the very latest advances in customer-centric technology, in a program designed to meet the needs of guests for years to come. It will debut on MSC Meraviglia, the cruise line’s first next-generation new mega-ship... [Read More] The post MSC Cruises Unveils Fleet-Wide Digital Innovation Program appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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MSC Meraviglia Poised to Conquer the Med

This summer, the largest cruise ship ever constructed for MSC Cruises will set out on her maiden voyage. MSC Meraviglia is the first of a brand-new class of ship for MSC, and the line is already billing her as the “ultimate summer destination in the Mediterranean” – a claim that may not be far off... [Read More] The post MSC Meraviglia Poised to Conquer the Med appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Opens New Dock on Portugal’s Douro River

Just in time for the start of 2017 sailings on Portugal’s Douro River, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours has opened a new dock for exclusive use by both Scenic and its sister company Emerald Waterways river ships. Unlike other river ship docks, this is conveniently located in Cais de Maragaia, a historic area of the World […] The post Scenic Opens New Dock on Portugal’s Douro River appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Oceania Cruises Opens Late 2017 Itineraries to Cuba

Oceania Cruises announced an additional series of journeys to Cuba in November and December 2017. Ranging in length from six to thirteen days with departures from Miami, these voyages include the line’s first calls to Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, in addition to Havana. These new itineraries are open for reservations. “There is tremendous demand from... [Read More] The post Oceania Cruises Opens Late 2017 Itineraries to Cuba appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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New Expedition Ships Coming to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Still Time To Bid Farewell to Hanseatic

Hapag-Lloyd Hanseatic
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is preparing for the future, with an order for two state-of-the-art luxury expedition cruise ships that will debut in the spring of 2019. Built by Norwegian shipyard VARD, they will replace the line’s existing expedition vessels, Bremen and Hanseatic. Capable of carrying up to 230 guests apiece (or 199 guests in Antarctica), these... [Read More] The post New Expedition Ships Coming to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Still Time To Bid Farewell to Hanseatic appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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SeaDream Yacht Club Announces 2018 Wine Voyages

SeaDream Yacht Club announces nine Wine Voyages for the 2018 season. Showcasing yachting ports of the Mediterranean, and Caribbean for 2018, on five-to-ten day sailings, each itinerary pairs a wine experience with the regions’ most scenic backdrops. Whether a seasoned wine connoisseur or new to learning about and liking wine, these voyages are a perfect... [Read More] The post SeaDream Yacht Club Announces 2018 Wine Voyages appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl Modernized and Revitalized

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl sailed into her seasonal homeport of Miami following a two week dry dock where every stateroom and many of the ship’s public areas were revitalized. “Norwegian Pearl is one of our most beloved ships. With this dry dock we wanted to provide her with a refreshed, clean and modern onboard... [Read More] The post Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl Modernized and Revitalized appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cunard Creates Fresh Programming for 2017 and 2018

Cunard has created new programming for 2017 and 2018 for passengers on various itineraries on Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS (June 8, 2017 | V714): Queen Victoria’s June 8-22, 2017 voyage features shore excursions to the exquisite gardens and flower markets of the Canary Islands including stops in Tenerife and Lanzarote to glimpse into the world of visionary artist César Manrique. Also... [Read More] The post Cunard Creates Fresh Programming for 2017 and 2018 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Emerald Waterways Adds New 2017 Douro River Cruise Date

Emerald Waterways North America has now added another Secrets of the Douro sailing in November. This eight-day voyage, which will sail aboard the company’s soon-to-launch Emerald Radiance, departs Porto on November 4th. The cruise sails round trip from the Northern Portugal city of Porto, where guests will get a feel for the quaint villages and […] The post Emerald Waterways Adds New 2017 Douro River Cruise Date appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises Introduces Up to $500 Shipboard Credit Bonus Offer

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has introduced a Book Now Bonus offer where travelers can receive up to $500 shipboard credit, per suite, for all new bookings on any 2017 Regent Seven Seas Cruises voyage. “Regent Seven Seas Cruises delivers the most-inclusive and luxurious travel experiences that showcase more than 425 destinations worldwide,” said Randall Soy,... [Read More] The post Regent Seven Seas Cruises Introduces Up to $500 Shipboard Credit Bonus Offer appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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