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Our October Webinar; First Impressions From Crystal Back; & What Riviera Does Differently

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This week on River Cruise Advisor Ralph reports from Crystal Bach, sharing his first impressions of the ship.   You can also follow his journey on Instagram. We are also kicking off a new series about how each cruise company differentiates itself from the others. First up? Riviera River Cruises in What Makes Riviera Different. […] The post Our October Webinar; First Impressions From Crystal Back; & What Riviera Does Differently appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What Makes Riviera Different?

Whether it's through a waived solo supplement, dedicated solo travel departures, stunning interiors, or unbundling the cruise fare - Riviera seeks to stand out from its competition. The post What Makes Riviera Different? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Save The Date: Our October Webinar

Just three days after returning from cruising the Rhine aboard Crystal Bach, Ralph will be reporting about his trip via Webinar.  The post Save The Date: Our October Webinar appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Follow Ralph Aboard Crystal Bach This Week

Crystal Bach In Cologne
Ralph boarded Crystal Bach for a ten-night cruise on the Rhine - follow his journey on Instagram to see what a Crystal river cruise looks like in real time.  The post Follow Ralph Aboard Crystal Bach This Week appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Live From Crystal Bach: First Impressions

Crystal Bach
On a 10-night voyage roundtrip Amsterdam, a diminutive dish of creme brûlée told me all that needed to know about Crystal River Cruises. The post Live From Crystal Bach: First Impressions appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What Makes Celebrity Different & Hapag-Lloyd’s New Ship

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This week on Avid Cruiser we are kicking off a new series about what makes each cruise line special. First up? Celebrity Cruises. We also take a look at Hapag-Lloyd’s new ship, Hanseatic Inspiration. Thank you for being loyal Avid Cruiser readers. -Ralph Grizzle & Britton Frost The post What Makes Celebrity Different & Hapag-Lloyd’s New Ship appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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What Makes Celebrity Cruises Different?

Choosing a cruise is hard. That’s why we started this site. With so many options, it seems impossible to make a decision. In fact, one reader told me, “It seems I can’t make a wrong decision no matter which company I choose to go with.” While that may not necessarily be true, there are different things that each cruise guest values. That’s why we are starting a series about what makes each cruise line different. We are starting off this series by looking at Celebrity Cruises. When I first looked at the list of what cruise lines we were going to […] The post What Makes Celebrity Cruises Different? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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A Highly Unusual Request

A friend of mine’s son is dying because of lack of proper medical care. His situation is beyond desperate. This is a PSA announcement, of sorts, for anyone willing and able to help. The post A Highly Unusual Request appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Hapag-Lloyd’s Hanseatic Inspiration

A new expedition ship needs something special for its naming ceremony. That’s probably what the management of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises was thinking when the Norwegian shipyard confirmed the delivery date of the Hanseatic Inspiration. Hapag had a brilliant, expedition-style idea for the naming ceremony of Friday, October 11. All guests received a parka and were invited to step in one of the ship’s 17 zodiacs to witness the christening on the Elbe River in Hamburg, home for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Hanseatic Inspiration is the second of three luxury expedition vessels for the German company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. She is the ship that is […] The post Hapag-Lloyd’s Hanseatic Inspiration appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Silver Dawn’s Inaugural Voyages

Silversea Cruises has unveiled five new itineraries for Silver Dawn - the 10th ship in the cruise line’s fleet. The Fincantieri-built, 596-guest vessel will depart Civitavecchia (Rome) on September 22, 2021, spending her inaugural season in the Mediterranean, before crossing to Fort Lauderdale. The post Silver Dawn’s Inaugural Voyages appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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MSC Cruises Highlights Ocean Cay Activities

Ocean Cay
This November MSC Cruises will welcome its first guests onto its new private island destination in The Bahamas, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. The post MSC Cruises Highlights Ocean Cay Activities appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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An Interview With Uniworld’s Ellen Bettridge; Photos From The Barge; & Savings From Emerald

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This week on River Cruise Advisor we get a glimpse of Ralph’s barge cruise through France. We also had the chance to sit down with Uniworld’s Ellen Bettridge to see what sets Uniworld apart from its competitors; in this week’s newsletter you will find the podcast, and a transcript of the podcast. Thank you for […] The post An Interview With Uniworld’s Ellen Bettridge; Photos From The Barge; & Savings From Emerald appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Follow Ralph Around Alsace

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This week, Ralph hosted a barge cruise aboard CroisiEurope’s Madeleine. While I’m sure that Ralph will have a lot to say about the barge trip when he returns, I thought it would be nice to include a few pictures so we can see what he’s been up to. Make sure to follow @avidcruiser on Instagram […] The post Follow Ralph Around Alsace appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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An Interview With Uniworld’s Ellen Bettridge [Transcript]

This week I interviewed Ellen Bettridge for my podcast, Avid Travel With Britton Frost. Bettridge is the President and CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. The post An Interview With Uniworld’s Ellen Bettridge [Transcript] appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways Offers Savings On 2020 Cruises

Emerald Waterways is offering a deal on 2020 European river cruises when booked by October 31. Guests looking to maximize their savings can stack these deals for a maximum of $3,800 off per couple. The post Emerald Waterways Offers Savings On 2020 Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld’s New S.S. São Gabriel

