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Silversea Will Return To The Galapagos In June

Silversea Cruises announced its return to service in the Galápagos Islands aboard new ship Silver Origin, which arrived in San Cristóbal on April 30. Starting June 19, the line will welcome guests on board Silver Origin for all-new Galapagos itineraries. Full vaccinations will be mandatory for guests and crew embarking Silver Origin from June 19, forming part of a comprehensive, multi-layered set of science-backed protocols that will help to safeguard the health and safety of guests, crew, and visited communities. Silver Origin will sail on two alternating itineraries that incorporate five maiden calls, including the island of Santa Fe. Each itinerary […] The post Silversea Will Return To The Galapagos In June appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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SURVEY RESULTS: Your 2021 Travel Plans

Around this time last year, we ran a survey asking our readers when they expected to travel again. Europe, responded nearly 75 percent of river cruisers. On the oceans, Europe and the Mediterranean ranked first, with about 27 percent of the vote, followed by the Caribbean with 25 percent. We figured this was a perfect time to run a similar survey, with Europe planning to open to vaccinated US travelers this summer and cruises starting back up in the Caribbean as soon as June. Here is what our readers had to say about their travel plans for 2021 and beyond. The post SURVEY RESULTS: Your 2021 Travel Plans appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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UnCruise Will Start Alaska Season This Week

Over the weekend UnCruise Adventures quickly modified three Pacific Northwest sailings after Washington State COVID protocols affected departure dates from Seattle. In place of a cancellation the company offered guests an alternative itinerary out of Juneau, covering guest airfare and hotels.  The post UnCruise Will Start Alaska Season This Week appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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AmaWaterways Adds Second Seven River Journey

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In response to the launch of its first-ever Seven River Journey Through Europe, AmaWaterways announced a second Seven River Journey – Spring. This new 45-night itinerary offers guests extra time to discover the springtime floral splendor of Netherlands and Belgium along with the opportunity to experience AmaMagna sailing the upper and lower Danube during the final two weeks of the trip. The post AmaWaterways Adds Second Seven River Journey appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Silver Moon Will Sail Greece In June

Silversea Cruises opened sales on brand new voyages aboard Silver Moon to the Eastern Mediterranean, departing from Greece from June 18, 2021. The cruise line unveiled a collection of nine voyages - each 10 days in length - which will sail round-trip from Piraeus (Athens), taking in much of Greece, including Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, and Crete, among others, as well as Haifa (Israel) and Cyprus. The post Silver Moon Will Sail Greece In June appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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What Makes A Lindblad Expedition Different?

Last week, we sat down to interview Lesa Bain, Lindblad’s vice president of sales for North America. The company recently announced its resumption of operations in Alaska and the Galapagos this summer. You can listen to part one and part two of the whole interview but, before you do that, here are five things I learned during my conversation with Lesa Bain. 1. Lindblad cares about the environment When I sent over the list of questions for my interview with Lesa, she responded asking me to mention sustainability stating it was “one of [Lindblad’s] key pillars”. The company’s sustainability efforts are […] The post What Makes A Lindblad Expedition Different? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHT: Riviera’s Rhine & Moselle Solo Cruise

Traveling solo can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but oftentimes it comes at a big cost. Solo passengers often have to pay single supplements, meaning that they usually must dole out what a couple would pay for the same stateroom. On October 26th, 2022, I will be hosting solo only river cruise with Emma Cakmak from A Passport To Travel. This eight-night sailing on the Rhine and Moselle rivers is the perfect opportunity for solo travelers looking to avoid paying a single supplement. Prices start at US$3,639 per person. The post ITINERARY HIGHLIGHT: Riviera’s Rhine & Moselle Solo Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Riviera River Cruises to Require Full Vaccination Or Negative COVID-19 Test

Riviera River Cruises has announced that all guests boarding its ships when European river cruising restarts will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or present a negative test prior to travel. The post Riviera River Cruises to Require Full Vaccination Or Negative COVID-19 Test appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn To Restart In July

