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Oceania Cruises Announces Winter Holiday Cruises

Oceania Cruises invites travelers to enjoy a holiday escape to a range of destinations, complete with seasonal-themed menus, treats, joyous activities and all-round merriment. “There’s no better escape at the holidays, than to run off to the palm-fringed beaches of the Caribbean, or the fascinating and festive shores of South America,” stated Bob Binder, President... [Read More] The post Oceania Cruises Announces Winter Holiday Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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A Moveable Feast: Live from the Seine On Tauck’s ms Sapphire

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For the past week, I’ve been cruising France’s Seine River aboard Tauck’s newly-refitted, 98-guest ms Sapphire as part of the line’s Rendezvous on the Seine river cruise tour. After six days of eating great cheeses and downing fine wines and calvados (a regional apple brandy local to this area), there is much to like about […] The post A Moveable Feast: Live from the Seine On Tauck’s ms Sapphire appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Norwegian Breakway Will Homeport in New Orleans for the Winter 2018 and 2019 Season

Norwegian Cruise Line announced an update to the line’s 2018/2019 deployment, offering guests a new opportunity to set sail from New Orleans to Caribbean destinations on one of the line’s newest and largest ships. After returning from her summer  2018 season in the Baltic, the 4,000 passenger Norwegian Breakaway will reposition from the Big Apple to the... [Read More] The post Norwegian Breakway Will Homeport in New Orleans for the Winter 2018 and 2019 Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silver Muse & Silver Moon: The New Evolution of Silversea

When she entered service this past spring, ultra-luxury line Silversea’s brand-new Silver Muse raised the bar. She ushered in an entirely new design concept for Silversea, became their biggest ever newbuild overnight, and introduced new dining options and rethought bars, lounges and public areas. After half a year in service, Silver Muse has received a... [Read More] The post Silver Muse & Silver Moon: The New Evolution of Silversea appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Opens 2019 Itineraries for Booking

Silversea Cruises has unveiled an inspired collection of 160 voyages for summer 2019, which can now be reserved. The 2019 Summer Collection, a rich diversity of itineraries visiting over 400 destinations in 64 countries, spans the globe from the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Alaska and Canada to the Arctic, South Pacific, Galápagos Islands, and Australia’s Kimberley... [Read More] The post Silversea Opens 2019 Itineraries for Booking appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Announces New Scenic Eclipse Cuba Itinerary

With a little less than a year until Scenic Eclipse makes her debut in Cuba, Scenic has announced a new voyage to the iconic Caribbean nation. The 14-day Cuba in Dept­­­h sailing, which departs Miami on October 5, 2018, has been added to the schedule following increased demand from travelers eager to visit and explore a land lost in time. Fares... [Read More] The post Scenic Announces New Scenic Eclipse Cuba Itinerary appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways Announces 2018 Wine Cruises

AmaWaterways announced its 2018 Wine Cruise lince-up with 50-plus itineraries hosted by North American winemakers, winery owners and expert oenologists. Designed to provide an immersive wine experience, AmaWaterways’ Wine Cruises blend the best of both New and Old World viticulture by offering guests access to some of North America’s top winemakers, and the opportunity to experience […] The post AmaWaterways Announces 2018 Wine Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld’s New Millennial Cruise Sets Sail in 2018

U by Uniworld, the new river cruise brand offering travel for 21-45-year-olds, debuted its first ship in Paris, France.  The B set sail on its maiden voyage along the Seine River with top influencers with a combined reach of nearly 10 million, lifestyle media, travel agents and contest winners onboard to get an exclusive “Sneak Peek” of the […] The post Uniworld’s New Millennial Cruise Sets Sail in 2018 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways Christens Emerald Liberté in Lyon

Emerald Waterways held its final christening of 2017 for the Emerald Liberté—the third in the trio of new Star Ships to launch this year. Australian travel industry veteran and long-standing cruise and tour director Maxine Collins took the honors as Godmother during the official ceremony. “It’s a real honor and a privilege to be Godmother of this […] The post Emerald Waterways Christens Emerald Liberté in Lyon appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Upcoming Voyage: Emerald Radiance On Portugal’s Douro River

