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The Moselle: Europe’s Most Beautiful River – At Least During The Fall

One big surprise during my cruise on Crystal Bach was the Moselle. It wasn't my first time on the river, but the weather and the time of year conspired to make the Moselle Europe's most beautiful river - at least in my view. The post The Moselle: Europe’s Most Beautiful River – At Least During The Fall appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What Makes Seabourn Different, MS Roald Amundsen & Our New Guest Writers

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This week on Avid Cruiser, we are sharing pieces by two of our new guest writers. Fran Golden joined us this week to look at What Makes Seabourn Different. Also joining us is Liam Cusack, who has written about Hurtigruten's new ship, MS Roald Amundsen. The post What Makes Seabourn Different, MS Roald Amundsen & Our New Guest Writers appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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What Makes Seabourn Different?

Seabourn has been a leading luxury cruise line for decades but what most impresses is that it just keeps getting better. When, a few years ago, the all-inclusive line started calling itself “ultraluxury,” it was not just marketing babble but actually a well-deserved description. The post What Makes Seabourn Different? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Take A Look Inside The Beautiful Crystal Bach

Over the past couple of weeks, I've written quite a bit about Crystal Bach. This week, I thought I'd let the pictures do the talking. In the slideshow, take a look around Crystal Bach. The post Take A Look Inside The Beautiful Crystal Bach appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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MS Roald Amundsen: Explore The World in Scandinavian Style, Batteries Included

The Roald Amundsen is the first of a new generation of greener Hurtigruten ships, using battery power to help it cruise while conserving energy. The post MS Roald Amundsen: Explore The World in Scandinavian Style, Batteries Included appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Final Impressions From Crystal Bach & Mississippi River Cruise Itineraries

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This week, Ralph shares his final impressions from his Crystal Bach sailing – reflecting on how Crystal River Cruises stands out from its competitors. More on standing out, Crystal Cruises’ President and CEO, Tom Wolber shares his opinions on what makes the line different. Lastly, we have compiled a list of the Mississippi River Cruise […] The post Final Impressions From Crystal Bach & Mississippi River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways’ 2021 Itineraries

AmaWaterways announced that its 2021 sailings are now open for reservations, with added rewards for those who book early. The post AmaWaterways’ 2021 Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Tom Wolber: What Makes Crystal River Cruises Stand Out

Crystal Bach In Cologne
During his time aboard Crystal Bach, Ralph had a chance to sit down with the President and CEO of Crystal River Cruises, Tom Wolber. Last week, we aired part one of the interview, where Ralph and Wolber discussed their time on the Moselle. This week, the conversation focuses on what makes Crystal River Cruises different. With […] The post Tom Wolber: What Makes Crystal River Cruises Stand Out appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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U.S. River Cruise Itineraries – The Mississippi River

A comprehensive list of offerings on the Mississippi River - highlighting each itinerary offered by American Queen Steamboat Company and American Cruise Lines. The post U.S. River Cruise Itineraries – The Mississippi River appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Live From Crystal Bach: Final Impressions As Our Cruise Ends

Ten nights on Crystal Bach only confirmed my initial impressions: Every aspect of my Crystal river cruise represented a refined elegance that, in my experience, mirrored the award-winning experience that Crystal offers on the oceans The post Live From Crystal Bach: Final Impressions As Our Cruise Ends appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Five Reasons To Take A Cruise In 2020

Long-time cruisers don't need reasons to cruise. They know how wonderful cruising can be. First-time cruisers, however, may be reluctant about investing in a cruise vacation. If you're sitting on the fence about spending for a vacation at sea, here are five reasons to take an ocean cruise in 2020. The post Five Reasons To Take A Cruise In 2020 appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Opinion: Cruise Lines Of The Future: What Should We Expect Next?

Over the last few years, cruise lines have adopted the notion that everything needs to be individualized and personalized to give guests a superior experience that will keep them coming aboard again and again. The post Opinion: Cruise Lines Of The Future: What Should We Expect Next? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Silversea’s Galapagos Excursions & Five Reasons To Take A Cruise In 2020

This Week on Avid Cruiser
This week on Avid Cruiser, we have more coverage on the Galapagos from Tamera Trexler, highlighting the ports of call and excursions from her recent Silver Galapagos cruise. On the fence about booking a cruise vacation? Check out Five Reasons To Try An Ocean Cruise In 2020. Also this week, a guest post from Ingo Sorensen of Oracle Hospitality. The post Silversea’s Galapagos Excursions & Five Reasons To Take A Cruise In 2020 appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Silversea’s Galapagos Experience, Part One – Ports of Call & Excursions

This article introduced my anticipations and first impressions of the Galapagos Islands National Park and Marine Preserve. Silversea offered 15 ports of call or shore landings on this expedition cruise itinerary. At each port of call the Naturalist guides provided multiple activities at differing levels of difficulty. This Part 1 article with its photos and videos are an attempt to give the reader a glimpse into the Galapagos Island and SilverSea expedition cruise experience for the first six excursions. The post Silversea’s Galapagos Experience, Part One – Ports of Call & Excursions appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Did You Miss Our October Webinar? View It Here

If you missed our October webinar, you can view it here. Join us as we discuss Ralph's barge cruise, his time aboard Crystal Bach, and answer a few questions you have about river cruising. The post Did You Miss Our October Webinar? View It Here appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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5 Reasons To Try A River Cruise In 2020

With the industry growing so rapidly, and with the introduction of so many new itineraries, activities, ships, etc., there is really no better time than now to try out a river cruise. The post 5 Reasons To Try A River Cruise In 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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5 Reasons To Try A River Cruise In 2020 & A Conversation With Crystal’s Tom Wobler

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If you’ve never river cruised before, there is no time better than now. We’ve compiled 5 Reasons To Try A River Cruise In 2020. We also have an interview with the President and CEO of Crystal Cruises, Tom Wobler. Lastly, if you missed our webinar, you can view it here. Thanks for being loyal River […] The post 5 Reasons To Try A River Cruise In 2020 & A Conversation With Crystal’s Tom Wobler appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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A Conversation With Crystal Cruises’ Tom Wobler

Crystal Bach in Cochem
During his recent sailing aboard Crystal Bach, Ralph had a chance to sit down with Tom Wobler, the president and CEO of Crystal Cruises. In part one of a three segment interview with Wobler, they discuss their time on the Moselle river.  The post A Conversation With Crystal Cruises’ Tom Wobler appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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How To Avoid Single Supplements & VIDEO: Silversea’s Galapagos

This Week on Avid Cruiser
This week on Avid Cruiser we highlight some of Ralph’s recent Galapagos trip in a video. Speaking of Ralph’s Galapagos trip, be sure to sign up for our October webinar where Ralph will discuss the voyage. We also look at what solo travel entails – and how to avoid single supplements. Thank you for being loyal Avid Cruiser readers. -Ralph Grizzle & Britton Frost The post How To Avoid Single Supplements & VIDEO: Silversea’s Galapagos appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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What You Should Know About Single Supplements (And How To Avoid Them)

Traveling solo can be a liberating and rewarding experience. It gives you a sense of independence. Though you may worry about getting lonely, that should hardly be a concern when cruising. There are people around you at all times. The only negative to cruising solo? The dreaded single supplement. The post What You Should Know About Single Supplements (And How To Avoid Them) appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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VIDEO: Silversea’s Galapagos

We've put together a short video that showcases some of the most beautiful landscapes and wildlife that the Galapagos has to offer. The post VIDEO: Silversea’s Galapagos appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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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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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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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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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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What Makes Celebrity Different & Hapag-Lloyd’s New Ship

This Week on Avid Cruiser
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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7 Reasons To Cruise The Galapagos – With Silversea & 2020-2021 Antartica Itineraries

This Week on Avid Cruiser
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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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

Silver Galapagos
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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Emerald Waterways 2020-2021 Nile River Cruises

Emerald is now taking bookings for Egypt itineraries through 2021, as well as a brand new seven-day Israel extension that will take guests to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Galilee. The post Emerald Waterways 2020-2021 Nile River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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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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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – 2019 U.S. Holiday Cruises

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, we look at the offerings for 2019 holiday cruises in the United States. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – 2019 U.S. Holiday Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Celebrity Cruises’ Galapagos Itineraries

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we look at Celebrity's Galapagos offerings.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Celebrity Cruises’ Galapagos Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Packing For Adventure Cruises, 2021 World Cruise Offerings & Celebrity’s Galapagos Itineraries

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This week on Avid Cruiser, Ralph and Tamera are prepping for the Galapagos, and have put together a list for how they prepped and what they packed. Speaking of the Galapagos, we look at what Celebrity offers in the Ecuadorian islands. Also, our guest writer Georgina Cruz is back with more world cruise knowledge. This […] The post Packing For Adventure Cruises, 2021 World Cruise Offerings & Celebrity’s Galapagos Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Top Ten World Cruises For 2021, With Starting Prices

Highlights of 2021 world cruises departing from U.S. ports announced by major cruise lines, including starting fares for the entire voyage. The post Top Ten World Cruises For 2021, With Starting Prices appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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River Cruise 101: Viking River Cruises

Viking Seven Ship Christening 2019
You’ve probably heard of the company founded by Torstein Hagen in 1997, which earned a Guinness World Record for christening the most ships ever in a single day, a whopping 16. In fact, Viking has more river cruise vessels operating in Europe than any other company, with more than 50 in the fleet. Established in […] The post River Cruise 101: Viking River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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All About Viking River Cruises, Where To Cruise & News From Crystal

This week on River Cruise Advisor, we learn all about Viking River Cruises. We also elaborate on our Where To Cruise post from last week in a podcast episode. Also this week, Crystal’s 2020 brochure and new Prague extension. Thanks for being a loyal River Cruise Advisor reader. – Ralph Grizzle & Britton Frost The post All About Viking River Cruises, Where To Cruise & News From Crystal appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Where To Cruise

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we look to the rivers of Europe and beyond to see which river is right for you. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Where To Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Announces Prague Extension For 2020

Guests sailing on 2020 voyages aboard Crystal Ravel and Crystal Mahler can extend their Crystal vacations with in-depth exploration of Prague, as Crystal River Cruises unveils its new “Prague Discovery” Extended Land Program for next year. The post Crystal Announces Prague Extension For 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal’s 2020 Brochure

Crystal's 109-page publication succinctly articulates the hallmarks of the Crystal River Cruises Experience, with shipboard highlights laid out in sections. The post Crystal’s 2020 Brochure appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Prepping For Galapagos; Tips For Packing For Any Adventure Cruise

Ralph and I are sitting on the back patio, coffee in hand, making the final preparations for our Galapagos expedition cruise. Here's how we prepared what to pack. The post Prepping For Galapagos; Tips For Packing For Any Adventure Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Our Writer Loves World Cruises. So Much That She’s Booked Number 6 & 7

After their first world cruise in 2012, Georgina & Humberto Cruz (appropriately named for their adventures) were hooked. They've already booked world cruises six and seven for 2020 and 2021. What's to love? Georgina shares her experiences with us. The post Our Writer Loves World Cruises. So Much That She’s Booked Number 6 & 7 appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Quick Tour Of Scenic Eclipse In Video

Scenic Eclipse
I flew to the Big Apple last week to tour Scenic Eclipse, a new expedition ship with lots of bells and whistles, including 10 dining venues, two helicopters, two submersibles and much more. The video was shot with a GoPro during a quick-paced 45-minute tour, then hastily edited on an iPad while flying back home, so don't expect an Emmy-nominated presentation. The post Quick Tour Of Scenic Eclipse In Video appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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World Cruises, A Quick Tour Of Scenic Eclipse & Special Offers From Princess & Seabourn

This Week on Avid Cruiser
This week on Avid Cruiser, we feature a travel writer who has been on five world cruises, with two more booked. Also, we've posted our video quick tour of Scenic Eclipse, which we visited last week while in New York. It was a whirlwind tour, shot with a GoPro and hastily edited on an Ipad. Still, the video conveys some of the essence of Eclipse. Also on Avid Cruiser this week, special offers from Princess & Seabourn. Thanks for being a loyal Avid Cruiser reader. - Ralph Grizzle & Britton Frost The post World Cruises, A Quick Tour Of Scenic Eclipse & Special Offers From Princess & Seabourn appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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How To Save On A 2020 Seine River Cruise

How can I save on a Seine river cruise? Should I make my decision about which company to cruise the Seine based on the lowest per diem? What's the best value for a Seine river cruise? The post How To Save On A 2020 Seine River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Miss Our Webinar? Watch It Here

Last week, we held our second monthly webinar for Avid Cruiser. In the webinar we discussed the difference in premium, upper-premium, and luxury cruise ships. Before we got into the bones of the webinar, Ralph told us about his time touring Scenic Eclipse and showed a few photos. After looking at Scenic Eclipse, we looked […] The post Miss Our Webinar? Watch It Here appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Princess Offers Savings With ‘3 For Free’ Sale

Princess Cruises is once again offering the 3 for Free cruise sale for guests booking select six- to 50-day cruises and cruisetours departing from Summer 2020 to Spring 2021. The post Princess Offers Savings With ‘3 For Free’ Sale appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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River Cruise 101: Where To River Cruise

An overview of many of the river in Europe, and some of the canals too, to help you set your sights on a river cruise that’s right for you. The post River Cruise 101: Where To River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn’s Set Sail Event Savings

Seabourn has unveiled the Set Sail Event, offering savings, benefits and an added amenities. The Set Sail Event begins September 9 and will run through November 20, 2019, for select voyages departing in 2019 and 2020. The post Seabourn’s Set Sail Event Savings appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Cruising Solo & Avoiding Single Supplements

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we look at what solo travel entails, what it's like to cruise alone, what single supplements are, and how to avoid them.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Cruising Solo & Avoiding Single Supplements appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Family River Cruises

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are covering one of the river cruising topics I am most passionate about - family travel. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Family River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruise 101: How River Cruising Evolved & Where Its Going

While I certainly think you can take a river cruise without having a sense of its historical underpinnings, there’s no doubt that a little insight into the inception of this form of travel makes it all the more enriching. So let’s glimpse its figurative wake. The post River Cruise 101: How River Cruising Evolved & Where Its Going appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seine River Cruise 2020 Pricing Charts

What is the price for an entry-level and upgrade cabin; what’s included Seine River cruise 2020; what Seine river cruise incentives are there for 2020?  The post Seine River Cruise 2020 Pricing Charts appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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SAVE THE DATE: Our Sept. 11th Webinar

In a tied final score, we have found our September webinar topics: cruise company overviews by price, and inclusive vs. non-inclusive cruise fares. The post SAVE THE DATE: Our Sept. 11th Webinar appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Two Of My Favorite Exotic Cruises

Russia's Far East
With more than 200 ocean cruises under my belt, and 50+ river cruises, I thought it would be fun to reflect on some of the best cruises I've ever experienced. I begin with two, Russia's Far East and Greenland. The post Two Of My Favorite Exotic Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Uniworld Offers Free Airfare On Select Sailings

Uniworld is offering free airfare on select spring sailings through October 31st. The offer applies to over 50 departure dates on 16 itineraries, sailing throughout Central Europe, France, Italy, and Russia on new bookings only. The post Uniworld Offers Free Airfare On Select Sailings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Silver Moon’s Float Out Ceremony

Silversea’s new ship, Silver Moon, touched water for the first time at Fincantieri Shipyard in Ancona, Italy. The float out was marked by a celebratory event and a traditional coin ceremony, held in the presence of representatives from Silversea and Fincantieri, and other guests. The post Silver Moon’s Float Out Ceremony appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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How To Use Our Cruise Reviews

In this short video, my goal is to make choosing a cruise a bit easier for you. With hundreds of ships to choose from and thousands of itineraries, choosing a cruise can be a bit daunting. Here's help. The post How To Use Our Cruise Reviews appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – The Evolution Of Avid Cruiser

On the heels of a recent redesign, I figured it would be the perfect time to sit down with Ralph to see why he started Avid Cruiser, what got him interested in cruising, and how the site has evolved since it first started. Spoiler alert: It wasn't even a website at first.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – The Evolution Of Avid Cruiser appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – How To Save On A River Cruise

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I seek to answer one of the most frequently asked questions on our site: How do I save money on a river cruise? The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – How To Save On A River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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How To Save On A 2020 Douro River Cruise

What is the average cost of a Douro river cruise 2020? How can I save on a Douro river cruise 2020?  Should I make my decision about which company to cruise the Douro based on the lowest per diem? What's the best value for a Douro river cruise? The post How To Save On A 2020 Douro River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Narrowing Down Our Webinar Topics

Last week you all wrote in topics of interest for our September webinar. We have narrowed these topics down to three choices. Take a short poll to decide what we will cover in next week's webinar. The post Narrowing Down Our Webinar Topics appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Riviera Expands 2019 Christmas Market Offerings

Riviera River Cruises has expanded the availability of its Christmas markets cruises for December 2019, with 25 departures planned on Europe’s Rhine and Danube rivers. The post Riviera Expands 2019 Christmas Market Offerings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Travel Expert Summit

Recently, River Cruise Advisor participated in the Travel Expert Summit as cruise experts. Lisa Joy Philips, founder of Joyful Travel, reached out to us to help share tips on how to save money while booking a cruise. The post Travel Expert Summit appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Seabourn’s 2020 Eastern Mediterranean Voyages

Seabourn is returning to Istanbul, Turkey, in October 2020 aboard the line’s newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. The 300-suite ship – all with verandas - will sail four seven-day eastern Mediterranean voyages between Istanbul and Athens, Greece, or Athens to Istanbul. The post Seabourn’s 2020 Eastern Mediterranean Voyages appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Oceania’s 2021 Europe & North America Voyages

Oceania Cruises' new 2021 Europe & North America Collection of voyages are now on sale. Featuring 70 overnight stays, this collection encourages immersion and invites travelers to explore Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Alaska, and Canada and New England. The post Oceania’s 2021 Europe & North America Voyages appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Is Cruising A Good Option For Families?

