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The River Cruise Companies Are Ready To Restart: Are You Ready To River Cruise?

Are you ready to river cruise in 2021? Tell us how you're feeling about river cruising in 2021 and beyond, and then join us for a discussion Monday, June 28 at 11 a.m. EDT. Click the link for the survey and registration. The post The River Cruise Companies Are Ready To Restart: Are You Ready To River Cruise? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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New Date Announced For 2022 Alsace Barge Trip With David Wilcox

We're fortunate that American Folk Singer & Songwriter David Wilcox will be with us as we barge through Alsace June 4-10, 2022. David will serenade us as we float through one of the most beautiful regions in France. If you'd like to join David, me and 18 others June 4-10, 2022, please let us know. The post New Date Announced For 2022 Alsace Barge Trip With David Wilcox appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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My Top Three Tips For Choosing Your River Cruise

When I first started river cruising, I found it difficult to choose which river, which river cruise company and which ship. Hopefully, these tips will make it easier for you to navigate the wonderful world of river cruising. Ralph Grizzle Founder | River Cruise Advisor To understand the appeal of river cruising, you need only […] The post My Top Three Tips For Choosing Your River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avalon Waterways Will Require Vaccine For Summer Travelers

Travelers ages 12 and older will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, completed at least 14-days prior to embarkation. ?This new protocol will take effect for international vacations departing July 15 through October 31, 2021. The company plans to revert back to its policy of proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test or immunity for travel after October 31, 2021. ?? The post Avalon Waterways Will Require Vaccine For Summer Travelers appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Tauck Will Resume Operations In Europe & Africa

August will mark the resumption of Tauck’s European river cruises, with departures sailing on the Rhône and Seine in France and the Douro River in Portugal. Although no firm date has been set, Tauck plans to restart its cruises on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers – and the bulk of its remaining European land tours – in early fall as border openings permit. The post Tauck Will Resume Operations In Europe & Africa appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Lindblad Expeditions Will Return To Iceland In July

Lindblad Expeditions has announced it will be reactivating National Geographic Explorer for a series of voyages in Iceland this summer. Plans call for the 148-guest polar vessel to explore the mythical land of the midnight sun on two alternating itineraries, Wild Island Escape and The Circumnavigation of Iceland. The post Lindblad Expeditions Will Return To Iceland In July appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Silversea’s July Alaska & Iceland Sailings

Silversea Cruises has announced new summer voyages in Alaska and Iceland, starting in July 2021. With the passage of the U.S. Alaska Tourism Restoration Act, which enables cruises to Alaska without required stops in Canada, Silver Muse will resume round-trip sailings from Seattle starting July 29. Silver Shadow will circumnavigate Iceland with the launch of new all-Icelandic itineraries, returning to Northern Europe with three 10-day voyages from Reykjavik, beginning July 30. The post Silversea’s July Alaska & Iceland Sailings appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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AmaWaterways Will Resume Sailing In July

AmaWaterways today announced its plans to return to the rivers of Europe resuming sailings on board select ships beginning July 3, 2021 in Portugal. The post AmaWaterways Will Resume Sailing In July appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal River Cruises To Resume August 29

Crystal River Cruises tells us that service in Europe will officially resume on August 29, 2021. The post Crystal River Cruises To Resume August 29 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Cruising Is Back: How To Insure You & Your Trip

While I now feel safe to travel to Europe (and other destinations again), two questions remain: How can I protect my travel investment from expenses I may incur should I cancel my trip? And what happens should I become ill – or test positive for Covid-19 – while abroad? The latter, as you probably know, requires quarantining for a number of days. The post Cruising Is Back: How To Insure You & Your Trip appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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River Cruising Is Back: Now, How To Insure You & Your Trip

Now that we soon will be able to river cruise in Europe again, the questions are: How can I protect my travel investment from expenses I may incur should I cancel my trip? And what happens should I become ill - or test positive for Covid-19 - while abroad? The post River Cruising Is Back: Now, How To Insure You & Your Trip appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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From Barges To Luxurious River Boats

Rhine River Cruises, Scenic
In previous posts, we learned how river cruising evolved from an experimental steamboat on the Saône to paddle-wheelers plying rivers in the United States and Europe to something resembling river cruising today: the first hotel barge in France. Since that first barge made its debut in 1966, forward-thinking entrepreneurs continued to develop and build riverboats that were […] The post From Barges To Luxurious River Boats appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uh ‘O Canada’

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Alaska Tourism Recovery Act. You know that means, eh? It provides for an exemption to the Passenger Vessel Services Act. The post Uh ‘O Canada’ appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Uniworld Will Sail The Po In June

Uniworld will resume cruising on June 20, 2021, debuting its most recently transformed Super Ship S.S. La Venezia in Italy. Cruises will restart in France shortly after Italy, with first departures for S.S. Bon Voyage on June 27th, S.S. Joie de Vivre on July 4th, and S.S. Catherine on July 11th. The post Uniworld Will Sail The Po In June appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Vaccinated Americans And Brits Can Sail The Douro With Scenic & Emerald In July

Scenic Azure
Scenic Group has announced that the company’s two river lines - Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Cruises – will start their 2021 European river cruise season on Portugal’s Douro River with the first sailings taking place on July 30 and July 31, 2021, respectively. The post Vaccinated Americans And Brits Can Sail The Douro With Scenic & Emerald In July appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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It’s Official: Summer River Cruises Are A Go

On the heels of this week's announcements by the European Union, CDC, river cruise and airline companies, river cruising in Europe is poised to resume next month. Still, there are questions: How will Americans show the required proof of negative Covid tests before returning home? Will I need to mask up? And more. The post It’s Official: Summer River Cruises Are A Go appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Offers Complimentary Travel Dates For Frontline Medical Workers

AmaWaterways
To celebrate National Nurses Week, AmaWaterways has opened a selection of Europe sailings between October through December 2021 for eligible frontline medical heroes to enjoy a complimentary river cruise with one paying guest in the same stateroom. The post AmaWaterways Offers Complimentary Travel Dates For Frontline Medical Workers appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal River Cruises 2023 Deployment

Crystal Debussy
Crystal River Cruises announced the full 2023 deployment of its fleet, featuring 190 individual voyages exploring the Danube, Rhine, and Moselle rivers along with the waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium. The post Crystal River Cruises 2023 Deployment appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Will European Travel Have To Wait Until Fall – Or Later?

