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Project Leonardo: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Next Big Thing

Norwegian Cruise Line has come a long way in the past few decades, building big ships that are innovative and unique. Now, the line is preparing to embark on the latest chapter in its storied history, unveiling details of its newest class of ship: Project Leonardo. The first images of this brand-new class of ship... [Read More] The post Project Leonardo: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Next Big Thing appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Announces Come Back New Sale

Princess Cruises announced the Come Back New Sale, offering guests free gratuities and the opportunity to experience the line’s onboard services. In addition to free gratuities, guests who book a suite during the Come Back New sale will receive a free Lotus Spa treatment, featuring the choice of a hydrating facial or 50-minute Swedish massage.... [Read More] The post Princess Cruises Announces Come Back New Sale appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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New Ships for Holland America Line, Princess Cruises: What Do We Know?

After a few years of rest, the fleets of Holland America Line and Princess Cruises are growing once again. For both lines, their newest vessels will take a bold new direction. For Holland America, it’s venturing out into a more modern, family-friendly design than that of past vessels; a radical departure that manages to still... [Read More] The post New Ships for Holland America Line, Princess Cruises: What Do We Know? appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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CroisiEurope Builds Presence in Europe, Asia, and Africa

CroisiEurope is continuing to build and update it’s ships and that as of this year, they will have a presence across three contents – Europe, Asia and Africa. IN ASIA The RV Indochine II is a high-class colonial-style ship that will join CroisiEurope’s four existing vessels on the Mekong. This ship can accommodate 60 passengers […] The post CroisiEurope Builds Presence in Europe, Asia, and Africa appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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G Adventures Extends Discounts Through March

G Adventures is extending its traditional ‘wave season’ discounts throughout the month of March, marking down trips from 10-30 percent for travel in spring, summer and fall. “Between our sailing, yachting, river cruising and expedition tours, travelers now have more than 70 different itineraries to choose from, all led by our highly trained and local […] The post G Adventures Extends Discounts Through March appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Scenic Offers River Cruise Travel Guarantee

Scenic begins to offer a River Cruise Travel Guarantee. This guarantee is offered on every Scenic cruise to travelers at no charge, is backed by Chubb Insurance to automatically cover every guest on the commencement of their cruise for any delays or cancellations due to weather, natural disasters, mechanical breakdowns or labor strikes. Coverage will include […] The post Scenic Offers River Cruise Travel Guarantee appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Cruises Announces Savings for Select 2017 Voyages

Crystal Cruises announced a lineup of savings and incentives for select 2017 voyages aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. With its “You’ve Sailed the Rest, Now Enjoy the Best” campaign, new-to-Crystal guests are invited to enjoy best available fares starting as low as $1,995 per person on sailings in the Caribbean, New England, South America,... [Read More] The post Crystal Cruises Announces Savings for Select 2017 Voyages appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Wine, History on the menu with American Queen Steamboat Company

A while back, we wrote about how American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) is bringing some of America’s most iconic musical genres to the Mississippi River on the company’s river cruises. Thanks to its immersive nature and relaxed, laid-back pace, river cruises are the ideal kind of vacation in which to best explore your own personal […] The post Wine, History on the menu with American Queen Steamboat Company appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Ponant Announces 30 Percent Off Select Autumn 2017 Voyages

Ponant announces 30 percent off select autumn 2017 voyages, plus an additional savings up to $1,600 per couple on flights and excursions when booked by March 31, 2017. The offer is available on eight itineraries sailing to Antarctica, Asia, Oceania, and South America. Highlights of Ponant’s autumn voyages include: Join War II historians, including James... [Read More] The post Ponant Announces 30 Percent Off Select Autumn 2017 Voyages appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Oceania Cruises Announces 180-day World Cruise for 2019

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World travelers wanting to experience more travel can achieve their dreams with Oceania Cruises’ announcement of another 180-day world cruise for 2019. The line is offering guests the flexibility of embarking the full world cruise in New York, Miami or Los Angeles. “Our exciting 2019 Around the World journey offers guests an expertly crafted route spanning the four... [Read More] The post Oceania Cruises Announces 180-day World Cruise for 2019 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Uniworld Announces You Deserve the Best Upgrade

