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Shoulder Season 2019 Seine Price Comparisons

Shoulder season river cruise rates on the Seine river can be considerably less than peak season rates. River Cruise Advisor's "true per diems" range from $351 per person to more than $650 per person. The post Shoulder Season 2019 Seine Price Comparisons appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Reservations Open For The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Reservations are now open for the inaugural season of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, set to take the seas in February 2020. The post Reservations Open For The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Royal Caribbean & Silversea Join Forces

Royal Caribbean Cruises is acquiring a 66.7 percent stake in Silversea Cruises. What will the acquisition mean for each company? Read on. The post Royal Caribbean & Silversea Join Forces appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn’s 2019 Europe Itineraries

Seabourn Quest, Sardinia
Seabourn’s 2019 season in Europe will have four vessels – including Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Quest, Seabourn Odyssey, and the newest ship in its fleet, Seabourn Ovation – offering more than 66 individual departures from 14 different embarkation points. The post Seabourn’s 2019 Europe Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways Expands Wellness Program Fleetwide

AmaWaterways announced the expansion of its popular Wellness Program, which will go fleetwide across Europe and Southeast Asia in 2019. Led by professionally trained Wellness Hosts, guests are invited to take part in a journey that nourishes the mind, body, and spirit. “The Wellness Program is very close to my heart, as I believe so […] The post AmaWaterways Expands Wellness Program Fleetwide appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Scenic Pairs with National Geographic for 2019 Itineraries

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and National Geographic Expeditions have announced new itineraries for the 2019 season: Gems of the Danube Christmas Markets sailing between Nuremburg and Budapest; Dutch Sights & Belgium Delights, roundtrip from Amsterdam during the tulip season; and Unforgettable Douro, an 11-day exploration of this region. The post Scenic Pairs with National Geographic for 2019 Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Windstar Offers Overnight and Late Nights in Select Ports

More than 45 percent of Windstar’s cruises now offer a late night (10 p.m. or later) or overnight in port that allows cruisers much more time to explore. Windstar offers a total of 299 ports in 79 countries, Signature Expeditions, and a variety of newly curated cultural activities, entertainment and culinary indulgences. “Windstar guests want... [Read More] The post Windstar Offers Overnight and Late Nights in Select Ports appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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UnCruise Unveils 2019 Alaska Itineraries

UnCruise Adventures released its schedule of Alaska cruises for 2019 and opens the Alaska cruise season earlier with its first adventure cruise departing on April 6. Seven small ships sail 142 departures on 11 itineraries with a new Alaska’s Glacier Country itinerary sailing roundtrip from Juneau. In spring 2019, UnCruise will feature 24 Alaska Awakening... [Read More] The post UnCruise Unveils 2019 Alaska Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Offers All-Inclusive Packages For Asia Itineraries

Silversea is offering savings on voyages to Asia in 2018 and 2019 with an All-Inclusive Package promotion now available on new bookings. The post Silversea Offers All-Inclusive Packages For Asia Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Viking’s Fifth Ocean Ship To Be Named On June 14

Orion is the fifth addition to Viking’s ocean fleet, which also includes Viking Star, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, and Viking Sun. The post Viking’s Fifth Ocean Ship To Be Named On June 14 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Shoulder Season 2019 Rhone Price Comparisons

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Sample 2019 lead-in per diems on the Rhone during shoulder season range from $288 per person to $669 per person. The post Shoulder Season 2019 Rhone Price Comparisons appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Offers Free Air On Ten November 2018 Rhine & Danube Sailings

AmaWaterways is offering a limited-time promotion for those who book select November sailings before June 30, 2018: Receive free roundtrip airfare from select gateways. The post AmaWaterways Offers Free Air On Ten November 2018 Rhine & Danube Sailings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Silversea’s Early Bookings Increase for 2020 World Cruise

Since opening the bookings last month for World Cruise 2020, titled “Legends of Cruising,” Silversea has seen a marked increase in early bookings when compared to the launch of previous Silversea World Cruises in the last five years. With a record response rate from both existing Silversea guests and first-time cruisers, World Cruise 2020 has... [Read More] The post Silversea’s Early Bookings Increase for 2020 World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess’ 2019 Itineraries in Asia, South America, and Mexico

Princess Cruises will visit Mexico, South America, and Asia in 2019 and 2020. Royal Princess will offer 27 total departures in Mexico while Diamond and Sapphire Princess sail 45 departures in Asia, and Coral and Island Princess visit South America on 14 departures. Mexico Royal Princess will offer 27 total departures including seven-day Mexico itineraries, plus opportunities offering guests more time in... [Read More] The post Princess’ 2019 Itineraries in Asia, South America, and Mexico appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Emerald Waterways to Offer Nile River Cruise in 2019

Emerald Waterways announced its first foray into the African continent with two new Egypt cruise and tour itineraries. With seven departures planned for 2019 and eight for 2020, the river cruise line is offering two tour options: a 10-day Egypt & the Nile River Cruise Tour featuring five days on the MS Hameesand four nights in Cairo, and […] The post Emerald Waterways to Offer Nile River Cruise in 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Offers Free Airfare on 2019 Itineraries

Emerald Radiance Douro
The 2019 European river cruise season promises to be a busy one for Emerald Waterways—with seven Star-Ships plying the Danube, Rhine, Main, Rhône, Saône and Douro rivers, the Australian company continues to expand its reach. Emerald Waterways’ 2019 season will bring two new ways to explore the Danube River. On the new 8-day Classic Danube river cruise, […] The post Emerald Offers Free Airfare on 2019 Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaLea Christened in Germany