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I set out to answer one question: is cruising a good option for families? Having cruised for all of my life, the answer is a loud and clear "yes" from me. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Is Cruising A Good Option For Families? appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Christmas Market Cruises

After writing about the Christmas cruise itineraries offered by various cruise companies in 2020, I was brought back a decade to my first Christmas cruise aboard AmaBella in 2010. Join me as I reflect back on my time aboard. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Christmas Market Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Help Us Decide What To Cover In Our Next Webinar

For our September webinar, we are turning to you to help us decide which topic we should cover. The post Help Us Decide What To Cover In Our Next Webinar appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Two Of My Favorite ‘Luxury’ River Cruises

While working on the second edition of the Ultimate River Cruising Handbook, I came across two stories that heightened my desire to return the rivers. I thought readers of River Cruise Advisor might also enjoy reading these stories. One took place on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. The other, in Bordeaux. Both river cruises were on high-end, all-inclusive ships operated by Uniworld and Scenic. The post Two Of My Favorite ‘Luxury’ River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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European Christmas Markets River Cruises 2020

Is a Christmas cruise the right choice for you? I think so. We have compiled a list of each 2020 Christmas Market itinerary so you can decide which Christmas cruise is the right fit. The post European Christmas Markets River Cruises 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Victory Cruise Lines & American Queen Steamboat Company

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are joined by EVP Hotel Operations & New Construction at American Queen Steamboat Company, David Kelly. Kelly and I sat down to discuss what American Queen Steamboat Company has to offer on the Mississippi, as well as what its sister company, Victory Cruise lines, has to offer in the rest of North America. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Victory Cruise Lines & American Queen Steamboat Company appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Eclipse’s 2020-2022 Season

Coinciding with Scenic Eclipse’s inaugural voyage on August 15 from Reykjavik, Iceland, Scenic has released its new digital brochure for the Scenic Eclipse’s 2020-2022 season.  The post Scenic Eclipse’s 2020-2022 Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Mississippi River Cruises & More

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are joined by EVP Hotel Operations & New Construction at American Queen Steamboat Company, David Kelly. Kelly and I sat down to discuss what American Queen Steamboat Company has to offer on the Mississippi, as well as what its sister company, Victory Cruise lines, has to offer in the rest of North America. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Mississippi River Cruises & More appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways’ Danube Itineraries

Scenic Tours ventured into river cruising in 2008 with a river cruise company using its same name. In 2014, Scenic started another river cruise company - Emerald Waterways. Let's take a look at what Emerald has to offer on the Danube, and how it sets itself apart from its sister company on river cruising's most popular river.  The post Emerald Waterways’ Danube Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Cruises 2022 Itineraries

Crystal Cruises announced the complete roster of 2022 itineraries for Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. In store for travelers are 67 individual itineraries ranging from seven to 19 nights, as well as 21 Grand Journey combination voyages and a World Cruise. The post Crystal Cruises 2022 Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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UnCruise Adventures’ 2020 Theme Cruises

UnCruise Adventures announced theme cruises for the 2020 sailing season. Six ships offer themed departures on a variety of topics including birding, photography, wine and culinary, kids and families, and insider departures. The post UnCruise Adventures’ 2020 Theme Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Douro River Cruise 2020 Pricing Charts

Douro 2020 pricing
We compare prices and what’s included for seven cruise lines operating Douro River Cruises 2020. The charts reflect cabin upgrades, what is not included and incentives offered in the summer and autumn seasons. The post Douro River Cruise 2020 Pricing Charts appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Oceania’s New Go Local Tours

Oceania Cruises unveiled its new Go Local series of immersive destination tours. As a part of the brand’s stream of OceaniaNEXT enhancements, these new tours go beyond the tourist sites where guests will be welcomed into local homes and businesses. The post Oceania’s New Go Local Tours appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Viking Ocean Cruises

This week we are joined by Ralph Grizzle. Ralph has sailed with Viking not only on the ocean, but also on the river. We sat down to talk about what Viking has brought from its river cruises over to its ocean cruises. The answer? Many inclusions such as shore excursions, beer and wine at lunch and dinner, and more. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Viking Ocean Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Deciphering German Water Level Maps

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, we are joined by reader Di who shares some insight to deciphering two different water level charts.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Deciphering German Water Level Maps appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Recap Of Last Week’s Webinar, A Q&A About River Cruising

Last week, in the first of a series, we presented a live Q&A about river cruising. If you missed the webinar, you'll find a recording of it on our site. We found the webinar format to be an excellent way to connect with our readers (and river cruise company representatives - Mary Murrin from Tauck, for example, joined us live to answer a few questions).  The post Recap Of Last Week’s Webinar, A Q&A About River Cruising appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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VIDEO: How To Use German Water Level Charts

Two websites feature charts that display the current water levels on the rivers of Germany. The problem? These websites are both in German. But fear not, this screencast will help you learn how to navigate these sites and use them to asses current water levels. The post VIDEO: How To Use German Water Level Charts appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Reduces Single Supplement For Select 2020 Sailings

Uniworld has reduced the Single Supplement by 50% on select departures of some of its 2020 itineraries throughout Central Europe, Italy and France - effective for bookings from August 1st through September 30th. The post Uniworld Reduces Single Supplement For Select 2020 Sailings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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One Year Until The Launch Of Crystal Endeavor

In August 2020, Crystal Endeavor will embark on her maiden voyage from Tokyo. The vessel will sail through the islands of Japan and the Russian Far East, marking the beginning of her inaugural season exploring the world’s farthest corners. The post One Year Until The Launch Of Crystal Endeavor appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Ponant To Acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises

Ponant has announced its plan to acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises. Following the acquisition, the two cruise lines will keep their management, Diane Moore acting as CEO of Paul Gauguin Cruises with her team still based in Bellevue, WA and Navin Sawhney acting as CEO Americas of Ponant, based in New York. The post Ponant To Acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Celebrity Cruises’ Galapagos Itineraries

Finishing our series on Galapagos itineraries is Celebrity Cruises. Since we started with Silversea's Galapagos itineraries because the line has a new ship coming to the Galapagos in 2020, it seems fitting to end with Celebrity Cruises who just had a new Galapagos ship join its fleet. The post Celebrity Cruises’ Galapagos Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cruising 101: Q&A Webinar

Are you thinking about cruising but don't know where to start? Are you a past cruiser who needs more information before deciding their next trip or itinerary? This week, we are hosting a webinar to help answer some of the questions you have about cruising. The post Cruising 101: Q&A Webinar appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Expedition Cruising Vs Classic Cruising With Silversea

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I am joined by Wes Weiner who recently completed his first expedition cruise aboard Silver Cloud. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Expedition Cruising Vs Classic Cruising With Silversea appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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American Queen Steamboat Company Opens Booking For American Countess

American Queen Steamboat Company opened sales for the 2020 season of its fourth vessel, the American Countess. As the newest paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, the American Countess will officially debut for her inaugural voyage on April 5, 2020. The post American Queen Steamboat Company Opens Booking For American Countess appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn Announces 2021 World Cruise

Seabourn announced its 2021 World Cruise: Extraordinary Oceans, a 140-day round-the-world voyage aboard Seabourn Sojourn, set to visit 60 ports and destinations in 32 countries on six continents. The post Seabourn Announces 2021 World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic’s Danube Itineraries

After looking at the Danube itineraries offered by AmaWaterways and Avalon, we will look this week to Scenic - an Australian tour company that ventured into river cruising in 2008. Scenic offers six core Danube itineraries - with a twist. The post Scenic’s Danube Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Sailing The Douro On Viking’s Newest ‘Baby’ Longship, Viking Helgrim

The Douro, The River of Gold, is Portugal’s gift to river cruising. Viking Cruises is bringing its formula of absolutely top-notch explorations, accommodations and Nordic hospitality to a Douro fleet that now numbers four vessels. We were invited aboard the newest of these, the Viking Helgrim, launched this past March. The post Sailing The Douro On Viking’s Newest ‘Baby’ Longship, Viking Helgrim appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – The Danube

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are looking at Europe's second longest river, the Danube. The Danube is one of the most popular rivers for first time cruisers, and for good reason. Join me as I give a quick overview of the river, itineraries, and cities along the way. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – The Danube appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruising 101: River Cruising Q&A Webinar

Are you thinking about river cruising but don't know where to start? Are you a past river cruiser who needs more information before deciding their next trip or itinerary? This week, we are hosting a webinar to help answer some of the questions you have about river cruising. The post River Cruising 101: River Cruising Q&A Webinar appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Ponant’s Music Cruises

The creation of a cruise ship itinerary around a particular theme, be it golf, bridge, music, gastronomy, wine, history or wildlife, etc. is quite common across many cruise lines, with varying degrees of intensity or focus. Nevertheless, there are few cruise lines that offer cruises entirely devoted to classical music; Hapag-Lloyd and Ponant are the exceptions to this general rule. The post Ponant’s Music Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Dame Helen Mirren Named Godmother Of Scenic Eclipse

Scenic announced the appointment of Academy Award winner Helen Mirren as the Godmother for Scenic Eclipse. The ship will be christened in New York City on September 10, 2019. The post Dame Helen Mirren Named Godmother Of Scenic Eclipse appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Tauck’s Galapagos Itineraries

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we will be looking at Galapagos itineraries once again. This time, at those offered by Tauck.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Tauck’s Galapagos Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Tauck’s Galapagos Itineraries

Tauck offers four itineraries in the Galapagos. These sailings operate on ships chartered by the company, and two of the itineraries include land tours. The post Tauck’s Galapagos Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Reflecting On My Time Aboard AmaMagna

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we will revisit my time aboard AmaMagna, speaking mostly to the public spaces on the ship such as multiple dining venues, the libraries, juice bar, and more.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Reflecting On My Time Aboard AmaMagna appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Is AmaMagna The Perfect River Cruise Ship For Families?

AmaMagna
When I sailed aboard AmaMagna in the beginning of July, it housed the largest population of children I have ever seen on a river boat. So that poses a question, is AmaMagna the perfect river ship for families? The post Is AmaMagna The Perfect River Cruise Ship For Families? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avalon Waterways’ Danube Itineraries

Avalon Waterways offers 12 itineraries on the Danube, ranging from four to 18 days. Because these itineraries take place on the same river, there are going to be repeat ports on each itinerary, but there is more variation to these itineraries than those offered by some other river cruise companies. Which itinerary works best for you? Read on. The post Avalon Waterways’ Danube Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Silversea And Lindblad’s Galapagos Itineraries

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we learn a little bit about the Galapagos. The Ecuadorian Islands are a relatively new destination for cruisers - and they are waiting to be explored.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Silversea And Lindblad’s Galapagos Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Lindblad Expeditions’ Galapagos Itineraries

Lindblad has two ships that operate year round in the Galapagos on four different itineraries with two additional itineraries offered throughout the certain months year.  The post Lindblad Expeditions’ Galapagos Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Regent Seven Seas Highlights 2022 World Cruise

Regent Seven Seas Cruises opened reservations for its newest Navigate the World – Elements of the Pacific voyage, which sails to 17 countries and 59 ports of call with 18 overnight stays, while providing access to 43 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and nearly 300 free shore excursions. The post Regent Seven Seas Highlights 2022 World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises’ 2020-2021 South America & Antarctica Itineraries

Princess Cruises has outlined its 2020-2021 South America and Antarctica Itineraries, including the opportunity to see the Total Solar Eclipse off the coast of Argentina on Dec. 14, 2020 during the 15-day Cape Horn & Strait of Magellan itinerary. The post Princess Cruises’ 2020-2021 South America & Antarctica Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea’s 2020-2021 Grand Voyages

Silversea launches a new collection of Grand Voyages for late 2020 and 2021, which includes three expedition cruise options. Silversea’s Grand Voyages offer extended journeys of up to 70 days with multiple overnight stays and a range of events. The post Silversea’s 2020-2021 Grand Voyages appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Riviera Announces New Active Walking Excursions

Riviera River Cruises is pleased to announce new Cruise, Walk & Discover excursions that can be added on to select river cruise departures starting in fall 2019, with additional excursions being planned for 2020. The post Riviera Announces New Active Walking Excursions appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Water Levels 101 Featuring AmaWaterways’ Rudi Schreiner

amaserena rudesheim
This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are going to be addressing the biggest area of concern for our readers, water levels.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Water Levels 101 Featuring AmaWaterways’ Rudi Schreiner appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Christens AmaMora

AmaWaterways celebrated the christening of its new 156-passenger vessel, AmaMora. This is AmaWaterways' third new ship launched in 2019. The post AmaWaterways Christens AmaMora appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaMagna 2020 Price Comparisons

AmaMagna
What's it going to cost you to cruise on the new AmaMagna? In some cases as low as $398 per person per day, thanks to special incentives currently on offer. On the high end, for an entry-level stateroom, you could pay as much as $605 per person. Christmas Markets cruises in 2020 begin at $477 per person.  The post AmaMagna 2020 Price Comparisons appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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How To Save On A 2020 Danube River Cruise

Danube River Cruise Prices
This post sets out to answer the following questions: What is the average cost of a Danube river cruise? How can I save on a Danube river cruise? Should I make my decision about which company to cruise the Danube based on the lowest per diem? What's the best value for a Danube river cruise? The post How To Save On A 2020 Danube River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Sailing The Galapagos With Silversea

Over the next few weeks we will look at the different itineraries and programs offered by certain cruise lines in the Galapagos. First up? Silversea. The post Sailing The Galapagos With Silversea appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Renovates Seabourn Odyssey

Seabourn has recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation of Seabourn Odyssey, refreshing the look and feel of the vessel. The post Seabourn Renovates Seabourn Odyssey appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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After A Week On Board, I’ve Found The River Cruise For Small Ship Ocean Cruisers

AmaMagna
I was skeptical at first. Could AmaWaterways' new AmaMagna be the perfect transitional ship for small ship ocean cruisers who are wanna-be river cruisers? I won't keep you in suspense. The answer is, possibly. I'm not hedging by taking the middle ground. After all, small ship ocean cruisers know well what they have to give up to test the rivers. That changed this past spring when AmaWaterways introduced a ship that was nearly double the width of the classic river cruisers. After spending last week sailing from Budapest to Vilshofen (as a guest of AmaWaterways), I can say with certainty that this is no longer river cruising as you once knew it. The post After A Week On Board, I’ve Found The River Cruise For Small Ship Ocean Cruisers appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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6 Types Of Travelers Who Are Perfect For AmaMagna, Are You One Of Them?

AmaWaterways now has two styles of river cruising. The first style is one that AmaWaterways has built its reputation on: river cruising on sleek, classic vessels with a single main restaurant, one alternative dining venue, a lounge and comfortable staterooms starting at around 160 square feet. The second style was introduced this past spring on the new AmaMagna, nearly double the width of the classic river cruisers. This is no longer river cruising as you once knew it. The post 6 Types Of Travelers Who Are Perfect For AmaMagna, Are You One Of Them? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – MSC Cruises’ Ken Muskat

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am joined by MSC Cruises' Ken Muskat. Though MSC Cruises is one of the most searched cruise lines on our site, I have never had the opportunity to sail with the company, so I decided to sit down with Ken to see what MSC has to offer. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – MSC Cruises’ Ken Muskat appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Becoming Part Of The AmaWaterways’ Family Aboard AmaMagna

AmaMagna
Throughout my sailing aboard AmaMagna, the word family came up in conversation everywhere I turned. And at first I couldn't understand why the emphasis on family struck such a chord with me, but through talking to the passengers and the crew aboard the ship and ashore, it became clear that Ama takes the concept of family to another level. The post Becoming Part Of The AmaWaterways’ Family Aboard AmaMagna appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Chatting With Our AmaMagna Cruise Manager, Maddy, In Linz

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am coming at you live from the Danube joined by our cruise manager for this week, Maddy Caldaruse. We were not the only passengers aboard AmaMagna who were captivated by Maddy's radiance. On a final bus tour yesterday I overheard a guest ask her husband, "Can we please take Maddy home with us?" The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Chatting With Our AmaMagna Cruise Manager, Maddy, In Linz appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways’ Gastronomic Cruise Through Burgundy And Provence

Emerald Waterways' eight-day Flavours of Burgundy and Provence itinerary will sail round trip from Lyon starting in July, 2020. The post Emerald Waterways’ Gastronomic Cruise Through Burgundy And Provence appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Riviera Will Launch A New All-Suite Ship In 2020

Riviera River Cruises has announced that it will launch the new all-suite MS Geoffrey Chaucer in spring 2020. The 443-foot Geoffrey Chaucer will accommodate 169 guests on itineraries on the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers, and Dutch waterways.  The post Riviera Will Launch A New All-Suite Ship In 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Using Medicare Abroad And Travel Anecdotes

This week on Avid Travel with Britton Frost I am joined by Elsa Nystrom. Join us as we sit to talk about using Medicare abroad, cruise cancelations due to low water, and share a couple of funny travel stories. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Using Medicare Abroad And Travel Anecdotes appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Using Medicare Abroad, Low Water Issues, And Travel Anecdotes

This week on Avid Travel with Britton Frost I am joined by Elsa Nystrom. Join us as we sit to talk about using Medicare abroad, cruise cancelations due to low water, and share a couple of funny travel stories. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Using Medicare Abroad, Low Water Issues, And Travel Anecdotes appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways’ Danube River Itineraries

AmaWaterways offers six Danube itineraries ranging from seven to 14-nights. While most of these itineraries are similar, or may have repeat ports, every itinerary has something that makes it unique. Let's take a look at what Ama has to offer. The post AmaWaterways’ Danube River Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Follow Us This Week On AmaMagna, Plus A Date With Samantha Brown

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This week, Britton and I are headed to Europe to board AmaWaterways' AmaMagna. There are several ways to follow us during our journey. The post Follow Us This Week On AmaMagna, Plus A Date With Samantha Brown appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Follow Us This Week On An Ocean-Like River Ship, AmaMagna, Plus A Date With Samantha Brown

This week, Britton and I are headed to Europe to board what just may be the most ocean-like of all river cruise ships operating in Europe. If you've been thinking about a river cruise, there are several ways to follow us during our journey on AmaMagna.  The post Follow Us This Week On An Ocean-Like River Ship, AmaMagna, Plus A Date With Samantha Brown appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Danube River Cruise Pricing Charts 2020

Danube 2020 pricing
hat is a Danube river cruise going to cost me and how does the cruise I am looking at compare to Danube river cruises offered by other companies? The post Danube River Cruise Pricing Charts 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Pre-Cruise In The South Of Sweden: A Woman’s Perspective (with thoughts about shoes)

Le Lyrial
Sweden has been on my bucket list for years, and although I had read quite a bit about Sweden, I still didn’t know quite what to expect. The post Pre-Cruise In The South Of Sweden: A Woman’s Perspective (with thoughts about shoes) appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cruising: The Case For Sustainability, Part Three

Whether it is minimizing single-use plastics, banning straws, or using higher grade fuels, there are many things that cruise lines can do to take steps toward becoming more sustainable. Today, we will look at three cruise companies who have taken their sustainability initiatives a bit further than others in the industry.  The post Cruising: The Case For Sustainability, Part Three appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Unveils Seabourn Venture’s Submarines

Seabourn is preparing to take travelers into the depths of the ocean for the first time by revealing the design and details for its custom submarines that will operate excursions from the line’s two upcoming expedition ships. The post Seabourn Unveils Seabourn Venture’s Submarines appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic’s River Cruise Cover Program

Through Scenic's River Cruise Cover program, guests will be covered automatically once your cruise starts for any delays or cancellations due to weather, natural disasters, mechanical breakdowns, or strikes. The post Scenic’s River Cruise Cover Program appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Countdown To AmaMagna

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This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, Ralph and I prepare for our upcoming trip aboard AmaMagna by highlighting some of the ship's unique features. Join us as we discuss what makes AmaMagna unique, and why she will appeal to river and ocean cruise guests alike. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Countdown To AmaMagna appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Planning Two Perfect Days In Prague

My father, Ralph, and I are going to cruise aboard AmaMagna from Budapest to Vilshofen, and I was given the task of planning a short trip to Prague after our cruise. How should we spend two days in Prague? Let's find out. The post Planning Two Perfect Days In Prague appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Oceania Sirena’s Winter 2020-Spring 2021 Voyages

Oceania Cruises unveiled its most exotic collection of itineraries to date with in-depth explorations of the Holy Lands of Egypt, Israel, and Turkey, the Arabian Peninsula, India, Myanmar, and Indonesia. The post Oceania Sirena’s Winter 2020-Spring 2021 Voyages appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Ponant Takes Delivery Of Newest Ship

On June 14, Ponant took delivery of Le Dumont-d’Urville as the ship left the port of Søvik, Norway for Bergen, ready to depart on her maiden cruise. The post Ponant Takes Delivery Of Newest Ship appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Regent Seven Seas Navigator Sails First Voyage After Dry Dock

Regent Seven Seas Cruises celebrates the inaugural voyage of Seven Seas Navigator following her two-week refurbishment in Brest, France. The post Regent Seven Seas Navigator Sails First Voyage After Dry Dock appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cruising: The Case For Sustainability, Part Two

After looking at the negative effects of cruising on the environment, we will look to three cruise lines to see what they are doing to help combat the negative impacts of cruising. The post Cruising: The Case For Sustainability, Part Two appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Sailing With Ponant & Backroads Featuring Guest Host Ralph Grizzle

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I am passing over the torch, and the mic, to my father Ralph Grizzle as he discusses his recent Backroads sailing aboard Ponant's Le Lyrial. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Sailing With Ponant & Backroads Featuring Guest Host Ralph Grizzle appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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We’re Heading To Budapest To Cruise The New AmaMagna

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In a couple of weeks, we're headed to Budapest to board AmaWaterways' new AmaMagna. There are a lot of reasons to be excited about this new ship. Here are a few things we look forward to. The post We’re Heading To Budapest To Cruise The New AmaMagna appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Backroads Active Adventures On The Oceans & Rivers

Ralph and Tamera
On the rivers, Backroads Active Adventures partners with AmaWaterways, and on the oceans, Ponant. The post Backroads Active Adventures On The Oceans & Rivers appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Broadway Star Rachel York Will Sail The Danube With Crystal

Rachel York will present Crystal River Cruises’ guests with her musical talents aboard Crystal Ravel’s September 1, 2019 sailing along the Danube River. The post Broadway Star Rachel York Will Sail The Danube With Crystal appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Cruising: The Case For Sustainability, Part One

In a two part series, we will not only look at the impact that cruising has on the environment, but also how certain cruise lines are trying striving to be more sustainable. The post Cruising: The Case For Sustainability, Part One appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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10 Reasons To Choose Barge Cruising

