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Ritz Carlton Company Announces Inaugural Itineraries for its Yacht Collection

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announces itineraries and shore excursion categories for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Whether visiting a celebrated destination or one that is off the beaten path, guests will benefit from a dedicated Concierge Ashore in addition to five distinct categories of shore excursions, including Iconic Sights; Stirring the Senses; Cultural Connections; Active Explorations;... [Read More] The post Ritz Carlton Company Announces Inaugural Itineraries for its Yacht Collection appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Celebrates 10 Years of Expedition Cruising

Launching a range of expedition voyages in 2008, Silversea has continuously redefined notions of travel with its pioneering itineraries, the quality of its expedition team, and its fleet of ships. In the past decade, many milestones have been reached by Silversea, establishing the cruise line as a leader in the field of expedition. Each destination... [Read More] The post Silversea Celebrates 10 Years of Expedition Cruising appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Offers New Poolside Dining Experience

Seabourn has a new dining experience for guests to savor in the open sea air. Introducing “Earth & Ocean at The Patio,” an a la carte dinner venue developed by consulting Chef Anton Egger. Set to debut with the launch of the line’s newest ship, Seabourn Ovation, in May 2018, the new poolside al fresco culinary option will... [Read More] The post Seabourn Offers New Poolside Dining Experience appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Offers More Itineraries for 2019/2020 Season

On the heels of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ recent announcement of a second Discovery Yacht being added to the Scenic Eclipse fleet, launching May 2020, the company has expanded its list of itineraries. Highlights include a 21-day Northwest Passage exploration; a 13-day adventure through one of the world’s most geographically-isolated regions, Russia’s White Sea;... [Read More] The post Scenic Offers More Itineraries for 2019/2020 Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Announces 2019/2020 Brochure for Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Luxury Cruise & Tours has just released its 2019/2020 brochure detailing new destinations and itineraries for its expanded Eclipse fleet. And to reward those guests who plan early, Scenic is offering a range of special early-bird offers, including the option to book now and save up to 10% off the full fare. The 2019/2020... [Read More] The post Scenic Announces 2019/2020 Brochure for Scenic Eclipse appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Announces Extraordinary Opportunity Event

Seabourn has unveiled the Extraordinary Opportunity Event, featuring savings and value-added amenities on select cruises from its fleet of intimate, all-suite ships. The savings are currently available for booking through June 12, 2018, and for select voyages departing in 2018 and 2019. The Extraordinary Opportunity Event offers benefits on select cruises for travelers to experience... [Read More] The post Seabourn Announces Extraordinary Opportunity Event appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Tauck’s ms Espirit and ms Treasures Return After Renovations

Tauck officially welcomed the ms Treasures and ms Esprit back into its riverboat fleet last week in Amsterdam, following a massive reconfiguration of the vessels’ interior spaces that has resulted in enlarged cabins and reduced passenger count.  The Treasures and Esprit are the last of Tauck’s four 110-meter ships to undergo the radical transformation.  Tauck’s […] The post Tauck’s ms Espirit and ms Treasures Return After Renovations appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Scenic 2018 Douro River Cruise Itineraries

Scenic offers several different itineraries for Douro  River cruises. There are two base packages featuring a river cruise only. The Delightful Douro is an 8-day itinerary round trip from Porto, and the Unforgettable Douro is an 11-day cruise from Porto to Porto. Now, let’s take a look at both of these itineraries and some of […] The post Scenic 2018 Douro River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Silversea Will Offer Free Wifi to Every Guest Onboard

Starting with voyages sailing in April 2018, Silversea will offer free unlimited Wi-Fi to every guest throughout its fleet. Since January 2016, guests have enjoyed at least one hour of free Wi-Fi per day. The new policy will provide each guest booked in standard suites with free unlimited standard internet access. Guests staying in larger... [Read More] The post Silversea Will Offer Free Wifi to Every Guest Onboard appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avalon Waterways Introduces FlexDining

In 2019, Avalon Waterways is taking even more steps to turn the tables onboard with the introduction of FlexDiningSM for Avalon guests. “Our new FlexDining program invites Avalon guests to enjoy more flexibility at breakfast, lunch, and dinner,” said Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways. “In addition to providing guests with multiple dining venues like […] The post Avalon Waterways Introduces FlexDining appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Just Off Riviera River Cruises’ Robert Burns