Last week, we published our survey results in which we asked our readers if they would be comfortable traveling to Europe this summer. Though the European Union is currently ironing out a way to open in time for summer travel, it seems that most of our readers aren't quite ready to cross the Atlantic.  In our survey, 48 percent of readers said they would consider traveling to Europe this summer, but most say that their European travel plans have been put on hold until 2022. The post Will European Travel Have To Wait Until Fall – Or Later? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Silversea Will Return To The Galapagos In June

Silversea Cruises announced its return to service in the Galápagos Islands aboard new ship Silver Origin, which arrived in San Cristóbal on April 30. Starting June 19, the line will welcome guests on board Silver Origin for all-new Galapagos itineraries. Full vaccinations will be mandatory for guests and crew embarking Silver Origin from June 19, forming part of a comprehensive, multi-layered set of science-backed protocols that will help to safeguard the health and safety of guests, crew, and visited communities. Silver Origin will sail on two alternating itineraries that incorporate five maiden calls, including the island of Santa Fe. Each itinerary […] The post Silversea Will Return To The Galapagos In June appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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SURVEY RESULTS: Your 2021 Travel Plans

Around this time last year, we ran a survey asking our readers when they expected to travel again. Europe, responded nearly 75 percent of river cruisers. On the oceans, Europe and the Mediterranean ranked first, with about 27 percent of the vote, followed by the Caribbean with 25 percent. We figured this was a perfect time to run a similar survey, with Europe planning to open to vaccinated US travelers this summer and cruises starting back up in the Caribbean as soon as June. Here is what our readers had to say about their travel plans for 2021 and beyond. The post SURVEY RESULTS: Your 2021 Travel Plans appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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UnCruise Will Start Alaska Season This Week

Over the weekend UnCruise Adventures quickly modified three Pacific Northwest sailings after Washington State COVID protocols affected departure dates from Seattle. In place of a cancellation the company offered guests an alternative itinerary out of Juneau, covering guest airfare and hotels.  The post UnCruise Will Start Alaska Season This Week appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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AmaWaterways Adds Second Seven River Journey

AmaMagna
In response to the launch of its first-ever Seven River Journey Through Europe, AmaWaterways announced a second Seven River Journey – Spring. This new 45-night itinerary offers guests extra time to discover the springtime floral splendor of Netherlands and Belgium along with the opportunity to experience AmaMagna sailing the upper and lower Danube during the final two weeks of the trip. The post AmaWaterways Adds Second Seven River Journey appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Silver Moon Will Sail Greece In June

Silversea Cruises opened sales on brand new voyages aboard Silver Moon to the Eastern Mediterranean, departing from Greece from June 18, 2021. The cruise line unveiled a collection of nine voyages - each 10 days in length - which will sail round-trip from Piraeus (Athens), taking in much of Greece, including Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, and Crete, among others, as well as Haifa (Israel) and Cyprus. The post Silver Moon Will Sail Greece In June appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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What Makes A Lindblad Expedition Different?

Last week, we sat down to interview Lesa Bain, Lindblad’s vice president of sales for North America. The company recently announced its resumption of operations in Alaska and the Galapagos this summer. You can listen to part one and part two of the whole interview but, before you do that, here are five things I learned during my conversation with Lesa Bain. 1. Lindblad cares about the environment When I sent over the list of questions for my interview with Lesa, she responded asking me to mention sustainability stating it was “one of [Lindblad’s] key pillars”. The company’s sustainability efforts are […] The post What Makes A Lindblad Expedition Different? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHT: Riviera’s Rhine & Moselle Solo Cruise

Traveling solo can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but oftentimes it comes at a big cost. Solo passengers often have to pay single supplements, meaning that they usually must dole out what a couple would pay for the same stateroom. On October 26th, 2022, I will be hosting solo only river cruise with Emma Cakmak from A Passport To Travel. This eight-night sailing on the Rhine and Moselle rivers is the perfect opportunity for solo travelers looking to avoid paying a single supplement. Prices start at US$3,639 per person. The post ITINERARY HIGHLIGHT: Riviera’s Rhine & Moselle Solo Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Riviera River Cruises to Require Full Vaccination Or Negative COVID-19 Test

Riviera River Cruises has announced that all guests boarding its ships when European river cruising restarts will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or present a negative test prior to travel. The post Riviera River Cruises to Require Full Vaccination Or Negative COVID-19 Test appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn To Restart In July

Seabourn is developing plans to restart Seabourn operations in the Mediterranean together with the Government of Greece with a series of sailings operating round-trip out of Athens beginning July 3, 2021. The post Seabourn To Restart In July appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Avid Cruiser Meet Up | Star Clippers

  The post Avid Cruiser Meet Up | Star Clippers appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Yep, More Cruises Announced This Week, Bermuda, Alaska, Galapagos, Greece & More

We love it when we’re right (and wish it were more often). In last week’s post, we suggested that additional cruise restarts would be announced before the end of the month. And no sooner than those words were released into the digital sphere that we got word that Royal Caribbean would be sailing from Bermuda. The post Yep, More Cruises Announced This Week, Bermuda, Alaska, Galapagos, Greece & More appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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