Seabourn is developing plans to restart Seabourn operations in the Mediterranean together with the Government of Greece with a series of sailings operating round-trip out of Athens beginning July 3, 2021. The post Seabourn To Restart In July appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Avid Cruiser Meet Up | Star Clippers

  The post Avid Cruiser Meet Up | Star Clippers appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Yep, More Cruises Announced This Week, Bermuda, Alaska, Galapagos, Greece & More

We love it when we’re right (and wish it were more often). In last week’s post, we suggested that additional cruise restarts would be announced before the end of the month. And no sooner than those words were released into the digital sphere that we got word that Royal Caribbean would be sailing from Bermuda. The post Yep, More Cruises Announced This Week, Bermuda, Alaska, Galapagos, Greece & More appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Lindblad To Resume Sailing This Summer

Lindblad Expeditions has announced that it plans to resume operations for the 2021 season in Alaska and Galápagos in June. In making the announcement, Sven Lindblad, CEO of Lindblad Expeditions, reflected on the experiences of the past year, its impact on many, and how “we have always turned to nature, in times of collective stress and trauma, for the restoration of our spirits, believing in what Thoreau called the healing 'tonic of wildness'.” The post Lindblad To Resume Sailing This Summer appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Live From American Countess: First Impressions

The newly christened American Countess, the fourth paddle-wheeler in the American Queen Steamboat Company fleet, will set sail this coming Sunday on its first scheduled cruise with guests – a seven-night sailing from Memphis to New Orleans. The post Live From American Countess: First Impressions appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Celebrity Cruises’ Caribbean Comeback

Celebrity Cruises announced its return to cruising beginning June 5. Celebrity Millennium, the ship at the forefront of the company's fleet-wide modernization program, will homeport in St. Maarten. The post Celebrity Cruises’ Caribbean Comeback appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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MSC Cruises To Resume UK Sailings This Summer

MSC Cruises has announced that it will offer a series of mini and week-long cruises around the UK for British guests only that will include protected shore excursions for 7-night sailings. The post MSC Cruises To Resume UK Sailings This Summer appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Royal Caribbean To Sail The Bahamas In June

This summer, travelers can trade in virtual travel experiences for their long-awaited vacations and cruise in The Bahamas and Mexico with Royal Caribbean. The cruise line has announced a summer lineup of 7-night cruises on board Adventure of the Seas, setting sail this June from new homeport Nassau, The Bahamas. The post Royal Caribbean To Sail The Bahamas In June appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Crystal’s 2021 Bahamas Itineraries Open For Booking

Guests can now book their Bahamas Escapes voyages as Crystal opens reservations for the recently announced Crystal Serenity cruises. The ship will sail seven-night voyages round-trip from Nassau or Bimini beginning July 3, 2021 and July 4, 2021 respectively, becoming the first cruise ship to home port in The Bahamas and return to cruising the Americas. The post Crystal’s 2021 Bahamas Itineraries Open For Booking appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Three More Cruise Lines Announce Restarts This Spring: More Coming Next Week?

And just like that, cruising is back. This past Friday, three cruise companies announced restarts. Those are in addition to four cruise companies that announced restarts earlier this month earlier this month. The post Three More Cruise Lines Announce Restarts This Spring: More Coming Next Week? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Viking Will Sail The UK In May

Viking announced that it will restart limited operations in May 2021 with three special sailings along the coast of England. Available exclusively for UK residents, the new eight-day ocean itinerary – England’s Scenic Shores – will sail roundtrip from Portsmouth, with departures on May 22, May 29 and June 5, 2021. The post Viking Will Sail The UK In May appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Crystal’s Bahamas Escapes Itineraries Open For Booking March 18

Get ready to cruise again. Crystal Cruises invites travelers to return to sea this summer as they debut more than 30 new 7-night Bahamas Escapes aboard Crystal Serenity beginning July 3, 2021. The post Crystal’s Bahamas Escapes Itineraries Open For Booking March 18 appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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U.S. Cruises Restarted This Past Weekend, Crystal Starting Soon & A Big Surprise From Viking