Robert Burns Budapest
In summing up my three-night river cruise on Riviera River Cruises' m/s Robert Burns, two words come to mind: pleasantly surprised. The company's newest ship was christened last week in Vienna before setting sail to Budapest with North American cruise sellers and myself aboard. Riviera River Cruises is a U.K.-based company that only recently began marketing to North American travelers. Next week, I'll report on the six key differentiators that I feel set Riviera River Cruises apart from its competitors.  The post Just Off Riviera River Cruises’ Robert Burns appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Cruiser’s Q&A With Windstar Captain James Griffiths

Windstar Cruises recently appointed Captain James Griffiths to a new role as Expedition Captain, in preparation for Windstar’s return to Alaska this spring with Star Legend. On these voyages, Windstar will feature its new Signature Expeditions program that combines adventurous shore excursion offerings more commonly found on expedition ships and pairs them with Windstar’s own... [Read More] The post Avid Cruiser’s Q&A With Windstar Captain James Griffiths appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Riviera River Cruises 2018 Douro River Cruise Itineraries

Riviera River Cruises, a company that is based in the United States, specializes in European river cruises.  The company offers two Douro River cruise packages. Both feature the same itinerary for the river cruise – The Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise, and one includes a few additional days in Lisbon. Let’s take a look at […] The post Riviera River Cruises 2018 Douro River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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High Water, Low Water: Dealing With Water Levels on the Douro

Whether a river has high or low water levels is something you’re unlikely to consider when planning your river cruise. Unlike ocean cruises, river cruises operate in the margins. The depth of water underneath the keel, or bottom, of your ship can be less than a foot in many instances. Low bridges, power lines, and […] The post High Water, Low Water: Dealing With Water Levels on the Douro appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn vs. Silversea: Key Differences (Updated 2018)

This article was updated for 2018 They both begin with the letter “S,” and they’re both big contenders in the luxury cruise segment. Of course, we’re talking about Seabourn and Silversea. To the casual observer, these two lines may appear to be a lot alike. After all, both operate all-inclusive (we’ll get back to that... [Read More] The post Seabourn vs. Silversea: Key Differences (Updated 2018) appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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American Cruise Lines Expands Holiday Itinerary Offerings for 2018

American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce its 2018 Holiday Cruises on the Mississippi River. The Line’s Christmas Cruises, as well as other holiday-themed cruises, have become an annual tradition for many guests. This is the first year the Line has expanded its holiday itinerary offerings throughout the entire month of December. Guests will enjoy […] The post American Cruise Lines Expands Holiday Itinerary Offerings for 2018 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Cruises vs. Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Key Differences (Updated 2018)

They are two of the world’s most popular luxury lines: Crystal Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Sailing worldwide itineraries, both of these all-inclusive lines are distinguished by their high caliber of service, their exceptional cuisine, and sumptuous onboard appointments. Both Crystal and Regent have recently put their ships through multi-million-dollar makeovers intended to spruce... [Read More] The post Crystal Cruises vs. Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Key Differences (Updated 2018) appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Barge With Me In Alsace In 2019

In October of next year, I'll be offering two trips in Alsace. On October 11 and October 25, CroisiEurope’s 22-passenger Madeleine will take us between Strasbourg and Lagarde. These all-inclusive voyages span seven days each. The post Barge With Me In Alsace In 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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2019 Hosted Barge Cruises: A Short Survey On Where You’d Like To Go With Me

My September barge trip in the south of France has only one cabin remaining. As these trips are so enjoyable, I'm gearing up to do another one, two or possibly even three barge cruises in 2019. Before committing to a particular region and date, however, I thought I would reach out to you, subscribers to River Cruise Advisor, to see where you'd like to barge with me in France in 2019. If you're interested in my barge cruises, please take a comment to complete the survey below.  The post 2019 Hosted Barge Cruises: A Short Survey On Where You’d Like To Go With Me appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways 2018 Douro River Cruise Itineraries

Emerald Radiance Douro
Emerald Waterways offers eight different Douro River cruise packages that range in length from 8 to 21 days. The river cruise in Portugal is round trip from Porto and is included in all of Emerald’s Douro River itineraries. A few of the packages also feature a cruise on the Saône and Rhône rivers in France between […] The post Emerald Waterways 2018 Douro River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Bookings Opening for Ponant’s 2019-2020 Antarctica Sailings

