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Join Me On Crystal Bach, September 2021

Moselle cruise Crystal Bach
I enjoyed my time on Crystal Bach so much this past October that I am doing it again in the autumn of 2021. This time, however, I am inviting you to join me.We’ll sail on Crystal Bach for 11 luxurious days, absorbing – and immersing ourselves in – what is arguably Europe’s most beautiful river, the Moselle. The post Join Me On Crystal Bach, September 2021 appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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The Top 10 Best European River Cruises For 2020

Are you dreaming of cruising through the beautiful rivers of Europe but not sure where to go? Our guide will cover the best European river cruises for 2020. The post The Top 10 Best European River Cruises For 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Getting To Know Vantage [Interview + Transcript]

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am joined by Sarah Sweeney from Vantage. Having never sailed with Vantage, I used this podcast as a bit of a "getting to know you" exercise to see what Vantage had to offer.  The post Getting To Know Vantage [Interview + Transcript] appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Cruise 101: Landing Great Airfare

We share top travel tips to make your trip to your cruise affordable and comfortable. In this post, we discuss ways to save on business class as well as when it is a good idea to "buy" points to upgrade. You'll also learn our best tips for using websites to find the best flight deals - and much more. The post Cruise 101: Landing Great Airfare appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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River Cruise 101: Landing Great Airfare

We share top travel tips to make your trip to your cruise affordable and comfortable. In this post, we discuss ways to save on business class as well as when it is a good idea to "buy" points to upgrade. You'll also learn our best tips for using websites to find the best flight deals - and much more. The post River Cruise 101: Landing Great Airfare appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Fran Golden’s Three Favorite Cruises

As a veteran cruiser who has been on about 150 ships it is challenging to pick favorites. These three sailings were particularly memorable – and for very different reasons. The post Fran Golden’s Three Favorite Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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A Tale Of Two Cruises

“Get off one ship and hop on to another the same day?” My husband Humberto asked when I told him it would be good to sail to the Caribbean on Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam in early November and after disembarking in Fort Lauderdale, hop on Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity the same day. The post A Tale Of Two Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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What Makes AmaWaterways Different?

Headquartered in Calabasas, CA, AmaWaterways was founded in 2002 by Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, a husband-and-wife team with much river cruise line experience, and the late Jimmy Murphy, founder of Brendan Worldwide Vacations. So, what sets the line apart? It's highly inclusive, strikes a balance on included beverages, has dedicated wellness hosts, and so much more. The post What Makes AmaWaterways Different? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avalon Waterways Will Return To The Nile In 2020

After a brief hiatus, Avalon Waterways is returning to Egypt in 2020 to invite travelers to stand at the foot of the pyramids, answer the riddle of the Sphinx and sail down the historic Nile River, aboard the MS Farah – a luxury cruise ship – on its new Taste of Egypt itinerary. The post Avalon Waterways Will Return To The Nile In 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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From Aboard National Geographic Quest In Panama

Lindblad's National Geographic Quest is unpretentious and sturdy, even utilitarian in design and appearance, writes Roderick Eime, who recounts his voyage from Panama in this special report. The post From Aboard National Geographic Quest In Panama appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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2020 Fully-Accessible Rhine River Cruises

MS Viola Accessible Travel Netherlands
MS Viola started sailing in May 2019. The ship has 4 levels, which have all been designed with a modern and luxury look, and all facilities are wheelchair accessible. Departing weekly from April until November, from Bonn in Germany, MS Viola offers plenty of sailings for those looking for an accessible river cruise experience. The post 2020 Fully-Accessible Rhine River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Cruises Debuts New Podcast

Crystal launched a new podcast series, Crystal Storytellers. The weekly exploration builds upon Crystal’s Visions Lecture Series featured aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, bringing these presentations to listeners around the world. The post Crystal Cruises Debuts New Podcast appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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How Do I Prepare For A Cruise?

There are many things that you can do in preparation for your cruise to make sure that you are ready to go. Getting organized before your trip allows you to maximize your time on your vacation, and most importantly relax. Here are our top tips. The post How Do I Prepare For A Cruise? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Scenic Expands Tours In Jordan And Egypt

Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours has expanded its roster of cruise and land-based tours to Egypt and Jordan for the 2020-2021 season and have also added escorted tours to Israel and Oman. The post Scenic Expands Tours In Jordan And Egypt appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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American Queen Steamboat Company Offers Black Friday Deals

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) will offer a weeklong promotion from Monday, November 25 to Friday, December 6.  The post American Queen Steamboat Company Offers Black Friday Deals appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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How Do I Prepare For A River Cruise?

There are many things that you can do in preparation for your river cruise to make sure that you are ready to go. Getting organized before your trip allows you to maximize your time on your vacation, and most importantly relax. Here are our top tips. The post How Do I Prepare For A River Cruise? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Kimberley Cruising with True North: On Wandjina Time

Time moves so slowly in the Kimberley, it might as well stand still. Adventure cruiser, Roderick Eime, faces off with the ancient Wandjina.  The post Kimberley Cruising with True North: On Wandjina Time appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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What Makes Avalon Waterways Different?