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On November 3, we’ll arrive in Porto, Portugal for an overnight in this fabulous city before boarding Emerald Radiance. Emerald Waterways’ newest ship will take us along the Douro for eight days. Follow our voyages on River Cruise Advisor, @rivercruiser, Facebook and Instagram. Click. View. Cruise with us.  Emerald Waterways Douro Voyage Description Travel through the Douro River Valley, […] The post Upcoming Voyage: Emerald Radiance On Portugal’s Douro River appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What Do We Know About These Three New Experiences

Among the cruise news this year, there is significant buzz about some of the more unique experiences in store for travellers in the coming years. From the world’s largest sailing passenger ship to the entry of one of the world’s largest brands into the world of cruising, there are plenty of things to look forward... [Read More] The post What Do We Know About These Three New Experiences appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Unveils Lengthening Plans for Silver Spirit

Silversea has unveiled plans for its first-ever ship lengthening. The turn-key  transformation of Silver Spirit will take place early next year at the Palermo shipyard of Fincantieri. Starting in early March, Silver Spirit will be lengthened by inserting a prebuilt 49-foot-long midsection housing six Silver Suites, 26 Veranda Suites and two Panorama Suites. Technical upgrades will also be implemented.... [Read More] The post Silversea Unveils Lengthening Plans for Silver Spirit appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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The Evolution of Small Ship Luxury Cruising

From brand-new ships to purposeful refurbishments, small ship luxury cruising is evolving at a breakneck pace. No longer content with merely being small and intimate, luxury cruise lines – including Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn and Silversea are beginning to innovate as well. They are adding features and amenities that would leave Royal Caribbean... [Read More] The post The Evolution of Small Ship Luxury Cruising appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways Announces Month Long Discount Offer for CLIA’s Plan a Cruise Month

Each year, the cruise industry – led by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – comes together for one month to support a worldwide movement to learn, plan and book a cruise vacation. The campaign offers advice to cruise veterans and rookies, cruise line deals, promotions and expert opinions to help maritime enthusiasts navigate an […] The post AmaWaterways Announces Month Long Discount Offer for CLIA’s Plan a Cruise Month appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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How River Cruising is Evolving

From Active Excursions to Lavish Amenities, the Changing World of River Cruising Two decades ago, the river cruise landscape looked very different from today. Few of the lines we enjoy sailing aboard in 2017 even existed back then. Those that did offered small staterooms, traditional design, and ho-hum food. River cruises were geared primarily to […] The post How River Cruising is Evolving appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Riverside Chat: Six Reasons To Cruise The Seine

Transcript: With the Douro, the Danube, the Rhine, the Main, the Rhone, the Saone, the Moselle and more, why would you want to cruise on the Seine River? I’m Ralph Grizzle, of rivercruiseadvisor.com and here are just a few reasons why you’ll want to cruise with AmaWaterways on one of France’s most storied rivers. Reason […] The post Riverside Chat: Six Reasons To Cruise The Seine appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What Makes Viking’s Ocean Ships So Great

The Timeless Appeal of Viking’s Oceangoing Ships Earlier this week, Viking Cruises announced it had taken delivery of Viking Sun, the line’s fourth oceangoing ship following the 2015 introduction of Viking Star. Viking Sun’s debut is also important for another reason: she’ll be hosting Viking’s first-ever World Cruise that begins this December in Miami. But... [Read More] The post What Makes Viking’s Ocean Ships So Great appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Christmas in America’s Heartland with American Queen Steamboat Company

December the Ideal Time to Cruise America’s Heartland with American Queen Steamboat Company December is an unquestionably festive time of year. For those who love to cruise, there are no shortage of holiday getaways available, from the rivers of Europe to the warm sun and sand of the Caribbean. But America’s mightiest river – the […] The post Christmas in America’s Heartland with American Queen Steamboat Company appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Feature Video: A Barge Trip Along France’s Petit-Seine & Yonne Rivers

Watch the recap of our September 2017 barge trip along France’s Petit-Seine & Yonne rivers on CroisiEurope’s Raymonde. Our itinerary: September 13, Wednesday, PARIS – MELUN Join us this morning for a coach and foot tour of Paris. Our tour of the city will bring you to some of the most important sites in the capital: the […] The post Feature Video: A Barge Trip Along France’s Petit-Seine & Yonne Rivers appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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2018 Price Comparisons on the Rhone and Saone Rivers