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There are river cruises, then there are barge cruises. The two are worlds apart, or at least waterways apart. River cruises take place on Europe’s major waterways on vessels that typically carry from 100 to 200 guests. By contrast, barge cruises operate on small canals (you could skip a stone across many of them) and […] The post 10 Reasons To Choose Barge Cruising appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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UnCruise Will Visit Belize, Guatemala, And Columbia In 2020

UnCruise Adventures is adding additional Latin American destinations in 2020 with Belize, Guatemala and Colombia chosen for new adventure cruise routes. The post UnCruise Will Visit Belize, Guatemala, And Columbia In 2020 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Bicycling Croatia with Backroads & Ponant

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After a week of cycling Croatia, I’m convinced there is no better way to experience this beautiful destination than with Backroads and Ponant. The post Bicycling Croatia with Backroads & Ponant appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – An Interview With Samantha Brown

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am joined by Samantha Brown. You probably know Samantha Brown from her many TV shows on the Travel Channel. But this year, she is reintroducing herself as the godmother of AmaMagna. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – An Interview With Samantha Brown appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Family River Cruises With AmaWaterways

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be looking at the most family-friendly river cruise lines. This week, we will look at AmaWaterways' family friendly river cruises. The post Family River Cruises With AmaWaterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Guest Post: Uniworld’s Brilliant Bordeaux River Cruise Review

Guest writer Paulette Hannah files her third review for River Cruise Advisor. This time, Paulette reflects on a recent trip to Bordeaux aboard Uniworld's S.S. Bon Voyage.  The post Guest Post: Uniworld’s Brilliant Bordeaux River Cruise Review appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Photography Tips & Tricks

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, Mike Louagie joins us to give some tips on photography - specifically while cruising.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Photography Tips & Tricks appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Traveling With Children On Premium, Upper-Premium, And Luxury Cruise Lines

Traveling as a family can be extremely stressful, and it doesn’t always allow parents their much needed vacation downtime. That's why parents are so appreciative of the various kid's programs offered on different cruise lines. Let's take a look at the programs offered by premium, upper-premium, and luxury lines. The post Traveling With Children On Premium, Upper-Premium, And Luxury Cruise Lines appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Three Tips For Cruisers Going To Europe

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In preparation for our trip, I addressed a number of concerns relevant to travelers going abroad. Now that I am back home, I am happy to report that nearly all went as well as - or better - than planned, and I have three tips for those traveling abroad this year. The post Three Tips For Cruisers Going To Europe appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Three Tips From My Recent Trip To Europe

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In preparation for our trip, I addressed a number of concerns relevant to travelers going abroad. Now that I am back home, I am happy to report that nearly all went as well as - or better - than planned, and I have three tips for those traveling abroad this year. The post Three Tips From My Recent Trip To Europe appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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How To Save On A 2020 Rhine River Cruise

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What is the average cost of a Rhine river cruise? How can I save on a Rhine river cruise? Should I make my decision about which company to cruise the Rhine based on the lowest per diem? What's the best value for a Rhine river cruise? The post How To Save On A 2020 Rhine River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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David Sinclair Appointed Expedition Leader On Crystal Endeavor

Crystal Expedition Cruises has appointed explorer David Sinclair as expedition leader for its upcoming ship Crystal Endeavor launching in August 2020. The post David Sinclair Appointed Expedition Leader On Crystal Endeavor appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Rhine River Cruise Price Comparisons 2020

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Rhine River Cruise Prices 2020 is the third of a series of comparison charts and articles featuring nine European River Cruises offered by 10 world class river cruise lines. Each post in the series will feature two separate charts, one for summer peak pricing and one for the autumn season. Comparison charts serve as a […] The post Rhine River Cruise Price Comparisons 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Celebrity Equinox Undergoes The Celebrity Revolution

The newly modernized Celebrity Equinox is officially ready to sail the Caribbean. Celebrity Equinox is the third ship to be “revolutionized” as part of Celebrity Cruises’ $500 million investment in ship-wide upgrades. The post Celebrity Equinox Undergoes The Celebrity Revolution appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Windstar Highlights 2020 European Itineraries

Windstar Cruises will feature a variety of itineraries sailing through the Baltic, Norwegian, North, Tyrrhenian, and Mediterranean in 2020. The post Windstar Highlights 2020 European Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Adds Three New European Itineraries For 2020

Scenic's 2020 European River Cruise brochure is now available to travel agents and consumers. The brochure details the company’s more than two dozen cruise itineraries, including three new itineraries for 2020. The post Scenic Adds Three New European Itineraries For 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Debuts New Ship, AmaMora

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AmaWaterways celebrated the debut of AmaMora on the Rhine River on Monday, June 3. Embarking on her maiden voyage from Amsterdam to Basel, the 156-guest ship is the third of a trio of new ships introduced by the river cruise line in 2019. The post AmaWaterways Debuts New Ship, AmaMora appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seen: Leaving Pula, Croatia, We Spotted Scenic Eclipse

Leaving Pula, Croatia, we saw the new Scenic Eclipse. Though she has had some construction challenges, due to shipyard strikes and other factors, the end result, at least from the exterior, is nothing short of gorgeous. The post Seen: Leaving Pula, Croatia, We Spotted Scenic Eclipse appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Accessible Cruises For Passengers With Limited Mobility

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I am joined by Veroniek Maat, owner of Accessible Travel Netherlands. Accessible Travel Netherlands focuses on tours throughout the Netherlands for passengers who have physical disabilities.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Accessible Cruises For Passengers With Limited Mobility appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Guest Post: Clarifying Medicare Options For American Travelers, Part Two

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Guest columnist Elsa Nystrom is a frequent cruiser who reads the fine print before buying any sort of travel insurance. This is part two of a series about Medicare options abroad. The post Guest Post: Clarifying Medicare Options For American Travelers, Part Two appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Riviera Announces 2020 Solo Departures

Riviera River Cruises has announced the addition of three new solo traveler itineraries in France, Germany and the Netherlands next year, as well as 2020 departure dates for four existing solo itineraries. The post Riviera Announces 2020 Solo Departures appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn Highlights Seabourn Venture’s Inaugural Season

Seabourn has opened the inaugural expedition season itineraries aboard Seabourn Venture for booking. Between July 2021 and April 2022, Seabourn Venture will visit a vast number of locations in the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as in the Amazon, Caribbean, Central and South America and more. The post Seabourn Highlights Seabourn Venture’s Inaugural Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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What To Pack When Cruising – For Women

I reached out to our women readers for help on what to pack, and some of the best packing tips they've learned throughout their years traveling. So let's look at their tips, as well as some of mine.  The post What To Pack When Cruising – For Women appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Appoints Captain James Griffiths As Captain Of Scenic Eclipse

Scenic announced the appointment of Captain James Griffiths as the captain of Scenic Eclipse, the world’s first Discovery Yacht, launching August 15, 2019.  The post Scenic Appoints Captain James Griffiths As Captain Of Scenic Eclipse appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Reveals Suites On New Expedition Ships

Seabourn has given travelers their first glimpse of the premium suites on its two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships set to launch in June 2021 and May 2022. The post Seabourn Reveals Suites On New Expedition Ships appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cruise Line Loyalty Programs, Part Three – Upper-Premium Cruise Lines

Over the last few weeks, we have written about loyalty programs offered by luxury cruise lines, and premium cruise lines. This time, we will look to the middle of those two at the loyalty programs offered by upper-premium lines Viking, Azamara, and Oceania.  The post Cruise Line Loyalty Programs, Part Three – Upper-Premium Cruise Lines appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Celebrity Cruises Takes Delivery Of Celebrity Flora

Celebrity Cruises’  Celebrity Flora is preparing to embark on her transatlantic journey to her new home in the Galapagos following an intimate delivery ceremony. The post Celebrity Cruises Takes Delivery Of Celebrity Flora appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Packing Tips For Women

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I compiled my own advice, along with advice from you all, about the best packing tips for women. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Packing Tips For Women appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Announces Loyalty Appreciation Month

AmaWaterways announced the debut of its first-ever Loyalty Appreciation Month, which will be celebrated in November with a series of cruises enhanced with exclusive events planned to recognize and celebrate returning guests. The post AmaWaterways Announces Loyalty Appreciation Month appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Five Reasons Why We Chose Scandinavia For Our Adriatic Pre-Cruise

We created two vacations in one by visiting Denmark and Sweden before flying to Venice for our cruise. The strategy works well for overcoming jet lag, making sure your luggage arrives with you and getting more vacation bang from your buck. The post Five Reasons Why We Chose Scandinavia For Our Adriatic Pre-Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic’s Renovated Space-Ships On The Rhine, Main, And Danube

Scenic is keeping its Space-Ships up to date with its recent redesign of eight of their European Space Ships, now sailing on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. The post Scenic’s Renovated Space-Ships On The Rhine, Main, And Danube appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What To Pack When River Cruising – For Women

I reached out to our women readers for help on what to pack, and some of the best packing tips they've learned throughout their years traveling. So let's look at their tips, as well as some of mine.  The post What To Pack When River Cruising – For Women appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Join Me For The Christmas Markets In December 2019

I've been asked if I would like to host a river cruise on the Danube for the Christmas markets in December of 2019. The dates are still being finalized, but it appears we're looking at December 15, 2019 on the AmaMagna. Want to join me? The post Join Me For The Christmas Markets In December 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Cruise Line Loyalty Programs, Part Two

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are looking at loyalty programs again. This time around we are looking at the programs offered by premium cruise lines Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, and Holland America Line.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Cruise Line Loyalty Programs, Part Two appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cruise Line Loyalty Programs, Part Two – Premium Cruise Lines

Many cruise lines offer loyalty programs to award guests for rebooking. But is it worth it? In this article, we look at the loyal programs offered by Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, and Princess Cruises. The post Cruise Line Loyalty Programs, Part Two – Premium Cruise Lines appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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This Week: Onward To The Adriatic For Ponant & Pedaling, With Backroads

Tamera and I head Copenhagen from Asheville to enjoy a couple of days in Sweden before cycling through Croatia with Backroads aboard Ponant's Le Lyrial. The post This Week: Onward To The Adriatic For Ponant & Pedaling, With Backroads appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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What To Pack For Women: A Survey

After releasing our article about what to pack, we had many questions from women about packing tips and tricks for female travelers. Before I put together my tips and tricks for packing, though, I am asking for your help.  The post What To Pack For Women: A Survey appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Single Supplements For Solo-Travelers (2019 Update)

Traveling solo is liberating, but sometimes it comes at a cost. Updated for 2019, we have compiled a list of all single supplement fees and solo travel deals and offers. The post Single Supplements For Solo-Travelers (2019 Update) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Single Supplements & Solo Travel

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we discuss single supplements and solo travel. Although there are deals to help save solo travelers money, sometimes traveling solo can come at a cost. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Single Supplements & Solo Travel appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Azamara Announces Enhancements To Azamara Quest

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Azamara Club Cruises has finalized refurbishments to the Azamara Quest following its departure from dry dock in March, which took place in Singapore. The post Azamara Announces Enhancements To Azamara Quest appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Highlights 2019 Alaska & BC Excursions

Seabourn is preparing to embark on its 2019 season in Alaska & British Columbia with Seabourn Sojourn headed north to “The Great Land.” Only 10 departures are scheduled for the 2019 season. The post Seabourn Highlights 2019 Alaska & BC Excursions appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Riviera Adds New Seine And Danube Itineraries For 2020

The Seine, Paris & Normandy cruise will take guests from the French capital to a D-Day beach, and Monet’s garden, while The Vienna, Bohemia & the Treasures of the Danube cruise will take them from the seat of the Habsburg Empire to the Roman city of Regensburg. The post Riviera Adds New Seine And Danube Itineraries For 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Mozart Exits Crystal’s Fleet

Crystal Mozart will depart the Crystal fleet for a Genting Cruise Lines’ (under Genting Hong Kong, Crystal’s parent company) venture that will be announced at a later date. The post Crystal Mozart Exits Crystal’s Fleet appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Unveils 30th Anniversary Voyage Collection

In 2020, Crystal will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a year-long celebration including commemorative gifts and special events aboard its ships as well as the gift of savings. The post Crystal Unveils 30th Anniversary Voyage Collection appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avalon’s New Active & Discovery Experience On The Rhône

Avalon is unveiling a river cruise experience for travelers on its first departure of the new Active & Discovery on the Rhône itinerary aboard the Avalon Poetry II. The post Avalon’s New Active & Discovery Experience On The Rhône appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways 2020 River Cruises Open For Booking

Emerald Waterways has opened the books on their 2020 river cruise season. The upcoming season will offer several fresh itineraries on some of Europe’s most popular rivers.  The post Emerald Waterways 2020 River Cruises Open For Booking appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Cruise Line Loyalty Programs 101: Crystal, Seabourn, Silversea, And Regent Seven Seas

No matter how new you are to cruising, you’ve probably heard about the loyalty programs that various cruise lines offer. In this article, we look at the loyal programs offered by Crystal, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, and Seabourn. The post Cruise Line Loyalty Programs 101: Crystal, Seabourn, Silversea, And Regent Seven Seas appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Luxury Cruise Line Loyalty Programs

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we will look at the loyalty programs of four cruise lines - Regent Seven Seas, Crystal Cruises, Silversea, and Seabourn. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Luxury Cruise Line Loyalty Programs appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Eclipse In Dry Dock While Preparing For August Launch

In late April, Scenic Eclipse was taken undertow to Lenac shipyard in Croatia as part of scheduled dry dock. She remained in dry dock for approximately 10 days. The post Scenic Eclipse In Dry Dock While Preparing For August Launch appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Staying Connected While River Cruising: Google Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Verizon

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What is the most cost-effective of staying connected while river cruising? Of the contenders - T-Mobile, Verizon and Google Fi - which is best? The post Staying Connected While River Cruising: Google Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Verizon appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Five Steps To Choosing A Stateroom

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Looking to Ralph's newest article on choosing a stateroom, I answer two questions we are often asked: Which category stateroom should I book, and do I need a balcony? My answer is no. Listen to the podcast to find out why. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Five Steps To Choosing A Stateroom appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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How To Save On A 2020 Bordeaux River Cruise

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What is the average cost of a Bordeaux river cruise? How can I save on a Bordeaux river cruise? What's the best value for a Bordeaux river cruise? The post How To Save On A 2020 Bordeaux River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Staying Connected Abroad: Google Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Verizon

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How can cruisers stay connected ashore? Which one, or which combination, of the contenders work best abroad? Google Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Verizon. The post Staying Connected Abroad: Google Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Verizon appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaMagna: First Photos Of A Stunning New River Cruiser

Have a look at the first photos of AmaMagna as she set sail on an inaugural voyage from Vilshofen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. The post AmaMagna: First Photos Of A Stunning New River Cruiser appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – UnCruise Adventures

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I am joined by Dan Blanchard, the owner and CEO of UnCruise Adventures. As you may be able to gather from its name, UnCruise does things a little bit differently than other cruise lines from spontaneous dance parties to snorkeling in Alaska. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – UnCruise Adventures appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Backroads Active Cruises

Is a Backroads sailing something you should consider? First, you should know that cruising with Backroads will add a premium to your normal cruise fare, but if you're an active traveler it may be worth it. The post Backroads Active Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Announces 2020-2021 Caribbean & Panama Itineraries

Princess Cruises guests sailing to the islands of the Caribbean or the Panama Canal now have a variety of itineraries and cruise ships to choose from with the announcement of the cruise line’s fall 2020 to spring 2021 cruise season, open for sale May 9, 2019. The post Princess Cruises Announces 2020-2021 Caribbean & Panama Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Bordeaux River Cruise Price Comparisons 2020

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Bordeaux  River Cruise Prices 2020 is the second of a series of comparison charts and articles featuring nine European River Cruises offered by 10 world class river cruise lines. Each post in the series will feature two separate charts, one for summer peak pricing and one for the autumn season. Comparison charts serve as a […] The post Bordeaux River Cruise Price Comparisons 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Riviera River Cruises

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are joined by Marilyn Conroy from Riviera River Cruises. Riviera is a UK based river cruise operator that has recently opened its doors, or shall I say cabins, to North American guests. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Riviera River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Airfare Hacks: Using Google Flights For Cheap(er) Business Class

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How to use Google Flights for cheap(er) business class airfare & tips for holding your booking for 24 hours for free, plus choosing the best seat. The post Airfare Hacks: Using Google Flights For Cheap(er) Business Class appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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We’re Redesigning Avid Cruiser

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After several years, Avid Cruiser is getting a much-needed refresh. As we’re updating the site during the next few weeks, you may experience a few bumps as we identify what’s working and what’s not working. We know, for example, that our search feature does not work. Until that is resolved, you can search Avid Cruiser […] The post We’re Redesigning Avid Cruiser appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Victory Cruise Lines’ Newest Ship, Queen Victory

Victory Cruise Lines,  operated by American Queen Steamboat Company, released new design details on the upcoming Ocean Victory, in addition to teasing Alaska itinerary highlights. Currently, under construction, the 200-passenger Ocean Victory will explore the scenery and wildlife of Alaska. The post Victory Cruise Lines’ Newest Ship, Queen Victory appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Flash Sale: My April 2020 Barge Cruises In Burgundy & Alsace

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If you’ve been dreaming about a barge trip, now is a good time for you to act. Until midnight on Tuesday, May 7, I’m offering a savings of $500 per cabin on two of my April 2020 barge cruises: The post Flash Sale: My April 2020 Barge Cruises In Burgundy & Alsace appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways 2020 Volga River Cruises

Emerald Waterways’ 12-day Imperial Charms of Russia cruise on the Volga River takes place aboard the chartered MS Rossia, and sails between St. Petersburg and Moscow. The post Emerald Waterways 2020 Volga River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Princess Details 2019 Alaska Season

Princess Cruises 50th year sailing in Alaska began this weekend with the arrival of Ruby Princess into Ketchikan and Juneau. This summer, seven Princess Cruises ships will sail to Alaska with the inaugural season of Royal Princess beginning on May 11. The post Princess Details 2019 Alaska Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Viking Announces New Egypt Ship To Sail The Nile

Viking announced an expansion of its Egypt program for the 2020 season, which will include the launch of a new ship. Viking Osiris is currently under construction and will double the company’s owned capacity in Egypt when it debuts in September 2020. The post Viking Announces New Egypt Ship To Sail The Nile appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Windstar Offers Wifi, Laundry Service, And More With New “All-In” Package

Windstar Cruises is offering a new inclusive onboard package with unlimited Wi-Fi access, unlimited laundry service, hotel and beverage gratuities, and the top shelf Captain’s Exclusive Beverage Package. The post Windstar Offers Wifi, Laundry Service, And More With New “All-In” Package appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Unveils First Interior Images Of Scenic Eclipse’s Submarine

Scenic Eclipse unveiled a first look at the technology and interior of its custom-designed Scenic Neptune submarine. The submarine is capable of diving to a depth of 980 feet with seating for up to six guests plus the pilot. The post Scenic Unveils First Interior Images Of Scenic Eclipse’s Submarine appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Singer/Songwriter David Wilcox Joins Me In Hosting Our Burgundy Barge Trip

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Asheville Singer/Songwriter David Wilcox will join me in hosting our April 2 - 8, 2020 Burgundy barge trip from Montbéliard to Besançon. The post Singer/Songwriter David Wilcox Joins Me In Hosting Our Burgundy Barge Trip appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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CroisiEurope Announces New 2020 Itineraries

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CroisiEurope announced its new 2020 itineraries featuring 170 cruises taking place on 56 ships along 39 waterways in 37 countries. The cruise operator previously announced early booking offers on all 2020 itineraries, including 15% off. The post CroisiEurope Announces New 2020 Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Celebrity Summit – Dining & Entertainment

One of the things that is always easiest for me to write about is food. After all, everyone has to eat. When I was invited aboard Celebrity Summit, I was excited to see the new dining options that came along with the Celebrity Revolution. The post Celebrity Summit – Dining & Entertainment appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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MSC Cruises Partners With Martha Stewart

MSC Cruises is partnering with Martha Stewart on new, exclusive culinary and discovery experiences onboard and ashore. The partnership includes specially curated shore excursions, celebration surprise gift packages, and onboard holiday dinner menus and recipes. The post MSC Cruises Partners With Martha Stewart appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Guest Post: Clarifying Medicare Options For American Travelers

Elsa Nystrom
Guest columnist Elsa Nystrom is a frequent cruiser who reads the fine print before buying any sort of travel insurance. A few weeks ago, she wrote about using an insurance broker. Now, she tells us about Medicare coverage for guests traveling outside the U.S. The post Guest Post: Clarifying Medicare Options For American Travelers appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Offers Savings On Combination Cruises

Seabourn is giving travelers an option to travel the Mediterranean, Baltic, and more this year with a lineup of Europe Combination Cruises. The offerings combine multiple Seabourn sailings back-to-back and offer savings of up to 15% off of regular cruise fares. The post Seabourn Offers Savings On Combination Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaViola – Dining Experiences & After Dinner Entertainment

A few weeks ago, I wrote that the food aboard AmaViola was wonderful, and about dining at the captain’s table. But I feel like I need to get more in-depth about dining aboard AmaWaterways, because meals with AmaWaterways are more than meals, they are experiences - and my experience was great. The post AmaViola – Dining Experiences & After Dinner Entertainment appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Active Cruising With Backroads

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, we are joined by Michael Bernhard from Backroads Active Travel. Backroads partners with ocean cruise line Ponant and river cruise line AmaWaterways to offer active programs such as hiking and biking, fully supported by Backroads staff and a fleet of vans, as well as a custom bicycles fitted for guests. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Active Cruising With Backroads appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Five Tips For Choosing Your Stateroom, Do You Need A Balcony?