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection announces the launch of You Deserve the Best Upgrade,a new promotion offering upgrades and an air travel on more than 20 itineraries in 2017. The global promotion varies by country and is applicable to all guests on select bookings in Europe, Egypt, India and Vietnam. “We believe guests deserve the […] The post Uniworld Announces You Deserve the Best Upgrade appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Oceania Cruises Offers Experiences in Alaska

Oceania Cruises offers an array of experiences in the “Last Frontier” of Alaska. Sailing from San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver, travelers have 14 departures to choose from between May and September 2017. “[Guests] see an uncommon Alaska, a side that you only experience on a small ship with the inimitable style and comfort of Oceania... [Read More] The post Oceania Cruises Offers Experiences in Alaska appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Announces Special Concert at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam

Crystal River Cruises’ newest vessel embarks on her maiden voyage this June, and guests will be treated to numerous experiences specially designed to showcase destinations along the Rhine and Moselle River. A Crystal Signature Event will be held in Amsterdam where guests will enjoy a complimentary exclusive concert at the Royal Concertgebouw. The 19th-century neoclassical […] The post Crystal Announces Special Concert at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Viking River Cruises Welcomes Two New Additions to its Fleet

Viking River Cruises welcomed two new additions to its fleet. During a celebration that took place at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers in Koblenz, Germany, Viking Hild and Viking Herja were officially christened by ceremonial godmothers. Viking Hild will sail the Rhine River this spring on Viking’s new Paris to the Swiss Alps itinerary, and later this year both new ships will […] The post Viking River Cruises Welcomes Two New Additions to its Fleet appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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American Cruise Lines Announces First New Riverboat for America’s Rivers

American Cruise Lines has announced details for the first of a new class of five riverboats destined for America’s rivers. The first in the series is scheduled to begin in 2018 and will carry 200 guests. The new riverboat will feature large staterooms, private balconies, and hotel-size bathrooms. “For over a decade, we have led […] The post American Cruise Lines Announces First New Riverboat for America’s Rivers appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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CroisiEurope Announces World War I Commemorative Cruise

CroisiEurope is offering a commemorative cruise to mark the 100th anniversary of the US entering World War 1. This itinerary pays homage to “the war to end all wars,” which redrew boundaries, reshaped the political landscape and forever changed the way wars were fought. Prices begin at $1,838 per person for departures on Sept 13, 2017 […] The post CroisiEurope Announces World War I Commemorative Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Princess Cruises Unveils 2018 Japan Cruisetours

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Princess Cruises announced its longest Japan cruise season yet with voyages from Tokyo and Kobe in 2018. With Japanese maiden port calls and visits to South Korea, Taiwan, China, Russia, Hong Kong and Vietnam, the voyages offer opportunities to explore the wonders of UNESCO World Heritage sites and to participate in some of Japan’s largest... [Read More] The post Princess Cruises Unveils 2018 Japan Cruisetours appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Alaska By Small Ship

When it comes to cruising through the heart of Alaska and British Columbia, there are no shortage of choices. But Alaska, much like the Caribbean, is dominated by big, mainstream cruise ships carrying thousands of passengers apiece. Because of their size, they also tend to call on many of the same ports of call, eschewing... [Read More] The post Alaska By Small Ship appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Sydney Hotels: Tank Stream Hotel

With Sydney’s burgeoning cruise business and larger vessels visiting more frequently, finding a hotel anywhere near the downtown Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT) at Circular Quay is getting more difficult, regardless of price. It’s welcome news when a new hotel open its doors to invite cruisers to overnight either pre- or post-cruise within walking distance of... [Read More] The post Sydney Hotels: Tank Stream Hotel appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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The Exotic World of Pandaw

Pandaw has made a name for itself in Southeast Asia, where it offers river cruises that explore the wonders of the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia; expedition sailings to China; and journeys along Myanmar’s Irrawaddy. But those are just the tip of the iceberg. Hidden within the line’s 2017 itinerary lineup, a world of […] The post The Exotic World of Pandaw appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Azamara Focuses on Countries, Cultural Immersion