Avalon Waterways has been around for more than 90 years. Its story began when Antonio Mantegazza would ferry goods across Switzerland’s Lake Lugano. In 2004 the company entered the burgeoning river cruise industry. Today Avalon Waterways operates 13 riverboats in Europe, and will bring that number next year to 14 with the introduction of the Avalon View. Having a bed facing the floor-to-ceiling window so you can properly see the sights; dining on locally sourced products, wines, and beers; options to be as active or sedentary as a guest would like - it all is just common sense. This common sense approach is the Avalon Waterways’ difference. The post What Makes Avalon Waterways Different? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Silversea’s Galapagos Experience, Part Two: Ports of Call and Excursions

Bahia Gardner.
Visiting the Galapagos National Park and Marine Preserve is a peak lifetime experience. Our previous post and videos described the first six ports of call during our Silversea expedition cruise aboard the Silver Galapagos. This article covers the other nine. The post Silversea’s Galapagos Experience, Part Two: Ports of Call and Excursions appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Tom Wolber: Crystal Expedition Cruises

On his recent river cruise on Crystal Bach, Ralph had the opportunity to sit down with Crystal Cruises' President and CEO, Tom Wolber. This time around, the focus is on Crystal Endeavor, a new expedition ship that will be delivered in 2020. The post Tom Wolber: Crystal Expedition Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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December Webinar: Top Flight Hacks For Your Cruise

In our next webinar, we'll share top travel tips to make your trip to your cruise affordable and comfortable. This will include discussing ways to save on business class as well as when it is a good idea to "buy" points to upgrade. We will also share our tips on how to use websites to find the best flight deals - and much more. The post December Webinar: Top Flight Hacks For Your Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Cruises: Continuity From Oceans To River

Crystal's exceptional staff has allowed the company to successfully bridge the divide between ocean and river. If you are a fan of Crystal Cruises on the oceans, you'll likely be a fan of Crystal Cruises on the rivers. The post Crystal Cruises: Continuity From Oceans To River appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Why AmaMagna Is A Great Choice For First-Time River Cruisers

AmaMagna
Because of the lack of space on the rivers, it means that river cruise companies may have to give up certain amenities to make room for guests onboard - but that’s not always the case. The post Why AmaMagna Is A Great Choice For First-Time River Cruisers appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What Makes Holland America Line Different?

HAL ships sail worldwide, seasonally. Itineraries vary from short 3-day cruises, 7-day and 14-day cruises. HAL also offers longer cruises and Grand Voyages that include a 120+ Day Around-the-World Cruise. The post What Makes Holland America Line Different? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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We’re Listening: What You Told Us In Our Survey

Last week we ran a survey asking you what kind of content you are most interested in seeing on the site. As always, our goal is to keep the line of communication open between you and us. I am going to share the results of our survey; and what those results mean for the future of our site. The post We’re Listening: What You Told Us In Our Survey appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Seabourn Expands Loyalty Program

Luxury Ships
Seabourn has sharpened its focus on guest loyalty, expanding rewards for repeat guests. The post Seabourn Expands Loyalty Program appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Azamara Offers Black Friday Savings

Azamara will be offering a selection of Double Upgrade voyages, plus either a $500 Onboard Credit with the purchase of a sailing only, or $1,000 off a voyage with the purchase of one of the company’s land programs. Azamara will be offering travelers a chance to purchase a sailing with the option of adding one of their 1700+ pre-and post- voyage land programs, an extensive collection of experiences, including AzAmazing Journeys, Land Journeys and Stay Locals. Azamara’s Black Friday Sale and Cyber Savings offer applies to select sailings and land programs departing on or after April 11, 2020; specifically sailings to Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and winter 2020/2021. […] The post Azamara Offers Black Friday Savings appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Europe’s Most Beautiful River & A Look Inside Crystal Bach

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This week on River Cruise Advisor take a photo tour of Crystal Bach, learn about Tauck's upcoming Douro ship, and take a look at the Moselle, which might just be the most beautiful river in Europe. The post Europe’s Most Beautiful River & A Look Inside Crystal Bach appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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The Moselle: Europe’s Most Beautiful River – At Least During The Fall

One big surprise during my cruise on Crystal Bach was the Moselle. It wasn't my first time on the river, but the weather and the time of year conspired to make the Moselle Europe's most beautiful river - at least in my view. The post The Moselle: Europe’s Most Beautiful River – At Least During The Fall appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What Makes Seabourn Different, MS Roald Amundsen & Our New Guest Writers

This Week on Avid Cruiser
This week on Avid Cruiser, we are sharing pieces by two of our new guest writers. Fran Golden joined us this week to look at What Makes Seabourn Different. Also joining us is Liam Cusack, who has written about Hurtigruten's new ship, MS Roald Amundsen. The post What Makes Seabourn Different, MS Roald Amundsen & Our New Guest Writers appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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