Is the extra expense of a balcony stateroom worth it, or would you be just as happy in the lowest category, a river view stateroom? The post Five Tips For Choosing Your Stateroom, Do You Need A Balcony? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Water Levels, Reports From The Rivers

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For now, water levels appear to be ideal on two of Europe's most-traveled rivers. Read our reports from the field and learn how to prepare if things change. The post Water Levels, Reports From The Rivers appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn Highlights 2019 Northern Europe Itineraries

Seabourn Sojourn in Flam, Norway
The 2019 summer season will feature Ventures by Seabourn optional for-charge excursions in select destinations curated to offer ample opportunities for active kayaking, Zodiac tours, and scenic hiking.  The post Seabourn Highlights 2019 Northern Europe Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Mystic Cruises Inaugurates First Ocean Ship

In a pier-side gala in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, Mystic Invest Chairman Mário Ferreira christened World Explorer as Mystic Cruises’ first ocean cruise ship with the ship's Godmother Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. The post Mystic Cruises Inaugurates First Ocean Ship appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises’ 2020 Tahiti Voyages

In 2020, Princess Cruises will return to Tahiti with the Pacific Princess, offering a series of roundtrip cruises for the first time since 2015. The post Princess Cruises’ 2020 Tahiti Voyages appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Cruises 2022 World Cruise Open For Booking

Sailing aboard the Crystal Serenity, Crystal Cruises’ 27th annual World Cruise offers multiple embarkation and disembarkation options of 86 to 116 nights in Los Angeles, Miami, and Monte Carlo. The post Crystal Cruises 2022 World Cruise Open For Booking appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Travel Protection Through Credit Cards & More

This week we are joined by Joel Gilgoff, who provides great insight into travel protection, and why it is important to look past insurance companies to find more creative solutions on how to protect your trip.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Travel Protection Through Credit Cards & More appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Replay Of Riviera River Cruises Presentation

Did you miss last week's presentation featuring Riviera River Cruises? You can watch it in the player above or on Vimeo. Marilyn Conroy, Vice President of Sales & Marketing North America for Riviera River Cruises, and I discussed Riviera’s transparent pricing and friendly solo cruiser rates.  The post Replay Of Riviera River Cruises Presentation appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Rhone River Cruise Prices 2020

Rhone River cruises
What is a Rhone river cruise going to cost me and how does the cruise I am looking at compare to Rhone river cruises offered by other companies? The post Rhone River Cruise Prices 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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How To Save On A 2020 Rhone River Cruise

How to save on a Rhone River cruise
What is the average cost of a Rhone river cruise? How can I save on a Rhone river cruise? Our post answers these questions and more. The post How To Save On A 2020 Rhone River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Harmony Open For 2020-2021 Bookings

Emerald Harmony
With the inaugural sailing of Emerald Harmony just a few months off, Emerald Waterways is now taking Mekong River bookings for the 2020-2021 season. The post Emerald Harmony Open For 2020-2021 Bookings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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First Look At The Inside Of Seabourn Venture

Seabourn has given the first glimpse of select public spaces on its two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships set to launch in June 2021 and May 2022. The post First Look At The Inside Of Seabourn Venture appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Ponant’s Edie Rodriguez

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I am joined by Ponant's American Brand Chairman, Edie Rodriguez. Rodriguez answered many questions that I had about Ponant's ships, such as their size, amenities, and accommodations, but also on expedition travel, and who may be Ponant's ideal client. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Ponant’s Edie Rodriguez appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Regent Announces Guest Enhancements Including Faster Internet

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced three guest experience enhancement including valet laundry, improved internet, and digital guest surveys.  The post Regent Announces Guest Enhancements Including Faster Internet appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Oceania Introduces Plant-Based Food Menus

Oceania is featuring more than 200 new healthy menu selections. In addition to the current offerings, plant-based choices will be available at breakfast, lunch, and dinner in The Grand Dining Room and Terrace Café. The post Oceania Introduces Plant-Based Food Menus appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea’s New Galapagos Ship, Silver Origin

Silversea unveils new details of Silver Origin, the cruise line’s first ever destination-specific ship, which will travel the Galapagos Islands from the summer of 2020. The post Silversea’s New Galapagos Ship, Silver Origin appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Live Presentation: Riviera River Cruises Webinar

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Join our webinar on Thursday, April 18, to learn more about Riviera River Cruises' transparent pricing and friendly solo traveler rates. The post Live Presentation: Riviera River Cruises Webinar appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Traveling Solo Aboard AmaViola

From making new friends to active excursions and delicious lunches, I share all of the most important details of my recent journey.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Traveling Solo Aboard AmaViola appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaViola, Active Excursions In Passau And Durnstein

AmaWaterways offers many types of excursions, be it a bus tour, a gentle walking tour, or a wine tasting, there is something that suits everyone's needs. But my favorite tours during my time aboard were the active excursions. The post AmaViola, Active Excursions In Passau And Durnstein appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Announces Addition To Fleet, AmaSiena

AmaWaterways confirmed it will add a new ship to its European fleet on July 1, 2020: AmaSiena. The 156-guest ship will sail a variety of seven, 10 and 11-night itineraries along the Rhine, Main, Moselle, and Danube rivers. The post AmaWaterways Announces Addition To Fleet, AmaSiena appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Christens AmaDouro In Porto, Portugal

AmaDouro will be based in Porto and offer seven-night roundtrip Enticing Douro cruises with a three-night pre-cruise land program in Lisbon. The post AmaWaterways Christens AmaDouro In Porto, Portugal appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Guest Review: Melodies of The Danube River Cruise With AmaWaterways

Paulette and Steve Hannah
Guest writer Paulette Hannah files her review featuring AmaWaterways Melodies of the Danube river cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen, Germany. The post Guest Review: Melodies of The Danube River Cruise With AmaWaterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Eat, Pray, Love Author Christens Avalon Envision

Avalon Waterways christened its 13th Suite Ship in Budapest. Acting as the ship’s godmother, Elizabeth Gilbert – author of Eat, Pray, Love – led the christening ceremony. The post Eat, Pray, Love Author Christens Avalon Envision appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Scenic Highlights 2020/2021 SE Asia Itineraries

For guests looking to explore SE Asia during the 2020-2021 season, whether sailing along the Mekong River as it meanders through Vietnam and Cambodia or on Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River, Scenic is keeping its fares at the 2019-2020 level for all bookings made through June 30, 2019. The post Scenic Highlights 2020/2021 SE Asia Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Tauck Reveals Details Of New Douro River Ship

Tauck has revealed details of its three Douro cruises slated to launch in 2020. Earlier this year the company announced plans to expand to the Douro with three new cruises and a new ship, the ms Andorinha, and in the months since it has been busy finalizing details of those new itineraries. The post Tauck Reveals Details Of New Douro River Ship appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Onboard Celebrity Summit: Two Things I Loved & One That I Didn’t

Two weeks ago, I sailed aboard Celebrity Summit for two days. There were so many things about the ship that I loved - but there was one big one that I didn't. The post Onboard Celebrity Summit: Two Things I Loved & One That I Didn’t appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Regent Seven Seas Highlights Asian Pacific Explorations

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced it will offer a selection of Asia Pacific voyages as part of the cruise line’s Elevate & Explore offer. Guests who sail on one of 14 selected 2019 and 2020 voyages will enjoy up to a three-category suite upgrade plus a $250 shipboard credit per suite. The post Regent Seven Seas Highlights Asian Pacific Explorations appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Live From Celebrity Summit

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost comes to you live from Celebrity Summit. I gathered the opinions of my fellow travelers to see what they thought of the ship. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Live From Celebrity Summit appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Live From AmaViola

This week's episode of Avid Travel With Britton Frost is brought to you live from the Danube river aboard AmaViola. Throughout my sailing, I gathered the opinions of other travelers to see what they thought of the ship. Plus, we are joined by a very special guest. Can you figure out who it is? The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Live From AmaViola appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avalon Will Host Two New Tulip Time Cruises In 2020

In 2020, Avalon Waterways is unveiling five cruises – including three new itineraries – that invite travelers to Europe for Tulip Time cruises through Holland and Belgium. The post Avalon Will Host Two New Tulip Time Cruises In 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Riviera Increases Solo Departures For 2019

Riviera River Cruises is increasing the number of cruises it offers exclusively for solo travelers in fall 2019 to eight, with two additional departures on the Danube and Douro rivers.  The post Riviera Increases Solo Departures For 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Ponant Takes Delivery Of Third ‘Ponant Explorers’ Class Ship

On April 5, Ponant successfully took delivery Le Bougainville, the third vessel in its Ponant Explorers series. Le Bougainville left Søvik, Norway April 8 and will reach Malaga, Spain on April 15 for the start of her maiden cruise season. The post Ponant Takes Delivery Of Third ‘Ponant Explorers’ Class Ship appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Holland America Line’s 2020-2021 Early Booking Bonus

With the new Early Booking Bonus promotion that runs through May 31, 2019, guests who book a Holland America Line cruise will receive perks valued at up to US$1,200.  The post Holland America Line’s 2020-2021 Early Booking Bonus appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Postcard From Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 4.9 Out Of 5 Stars

Ed Rafal
Long-time Avid Cruiser reader and frequent Crystal cruiser Edwin Rafal wrote to us last week about "jumping ship." His take on his recent Regent Seven Seas Voyage cruise. The post Postcard From Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 4.9 Out Of 5 Stars appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaViola, A Solo Traveler Boarding In Vilshofen & Setting Sail

Is river cruising even a worthwhile experience for single travelers? Or is the single traveler left feeling all alone? This week on AmaViola, I'll try to answer these questions and describe what a sailing as a solo traveler on AmaWaterways is like. The post AmaViola, A Solo Traveler Boarding In Vilshofen & Setting Sail appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Cruising the Mekong (Update 2019)

Running between Cambodia and Vietnam in Southeast Asia is the Mekong River. At 4,350 kilometres (2,703 miles) in length, it is the 12th longest river in the world, and the 7th longest river in Asia. On the river cruise front, it has also proven to be one of the most popular waterways in Southeast Asia; […] The post Cruising the Mekong (Update 2019) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Our Report From Silversea: An In-Depth Culinary Experience, S.A.L.T.

On board Silver Muse, Food and Wine Travel Writer Monte Mathews reports on Silversea's latest culinary initiative, S.A.L.T. The post Our Report From Silversea: An In-Depth Culinary Experience, S.A.L.T. appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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I’m On Board AmaMagna!

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While cruising the Danube with AmaWaterways this week, I had the pleasure of seeing AmaMagna as she was being made ready for her maiden voyage on May 5. The post I’m On Board AmaMagna! appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Using A Travel Insurance Broker To Insure Your River Cruise

Elsa Nystrom
Is travel insurance worth it? Yes. The bigger question is how do you buy the policy that is right for you. Answer: Use a travel insurance broker. The post Using A Travel Insurance Broker To Insure Your River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Using A Travel Insurance Broker To Cover Your Cruise

Elsa Nystrom
Is travel insurance worth it? Yes. The bigger question is how do you buy the policy that is right for you. Answer: Use a travel insurance broker. The post Using A Travel Insurance Broker To Cover Your Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Highlights 2021 World Cruise

With rates from $19,999 per person, Princess Cruises’ 2021 111-day World Cruise will sail roundtrip from North America to 50 destinations in 32 countries. The post Princess Cruises Highlights 2021 World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Booking Open For Silversea’s 2021 World Cruise

With rates from $65,000 per person, Silversea’s 2021 World Cruise spans 150 days and visits 34 countries across six continents. The post Booking Open For Silversea’s 2021 World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Cruise Tips & Tricks

Our travel tips & tricks are meant to help ensure that your vacation goes smoothly and effortlessly. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Cruise Tips & Tricks appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avalon Introduces 4-, 5- & 6-Day Itineraries For 2020

In 2020, Avalon Waterways will offer travelers or those wanting to dip their toes in river cruise waters a choice of 4-, 5- and 6-day river cruise itineraries. The post Avalon Introduces 4-, 5- & 6-Day Itineraries For 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – River Cruise Tips & Tricks

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I am joined by Ralph Grizzle to discuss some tips to help you travel with ease.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – River Cruise Tips & Tricks appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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How To Follow Me On Instagram This Week On AmaWaterways’ AmaViola

Here's how to follow me on Instagram as I document my journey on AmaWaterways AmaViola sailing this week from Vilshofen, Germany, to Budapest, Hungary. The post How To Follow Me On Instagram This Week On AmaWaterways’ AmaViola appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Water Levels, Good News From The Danube

AmaViola
Britton is in Vilshofen, Germany, to begin a cruise along the Danube. Her photo this morning shows AmaViola with plenty of water beneath the keel. The post Water Levels, Good News From The Danube appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways’ 2019 Theme Sailings

Emerald Radiance
This summer Mary Berry, British baker and host of the popular Great British Baking Show, will join the Emerald Radiance during an eight-day sailing on the Douro River. The post Emerald Waterways’ 2019 Theme Sailings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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CroisiEurope Offers 15% Savings

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CroisiEurope guests who book a new 2020 European cruise departure by August 31, 2019 will receive 15% off per person.  The post CroisiEurope Offers 15% Savings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Celebrity Unveils Details Of Celebrity Summit’s Complete Renovation

Celebrity Summit's revitalization is the next chapter of The Celebrity Revolution, Celebrity Cruises’ extensive modernization effort, with more than $500-million in upgrades across the fleet. The post Celebrity Unveils Details Of Celebrity Summit’s Complete Renovation appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Announces 2022 World Cruise Details

Crystal Cruises has unveiled its 2022 Full World Cruise aboard the Crystal Serenity, a singular circumnavigation featuring five embarkation and disembarkation choices ranging from 86 to 116 nights, each option offering World Cruise benefits. The post Crystal Announces 2022 World Cruise Details appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Nieuw Statendam, Final Thoughts

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I revisit my time aboard Nieuw Statendam. We will recount the activities on the ship day by day, and gain some insight on how to best maximize your time aboard. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Nieuw Statendam, Final Thoughts appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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SeaDream Announces New Yacht, SeaDream Innovation

For the first time since its founding in 2001, SeaDream is expanding its fleet with SeaDream Innovation, a new yacht, which will sail to all seven continents in its first year. The post SeaDream Announces New Yacht, SeaDream Innovation appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Our Top Tips For A Flawless River Cruise, Part I

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Our river cruise tips help you understand - and overcome - the complexities of river cruising. We provide you with tips for the best river cruise possible. The post Our Top Tips For A Flawless River Cruise, Part I appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Cruising The Mekong With AmaWaterways

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am joined by one of our readers. Paulette Hannah wrote to us asking if she could share a story about her recent cruise down the Mekong aboard AmaDara. After reading her story, it was obvious that she needed to share it on a podcast as well. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Cruising The Mekong With AmaWaterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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CroisiEurope Inaugurates New Douro River Ship

On March 19, 2019 the Schmitter family inaugurated the MS Amália Rodrigues in Porto. From April to October, the MS Amalia Rodrigues will offer cruises on the Douro, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Spanish border. The post CroisiEurope Inaugurates New Douro River Ship appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruise 101: AmaWaterways

Family-owned and operated, AmaWaterways has been a passion project for its founders since its start in 2002. Great for solo travelers, couples, and families, AmaWaterways is a crowd-pleaser cruise after cruise. The post River Cruise 101: AmaWaterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Giant Viking Unveils Seven New Ships In A Day 

Viking Seven Ship Christening 2019
Viking River Cruises christened seven new ships at four different spots across Europe. With the newcomers, Viking will have 72 vessels in Europe this year. The post River Giant Viking Unveils Seven New Ships In A Day  appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Booking Opens For Silversea’s 2021 Expedition World Cruise

Silver Cloud Punta Arenas
The general sale of Silversea’s Expedition World Cruise 2021 is now open. Unlocking a selection of travel experiences in 107 destinations, the Expedition World Cruise 2021- or the Uncharted World Tour - has been curated to take guests closer to the authentic beauty of the world in ultimate comfort. The post Booking Opens For Silversea’s 2021 Expedition World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Bookings Open For 2021 Crystal Endeavor Itineraries

Adventurous travelers can now book their 2021 expeditions aboard Crystal Endeavor, as reservations for the polar class expedition yacht’s first full year are now open. The post Bookings Open For 2021 Crystal Endeavor Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Budget-Friendly Cruising: Cruising For Less Than $400 Per Person, Per Day

CroisiEurope Mistral Vienne
The number one complaint we hear when it comes to river cruising is about price - but oftentimes, that complaint is from people who have never taken a river cruise. While it can be pricey to cruise the rivers of Europe, you often get what you pay for. The post Budget-Friendly Cruising: Cruising For Less Than $400 Per Person, Per Day appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Katharine Bonner

Though I am familiar with Tauck's tour and river products, I didn't learn about its ocean cruises until recently. I was eager to sit down with Bonner to discuss Tauck's offerings on the seas. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Katharine Bonner appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Budget-Friendly Cruises

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we talked about how to get the best bang for your buck when it comes to river cruises. I set my imaginary budget at $400 to see what exactly I could afford. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Budget-Friendly Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Tauck’s Small Ship Ocean Cruises

Tauck started as a tour company over 90 years ago. The product has grown not only into a river cruise line, but an ocean cruise line as well. Although Tauck has been operating ocean cruises for over 25 years, you still may not have heard of its ocean cruise product. But that's okay - neither had I. The post Tauck’s Small Ship Ocean Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avalon Announces Special Interest Cruises For 2020

Avalon Waterways will be hosting a number of Special Interest cruises. These itineraries range from wine and beer themed cruises to cruising with the author of the Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon.  The post Avalon Announces Special Interest Cruises For 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Airline Ticket Hacks: Cheap Business Class Tickets To Europe

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How I found cheap business class tickets to Europe to save thousands of dollars getting to and from my cruise - in comfort. The post Airline Ticket Hacks: Cheap Business Class Tickets To Europe appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Airfare Hacks: Cheap Business Class Tickets For Your River Cruise

airline ticket hacks
How I found cheap business class tickets to Europe to save thousands of dollars getting to and from my cruise - in comfort. The post Airfare Hacks: Cheap Business Class Tickets For Your River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruise 101: Riviera River Cruises

Founded more than 30 years ago in the UK as Riviera Travel, Riviera River Cruises recently started targeting English-speaking guests from the United States and Canada for its value-priced river cruise offerings in Europe. The post River Cruise 101: Riviera River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Expedition Cruising With Ralph Grizzle

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I am joined by Ralph Grizzle to discuss expedition cruising in Antarctica and around the globe. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Expedition Cruising With Ralph Grizzle appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crossing The Drake Passage: Tips To Make It Tolerable