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has released a sneak peek of new Super Ship S.S. São Gabriel, set to debut in Portugal on April 9, 2020. The post Uniworld’s New S.S. São Gabriel appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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7 Reasons To Cruise The Galapagos – With Silversea & 2020-2021 Antartica Itineraries

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Reflecting on his recent Galapagos trip, Ralph highlights seven reasons to cruise the Galapagos with Silversea. With the 2019-2020 Antarctic season close to kicking off, Britton writes about Hurtigruten, Seabourn, Crystal, and Lindblad’s Antarctic itineraries in part one of a two part series. Lastly, news from MSC with MSC Meraviglia making her North American debut in New York city. Thank you for being loyal Avid Cruiser readers. -Ralph Grizzle & Britton Frost The post 7 Reasons To Cruise The Galapagos – With Silversea & 2020-2021 Antartica Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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2020-2021 Antarctic Itineraries, Part 1

With interest in expedition cruising continuing to grow, there are now more Antarctic itineraries than ever before. Today, we will look at the sailings that Hurtigruten, Seabourn, Crystal, and Lindblad offer in Antartica. The post 2020-2021 Antarctic Itineraries, Part 1 appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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MSC Meraviglia Arrives In North America

MSC Meraviglia, MSC Cruises’ first Meraviglia Class smart ship, made her inaugural visit to North American shores today, arriving at Manhattan Pier in New York City. The post MSC Meraviglia Arrives In North America appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Packing For Europe – With Just A Carry On & Uniworld’s Danube Itineraries

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This week on River Cruise Advisor, Ralph is gearing up for almost three weeks in Europe where he will host his barge cruise, and then sail on Crystal River Cruises’ Presidents’ Cruise. Learned how he packed for these trips – with just two carry on bags. Then, we take a look at Uniworld’s Danube itineraries. […] The post Packing For Europe – With Just A Carry On & Uniworld’s Danube Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld’s Danube Itineraries

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises was founded in 1976 by Yugoslavian entrepreneur Serba Illich. Based in California, the company began operating river cruises along the waterways of Europe in 1993. The post Uniworld’s Danube Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Upcoming Changes To River Cruise Advisor

Our site is changing, and we want your help to determine what is working and what you would like to see more of. The post Upcoming Changes To River Cruise Advisor appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Strategic Packing For Two River Cruises – All In Carry On

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How do we pack for two river cruises spanning three weeks? And how do we pack as we prefer - all carry-on? We did it for the Galapagos last week. Can we do it for our cruises in Europe? The post Strategic Packing For Two River Cruises – All In Carry On appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Chasing the Equator: 7 Reasons To Cruise The Galapagos – On Silversea

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I can't say how other companies deliver their Galapagos experiences, but I can't imagine how any of them could deliver a better Galapagos experience than Silversea. And with a new ship purpose-built for the Galapagos coming in 2020, Silversea stands poised to be the leader in these islands that have been enchanting visitors long before - and ever since - Charles Darwin's visit in 1835. The post Chasing the Equator: 7 Reasons To Cruise The Galapagos – On Silversea appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Our 20th Anniversary; And Galapagos Trip Tips

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Celebrating Avid Cruiser’s 20th anniversary, we highlight the recent updates that we have made to the site. Plus, Ralph gives his tips for a trip to the Galapagos. Thanks for being a loyal Avid Cruiser reader. – Ralph Grizzle & Britton Frost The post Our 20th Anniversary; And Galapagos Trip Tips appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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The Evolution Of Avid Cruiser & Our New Site Updates

Our site is changing, and we want your help to determine what is working and what you would like to see more of. The post The Evolution Of Avid Cruiser & Our New Site Updates appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Tips For Cruising The Galapagos

During the next four weeks, I’ll be posting stories from the Galapagos. Today’s post begins with a few select photos from our trip, along with Galapagos posts from our Instagram feed, and for those considering a cruise to these islands, more than a dozen Galapagos cruise tips. The post Tips For Cruising The Galapagos appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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It’s Not Too Late: 2019 U.S. Holiday Cruises; Plus News From Emerald & AmaWaterways

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This week on River Cruise Advisor, we look at the 2019 holiday cruise offerings from American Queen Steamboat Company and American Cruise Lines. Plus information about AmaWaterways’ new wine themed sailings and Emerald Waterways’ Nile & Egypt tours. Thanks for being a loyal River Cruise Advisor reader. – Ralph Grizzle & Britton Frost The post It’s Not Too Late: 2019 U.S. Holiday Cruises; Plus News From Emerald & AmaWaterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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It’s Not Too Late: U.S. Holiday River Cruises 2019

Whether you're looking for a break from daily life with a holiday vacation or looking to start new family traditions on the river, the rivers of the United States are a great option for holiday sailings.  The post It’s Not Too Late: U.S. Holiday River Cruises 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Adds New Wine Themed Itineraries

AmaWaterways will offer 67 Wine Cruises during the 2020 cruise season, including two new itineraries showcasing the vineyards and sights of France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. The post AmaWaterways Adds New Wine Themed Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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