“Stay Longer, Experience More.” It’s the tag-line for Azamara Club Cruises newest cruise itineraries, but the catchy slogan is more than just slick marketing hyperbole. It is the very essence of what the line believes in – and delivers upon. In addition to a dramatically-retooled print brochure that will be categorized by country, Azamara is... [Read More] The post Azamara Focuses on Countries, Cultural Immersion appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avoiding Single Supplement Fares

One of the major stumbling blocks for travellers looking to take a river cruise by themselves is the dreaded “single supplement.” River cruise companies base their advertised prices on double-occupancy, and when only one person wants to occupy a stateroom, that price often rises – to the point where you could end up paying for […] The post Avoiding Single Supplement Fares appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Viking Introduces New Ocean Itineraries Worldwide

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Viking Cruises is on a roll. The oceangoing arm of Viking River Cruises has announced it will introduce a total of 13 new itineraries between now and 2019, including the line’s first-ever voyages to Alaska and British Columbia. The line has also rolled out an extensive collection of cruises to Australia, Asia and the Caribbean... [Read More] The post Viking Introduces New Ocean Itineraries Worldwide appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Oceania Debuts Harvest Caye on Sailings to Caribbean, Cuba

The Caribbean’s newest private island is open for business – and Oceania Cruises has well over two dozen itineraries that will be visiting the newest port experience on the Western Caribbean, Harvest Caye, Belize. Developed by Oceania’s parent company, Norwegian Cruise Line, Harvest Caye is one of the first private island-style destination experiences to debut... [Read More] The post Oceania Debuts Harvest Caye on Sailings to Caribbean, Cuba appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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American Queen Steamboat Company’s Music-Themed Cruises

There was once a time where cruises were booked merely because they represented a convenient way to see a particular destination. Today, destination is just one of the reasons to choose to cruise the oceans or rivers of the world as more and more lines cater to a diverse array of hobbies, interests, and cultural […] The post American Queen Steamboat Company’s Music-Themed Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Scenic Offers Free Flights and Other Incentives on 2017 Mekong and Irrawaddy Sailings

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Scenic offers free flights or up to $2,000 per couple savings on 2017 SE Asia sailings Scenic is bringing Southeast Asia closer to a reality for US travelers. Booking any departure between August and December 2017 means free air from 25 US gateways or $2,000 savings per couple on its 13-day “Treasures of the Mekong” […] The post Scenic Offers Free Flights and Other Incentives on 2017 Mekong and Irrawaddy Sailings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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UnCruise’s S.S. Legacy on the Columbia River – Land of grapes & rivers of wine

For those of us who love to whet our wine palate through premium wine tastings, the dilemma of designating a driver has always been a downer. Someone in the group needs to abstain from the pleasures of the vine. However, that problem is now easily resolved as UnCruise Adventures provides the perfect solution with its […] The post UnCruise’s S.S. Legacy on the Columbia River – Land of grapes & rivers of wine appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruising In Europe For $200 Or Less Per Day

Every week, I get up to 100 emails from people interested in river cruising. Many are well-heeled and can afford river cruises that cost more than $400 per day per person. Not everyone is so fortunate. Just last week, a gentleman wrote me asking to unsubscribe from the River Cruise Advisor newsletter. He was apologetic. “Sadly,” […] The post River Cruising In Europe For $200 Or Less Per Day appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Encore: Coming Soon, Seabourn Ovation

With the christening complete of the brand new Seabourn Encore in Singapore in January, Seabourn is looking to the future. Next year, Encore’s sister ship, Seabourn Ovation, will set sail, carrying 600 guests on a variety of cruises throughout the Mediterranean and Northern Europe on her maiden season. Following her inaugural sailing in May of... [Read More] The post Encore: Coming Soon, Seabourn Ovation appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Windstar Returns to Alaska in 2018

It’s been two decades since Windstar Cruises has sailed to Alaska, but that ends next year as the boutique small-ship cruise line sends its 212-guest Star Legend to the 49th State and the Canadian province of British Columbia in 2018. Windstar’s Alaskan voyages will run between 11 and 14 days in duration, and will depart... [Read More] The post Windstar Returns to Alaska in 2018 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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