The only miserable part about an Antartica voyage is crossing the Drake Passage. On our most recent Antartica cruise, we had to cross the Drake Passage twice, so I put together some tips that helped me through the crossing. The post Crossing The Drake Passage: Tips To Make It Tolerable appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Endeavor’s 2021 Expedition Collection

Crystal Expedition Cruises announced the complete roster of 2021 itineraries for its luxury expedition yacht Crystal Endeavor. The post Crystal Endeavor’s 2021 Expedition Collection appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Will Add Two Expedition Ships To Its Fleet

Seabourn Quest Antarctica
Seabourn is creating two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships. The first ship is currently planned to sail in the Arctic in late summer 2021, with a full summer season in Antarctica to follow.  The post Seabourn Will Add Two Expedition Ships To Its Fleet appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Tauck Will Host Two Celebrity Chefs On The Danube

Guests on two Tauck Danube River cruises later this year will be treated to a host of culinary experiences, as each sailing will be accompanied by a noted celebrity chef. The post Tauck Will Host Two Celebrity Chefs On The Danube appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Cruise With Drag Queens And Tattoo Artists On U By Uniworld

U by Uniworld will host two new themed river cruises in Germany this summer aboard The A: Tattoo on U and U in Drag. The post Cruise With Drag Queens And Tattoo Artists On U By Uniworld appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Teeming River Cruises

At $200 per person per day, it is hard not to talk about price when it comes to Teeming River Cruises. I was curious as to how Teeming could make their prices so much lower than competitors without sacrificing the amenities that travelers want. So, how do they do it? Listen to the podcast to find out.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Teeming River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avalon Allows You To Travel ‘Your Way’

In 2020, Avalon Waterways is inviting travelers to chart their own course, at their own pace, before or after their cruise with its new Your Way program. The post Avalon Allows You To Travel ‘Your Way’ appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Guest Post: Cruising The Mekong On AmaWaterways

This week’s guest review was submitted by Paulette Hannah. She and her husband recently returned from a Mekong cruise with AmaWaterways. Upon her return, Paulette reached out to us eager to share her experience. The post Guest Post: Cruising The Mekong On AmaWaterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Hurtigruten’s Hybrid Cruise Ship Completes First Sea Trial

Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen is nearing completion at Kleven Yard. This weekend the world’s first hybrid-powered cruise ship completed her first sea trials in the fjords along the western coast of Norway. The post Hurtigruten’s Hybrid Cruise Ship Completes First Sea Trial appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Celebrity Edge Review (2019 Update)

Celebrity Edge is the first of Celebrity's Edge-class series. Launched in 2018, the 2,900-passenger ship provides a look into the future of cruising with its unique offerings. The post Celebrity Edge Review (2019 Update) appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cruising 101: The Value That Travel Agents Can Provide

When I started doing research about travel agents, I was confused about why people used them. Why have someone else do something that you can easily do yourself? It turns out, using a travel agent has benefits that can include savings on booking, shipboard credits, and more. The post Cruising 101: The Value That Travel Agents Can Provide appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Travel Agent 101

This week on I am joined by Bridgett Quinn from Cruise Specialists to discuss travel agents and the value they can provide - at no additional cost. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Travel Agent 101 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruising 101: The Value That Travel Agents Can Provide

When I started doing research about travel agents, I was confused about why people used them. Why have someone else do something that you can easily do yourself? It turns out, using a travel agent has benefits that can include savings on booking, shipboard credits, and more. The post River Cruising 101: The Value That Travel Agents Can Provide appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Which Ship Is Right For My Antarctic Cruise?

which antarctic ship is right for me
With more than a dozen vessels being built to cruise Antarctica, a perplexing question: Which ship is right for my Antarctic cruise? The post Which Ship Is Right For My Antarctic Cruise? appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Highlights 2020 Europe Cruises

Seabourn Quest, Messina
Seabourn is returning to Europe in 2020 with itineraries created with a blend of favorite cities and less-visited ports for guests to discover the natural beauty, cultures, wonders of art, architecture, history of the continent.  The post Seabourn Highlights 2020 Europe Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Starts 2020 Cruise Season With 2019 Pricing

Scenic Azure
Scenic has kicked off its 2020 river cruise opportunities with a host of new opportunities, deals, and 2019 pricing. All 2020 Scenic Europe and Russian river cruises are being offered at 2019 prices if booked by April 30, 2019. The post Scenic Starts 2020 Cruise Season With 2019 Pricing appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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5 Steps To Choosing The Perfect River Cruise

To the uninitiated, choosing a river cruise can be daunting. In Europe alone, more than two dozen companies offer extended river cruises. What differentiates them from one another? Complicating matters is that all river cruisers operated by all companies, with few notable exceptions, are built on the same platforms. That means they all look pretty much […] The post 5 Steps To Choosing The Perfect River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruise 101: Canal Cruising On Barges

river cruises ocean barge european cruise vacation
While river cruises are the more common type of experience that travelers seek, canal cruises represent some of the best travel experiences on the European continent, and it just so happens that I am canal cruising right now. The post River Cruise 101: Canal Cruising On Barges appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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A Recap Of My Time Aboard Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam

It has been over a month since I stepped off of Holland America Line's newest ship, Nieuw Statendam. There was a lot on this ship that stuck out to me, and as the time passes it is clear that there are certain things from the voyage that I will not forget. The post A Recap Of My Time Aboard Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Travel Insurance 101, Part Two

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am joined by InsureMyTrip' Suzanne Morrow to learn more about travel insurance. Morrow sheds light on issues that travelers may not think they would experience - and that travel insurance can cover. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Travel Insurance 101, Part Two appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cruising 101: Travel Insurance Basics

Do you need travel insurance? The choice is up to you. But after doing this research, I don't know that I will travel again without it. The post Cruising 101: Travel Insurance Basics appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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River Cruise 101: Travel Insurance Basics

Do you need travel insurance? The choice is up to you. But after doing this research, I don't know that I will travel again without it. The post River Cruise 101: Travel Insurance Basics appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruise 101: Scenic

Scenic has a fleet of 15 river cruisers, with two oceangoing expedition ships on order. In addition to the company’s itineraries in Europe, Scenic also offers luxury, all-inclusive river cruise voyages along Russia’s Volga River; Myanmar’s Irrawaddy; and the mighty Mekong that flows through Cambodia and Vietnam. The post River Cruise 101: Scenic appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Ponant Offers Costa Rica Sailing For 2020

Ponant has announced a new itinerary for 2020. An Exploration In Nature In Costa Rica & The Panama Canal, a 10-night/11-day nature experience, will take place aboard the new explorer ship, Le Dumont-d’Urville. The post Ponant Offers Costa Rica Sailing For 2020 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Hapag-Lloyd’s Hanseatic Inspiration Transported From Romania To Norway

An important milestone has been reached in the construction of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Hanseatic Inspiration. The new expedition ship started its journey on Saturday, February 16, from the VARD Group’s Romanian site in Tulcea to the VARD Langsten shipyard in Norway. Work on the outer hull of the Hanseatic Inspiration has been underway in Romania since... [Read More] The post Hapag-Lloyd’s Hanseatic Inspiration Transported From Romania To Norway appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal River Cruises Announces New Spring 2019 Itineraries

Crystal River Cruises has announced a lineup of four- and six-day voyages, which are shortened segments of existing 10-day itineraries, suited perfectly for guests with busy schedules. The post Crystal River Cruises Announces New Spring 2019 Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn Highlights Special Events For World Cruise 2020

Seabourn Sojourn will cross three oceans and stop at 62 ports in 36 countries on five continents throughout the course of its 2020 world cruise. The sailing will include 16 overnights in port and late evening stays another 18 times. The post Seabourn Highlights Special Events For World Cruise 2020 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Uniworld Releases Renderings Of Mekong Jewel

Uniworld is giving guests a sneak peek of the brand-new S.S. Mekong Jewel debuting January 3, 2020 on the Mekong river. The post Uniworld Releases Renderings Of Mekong Jewel appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Three New Princess Cruise Ships Under Construction At Fincantieri

Princess Cruises is growing. Major milestones for three ships under construction were celebrated at Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The post Three New Princess Cruise Ships Under Construction At Fincantieri appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Voyage Report Nieuw Statendam, Half Moon Cay

In my last voyage report from Nieuw Statendam, I reflect on my time at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line's private island, and my special dinner at Canaletto. The post Voyage Report Nieuw Statendam, Half Moon Cay appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Announces Savings For Solo Travelers

For 14 select voyages in 2019 and 2020, solo travelers will enjoy zero supplement fares on new bookings that are paid in full by February 28, 2019. The post Silversea Announces Savings For Solo Travelers appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Endeavor Will Transit The Northeast Passage In 2021

Crystal Expedition Cruises’ luxury yacht, Crystal Endeavor, will travel a route that has captivated travelers for centuries when she embarks from Anadyr, Russia for Tromsø, Norway on August 18, 2021. The post Crystal Endeavor Will Transit The Northeast Passage In 2021 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Travel Insurance 101, Part One

I am joined by Carol Mueller from Berkshire Hathaway Travel protection to learn about travel insurance. What is it? Why do I need it? How much does it cost? All this and more on this week's podcast episode. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Travel Insurance 101, Part One appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Regent Seven Seas Splendor Completes Dry Dock

With a ceremonial good luck champagne bottle shattered against the freshly-painted Seven Seas Splendor hull, the new Regent Seven Seas' ship celebrated a construction milestone on Feb. 9 as she floated from the building dry dock to touch the sea for the first time. The post Regent Seven Seas Splendor Completes Dry Dock appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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River Cruise 101: CroisiEurope

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CroisiEurope, a Strasbourg-based cruise line, has a lot of ships, more than 50—with 40-plus cruising the rivers of Europe. What does CroisiEurope have to offer? The post River Cruise 101: CroisiEurope appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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How Can We Make Avid Cruiser A Better Site For You?

Would you believe that Avid Cruiser is now more than 20 years old? The site was first registered back in August of 1997. With a site that has been around for so long and with so much content, one of our biggest challenges is organization, not to mention content production and the behind-the-scenes workings of the site. Does the site load fast enough, does it render properly on mobile, are we producing what you want? You, in fact, can help us a great deal by completing the survey below. Will you take a moment to help us? We want to make Avid Cruiser a better site for you. Tell us what we're doing well and what we can do better. Thank you, Ralph Grizzle The post How Can We Make Avid Cruiser A Better Site For You? appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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How Can We Make River Cruise Advisor A Better Site For You?

Would you believe that River Cruise Advisor is now more than 10 years old? With a site that has been around for so long and with so much content, one of our biggest challenges is organization, not to mention content production and the behind-the-scenes workings of the site. Does the site load fast enough, does it render properly on mobile, are we producing what you want? You, in fact, can help us a great deal by completing the survey below. Will you take a moment to help us? We want to make River Cruise Advisor a better site for you. Tell us what we’re doing well and what we can do better. Thank you, Ralph Grizzle The post How Can We Make River Cruise Advisor A Better Site For You? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal’s Offers Deals Through February

Through the booking deadline of February 28, 2019, Crystal’s Book Now Savings offer cruise fare savings up to $1,500 per suite on select River voyages; and $4,100 per suite on select Yacht voyages. The post Crystal’s Offers Deals Through February appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Renovation Of Celebrity Millennium Kicks Off Celebrity Revolution

Celebrity Millennium’s transformation — part of the Celebrity Revolution — is just the beginning of Celebrity Cruises’ biggest fleet-wide modernization ever, with more than $500 million in renovations set to take place. The post Renovation Of Celebrity Millennium Kicks Off Celebrity Revolution appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Backroads Announces 2019/2020 Active River Cruises

Over the next two years, Backroads will roll out more than 250 Ocean and River Cruise Adventure departures, along with additional Full Ship Celebration departures on the Danube and Portugal’s Douro River. The post Backroads Announces 2019/2020 Active River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Offers Savings Through February

Crystal Serenity © Ralph Grizzle (18)
Through the booking deadline of February 28, 2019, Crystal’s Book Now Savings offer cruise fare savings up to $2,000 per suite on select Ocean voyage and $4,100 per suite on select Yacht voyages. The post Crystal Offers Savings Through February appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways’ Valentine’s Day Savings

Ama means love, and AmaWaterways is celebrating its favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day, with three offers on the river cruise line’s broad range of sailings. The post AmaWaterways’ Valentine’s Day Savings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Tauck Offers Savings For Solo Travelers

The company has again eliminated the single supplement on its Category 1 European riverboat cabins, waiving the supplement entirely for those cabins on each departure of every Tauck river cruise itinerary. The post Tauck Offers Savings For Solo Travelers appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Offers Free Air On Select Bookings

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Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is offering free airfare to guests who book select cruises from February 12th through February 28th. The post Uniworld Offers Free Air On Select Bookings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Voyage Report – Nieuw Statendam, At Sea

Our third day aboard Nieuw Statendam was spent at sea. Sea days are often my favorite days aboard cruises. I ordered room service, played trivia, and much more. The post Voyage Report – Nieuw Statendam, At Sea appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn’s 2020 Alaska & British Columbia Itineraries

Seabourn has its sights on setting sail into another year in Alaska & British Columbia in 2020 with new offerings for guests exploring the beauty, culture, and history of The Great Land. The post Seabourn’s 2020 Alaska & British Columbia Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Backroads Announces 2019/2020 Ocean Cruises

Backroads announced new active Ocean Cruise Adventure Trips to destinations spanning the globe from Alaska to New Zealand, including Antarctica, Iceland, Japan, the Dalmatian Coast, and the Baltic Sea. The post Backroads Announces 2019/2020 Ocean Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Celebrity Cruises User-Friendly Onboard App

Celebrity Cruises has a brand new cruiser-friendly app to enhance guests' cruising experience. The app allows guests to make reservations, find entertainment, and even unlock the door to their stateroom without a key card. The post Celebrity Cruises User-Friendly Onboard App appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Why Cruise?

Whether it is the price of cruises, the variety of cruises and excursions, or something else, river cruising is a favorite mode of transportation for many people. Listen to my podcast to see why it is a favorite for me. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Why Cruise? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruise 101: Why Cruise?

Why is river cruising the best way to see the world? It's easy, it's suitable for families, there is variety in excursions, and so much more. The post River Cruise 101: Why Cruise? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Adds Dedicated Activity Mangers To Star-Ships

Emerald Waterways is upping its onboard and on-shore fitness and entertainment programs with the introduction of a dedicated Activity Manager on each of its seven European Star-Ships. The post Emerald Adds Dedicated Activity Mangers To Star-Ships appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Alaska Cruises with Ralph Grizzle

Join Ralph and me on my podcast as he outlines six Alaska cruises he would like to do in 2019 - and one that he would not. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Alaska Cruises with Ralph Grizzle appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Voyage Report – Nieuw Statendam, St. Thomas

On our second day aboard Nieuw Statendam, Natalie and I ventured into Saint Thomas. Then we had a superb seafood dinner at Rudi's. The post Voyage Report – Nieuw Statendam, St. Thomas appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Announces 2021 Expedition World Cruise

Silversea Cruises will host two World Cruises in 2021, including the world’s first ever Expedition World Cruise. The post Silversea Announces 2021 Expedition World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Antarctic Explorer Colin O’Brady To Join Seabourn Conversations Program

Seabourn announced the addition of Antarctic explorer Colin O’Brady for its Seabourn Conversations program's first Antarctic sailing of the 2019-2020 season. The post Antarctic Explorer Colin O’Brady To Join Seabourn Conversations Program appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Katharine Bonner, Tauck

This week of Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am joined by Katharine Bonner, the senior vice president of Tauck River & Ocean Cruises to talk about Tauck's new ship, MS Andorinha. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Katharine Bonner, Tauck appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Riviera River Cruises Will Launch Two Ships In 2019

Riviera River Cruises will launch two new ships in spring 2019. In April, the MS William Wordsworth and the MS George Eliot will join Riviera’s fleet of 12 ships.  The post Riviera River Cruises Will Launch Two Ships In 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Viking Announces New River Cruise Offerings

Viking announced the addition of two new itineraries and a variety of new pre- and post-cruise extensions to its river cruise offerings for 2019. The post Viking Announces New River Cruise Offerings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Will Launch Four New Ships In 2020

By 2020, more than half of the ships in Uniworld’s fleet will be a Super Ship with the addition of three new vessels in Vietnam, Egypt and Portugal and another Super Ship renovation in Italy. The post Uniworld Will Launch Four New Ships In 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Voyage Report – Nieuw Statendam, San Juan

My best friend Natalie and I spent four days aboard Holland America Line's Nieuw Statendam. On our first day, we visited B.B. King's Blues Club and Rolling Stone Rock Room where we danced the night away. The post Voyage Report – Nieuw Statendam, San Juan appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Live From Nieuw Statendam

I took my best friend Natalie along with me on Holland America Line's Nieuw Statendam. We tried something different with the podcast to show you what we thought of the ship. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Live From Nieuw Statendam appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Aspirational Cruises With Ralph Grizzle

After writing about which trips we would like to take this year and next year, Ralph and I sat down to discuss some of the cruises that we had on both of our lists. Maybe great minds do think alike... The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Aspirational Cruises With Ralph Grizzle appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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The Four Ships I’d Most Like To Cruise In 2019

As I look to the 2019 river cruise season, there are four river cruise ships that I'd most like to experience. The post The Four Ships I’d Most Like To Cruise In 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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6 Alaska Cruises That I’d Do In 2019 & 1 That I Would Not

I've cruised Alaska a dozen times and would gladly do so again. There are six Alaska cruises that would make my list for 2019, and one that would not. The post 6 Alaska Cruises That I’d Do In 2019 & 1 That I Would Not appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Emerald Waterways Offers Additional Savings In 2020 Preview Brochure

Emerald Waterways guests booking any 2020 European sailing by April 30, 2019 will receive a discount of $1,000 per couple on sailings of 15-days or longer, and $500 per couple on sailings of 8-14 days. The post Emerald Waterways Offers Additional Savings In 2020 Preview Brochure appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Julia Lo Bue-Said Named Godmother Of AmaDouro

AmaWaterways announced Advantage Travel Partnership's Chief Executive Officer, Julia Lo Bue-Said, as its first-ever British Godmother. The post Julia Lo Bue-Said Named Godmother Of AmaDouro appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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U By Uniworld’s The B Will Cruise Central Europe In 2020

Following its inaugural year, U announced that The B will be moving to Central Europe for the 2020 season where she will join her sister ship, The A. The post U By Uniworld’s The B Will Cruise Central Europe In 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Scenic And National Geographic Announce Expanded List Of 2020 Itineraries

Scenic and National Geographic Expeditions have announced their third season as river cruise partners – expanding the offerings to now including Russia, Egypt, France’s Rhône River, and a Rhine Christmas cruise. The post Scenic And National Geographic Announce Expanded List Of 2020 Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Tauck Announces New Douro River Ship

Tauck has announced that it will offer its first-ever cruises on the Douro River in Portugal next year. Tauck will feature three new Douro River itineraries aboard a riverboat that's being designed and built specifically for the river. The post Tauck Announces New Douro River Ship appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Top 5 Aspirational Cruises for 2020

Part of the romance of travel lives within the fantasy of trips that may never be taken. Which cruises will be my top five for 2020? Read to find out. The post Top 5 Aspirational Cruises for 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Unveils New Website

Crystal announced it has launched a new website offering travelers tools to create, plan, and book the precise Crystal vacation they wish The post Crystal Unveils New Website appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Regent Seven Seas Orders Third Explorer-Class Ship

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced an order with Italy’s Fincantieri S.p.A. to build another stunning cruise ship that will continue to set the standard for defining elegance at sea. With delivery scheduled in late 2023, the new vessel will be a sister ship to the award-winning Seven Seas Explorer ®, the most luxurious ship ever... [Read More] The post Regent Seven Seas Orders Third Explorer-Class Ship appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Walter Littlejohn

This week I am joined by Crystal River Cruises' Walter Littlejohn to talk about Crystal's standard of luxury, dining options on board, water levels, and more. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Walter Littlejohn appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Thinking Of River Cruising? Listen To Crystal’s Walter Littlejohn

In this week’s episode of Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am joined by Walter Littlejohn, vice president, and managing director for Crystal River Cruises. The river cruise company started in 2016, although Crystal has been sailing the ocean for more than 25 years. The river fleet of five vessels has made a name for itself, complementing... [Read More] The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Thinking Of River Cruising? Listen To Crystal’s Walter Littlejohn appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Announces 2021 World Cruise