AmaWaterways christened its newest river cruise ship, AmaLea, with a ceremony in Vilshofen, Germany. The event concluded a weeklong celebration, during which guests onboard were joined by AmaWaterways’ President and Co-Owner Rudi Schreiner, Executive Vice President and Co-Owner Kristin Karst, AmaLea Godmother Filomena Andre of AAA Travel, along with travel industry friends, and international media. Presiding over his […] The post AmaLea Christened in Germany appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Debussy, Christening Images

Crystal Debussy Rachel York
My good friend and photographer Mike Louagie was in Amsterdam last week for Crystal Debussy's christening. Mike sent me a handful of photos not only depicting the event but also Crystal's exquisite new river ship. Take a look at Crystal Debussy. The post Crystal Debussy, Christening Images appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Shoulder Season Price Comparisons: Rhine 2019

Shoulder season river cruises can provide exceptional value. Airfares are generally cheaper than they are in peak season; river cruise rates can be up to 20 percent less than they are during the height of the summer; cities and tourist attractions are generally less crowded; restaurants and cafes are often a little less busy. And […] The post Shoulder Season Price Comparisons: Rhine 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Meet Teeming River Cruises

River cruises are a wonderful way to experience Europe, offering up the convenience of a cruise ship with the immersion of a land-based local hotel. For many people, however, river cruising is not within their grasp. Unlike big ocean cruise lines or hotels, many river cruise lines operate at a premium to luxury level, commanding […] The post Meet Teeming River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Debussy Christened in Amsterdam

Crystal River Cruises officially welcomed its newest ship to the fleet today, as Crystal Debussy was christened in Amsterdam. Marking the occasion were Crystal’s president and CEO, Tom Wolber, Crystal River Cruises’ vice president and managing director, Walter Littlejohn, and Crystal Debussy’s godmother, Broadway star Rachel York. The ceremony took place during the ship’s three-day […] The post Crystal Debussy Christened in Amsterdam appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Queen Mary 2 Returns to New York for 2018 Season

Cunard’s flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 returned to her homeport of New York for her 2018 Transatlantic Season. Following her World Cruise season, QM2 will resume her regularly-scheduled service across the Atlantic, a route that began 178 years ago. Traveling by sea between New York and England, for seven nights in the North Atlantic,... [Read More] The post Queen Mary 2 Returns to New York for 2018 Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Shoulder Season Price Comparisons: Douro 2019

Douro Bridges
During shoulder season, a river cruise on the Douro can represent an incredible value, with some river cruises priced at 20 percent less than during peak season. Sample 2019 lead-in per diems range from $388 per person to $564 per person. The post Shoulder Season Price Comparisons: Douro 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Azamara Club Cruises Announces 2020 Itineraries

Azamara Quest
Azamara Club Cruises’ announced its 2020 itineraries, where guests will explore deeper into newly added destinations including South Africa, French Polynesia, and Hawaii. With a total of 92 individual cruises across the three ships, Azamara will offer 41 maiden ports, 303 late night stays, 170 overnight stays and 40 country-intensive voyages, where guests can explore... [Read More] The post Azamara Club Cruises Announces 2020 Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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CroisiEurope 2018 Rhine River Cruise Itineraries

CroisiEurope offers 41 different Rhine River cruise itineraries that range in length from 4 to 18 days. Most cruises are roundtrip from Strasbourg and do not include destinations south of Strasbourg, such as Breisach and Basel.  The company has only two packages with travel between Amsterdam and Basel. Several of its itineraries feature other waterways […] The post CroisiEurope 2018 Rhine River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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UnCruise Unveils New Itinerary in Oregon and Washington

With 15 years of experience operating river cruises on the Columbia and Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest, UnCruise Adventures changes course to present more outdoor adventures to guests with the new Rivers of Adventure itinerary. The 86-guest S.S. Legacy is outfitted with adventure gear–kayaks, skiffs, paddle boards, custom boat launch—and an expedition team for […] The post UnCruise Unveils New Itinerary in Oregon and Washington appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Sapphire Princess Ready for 2018 Season After Two-Week Dry Dock

Sapphire Princess emerged today from a two-week dry dock in Singapore. The ship has been upgraded with refit onboard spaces and product innovations. After finishing up a season cruising throughout Asia, Sapphire Princess departed on a 28-day voyage from Singapore to London to begin European voyages to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe including Monte Carlo,... [Read More] The post Sapphire Princess Ready for 2018 Season After Two-Week Dry Dock appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Oceania Offers New Dining Selections in Grand Dining Room

Oceania Cruises is unveiling new dinner menus, featuring an all-new Executive Chef’s Food & Wine Pairing, available every evening and featuring the chef’s selection of dishes. “These spectacular new menus exemplify our commitment to culinary excellence and offering our guests not just the finest cuisine at sea, but diverse dining choices that surprise and delight... [Read More] The post Oceania Offers New Dining Selections in Grand Dining Room appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Windstar Will Bring Sommeliers to Four Ships

Windstar Cruises has hired a team of sommeliers to serve guests on sailings in 270 ports around the world. These wine experts are being added as the summer cruise season begins and build on the trend for fleet-wide enhancements to the line’s wine, beverage, and culinary programs in 2018. “Our new sommeliers will offer their... [Read More] The post Windstar Will Bring Sommeliers to Four Ships appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Shoulder Season Price Comparisons: Bordeaux 2019

AmaDolce Bordeaux
With only five river cruise operators in Bordeaux, sample 2019 shoulder season lead-in per diems range from $400 per person to $771 per person, but once incentives are added in the per diems drop to $301 per person to $439 per person. See how much you can save. The post Shoulder Season Price Comparisons: Bordeaux 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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