This one caught us by surprise. American Queen Steamboat and American Cruise Lines quietly started operations again this past weekend. Crystal Cruises announced it will sail from the Bahamas. Bookings open this week. The post U.S. Cruises Restarted This Past Weekend, Crystal Starting Soon & A Big Surprise From Viking appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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One Year Later: My Time Aboard MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia

Yesterday marked one year since I have stepped on board a cruise ship. My last sailing was aboard MSC Cruises' MSC Meraviglia. Some of you may remember me embarking on that sailing at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. I wrote about the COVID-19 protocols put in place by MSC. But with all the craziness surrounding Covid onboard and ashore I glanced over the most important part of this trip - my experience on board. The post One Year Later: My Time Aboard MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Across Sweden On The World’s Oldest Cruise Ship

In our quest to find the first river cruise ship with cabins, we’ll head to Stockholm, Sweden, where we’ll step aboard the world’s oldest registered cruise ship with sleeping accommodations, the “Grand Old Lady” of the Göta Canal, the m/s Juno. Come along with us for an endearingly quirky voyage across Sweden. The post Across Sweden On The World’s Oldest Cruise Ship appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Single Supplements For Solo-Travelers (2019 Update)

Traveling solo is liberating, but sometimes it comes at a cost. Updated for 2019, we have compiled a list of all single supplement fees and solo travel deals and offers. The post Single Supplements For Solo-Travelers (2019 Update) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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The 47-Day River Cruise Through Europe

Is this river cruising’s world cruise equivalent? In June 2023, AmaWaterways will offer a 46-night exploration of Europe that sails through 14 countries on seven rivers. The post The 47-Day River Cruise Through Europe appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn Cancels 2021 Alaska Season

Seabourn Is maintaining its optimism for the ultimate restart of travel while, in the meantime, continuing to take a practical approach in extending its current operational pause. As a result of the Canadian Transport Ministry’s Interim Order that closed Canadian ports and waters to passenger vessels, the brand is cancelling its 2021 Alaska/British Columbia departures. The post Seabourn Cancels 2021 Alaska Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Oceania’s 2022-23 Tropics & Exotics Itineraries Open For Sale

Oceania Cruises announced that its 2022-2023 Tropics and Exotics Collection of voyages is available for preview online. Fresh on the heels of the line’s single-day sellout of its 2023 Around the World in 180 Days voyage, Oceania Cruises is opening these 127 new late-2022 and early-2023 voyages for sale on March 3, 2021. The post Oceania’s 2022-23 Tropics & Exotics Itineraries Open For Sale appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Royal Caribbean Will Offer The First Fully-Vaccinated Sailings

As Israel continues to roll out its successful vaccination campaign, we are also getting positive travel news regarding The Holy Land. Royal Caribbean’s new ship, Odyssey of the Seas will sail from Israel for the first time beginning in May 2021. While this isn’t the first report of voyages resuming during the pandemic, there is a definite correlation between Israel’s vaccination efforts and its travel restrictions.  The post Royal Caribbean Will Offer The First Fully-Vaccinated Sailings appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Cargo-Ladened & Pulled By Mules: The First Converted Barge To Cruise The French Canals

In 1966, a young Englishman purchased a 40-year-old barge that he converted for leisurely, multi-day holidays on the waterways. This was the beginning of river cruising as we know it today. But without the help of an American writer, river cruising may never have evolved as it did. The post Cargo-Ladened & Pulled By Mules: The First Converted Barge To Cruise The French Canals appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Top Five World Cruises For 2022 & 2023

At the end of a 7-day cruise I almost always have the same thought: I wish this didn't have to end. Some might have a similar thought and look at taking grand voyages, spanning anywhere from a month to a couple of months. But for those who want to take their love of cruising to the next level, there's a World Cruise for that. The post Top Five World Cruises For 2022 & 2023 appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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