Crystal Cruises has released the comprehensive planner for its 2021 “Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders” World Cruise, equipping travelers with all the details they need to plan their global journey. The post Crystal Announces 2021 World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Navigating Our Site – The Final Chapter…For Now

As our Navigating Our Site series comes to a temporary close I took this opportunity to answer the most important questions of all. Who are we? How can we help you? Why do we run this site?  The post Navigating Our Site – The Final Chapter…For Now appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Water Levels: Making The Best Of A Bad Situation

After conducting podcast interviews with executives from AmaWaterways, CroisiEurope, Avalon Waterways, and Crystal River Cruises, it is clear to me that these companies were trying to do one thing when it came to low waters in Europe. Make the best of a bad situation. The post Water Levels: Making The Best Of A Bad Situation appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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My Top 5 Aspirational Cruises For 2020

After counting down my top 5 aspirational cruises for 2019 last year, I decided to do the same thing for 2020. From Japan to Africa, there is a lot of ground I hope to cover in 2020. The post My Top 5 Aspirational Cruises For 2020 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Follow Me On Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam

In just a few days, I am going to board Holland America Line’s new ship, MS Nieuw Statendam. Joined by my best friend Natalie, we will bring you reviews via Snapchat, Instagram, and a podcast. The post Follow Me On Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Review of Ecoventura’s MV Letty

Ecoventura is an Ecuadorian company that offers guided expeditionary tours of the Galapagos Islands since 1990. Known for their ecological credentials and emphasis on environmental sustainability, Ecoventura has partnered with WWF to establish the Galapagos Marine Biodiversity Fund and has also sponsored many island initiatives to train and employ locals. They are proud of being... [Read More] The post Review of Ecoventura’s MV Letty appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Viking Longship Gefjon Ship Review – Grand European Tour

This past June, travel writer and photographer Karin Leperi cruised with Viking River Cruises on “The European Grand Tour.” Her journey on the Gefjon was a 15-day cruise that covered the best of Europe – from the stately elegance of Budapest to the windmills of Amsterdam. The Viking Longship Gefjon was my traveling home for […] The post Viking Longship Gefjon Ship Review – Grand European Tour appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Viking’s 2020-2021 World Cruise

Viking announced its new 2020-2021 Viking World Cruise, which will span 161 days, six continents, and 75 ports, with overnight stays in 13 cities. The post Viking’s 2020-2021 World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Introduces Regiis Ova Caviar To Fleet

Seabourn has been long known to offer guests caviar service but is taking this service even further with the introduction of Regiis Ova caviar on its fleet. The post Seabourn Introduces Regiis Ova Caviar To Fleet appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Oceania Cruises Orders Two New Ships

Oceania Cruises announced an order for two new ships from Fincantieri S.p.A. The ships will be delivered in 2022 and 2025. The post Oceania Cruises Orders Two New Ships appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Recap Of Our Antarctic Voyage On Silver Cloud

A recap of my November 2018 voyage to Antarctica on Silver Cloud, and a look back at two other voyages, on Silver Explorer in 2013 and on Seabourn Quest in 2015. The post Recap Of Our Antarctic Voyage On Silver Cloud appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Navigating Our Site: Part Five, Recommendations

In one of the final installments of the Navigating Our Site series, we look at our recommendation form, which holds the key to us giving you our personalized recommendations. The post Navigating Our Site: Part Five, Recommendations appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Devin Quinn, Pt. 2 – Africa

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am joined again by CroisiEurope's Devin Quinn to talk about a recent trip that she took to Africa. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Devin Quinn, Pt. 2 – Africa appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Last-Minute 2019 Deals

AmaWaterways is offering a few last-minute deals for 2019 bookings including free airfare, reduced cruise fares, and early booking rewards. The post AmaWaterways Last-Minute 2019 Deals appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Cheese Plate, Our Antarctic Voyage Comes To An End

Silversea My Photo Academy
After departing Yankee Harbor, we crossed the Drake Passage back to Ushuaia. What was the ride like? And how did our trip end? Read on. The post An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Cheese Plate, Our Antarctic Voyage Comes To An End appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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It’s Time For Dinner – On Celebrity Edge

On my all-to-short two days aboard Celebrity's new ship, Celebrity Edge, I was able to experience a few of the ships 29 different dining options. Luminae, the suite class restaurant, provided excellent food paired with excellent service. However, there were a few other standouts. The post It’s Time For Dinner – On Celebrity Edge appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cunard Announces Line-Up For 2019 Transatlantic Fashion Week

Cunard has announced the line-up for its fourth annual Transatlantic Fashion Week Crossing, taking place July 28 to August 4, 2019. The post Cunard Announces Line-Up For 2019 Transatlantic Fashion Week appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Navigating Our Site: Part Four, Reviews

Through the Navigating Our Site series we have learned how to navigate our blog, water levels, and comparisons tabs. This week, we will look at something that many readers come to our site for - reviews.  The post Navigating Our Site: Part Four, Reviews appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – CroisiEurope’s Devin Quinn, Part 1

This week, I am joined by Devin Quinn. Devin gives us an overview of CroisiEurope's fleet as we talk about a few options CroisiEurope provides that are unique to its brand. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – CroisiEurope’s Devin Quinn, Part 1 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Dessert, Antarctica & Points Further North

When I last left you, we were enjoying a gorgeous day on Silver Cloud, anchored off Cuverville Island. Remember? We were sitting on our balcony admiring the view, sipping a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Little did we know then that the weather would soon change. Well, it did. In a big way. The post An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Dessert, Antarctica & Points Further North appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cunard 2020 Alaska Voyages

Cunard will spend a full season in Alaska from June through to September in 2020 on the newly-refurbished ship, Queen Elizabeth. Cunard is making its return to Alaska in May 2019, after a twenty-year break.  The post Cunard 2020 Alaska Voyages appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Emerald Waterways Offers Wave Season Deals

Emerald Waterways offering guests roundtrip air either free or at a reduced price this wave season with their Up, Up and Away Free Air offer. The post Emerald Waterways Offers Wave Season Deals appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Six Holland America Line Ships Will Sail Europe In 2020

Six Holland America Line ships will explore the fjords of Norway, castles of the British Isles, flavors of Italy, and beaches of Greece for the 2020 Europe season. The post Six Holland America Line Ships Will Sail Europe In 2020 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Navigating Our Site: Part Three, Comparisons

The Navigating Our Site Series aims to help you use our site in a way that works for you. This week, we take a look at how to find and use our comparison charts. The post Navigating Our Site: Part Three, Comparisons appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avalon Offers Deals In The New Year

Highlights from some of the many river cruise deals that Avalon Waterways is offering for 2019, including savings on Mekong and European itineraries. The post Avalon Offers Deals In The New Year appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Pam Hoffee, Avalon Waterways

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am joined by Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways. Pam and I focus this podcast on a single word - choice.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Pam Hoffee, Avalon Waterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Part Six, The Main Course Continued, Antarctica

Our next stop on our Antarctic voyage is Cuverville Island, but before stepping ashore on Cuverville's snowy banks, we'll embark on a Zodiac tour through fields of sparkling ice. The post An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Part Six, The Main Course Continued, Antarctica appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Edie Rodriguez To Host Ponant’s Brand Chairman Cruise

Edie Rodriguez
Ponant's Edie Rodriguez will host a gastronomy and wine cruise in partnership with Ducasse Conseil and Chateau Latour aboard L’Austral. The post Edie Rodriguez To Host Ponant’s Brand Chairman Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Let Celebrity Edge Entertain You

Celebrity Edge has many entertainment options. I found myself not only engaged by the actors and shows onboard, but also the various art installations throughout the ship. The post Let Celebrity Edge Entertain You appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways Unveils 2020 Brochure

AmaWaterways' 2020 preview brochure introduces new land extensions and itineraries on its ships – including AmaMagna – all of which are now open for reservations. The post AmaWaterways Unveils 2020 Brochure appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Kristin Karst, Part 2 – Water Levels

On a new episode of Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am joined again by the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of AmaWaterways, Kristin Karst. This week, we are discussing water levels. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Kristin Karst, Part 2 – Water Levels appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Scenic Offers Choices When It Comes To 2019 Savings

Scenic is offering passengers Wave Seasons savings in 2019. Guests can choose deals from free and reduced airfare, to free suite upgrades. The post Scenic Offers Choices When It Comes To 2019 Savings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Royal Princess Arrives In California In Less Than 100 Days

Royal Princess will arrive in California after completing a multi-million-dollar refurbishment. She will sail to Mexico, Alaska, and through California. The post Royal Princess Arrives In California In Less Than 100 Days appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cunard Commemorates 75th D-Day Anniversary

Cunard is partnering again with The Greatest Generations Foundation to pay tribute to six heroes of World War II. The post Cunard Commemorates 75th D-Day Anniversary appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Antarctica Cruises: 14 Days & Longer, Our Per Diems Chart (Updated December 2018)

Seabourn Quest in Antarctica
What's the cost of cruising Antarctica for 14 days & longer? Our per-diems chart gives you rates based on what you actually pay for each day of your cruise. The post Antarctica Cruises: 14 Days & Longer, Our Per Diems Chart (Updated December 2018) appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Part Five, The Main Course, Antarctica

iceberg
After crossing the Drake Passage, we see the first signs of Antarctica and soon thereafter do what we all have been looking forward to doing: We step ashore to experience the majestic beauty of the White Continent. The post An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Part Five, The Main Course, Antarctica appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways News Roundup – Wine Cruises

Next year, AmaWaterways will host 64 Wine Cruises - the highest number to date - and introduce new itineraries including the seven-day Medieval Treasures sailing along the Rhine and Main rivers. The post AmaWaterways News Roundup – Wine Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Kristin Karst, Part One

On this week's episode of Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I was joined by a long time friend, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of AmaWaterways, Kristin Karst. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Kristin Karst, Part One appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Celebrity Edge – Expectation Versus Reality

Before going on Celebrity Edge, I studied what I thought would be my favorite venues on the ship. After spending a few days aboard the ship, I discovered how five venues met - or surpassed - my expectations. The post Celebrity Edge – Expectation Versus Reality appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Celebrity Edge Named By Godmother Malala Yousafzai

Celebrity Edge joined Celebrity's fleet after a ceremony where the ship’s godmother, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, was on board to “bless this ship and all those who sail upon her.” The post Celebrity Edge Named By Godmother Malala Yousafzai appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Expedition Cruising: What Does Ponant Do Differently?

Philip Hurst
Distinguished shipboard lecturer Philip Hurst takes us through a brief history of cruising, landing on a cruise line most avid cruisers know little about, Ponant, based in France but reaching out to the world. The post Expedition Cruising: What Does Ponant Do Differently? appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Navigating Our Site: Part Two, Water Levels

Join me for the second installment of the Navigating Our Site series. This week we explore a topic that has been of interest to our readers - water levels. The post Navigating Our Site: Part Two, Water Levels appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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A Conversation With Kristin Karst, Coming Next Week

Next week my podcast will feature a special guest, Executive Vice President and co-founder of AmaWaterways, Kristin Karst. The post A Conversation With Kristin Karst, Coming Next Week appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Celebrity Edge, Part 2

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my fifth episode, I discuss my time aboard Celebrity Edge and talk all things entertainment. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Celebrity Edge, Part 2 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Holland America Line Takes Delivery Of Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line took delivery of Nieuw Statendam, officially making it the 15th ship in the fleet. The post Holland America Line Takes Delivery Of Nieuw Statendam appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Offers Savings On Select 2019 Itineraries

Seabourn is hosting its 2019 Signature Savings Event, which will run through February 19, 2019. The post Seabourn Offers Savings On Select 2019 Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Part Four, Intermezzo, The Drake Passage

Stanley, Falklands
The Drake has a nastier reputation than it deserves. Don't let the prospect of crossing it stop you. And if you're lucky, as I have been three of my six crossings, you experience Drake’s Lake instead of Drake’s Shake. Here's what our crossing of the Drake was like. The post An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Part Four, Intermezzo, The Drake Passage appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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River Cruise 101: Crystal River Cruises

Crystal River Cruises aims to redefine river cruising. It is the ideal choice for those who want to explore the rivers of Europe while still getting a splash of ocean-liner-like amenities.
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Follow Me On Celebrity Edge

Follow me on the site as well as our social media to make sure that you get the first glimpse of the all-new Celebrity Edge. The post Follow Me On Celebrity Edge appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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American Cruise Lines Launches American Harmony Ahead Of Schedule

American Cruise Lines launched its second new modern riverboat American Harmony at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Live From Antarctica

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my fourth episode, I am joined by Ralph Grizzle who is sailing through Antarctica. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Live From Antarctica appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Details Arctic And Antarctic Sailings For 2019 And 2020

Silversea is going into its next decade of expeditions and takes this opportunity to highlight its 2019 and 2020 Arctic and Antartic Voyages. The post Silversea Details Arctic And Antarctic Sailings For 2019 And 2020 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Sky’s The Limit? Check Out These Four River Cruise Companies

When it comes to the price of your river cruise, if the sky is the limit - meaning over $400 per person, per day - there are four cruise lines at which you should be looking. The post Sky’s The Limit? Check Out These Four River Cruise Companies appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn Adds New Alaska Pre-Cruise Package For 2019

Seabourn is announcing a new pre-cruise opportunity for guests to explore western Canada during the upcoming 2019 season in Alaska and British Columbia. The post Seabourn Adds New Alaska Pre-Cruise Package For 2019 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Part Three, The Appetizer, A Crossing To The Falklands

Sunrise Falklands
We continue our Antarctic voyage on Silver Cloud. This post will take us across the South Atlantic Ocean to the Falkland Islands, a segment of the voyage that I have designated as "the appetizer." The post An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: Part Three, The Appetizer, A Crossing To The Falklands appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: South America & Points Further South, Part Two, The Aperitif

Champagne Silver Cloud
Our Antarctic voyage on Silversea begins in Santiago, followed by a flight the next day to Punta Arenas to board Silver Cloud. The post An Antarctic Voyage On Silversea: South America & Points Further South, Part Two, The Aperitif appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways Mid-November News Roundup

A company focused on wellness, AmaWaterways is rolling out its wellness program almost fleet-wide in 2019, also coming in 2019 is a new itinerary in France. The post AmaWaterways Mid-November News Roundup appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Water Levels: The Passenger Experience

With water levels plaguing the European river cruise market, we turned to our readers to share their stories on the different ways cruise companies handled the unfortunate situation. The post Water Levels: The Passenger Experience appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Windstar Announces $250 Million Renovation and Lengthening

Windstar Cruises announced the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative which will lengthen three of its ships, adding more suites, dining venues, and more. The post Windstar Announces $250 Million Renovation and Lengthening appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Offers Black Friday Savings

Scenic will offer Black Friday Savings on more than three dozen sailings along the Danube, Main, Rhine, Rhône, Saône, and Seine. The post Scenic Offers Black Friday Savings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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An Antarctic Voyage: On Silversea, A Veritable Feast

Through several posts and dozens of photos during the next few days, I will take you along on a journey to Antarctica aboard Silversea Cruises. The post An Antarctic Voyage: On Silversea, A Veritable Feast appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Lindblad National Geographic Explorer

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my third episode, I discuss Lindblad's new ship - National Geographic Endurance. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Lindblad National Geographic Explorer appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Serenity Completes Redesign After Four-Week Dry Dock

Emerging from an almost four-week dry dock in Germany, Crystal Serenity is ready to welcome travelers aboard after its most extensive refurbishment ever. The post Crystal Serenity Completes Redesign After Four-Week Dry Dock appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cunard Offers Black Friday Savings

Luxury cruise line Cunard is offering travelers Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions, available on select 2019 voyages all over the world. The post Cunard Offers Black Friday Savings appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Emerald Waterways Offers Black Friday Bonuses

Emerald Waterways is offering Black Friday Bonus deals on all 2019 European sailings as well as on the Mekong river in Asia. The post Emerald Waterways Offers Black Friday Bonuses appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Offers 30% Savings On Select 2019 Voyages

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and U by Uniworld are offering travelers savings on select 2019 voyages with their Our Best Offer promotion. The post Uniworld Offers 30% Savings On Select 2019 Voyages appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Navigating Our Site: Part One, The Blog

Our site has a lot of information, which can be overwhelming. Join me in a new series that walks you through using our site in a way that works for you. The post Navigating Our Site: Part One, The Blog appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Countdown To Celebrity Edge: My Top Five Anticipated Venues

Celebrity Edge is an innovative new ship with a lot of public spaces, I highlighted my top five to prepare myself before going aboard. The post Countdown To Celebrity Edge: My Top Five Anticipated Venues appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways Named Top River Cruise Line By AAA

AmaWaterways was named 2018 River Cruise Company of the Year by the American Automobile Association (AAA) during the annual AAA Travel Conference. The post AmaWaterways Named Top River Cruise Line By AAA appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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A Cruise Like No Other, Antarctica On Silver Cloud

This week, I am cruising to Antarctica on Silver Cloud. Follow me here on Avid Cruiser to learn more about Silversea’s “newest” expedition vessel and about what for many is the trip of a lifetime. We set sail today (Sunday, November 11) at 6 p.m. I hope you'll join me. The post A Cruise Like No Other, Antarctica On Silver Cloud appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Lindblad Waives Solo Premium For Select 2019 Sailings

For a limited time, Lindblad will waive solo premiums on select expeditions to Galápagos, Baja California, Belize, the South Pacific, and more. The post Lindblad Waives Solo Premium For Select 2019 Sailings appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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UnCruise Offers Savings on Alaska Bookings

UnCruise Adventures guests looking to cruise in Alaska can save $300 per cabin on Alaska Awakening departures in April and May 2019. The post UnCruise Offers Savings on Alaska Bookings appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Canal Cruise With Me On The Loire, October 24-30, 2019

I can't get enough of canal cruising in France, so with my October 11-17, 2019 Alsace barge cruise now sold out, I'm adding a second barge cruise. This one will take place on the legendary Loire Canal, October 24-30, 2019. The post Canal Cruise With Me On The Loire, October 24-30, 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Announces 2021 Itineraries

Crystal River Cruises announced the complete deployment for its fleet in 2021 featuring cruises on the Danube, Rhine, Main, and Moselle Rivers. The post Crystal Announces 2021 Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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CroisiEurope Highlights New Rhone Itinerary

CroisiEurope's new MS Rhone Princess will sail a 7-day Must-See Sites on the Rhone itinerary which will showcase food and wine from the region. The post CroisiEurope Highlights New Rhone Itinerary appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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New Podcast: Avid Travel With Britton Frost

Juno at Trollhättan
Join me, Britton Frost, on a new podcast where I talk about all things cruises. For my first episode, I interview a special guest - none other than my father, Ralph Grizzle - as we recap an unusual cruise across an unlikely place: Sweden. The post New Podcast: Avid Travel With Britton Frost appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Speakers Announced For 2019 Seabourn Conversations Program

Seabourn's onboard enrichment program will host speakers across a wide array of disciplines including history, politics, television production, and more. The post Speakers Announced For 2019 Seabourn Conversations Program appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Riviera River Cruises’ Unveils 2019 Brochure

Riviera River Cruises’ has announced its new brochure and schedule of European river cruises for 2019 including a new ship class and more. The post Riviera River Cruises’ Unveils 2019 Brochure appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Silversea Unveils Cuba Voyage Program

Silversea has launched a new collection of voyages to Cuba departing from the US, enabling guests of all nationalities to discover the destination. The post Silversea Unveils Cuba Voyage Program appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Voyage Preview: Antarctica On Silver Cloud

On November 11, we'll embark Silver Cloud for an 11-day voyage to the Falkland Islands & Antarctica. The weather forecast? Well, as the Christmas carol goes, "Oh the weather outside is frightful." The post Voyage Preview: Antarctica On Silver Cloud appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Uniworld Announces Extension For Oberammergau River Cruise

Uniworld has announced a new pre-cruise extension on S.S. Beatrice’s Delightful Danube sailings in celebration of Oberammergau Passion Play. The post Uniworld Announces Extension For Oberammergau River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Oceania Highlights 2020 Itineraries

Oceania Cruises highlights the new Europe & The Americas Collection of itineraries for 2020 with calls in Turkey, Bermuda, the United States, and more. The post Oceania Highlights 2020 Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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River Cruise 101? When Should I Go?