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Looking for a taste of Provence on your next river cruise? Try the Rhône and Saône rivers in France. Home to some of the best wine-producing areas in Europe, the Rhône and Saône also are graced the beauty of Provence, multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites and historic cities like Lyon, Avignon and Arles. A few things that we […] The post 2018 Price Comparisons on the Rhone and Saone Rivers appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Cunard Announces First New Ship in Twelve Years

Cunard announced its fourth addition to its fleet. This investment is part of the company’s plans for the future of Cunard globally. Carnival Corporation & plc – the world’s largest cruise company and parent of the Cunard brand – has signed a memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri S.p.A., Italy, to build a new ship that... [Read More] The post Cunard Announces First New Ship in Twelve Years appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Viking Announces Delivery of Viking Sun

Viking Ocean Cruises announced the delivery of Viking Sun, the company’s fourth ocean ship. The delivery ceremony took place this morning when the ship was presented at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. On October 4, Viking Sun will set sail from Venice, making her way through the Adriatic and Ionian Seas on her maiden voyage. In early November, Viking Sun will cross... [Read More] The post Viking Announces Delivery of Viking Sun appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Azamara Club Cruises To Get New Ship, Azamara Pursuit

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Azamara Club Cruises announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a sister ship to Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, with delivery taking place in March 2018. “We are pleased to expand our portfolio by 50 percent, allowing us to visit even more regions of the world through the acquisition of this sister ship,” said Larry Pimentel, President... [Read More] The post Azamara Club Cruises To Get New Ship, Azamara Pursuit appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silver Wind and Silver Whisper to Undergo Renovations

Ultra-luxury travel innovator Silversea has announced plans for Silver Wind and Silver Whisper to undergo a concrete refurbishment program in some areas of the two ships. The transformation of these two ships will be accomplished in December. The project is part of the elegant fleet-wide refurbishment program launched at the end of 2016 that will continue with new announcements to come soon. The... [Read More] The post Silver Wind and Silver Whisper to Undergo Renovations appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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UnCruise Offers Less Expensive Alternatives to Alaska Adventures

UnCruise Adventures announces their new “Alaska Awakening” promotion, which offers travelers the opportunity to be among the first to take in the breathtaking views in Southeast Alaska in 2018, while sailing at a lower rate. As the area shakes off the winter chill, guests on the small ship Alaska cruise have more chances to see... [Read More] The post UnCruise Offers Less Expensive Alternatives to Alaska Adventures appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Mahler Officially Welcomed to Crystal River Cruises’ Fleet

Crystal River Cruises officially welcomed Crystal Mahler to its award-winning fleet in Germany during a handover ceremony held at MV WERFTEN Shipyard. The second “Rhine Class” river ship was received by Crystal’s newly appointed president and CEO, Tom Wolber and was then christened by godmother Lauren Barfield. Ms. Barfield is an American volleyball star who has led teams to […] The post Crystal Mahler Officially Welcomed to Crystal River Cruises’ Fleet appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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2018 Price Comparisons on the Danube

The Danube is the quintessential river cruise experience. Lined with some of Europe’s most historic and culturally-important cities, to cruise the Danube is to step back in time. Picturesque villages line its banks, with imposing castles and cathedrals rising up and falling astern as you cruise down this scenic waterway. The Danube is also a […] The post 2018 Price Comparisons on the Danube appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Holland America’s Grand Voyages: A Grand Way to Cruise

It’s no secret that Holland America Line offers a worldwide assortment of cruise itineraries, from Alaska to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and beyond. Many of these itineraries come in at a week or two in length; the perfect cruise getaway for those with limited vacation time, or those on a budget. But you might not... [Read More] The post Holland America’s Grand Voyages: A Grand Way to Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Five Reasons to Cruise Carnival Paradise to Cuba

We recently returned from a quick trip to Cuba aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Paradise, and found plenty to like about our Fun Ship journey to the Cuban capital of Havana. Carnival Paradise became the first ship in Carnival history to call on a Cuban port in June, when she first sailed into Havana harbor.... [Read More] The post Five Reasons to Cruise Carnival Paradise to Cuba appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Windstar Repositions Select Caribbean Itineraries to Barbados

While Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Maria have left cruise lines scrambling to re-route ships and provide alternate ports of call, small-ship line Windstar Cruises faced an entirely different challenge following confirmation of heavy damage to Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Windstar’s winter Caribbean season is set to begin in November, with Star Breeze and Wind... [Read More] The post Windstar Repositions Select Caribbean Itineraries to Barbados appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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