Ponant is opening bookings for more than 23 departures sailing to Antarctica from November 2019 to March 2020. Five different itineraries, including one new sailing aboard four of its luxurious ships: L’Austral, Le Boréal, Le Lyrialand Le Soléal is on offer. Aboard limited-capacity vessels specially designed for expeditions, Ponant guests access the most remote parts... [Read More] The post Bookings Opening for Ponant’s 2019-2020 Antarctica Sailings appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silver Whisper Will Undergo Refurbishment Before Silversea’s 2019 World Cruise

Ahead of her World Cruise 2019, Silver Whisper will undergo extensive renovation in 2018. Between December 8 and December 19, Silver Whisper will be in dry dock in Freeport in the Bahamas, as improvements are made to increase the level of guest satisfaction. The exciting announcement follows the opening of sales for Silversea’s World Cruise... [Read More] The post Silver Whisper Will Undergo Refurbishment Before Silversea’s 2019 World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Kara Weller Named Head Discovery Team Leader on Scenic Eclipse

As Scenic Eclipse moves closer to its launch this summer it continues to fill key positions. Along those lines, the company is pleased to announce the appointment of Kara Weller as Head Discovery Team Leader for Scenic Eclipse. A qualified biologist, Ms. Weller holds Bachelor and Masters’ degrees in Wildlife Biology and has spent the... [Read More] The post Kara Weller Named Head Discovery Team Leader on Scenic Eclipse appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Offers New “Ventures by Seabourn” Excursions 2018 Season Exploring Alaska and British Columbia

Seabourn is headed back to Alaska and British Columbia in 2018 with a lineup of guided Ventures by Seabourn optional, for-charge shore excursions. The new excursions for 2018 invite guests to explore the natural beauty and wildlife of The Last Frontier and Canada’s Inside Passage via double sea kayak, Zodiac, catamaran, and hikes. The 11-, 12- and... [Read More] The post Seabourn Offers New “Ventures by Seabourn” Excursions 2018 Season Exploring Alaska and British Columbia appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avalon Waterways Announces Special Interest Cruises for 2019

In 2019, Avalon Waterways will offer travelers its most dynamic “Special Interest” cruises to date, inviting them to explore their hobbies and passions on vacation. “From beer and wine to history, music and Christmas cruises, Avalon’s Special Interest itineraries complement stories with stout, history with harmony and impressions with impressionism,” said Pam Hoffee, managing director […] The post Avalon Waterways Announces Special Interest Cruises for 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal River Cruises Unveils 2018-2019 Atlas

Crystal River Cruises unveiled its comprehensive 2018-2019 Crystal River Cruises Atlas. The brochure is designed to showcase every facet of the Crystal River Experience, from destination highlights of the 35 separate itineraries available along the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers, to the facets and designs of Crystal Mozart, Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler, Crystal Debussy […] The post Crystal River Cruises Unveils 2018-2019 Atlas appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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CroisiEurope Douro River Cruises 2018

CroisiEurope offers cruises on the Douro River. There are nine different itineraries listed on the company’s website, but several of them have only one sailing. In this article, we’re going to look at two itineraries that have several dates available – 1) Porto, the Douro Valley (Portugal), and Salamanca (Spain), the 6-day cruise; and 2) Portugal […] The post CroisiEurope Douro River Cruises 2018 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Builders Of Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen Need More Time

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Hurtigruten’s first hybrid powered expedition ship will not be ready on time. The reason? Technical issues. Sad news for some 3,000 guests, who were booked on cruises from Chile to Antarctica. Hurtigruten is the shipping company best known as the Norwegian Coastal Express. The company has two expedition ships under construction at the Kleven Shipyard... [Read More] The post Builders Of Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen Need More Time appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Choose Antwerp For The Naming Of Hanseatic Inspiration

The Hamburg-based company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has two, luxury expedition cruise ships under construction: the Hanseatic Nature and the Hanseatic Inspiration. The first ship, the Hanseatic Nature, will serve the German-speaking market. She will be named in Hamburg on April 12, 2019. The second vessel, the Hanseatic Inspiration, comes after the summer. Both ships are identical... [Read More] The post Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Choose Antwerp For The Naming Of Hanseatic Inspiration appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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New 5th & 6th Ships For Ponant Explorer Series

ponant explorer series
French luxury cruise brand Ponant has signed a contract for the construction of two additional expedition cruise vessels. The vessels will be identical to those ordered in 2016 and bringing the total number of ships for the Ponant Explorer Series to six. The first of new ships is expected in early summer. She will be... [Read More] The post New 5th & 6th Ships For Ponant Explorer Series appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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