The main river-cruising season begins in March and continues through the end of December, beginning with Tulip Time” cruises in Belgium and the Netherlands and ending with “Christmas market” cruises in France, Hungary, Austria and Germany. When is the best time for you to river cruise? It depends. The post River Cruise 101? When Should I Go? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Bach To Host 2019 President’s Cruise

Crystal Bach will set sail on October 17, 2019 from Amsterdam on a 10-day “Enchanting Moselle” voyage hosted by Crystal’s president and CEO, Tom Wolber. The post Crystal Bach To Host 2019 President’s Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Names Libbie Rice Godmother Of AmaMora

AmaWaterways announced that Libbie Rice, co-president of Ensemble Travel Group, will serve as Godmother of AmaMora, one of three new ships entering its fleet in 2019. Rice will bless the 156-passenger ship alongside AmaWaterways’ executive team and local dignitaries during a Christening ceremony in Lahnstein, Germany the week of July 15, 2019. “We are delighted to have […] The post AmaWaterways Names Libbie Rice Godmother Of AmaMora appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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MSC Cruises Enters Ultra-Luxury Segment

MSC Cruises and Fincantieri announced the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships. The post MSC Cruises Enters Ultra-Luxury Segment appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Windstar Announces Caribbean and Latin America Sailings for 2019-2020

Windstar Cruises announces 2019 and 2020 Caribbean and Latin America sailings including new visits to ports in Mexico, Honduras, Grand Cayman, and more. The post Windstar Announces Caribbean and Latin America Sailings for 2019-2020 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Water Levels: How Cruise Companies Are Responding

Danube water levels hit a new record low last week, with the river receding in Budapest to only 16 inches, but rain is in the forecast. Will it be enough? The post Water Levels: How Cruise Companies Are Responding appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Announces Four New Ships

SS Beatrice
Uniworld will introduce four new ships to its fleet over the next three years. New ships will launch on the Nile, Mekong, Volga, and Douro. The post Uniworld Announces Four New Ships appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Travels With Dad: Canal Cruising Across Sweden

In 2012, I sailed on the world's oldest running passenger ship from Stockholm to Gothenburg, which turned out to be the adventure of a lifetime. The post Travels With Dad: Canal Cruising Across Sweden appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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My 12 Favorite Cruises

During the next dozen months, I'll be writing about my 12 favorite cruises from my 30 years of sailing and stepping ashore in the wonderful destinations where ships deliver us. The post My 12 Favorite Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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River Cruise 101: Touring and Theme Cruises

Touring and theme cruises allow travelers to travel while exploring their interests, be it a biking cruise, Christmas cruise, wine cruise, or more. The post River Cruise 101: Touring and Theme Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruise 101: Locks

You’ve probably heard of locks, but may be wondering, “What exactly is a lock?” Locks allow vessels to navigate areas that might not be passable otherwise. The post River Cruise 101: Locks appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Receives Multiple Awards For 2018

AmaWaterways announced that it has received five 2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards, as well as an award from the Family Travel Association. The post AmaWaterways Receives Multiple Awards For 2018 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Antarctica Cruises 2019: What’s Included?

Antarctica Cruises: What's Included?
From á la carte adventures to all-inclusive luxury, what's included on Antarctica cruises runs the gamut. What's included on your cruise? The post Antarctica Cruises 2019: What’s Included? appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Announces 2019 World Cruise Excursions

Crystal Cruises' 2019 world cruise will feature a selection of shore excursions ranging from swimming with sharks to wine tastings to tracking gorillas. The post Crystal Announces 2019 World Cruise Excursions appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Oceania Unveils New Ralph Lauren Furnished Owners Suites

Oceania Cruises unveiled a new generation of Owner’s Suites furnished exclusively with Ralph Lauren Home. The post Oceania Unveils New Ralph Lauren Furnished Owners Suites appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Highlights Arctic Expeditions Aboard Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Eclipse will visit Greenland, Iceland, and Alaska in its 2020 Arctic season, allowing guests to explore the history and culture of the region. The post Scenic Highlights Arctic Expeditions Aboard Scenic Eclipse appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Regent Seven Seas Announces 2019 Cuba Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas' new Oct. 22 – Nov. 1, 2019 Cuban Exploration sailing aboard Seven Seas Mariner includes a full day and evening in Havana. The post Regent Seven Seas Announces 2019 Cuba Itinerary appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cunard Unveils 2019 Alaska Shore Excursions

Queen Elizabeth will sail four 10-night Alaska voyages roundtrip from Vancouver, with port calls in Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, and more. The post Cunard Unveils 2019 Alaska Shore Excursions appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Antarctica Cruises: The Cost Of Cruising The White Continent, Our Per Diems Chart (Updated 2019)

Antarctica 2019 price comparisons
Our Antarctica 2019 pricing chart attempts to derive per diems indicating what you can expect to pay on your expedition cruise. The post Antarctica Cruises: The Cost Of Cruising The White Continent, Our Per Diems Chart (Updated 2019) appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avalon Waterways Names Elizabeth Gilbert Godmother of Avalon Envision

Avalon Waterways announced that Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, will christen the Avalon Envision on the Danube River in 2019. The post Avalon Waterways Names Elizabeth Gilbert Godmother of Avalon Envision appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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American Cruise Lines’ American Song Departs On Inaugural Cruise

American Song, the 1st modern riverboat in U.S. history, departed from the Port of New Orleans Saturday, October 6, 2018.  The post American Cruise Lines’ American Song Departs On Inaugural Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Mid-October News Roundup

AmaWaterways News Roundup discusses product updates, such as gluten-free menu options, AmaMagna updates, extended voyage opportunities, and more. The post AmaWaterways Mid-October News Roundup appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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How To Get A Guinea Pig Across The Atlantic, By Ship

Earlier this month, I received an unusual email. An Avid Cruiser reader desperately needed to get her beloved guinea pig across the Atlantic. But how? The post How To Get A Guinea Pig Across The Atlantic, By Ship appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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River Cruise 101: What’s A River Cruise Going To Cost Me?

What we find is confusing to most readers is what's included in a river cruise. We're here to shed some light on the subject of costs and inclusions. The post River Cruise 101: What’s A River Cruise Going To Cost Me? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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U.S. Cruise Lines Set To Return To Turkey, See What You’ve Been Missing, In Video

Frank del Rio
It looks as though Turkey may be returning to cruise line itineraries. In 2019, both Ocean and Regent are “putting their toes in the water.” The post U.S. Cruise Lines Set To Return To Turkey, See What You’ve Been Missing, In Video appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Orders Three New Ships

 Silversea signed a memorandum of understanding with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft and Dutch shipbuilder Shipyard De Hoop to build three new ships. The post Silversea Orders Three New Ships appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Announces Caribbean Itineraries

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced the Shore Collection for the Caribbean itineraries on The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. The post Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Announces Caribbean Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cunard Offers Deals With World Of Adventure Sale

Cunard announced the World of Adventure Sale featuring fares from $999 as well as Free Drinks and Free Gratuities for Grill Suite guests. The post Cunard Offers Deals With World Of Adventure Sale appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Announces 2019 & 2020 President’s Cruises

Crystal President and CEO Tom Wolber will host a December 1, 2019 and December 7, 2020 sailing aboard Crystal Symphony. The post Crystal Announces 2019 & 2020 President’s Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Cruises’ 2021 Deployment For Symphony And Serenity

Crystal Cruises announced its full lineup of 68 all-inclusive voyages to 238 destinations in 53 countries aboard Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony. The post Crystal Cruises’ 2021 Deployment For Symphony And Serenity appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Opens Bookings for Summer 2020/Winter 2021

Silversea Cruises opens bookings to the general public for 191 new voyages, which will unlock 572 destinations in 84 countries. The post Silversea Opens Bookings for Summer 2020/Winter 2021 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Guests Witness Aurora Borealis Aboard Silver Cloud

Silver Cloud will return to Greenland in 2019, including voyages from August 26 to September 11 – the optimal time period for spotting the northern lights. The post Silversea Guests Witness Aurora Borealis Aboard Silver Cloud appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Women Solo Cruisers: Small Ships, River Cruises and Expeditions

Tamera App Trail
This story looks at solo cruise travel from the perspective of an unlikely cruiser, a long-distance hiker who had her doubts about traveling by ship - until she tried it. The post Women Solo Cruisers: Small Ships, River Cruises and Expeditions appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avalon Welcomes Avalon Saigon To Fleet

Avalon Waterways is cruising farther into the Far East by increasing its fleet of Suite Ships on the Mekong River, with the launch of the Avalon Saigon. The post Avalon Welcomes Avalon Saigon To Fleet appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Princess Cruises Outlines Youth Programs

Princess Cruises reminds families that guests of all ages are welcome aboard to explore the world on a cruise ship. The post Princess Cruises Outlines Youth Programs appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Watch: Disney’s Livestream Announcing 2020 Itineraries

Disney has a lot in store for 2020, with routine stops in the Bahamas and Caribbean, a new embarkation point in New Orleans, and more. The post Watch: Disney’s Livestream Announcing 2020 Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Our Barge Cruise In Photos: Abundance Of Nature

flamingos
Somewhat surprising was the abundance of wildlife during my September barge cruise from Sete to Arles. As we barged along the canal, we saw flamingos, egrets, herons along with wild horses and cattle. They all live in the Camargue, a natural region south of Arles that spans more than 360 square miles. That expanse makes the Camargue the largest river delta in western Europe. The Camargue is home to wild horses, cattle and more than 400 species of birds, and a number of pests. The marshes in the Camargue, in fact, breed the most ferocious mosquitoes in all of France. The photos that follow depict some of the wildlife that we saw during our voyage in the Camargue. The post Our Barge Cruise In Photos: Abundance Of Nature appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruise 101: River Cruising With Kids

Can children go on a river cruise? It depends. Only a couple of river cruise companies allow children under the age of three, Crystal and CroisiEurope. Emerald, Riviera and Scenic require that kids be 12 or older. And one company bans kids altogether. The post River Cruise 101: River Cruising With Kids appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Cunard Announces 2020 Summer Itineraries

Cunard has announced its expanded voyage program for the remainder of 2020, including new voyages to the Norwegian Fjords, Japan, and Australia. The post Cunard Announces 2020 Summer Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways News Roundup September 2018

From eco-friendly designs to featured offers; here is what is going on with AmaWaterways right now.  The post AmaWaterways News Roundup September 2018 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Silversea Announces Summer 2020 and Winter 2021 Itineraries

Silversea's new collection of voyages for Summer 2020 and Winter 2021 will take guests to 572 destinations in 84 countries across seven continents. The post Silversea Announces Summer 2020 and Winter 2021 Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Unveils Details of Scenic Eclipse Submarine

Scenic Eclipse I and II will provide guests with underwater experiences on board the Scenic Neptune U Boat Worx Cruise Submarine 7. The post Scenic Unveils Details of Scenic Eclipse Submarine appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Offers Low Solo Fares On 2018 & 2019 Sailings

Crystal offers a deal for solo travelers, with solo fares starting at just 110% of regular cruise fares on select 2018 and 2019 bookings. The post Crystal Offers Low Solo Fares On 2018 & 2019 Sailings appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Eight Holland America Line Ships To Sail The Caribbean

More than 100 Holland America Line cruises will visit the Caribbean between October 2018 and April 2019 with itineraries ranging from three to 21 days. The post Eight Holland America Line Ships To Sail The Caribbean appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cunard Announces New Alaska Program For 2019

Cunard announced onboard programming for 2019 voyages as the brand returns to Alaska to offer its experience in The Last Frontier. The post Cunard Announces New Alaska Program For 2019 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Linblad Introduces New Ship, National Geographic Endurance

The National Geographic Endurance will carry 126 guests in 69 suites and staterooms, with a guest to staff ratio of almost 1:1 including all crew. The post Linblad Introduces New Ship, National Geographic Endurance appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Will Return To Alaska & British Columbia In 2019

Seabourn has curated a line up of 11-, 12- and 14-day Alaska and British Columbia cruises onboard Seabourn Sojourn for summer 2019. The post Seabourn Will Return To Alaska & British Columbia In 2019 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Barging From Sete To Arles: A Photo Journal

I've just returned from France, where I spent a week on CroisiEurope's Anne-Marie, barging from Sete to Arles. I also joined 10 others on a pre-barge trip in the Perigord region of France. Following are a few photos from our trip. Next week, I'll have an extensive report from our time in France. The post Barging From Sete To Arles: A Photo Journal appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Cruises’ 2021 World Cruise Open For Booking

Crystal Cruises' 26th annual world cruise, The 'Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders,' embarks from Miami to London on January 5, 2021. The post Crystal Cruises’ 2021 World Cruise Open For Booking appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Unveils Details Of 2020 7-Continent World Cruise

Silversea released details about its 2020 World Cruise aboard Silver Whisper, which will visit 62-ports and 7-continents from Ft. Lauderdale to Amsterdam. The post Silversea Unveils Details Of 2020 7-Continent World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Unveils Three 2019-2020 Brochures

Along with the brochures, Scenic is announcing several incentives including ship-board credits, early bird fares, airport transfers, and more. The post Scenic Unveils Three 2019-2020 Brochures appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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U by Uniworld New Excursions For 2019

U by Uniworld is introducing a brand new itinerary in Northern France on The B ship, along with new excursions and onboard amenities across the fleet.  The post U by Uniworld New Excursions For 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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American Queen Steamboat Company 2018 Fall Season

Due to popular demand, three new cruises on the American Queen Steamboat's American Empress have been added to the boat’s 2018 schedule. The post American Queen Steamboat Company 2018 Fall Season appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Barging From Sete To Arles: A Beautiful Journey

anne marie in sete
Our journey from Sete to Arles ends on Wednesday. I'm posting a few photos to give you a sense of what our trip has been like so far. The post Barging From Sete To Arles: A Beautiful Journey appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Rhine-Main-Danube River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update)

River cruises along the Rhine-Main-Danube for 2019 begin at $286 per person per day and range as high as $681 per person per day. Where's the best value? The post Rhine-Main-Danube River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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My Top 5 Aspirational River Cruises For 2018 & 2019

My top five river cruises for 2018 and 2019, highlighting not only ports that I would love to travel to again, but also to those that are unknown to me. The post My Top 5 Aspirational River Cruises For 2018 & 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Frank del Rio: Mind The Curve

Frank del Rio
With his brands booking exceptionally well, expect price increases on Oceania and Regent on October 1 as well as an end to last-minute deals. The post Frank del Rio: Mind The Curve appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Ovation Will Cruise Asia In 2018 And 2019

Seabourn Ovation’s first season in Asia will begin in Singapore with a series of five 14-day Vietnam & Thailand voyages between Singapore and Hong Kong. The post Seabourn Ovation Will Cruise Asia In 2018 And 2019 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Royal Princess To Arrive In Los Angeles

Royal Princess will arrive in Los Angeles to embark on her maiden voyage to the Mexican Riviera on March 23, 2019. The post Royal Princess To Arrive In Los Angeles appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Lower Danube River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update)

The Iron Gate
River cruises along the Lower Danube river for 2019 begin at $346 per person per day and range as high as $638 per person per day. Where's the best value? The post Lower Danube River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Cunard Offers Three For All Promotion

Cunard's Three for All offer includes free stateroom upgrades, free gratuities, reduced deposits, and free drinks on all three Cunard ships. The post Cunard Offers Three For All Promotion appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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My Top 5 Aspirational Voyages For 2019

My aspirational cruises or 2019 include five unique itineraries offered by Windstar, Scenic, Seabourn, Regent, and Silversea. The post My Top 5 Aspirational Voyages For 2019 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Outlines 2021 World Cruise

Crystal Serenity will host the company's 26th annual World Cruise - “Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders," a 139-day odyssey from Miami to London. The post Crystal Outlines 2021 World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cruise Deal Roundup: September 2018

Deals from Crystal, Silversea, Seabourn, Regent, and Holland America Line include early booking discounts, beverage packages, suite upgrades, and more. The post Cruise Deal Roundup: September 2018 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Reveals Helicopters For Scenic Eclipse

Scenic has unveiled the company’s Airbus H130 helicopters, which will provide Scenic Eclipse guests access to some of nature’s most beautiful sites. The post Scenic Reveals Helicopters For Scenic Eclipse appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Rhône & Saône River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update)

River cruises along the Rhone river for 2019 begin at $301 per person per day and range as high as $702 per person per day. Where's the best value? The post Rhône & Saône River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Elbe River Cruises: A Primer For 2019

MS Elbe Princesse II
Though the Elbe River is notoriously shallow, both Viking River Cruises & CroisiEurope operate itineraries between Berlin and Prague. The post Elbe River Cruises: A Primer For 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal River Cruises’ Rhine Cruise Itineraries

Crystal River Cruises offers 7- to 8-day Rhine River cruises & 10- to 16-day options that combine the Rhine with the Moselle, Main and Danube rivers. The post Crystal River Cruises’ Rhine Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Azamara Pursuit Named In Southampton

Azamara Club Cruises celebrated the addition of Azamara Pursuit to the brand’s existing fleet with a naming ceremony on board the ship in Southampton. The post Azamara Pursuit Named In Southampton appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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NEW: Crystal Endeavor Video Presents Compelling Expedition Ship

Crystal Cruises' newest video features an extremely compelling expedition ship (and program). We're impressed by Endeavor's sophisticated public areas and stylish staterooms and suites.  The post NEW: Crystal Endeavor Video Presents Compelling Expedition Ship appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Young But Still Avid: Meet Your Newest Traveler, Britton

Meet one of the newest writers on Avid Cruiser. Daughter of Ralph Grizzle, Britton is a 23-year-old graduate with a focus in communications. The post Young But Still Avid: Meet Your Newest Traveler, Britton appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seine River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update)

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River cruises along the Seine river for 2019 begin at $315 per person per day and range as high as $830 per person per day. Where's the best value? The post Seine River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Great Video From Crystal Cruises: Endeavor Keel Laying

Be sure to watch: Crystal Cruises released a video that captures the spirit of the keel-laying event for Crystal Endeavor, due to set sail in 2020. The post Great Video From Crystal Cruises: Endeavor Keel Laying appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Highlights Far East Itineraries

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Silversea Expeditions recently celebrated 10 years in luxury expedition cruises. They will continue their legacy in 2019 by taking guests closer to the authentic beauty of the Far East with destinations ranging from the Russian Far East to Indonesia. “Each of Silversea’s itineraries in the Far East is designed to take guests closer to the... [Read More] The post Silversea Highlights Far East Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Offers Savings With Set Sail Event

Seabourn has unveiled the Set Sail Event, presenting an opportunity to those travelers looking to plan a future trip. The event offers travelers savings and a number of added amenities on select voyages. The Set Sail Event will run through November 13, 2018, for select voyages departing in 2018 through May 2020. The event benefits... [Read More] The post Seabourn Offers Savings With Set Sail Event appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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River Cruise 101: Scooters, Wheelchairs & The Mobility-Impaired Traveler

accessibility and river cruises
River cruising is not ideal for those who use wheelchairs or scooters. What are the challenges for the mobility-impaired traveler? The post River Cruise 101: Scooters, Wheelchairs & The Mobility-Impaired Traveler appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Ship Reviews (2018 Update)

I have had the privilege of traveling on AmaWaterways many times. From the Mekong to the Rhine, every adventure that I have had aboard AmaWaterways has been memorable, whether it was sitting in the lounge and singing ABBA with AmaWaterways’ co-owner and Executive Vice President, Kristin Karst, or attending a glass ornament making demonstration in Germany […] The post AmaWaterways Ship Reviews (2018 Update) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Names Samantha Brown Godmother of AmaMagna

Samantha Brown will bless AmaMagna with AmaWaterways’ executive team and special guests during a Christening ceremony in Vilshofen, Germany in July 2019. The post AmaWaterways Names Samantha Brown Godmother of AmaMagna appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Douro River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update)

Douro Bridges
With per diems ranging from $397 per person to nearly $557 per person, Douro river cruises are diverse in their offerings. Here's our breakdown. The post Douro River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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At Crystal Endeavor’s Keel-Laying, German Chancellor Angela Merkel Expresses Awe & A Desire

Angela Merkel
At Germany's MV Werften Shipyard in Stralsund, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would like to sail on Crystal's new expedition ship, Crystal Endeavor. The post At Crystal Endeavor’s Keel-Laying, German Chancellor Angela Merkel Expresses Awe & A Desire appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Endeavor Now Open For Booking

Bookings can now be made for Crystal Endeavor’s inaugural season from August of 2020 through January 2021. Voyages range from 12 to 22 days, and will explore Japan and the Russian Far East; Indonesia, Borneo and the Philippines; New Zealand and Tasmania; Australia and the Great Barrier Reef; and Antarctica via the Ross Sea. “The... [Read More] The post Crystal Endeavor Now Open For Booking appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Endeavor To Boast Expedition’s Highest Space Ratio

Mark Spillane
In Germany, Crystal Cruises executives tell me that space will be the key differentiating factor for Crystal Endeavor, entering service in 2020. The post Crystal Endeavor To Boast Expedition’s Highest Space Ratio appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Outlines 2019-20 Itineraries

Seabourn's new voyages will visit destinations in South America, Antarctica, Africa, India, Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia, and North America. The post Seabourn Outlines 2019-20 Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Announces Ultimate Voyages For Eclipse

New Scenic Eclipse itineraries range from the Med to the Arctic, with up to $750 per person savings for those book and pay in full by October 31, 2018. The post Scenic Announces Ultimate Voyages For Eclipse appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Highlights 2020 Itineraries

The fleet of five Crystal river ships will sail the waterways of Europe, with an array of seven to 16-day itineraries.  The post Crystal Highlights 2020 Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Celebrity Details Entertainment Aboard Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Cruises has highlighted some of the entertainment that will be offered aboard the Celebrity Edge including the Theatre, Club, Eden, and more. The post Celebrity Details Entertainment Aboard Celebrity Edge appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways And Backroads Partner for 2019 Programs

AmaWaterways and Backroads announced a lineup of more than 120 Danube, Douro, Rhine and Seine departures in 2019 and 2020. The post AmaWaterways And Backroads Partner for 2019 Programs appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Celebrates Five Years On The River

2019 will see more growth for Emerald Waterways, including the launch of a brand new Star-Ship, the Emerald Harmony, which will sail the Mekong River. The post Emerald Celebrates Five Years On The River appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Holland America Line Unveils Special Guest Line-Up for O Magazine Cruise

When Holland America Line’s O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise sets sail for the Caribbean Oct. 28, 2018, aboard Nieuw Amsterdam, guests are in for an inspiring week with some of the magazine’s editors and world’s leading visionaries. Senior Editor Molly Simms and Beauty Director Brian Underwood from O, The Oprah Magazine will be cruising along with... [Read More] The post Holland America Line Unveils Special Guest Line-Up for O Magazine Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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LIVE FROM HAMBURG: Crystal To Livestream Keel Laying Of Crystal Endeavor With German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Crystal will celebrate a milestone in the construction of Crystal Endeavor, as the keel will be laid at MV WERFTEN’s Stralsund shipyard. The post LIVE FROM HAMBURG: Crystal To Livestream Keel Laying Of Crystal Endeavor With German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Regent Seven Seas Highlights 2020-21 Itineraries

Regent Seven Seas Cruises revealed its 2020-2021 itineraries, which showcase 167 sailings including maiden calls to 11 new ports. The post Regent Seven Seas Highlights 2020-21 Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Danube River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update)

With per diems ranging from $300 per person to nearly $700 per person, Danube river cruises are diverse in their offerings. Here's our breakdown. The post Danube River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways Ship Reviews (2018 Update)

2018 ship review updates for the Emerald Waterways fleet, including the new Emerald Harmony, which begins sailing the Mekong in 2019. The post Emerald Waterways Ship Reviews (2018 Update) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Viking Rhine River Cruise Itineraries

Viking River Cruises offers nine itineraries on the Rhine River ranging from 8 days to 23 days. Here's a look at a look at what's offered. The post Viking Rhine River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Viking Partners with Highclere Castle

Viking announced its partnership with Highclere Castle, the country seat of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon that served as the setting for Downton Abbey. The post Viking Partners with Highclere Castle appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Will Visit Cuba in 2019

The 11-, 12-, and 14-day sailings will visit five ports in Cuba. All five voyages will feature overnight stops in Havana. The post Seabourn Will Visit Cuba in 2019 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cunard Introduces Outlines New Tour Packages

Cunard’s new pre- and post-cruise tours invite guests to fully immerse themselves in ports including Rome, Hong Kong, Dubai, and Cape Town. The post Cunard Introduces Outlines New Tour Packages appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Presents New Drink Menus

Princess Cruises has revealed the line’s new beverage menus, featuring globally inspired cocktail offerings created by mixologist Rob Floyd. The post Princess Cruises Presents New Drink Menus appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Bordeaux River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update)

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Those interested in river cruising Bordeaux usually share one thing in common: the love of wine. Here's how Bordeaux river cruise prices compare for 2019. The post Bordeaux River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Video: A Journey Along The Loire River

For the first time, CroisiEurope's Loire Princesse makes it possible to experience France's notoriously shallow Loire River on a river cruise. The post Video: A Journey Along The Loire River appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Riviera River Cruises Expands 2019 Solo Traveler Program

Riviera River Cruises is increasing the number of cruises it offers for solo travelers in 2019 to four on the Danube, Douro and Rhone rivers. The post Riviera River Cruises Expands 2019 Solo Traveler Program appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Rhine River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update)

After the Danube, the Rhine is Europe’s next most-popular river for those looking to take a river cruise. Here's how 2019 prices compare on the Rhine. The post Rhine River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Review: Ultimate River Cruising Handbook

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Travel writer Susan Kime has filed a review of the Ultimate River Cruising Handbook. What did she find to be the most helpful part of the book? Read on. The post Review: Ultimate River Cruising Handbook appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Regent Seven Seas’ Details for 2021 World Cruise

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced its 2021 World Cruise that will provide guests with access to 56 UNESCO world heritage sites across the globe. The post Regent Seven Seas’ Details for 2021 World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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New Features Aboard Star Princess

Princess Cruises has unveiled new details revealing features onboard its new ship Sky Princess, including a first look at its first-ever Sky Suites. The post New Features Aboard Star Princess appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Holland America Line Will Welcome Nieuw Statendam To Fleet

When Holland America Line welcomes Nieuw Statendam to the fleet in December 2018, the ship will showcase the design introduced with Koningsdam, the first Pinnacle Class ship. Nieuw Statendam’s musical design and “artfully inspired” finishing perfectly blend Holland America Line’s past, present, and future. At the helm of the design and interiors once again are designer Adam D. Tihany... [Read More] The post Holland America Line Will Welcome Nieuw Statendam To Fleet appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Unveils Itineraries For Crystal Endeavor

Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises unveiled the inaugural season of itineraries for Crystal Endeavor, spanning from August of 2020 through January 2021. The post Crystal Unveils Itineraries For Crystal Endeavor appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Returns to The South Pacific

Seabourn is heading to Australasia again this year with Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Sojourn offering multiple cruises around Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. The post Seabourn Returns to The South Pacific appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Adds Wine Itineraries For 2018 and 2019

Every major wine region in the world is represented on board, as well as every major wine grape, yet Italian wines are particularly well-represented as an homage to the cruise line’s heritage. The post Silversea Adds Wine Itineraries For 2018 and 2019 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways Launches Concierge Golf Program

AmaWaterways will introduce a brand new Exclusive Concierge Golf Program, giving travelers the opportunity to experience five top-level golf courses. The post AmaWaterways Launches Concierge Golf Program appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Offers Savings For Select Voyages

Crystal Cruises' new Book Now Savings program offers reduced fares featuring limited-time savings up to $2,000 per suite on hundreds of Crystal voyages. The post Crystal Offers Savings For Select Voyages appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Uniworld To Renovate The River Royale

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The River Royale will be going out of service on October 28 and will undergo a transformation to become S.S. Bon Voyage.a The post Uniworld To Renovate The River Royale appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Rhine River Cruise Itineraries

Uniworld has 11 different itineraries that feature cruises on the Rhine River. Packages vary in length from 8 to 25 days. The 8-day itinerary is for travel on the Rhine River only, and the 10-day plus cruises may also include travel on the Moselle, Main or Danube in addition to the Rhine. You’ll see itineraries […] The post Uniworld Rhine River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Harmony Will Cruise The Mekong

Emerald Waterways' new Emerald Harmony will navigate the waters of the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia beginning in August 2019. The post Emerald Harmony Will Cruise The Mekong appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Holland America Line Outlines Asia Itineraries

From September 2018 through April 2019, Holland America Line's 1,916-guest Westerdam will explore China, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, and more. The post Holland America Line Outlines Asia Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Celebrate The Holidays With Seabourn

Each of the five ships in the Seabourn fleet will be sailing through the last weeks of December holiday festivities scheduled in ports of call and at sea.  The post Celebrate The Holidays With Seabourn appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Introduces Expedition Team Members

Seabourn is returning to Antarctica with a series of five 21- and 24- day itineraries sailing to Antarctica & Patagonia aboard Seabourn Quest. The post Seabourn Introduces Expedition Team Members appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Offers Savings for 2018 Sailings

Travelers can now take advantage of five percent savings, in addition to a one-category suite upgrade plus a $1,000 onboard credit. The post Silversea Offers Savings for 2018 Sailings appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Sun Princess Renovated In Singapore

Guests aboard Sun Princess will now have access to new onboard enhancements following a 14-day, multimillion-dollar dry dock in Singapore. The post Sun Princess Renovated In Singapore appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Holland America Line Offers Reduces Fares

Explore4 features four offers on more than 600 cruises and Alaska Land+Sea Journeys from holiday 2018 through spring 2020. The post Holland America Line Offers Reduces Fares appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways July Roundup

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AmaWaterways continues to keep up with timely travel trends. Here's what's going on with AmaWaterways right now. The post AmaWaterways July Roundup appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Celebrity Cruises To Renovate Fleet-Wide

The Celebrity Revolution, a more than $500-million reimagining of the fleet with more than 500 architects, designers, and engineers. The post Celebrity Cruises To Renovate Fleet-Wide appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Will Build A New Ship

The new ship will be the fourth polar vessel in the fleet, joining the National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion. The post Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Will Build A New Ship appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Will Cross Northeast Passage In 2019

Silversea Expeditions is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the introduction of its first crossing of the Northeast Passage The post Silversea Will Cross Northeast Passage In 2019 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Tauck Rhine River Cruise Itineraries

Tauck's Rhine River packages vary in length from 8 days to 24 days and may also include travel on the Moselle, Main or Danube. The post Tauck Rhine River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Antarctica Voyage Report From Oceanwide Expeditions’ Ortelius

Ortelius in Ushuaia
In search of Emperor Penguins , writer Anne Chalfant reports from her trip to Antarctica on Oceanwide Expeditions' Ortelius. The post Antarctica Voyage Report From Oceanwide Expeditions’ Ortelius appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Highlights 2020 World Cruise

Seabourn highlights Seabourn Sojourn's 146-day World Cruise beginning January 4, 2020 in Miami and ending in San Francisco on May 28. The post Seabourn Highlights 2020 World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Offers Deals on 2019 Summer Itineraries

Guests booking any June, July, or August 2019 European sailing by August 31, 2018 will receive a €200 per suite onboard credit. The post Scenic Offers Deals on 2019 Summer Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Ravel Christened In Budapest

Crystal River Cruises welcomed its fifth ship and the newest member of the fleet, Crystal Ravel, during a christening ceremony in Budapest, Hungary. The post Crystal Ravel Christened In Budapest appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Holland America To Visit Hawaii In 2018 and 2019

Guests interested in exploring Hawaii can choose from nine cruises with itineraries ranging from 16 to 20 days aboard Eurodam and Amsterdam. The post Holland America To Visit Hawaii In 2018 and 2019 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Rivera Introduces Wine Cruises With Masters of Wine

The Masters of Wine will join departures for an after-dinner talk, then an informal Q&A with passengers the following morning. The post Rivera Introduces Wine Cruises With Masters of Wine appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Prinsendam Will Leave Holland America Line’s Fleet

Holland America Line announced that Prinsendam has been sold and will leave its fleet July 1, 2019 to be transferred to another company. The post Prinsendam Will Leave Holland America Line’s Fleet appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Booking Begins for Seven Seas Splendor

Seven Seas Splendor will voyage across Europe during her inaugural 15 summer sailings after joining Regent's fleet in February 2020. The post Booking Begins for Seven Seas Splendor appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Announces Lecturers for Seabourn Sojourn Expeditions

Seabourn introduces a line-up of Seabourn Conversations guest speakers aboard Seabourn Sojourn’s upcoming Extended Explorations. The post Seabourn Announces Lecturers for Seabourn Sojourn Expeditions appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Releases Photos Of Silver Spirit After Renovation

After an extensive dry dock renovation and lengthening, Silversea has released the first photos of Silver Spirit since her refit. The post Silversea Releases Photos Of Silver Spirit After Renovation appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Cruises Rhine River Cruise Itineraries

Scenic Cruises offers about 30 different itineraries that include the Rhine River. They range in length from 8 to 36 days. Packages that feature travel on the Rhine River only are between 8 and 12 days long. Other options combine the Rhine River with other waterways, including the Moselle, Main and Danube. Some of these […] The post Scenic Cruises Rhine River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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French Flair & Breton Ceremony For Ponant’s New Le Lapérouse

French luxury cruise company Ponant inaugurated Le Lapérouse this past Tuesday in the fishing port of Hafnarfjörður, near Reykjavik, Iceland. The post French Flair & Breton Ceremony For Ponant’s New Le Lapérouse appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Ravel Christening To Stream Live On Facebook

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Crystal River Cruises will christen Crystal Ravel in Budapest on Wednesday, July 11 at 12:30 p.m. EST to be streamed on Crystal Cruises Facebook page. The post Crystal Ravel Christening To Stream Live On Facebook appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Scenic Adds More Departures for Egypt in 2019

Scenic has added new Nile dates in September, October and November 2019 along with free air or $1,000 in savings for those who book departures by August 31, 2018. The post Scenic Adds More Departures for Egypt in 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Shoulder Season River Cruises In Europe 2019 Pricing

Inside Pages Ultimate River Cruise Guide
While The Ultimate River Cruising Handbook features peak season pricing for 2019 river cruises in Europe, you'll find shoulder season pricing here. The post Shoulder Season River Cruises In Europe 2019 Pricing appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn To Build Two Expedition Ships

Seabourn Quest, Icebergs
Who didn't see this coming? Seabourn enters the fray with two new expedition vessels, with the first scheduled to enter service in June 2021. The post Seabourn To Build Two Expedition Ships appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Promotes Expedition Leader Robin West

Drake Passage, Robin West
Seabourn promoted veteran expedition leader Robin West to Vice President, Expedition Operations & Planning & we couldn't be more pleased. The post Seabourn Promotes Expedition Leader Robin West appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Windstar Adds Seven New Itineraries For 2019

Booking is now open for Windstar's Europe 2019 sailings with itineraries ranging from 14 to 51 days starting at $2,399 per person. The post Windstar Adds Seven New Itineraries For 2019 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Douro River Cruises: A Primer For 2019

River Cruise Advisor's Douro River Primer for 2019 provides you with all that you need to plan your cruise on Portugal's river of gold. The post Douro River Cruises: A Primer For 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Scenic Eclipse Delayed: What Does It Mean?

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Scenic Eclipse isn't the first new ship to be delayed, not even the first expedition ship to be delayed this year. Come January, it will be worth the wait. The post Scenic Eclipse Delayed: What Does It Mean? appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Welcomes New Ship

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced the inaugural voyages for National Geographic Venture, coming in October. The post Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Welcomes New Ship appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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CroisiEurope Announces New Ship, MS Amelia Rodregues, Special 10 Percent Off Savings

Guests who book a CroisiEurope 2019 cruise by August 31, 2018 will save 10 percent per passenger by using the booking code EARBOOUS. The post CroisiEurope Announces New Ship, MS Amelia Rodregues, Special 10 Percent Off Savings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways July News Brief

AmaWaterways’ Co-Founders and Owners Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst believe in the motto “under promise and over deliver,” and that desire to “over deliver” translates into actions throughout the AmaWaterways’ fleet. Here’s what’s going on with AmaWaterways right now. FEATURED OFFER First-Ever Founder’s Cruise with Rudi Schreiner or Kristin Karst For both repeat and new […] The post AmaWaterways July News Brief appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Offers Savings On AmaMagna Bookings

AmaWaterways is offering savings of up to $800 per person to guests booking AmaMagna SA or SB suites during the ship’s first season along the Danube river. As part of the AmaMagna 2019 inaugural season special, guests will enjoy value and space with suites that measure 355 square feet. “We are thrilled to offer special […] The post AmaWaterways Offers Savings On AmaMagna Bookings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Cunard Announces 4th of July Sale

Cunard announced its 4th of July Sale, which features free Balcony upgrades and complimentary gratuities for a $100 non-refundable deposit. The post Cunard Announces 4th of July Sale appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Ralph Grizzle’s Douro River Cruise Handbook

From its rolling hills and deep valleys to its assortment of vineyards and classically-styled towns and villages, Portugal’s Douro River is a favorite cruising region. In my Douro River Cruise Handbook, you’ll discover the many options available to you on the Douro and much more. The post Ralph Grizzle’s Douro River Cruise Handbook appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Announces Sip And Sale Promotion

Princess Cruises' Sip and Sail promotion will offer free beverages on voyages. Plus. six to 56 day cruises for Summer 2019 to Spring 2020 are also on sale. The post Princess Announces Sip And Sale Promotion appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seven Seas Splendor Keel Laying Ceremony Takes Place

Reservations open for Seven Seas Splendor's 2020 inaugural European summer itineraries on July 12, 2018. The post Seven Seas Splendor Keel Laying Ceremony Takes Place appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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UnCruise Announces 2019 Itineraries

New 10- and 12-night cruises in Costa Rica and Panamá highlight what’s new in UnCruise Adventures’  2019 schedule of adventure cruises.  The post UnCruise Announces 2019 Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Windstar’s Star Legend Navigates the Ballard Locks

Star Legend became the largest cruise ship ever to transit the Ballard Locks and sail onto Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. The post Windstar’s Star Legend Navigates the Ballard Locks appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Shoulder Season 2019 Rhine-Main-Danube Price Comparisons

River Cruise Advisor’s “true per diems” on extended Rhine-Main-Danube river cruises range from $286 per person to more than $661 per person. The post Shoulder Season 2019 Rhine-Main-Danube Price Comparisons appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Riviera River Cruises Rhine River Cruise Itineraries

Riviera River Cruises has four itineraries that feature the Rhine River. All begin or end in Cologne, and two combine a Rhine River cruise with other waterways, including the Moselle, Main and Danube rivers. The post Riviera River Cruises Rhine River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Riviera’s MS Robert Burns Christened in Vienna

Riviera River Cruises recently christened MS Robert Burns in Vienna, Austria, with Omega World Travel Founder Gloria Bohan, who was honored as godmother. The 167-passenger MS Robert Burns is the first of two ships to be christened by Riviera River Cruises in 2018 after the European river cruise operator launched four ships in 2017. Two […] The post Riviera’s MS Robert Burns Christened in Vienna appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways Adds Two New Danube Itineraries

For 2019, Emerald Waterways has added two new Danube river itineraries that allow guests to spend more time in favorite ports or visit new destinations along this route. The post Emerald Waterways Adds Two New Danube Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Unveils 2019 Europe, Asia & Africa Brochure

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In 2019, AmaWaterways adds three ships to its fleet, 60-plus wine cruises, enhanced wellness activities, and a new Golf Program for AmaMagna guests. The post AmaWaterways Unveils 2019 Europe, Asia & Africa Brochure appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways First Founder’s Cruise

AmaWaterways announced an opportunity for travelers to experience the splendor of the Danube alongside co-owners Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst. Offering two departure dates – November 17 and November 18 – guests will have the choice of joining Schreiner, the company’s president, or the executive vice president and champion of AmaWaterways’ Wellness Program, Kristin Karst. […] The post AmaWaterways First Founder’s Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Will Offer A New Collection of ‘Grand Journeys’