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Silversea Introduces New Couture Collection for 2018

Silversea Cruises is introducing a new 2018 Couture Collection, an exclusive series of custom-designed ocean and land adventures. The inaugural 2018 Couture Collection is an inspired portfolio of nine pre- and post-cruise land programs of five to 11 days, offering authentic and immersive travel experiences in the most remote and untouched regions of the Earth. “Our... [Read More] The post Silversea Introduces New Couture Collection for 2018 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Royal Caribbean Releases More Details of Symphony of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, brings together the features only found on Royal Caribbean, with distinct new experiences that will continue to inspire adventure among guests of all ages. New dining concepts and family activities, theatre, aerial, and ice and aqua entertainment will join the lineup of Royal Caribbean exclusives – such... [Read More] The post Royal Caribbean Releases More Details of Symphony of the Seas appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Viking’s Fifth Ocean Ship to Set Sail in July 2018

Viking today announced that American chemist, emergency room physician, and recently retired NASA astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher will be honored as godmother to its fifth ocean ship, which will debut in July 2018. The new ship has been named Viking Orion after the constellation and in honor of Dr. Fisher’s contributions to NASA’s Orion exploration vehicle... [Read More] The post Viking’s Fifth Ocean Ship to Set Sail in July 2018 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Oceania Adds New and Improved Concierge Level Amenities

Oceania Cruises unveiled enhanced Concierge Level Stateroom amenities which include free laundry and in-stateroom dining service from The Grand Dining Room during lunch and dinner. “The last thing you want to worry about on vacation is doing chores such as laundry,” stated Bob Binder, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises. “You want your vacation to... [Read More] The post Oceania Adds New and Improved Concierge Level Amenities appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Star Clippers Waive Single Supplements on Select Sailings

More and more travelers are choosing to go solo, including solo cruises—an experience that’s traditionally priced and designed for couples. Star Clippers embraces this growing trend with its social on-board atmosphere and diverse range of sailing itineraries that appeal to the solo traveler. And now, Star Clippers is waiving single supplements on select 2018 Mediterranean and Transatlantic... [Read More] The post Star Clippers Waive Single Supplements on Select Sailings appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Will Sail the Nile in 2018 and 2019

The ancient wonders of Egypt come into view full on Scenic’s newest trip – an 11-day adventure that combines a five-day Nile sailing with six days exploring many of the sights of this historically and culturally rich region. Whether wandering among the 4,500-year-old pyramids and taking in the evening laser light show, or relaxing on the sun […] The post Scenic Will Sail the Nile in 2018 and 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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CroisiEurope Unveils Holiday Itineraries

CroisiEurope is announcing some new additions to their popular Christmas cruises, including the Black Forest, Paris and the South of France. These itineraries are in addition to existing popular holiday-season itineraries:  A Bountiful Christmas in Alsace and the Black Forest Christmas cruises through Alsace and the Black Forest will now stop at the lively Freiburg market, […] The post CroisiEurope Unveils Holiday Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal River Cruises Adds More Itineraries to Its 2019 Season

Crystal River Cruises has released its enhanced schedule of 2019 voyages, with more seven-day options in addition to the traditional 10-, 11-, 14- and 16-day routes. The voyages will embark in March 2019 with a fleet of five luxury river ships, including the “Queen of the Danube,” Crystal Mozart, plus four “Rhine Class” sister ships, Crystal Bach, Crystal […] The post Crystal River Cruises Adds More Itineraries to Its 2019 Season appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Oceania Cruises Announces Winter Holiday Cruises

Oceania Cruises invites travelers to enjoy a holiday escape to a range of destinations, complete with seasonal-themed menus, treats, joyous activities and all-round merriment. “There’s no better escape at the holidays, than to run off to the palm-fringed beaches of the Caribbean, or the fascinating and festive shores of South America,” stated Bob Binder, President... [Read More] The post Oceania Cruises Announces Winter Holiday Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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A Moveable Feast: Live from the Seine On Tauck’s ms Sapphire

Tauck's ms Sapphire
For the past week, I’ve been cruising France’s Seine River aboard Tauck’s newly-refitted, 98-guest ms Sapphire as part of the line’s Rendezvous on the Seine river cruise tour. After six days of eating great cheeses and downing fine wines and calvados (a regional apple brandy local to this area), there is much to like about […] The post A Moveable Feast: Live from the Seine On Tauck’s ms Sapphire appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Norwegian Breakway Will Homeport in New Orleans for the Winter 2018 and 2019 Season

Norwegian Cruise Line announced an update to the line’s 2018/2019 deployment, offering guests a new opportunity to set sail from New Orleans to Caribbean destinations on one of the line’s newest and largest ships. After returning from her summer  2018 season in the Baltic, the 4,000 passenger Norwegian Breakaway will reposition from the Big Apple to the... [Read More] The post Norwegian Breakway Will Homeport in New Orleans for the Winter 2018 and 2019 Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silver Muse & Silver Moon: The New Evolution of Silversea

When she entered service this past spring, ultra-luxury line Silversea’s brand-new Silver Muse raised the bar. She ushered in an entirely new design concept for Silversea, became their biggest ever newbuild overnight, and introduced new dining options and rethought bars, lounges and public areas. After half a year in service, Silver Muse has received a... [Read More] The post Silver Muse & Silver Moon: The New Evolution of Silversea appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Opens 2019 Itineraries for Booking

Silversea Cruises has unveiled an inspired collection of 160 voyages for summer 2019, which can now be reserved. The 2019 Summer Collection, a rich diversity of itineraries visiting over 400 destinations in 64 countries, spans the globe from the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Alaska and Canada to the Arctic, South Pacific, Galápagos Islands, and Australia’s Kimberley... [Read More] The post Silversea Opens 2019 Itineraries for Booking appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Announces New Scenic Eclipse Cuba Itinerary

With a little less than a year until Scenic Eclipse makes her debut in Cuba, Scenic has announced a new voyage to the iconic Caribbean nation. The 14-day Cuba in Dept­­­h sailing, which departs Miami on October 5, 2018, has been added to the schedule following increased demand from travelers eager to visit and explore a land lost in time. Fares... [Read More] The post Scenic Announces New Scenic Eclipse Cuba Itinerary appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways Announces 2018 Wine Cruises

AmaWaterways announced its 2018 Wine Cruise lince-up with 50-plus itineraries hosted by North American winemakers, winery owners and expert oenologists. Designed to provide an immersive wine experience, AmaWaterways’ Wine Cruises blend the best of both New and Old World viticulture by offering guests access to some of North America’s top winemakers, and the opportunity to experience […] The post AmaWaterways Announces 2018 Wine Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld’s New Millennial Cruise Sets Sail in 2018

U by Uniworld, the new river cruise brand offering travel for 21-45-year-olds, debuted its first ship in Paris, France.  The B set sail on its maiden voyage along the Seine River with top influencers with a combined reach of nearly 10 million, lifestyle media, travel agents and contest winners onboard to get an exclusive “Sneak Peek” of the […] The post Uniworld’s New Millennial Cruise Sets Sail in 2018 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways Christens Emerald Liberté in Lyon

Emerald Waterways held its final christening of 2017 for the Emerald Liberté—the third in the trio of new Star Ships to launch this year. Australian travel industry veteran and long-standing cruise and tour director Maxine Collins took the honors as Godmother during the official ceremony. “It’s a real honor and a privilege to be Godmother of this […] The post Emerald Waterways Christens Emerald Liberté in Lyon appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Upcoming Voyage: Emerald Radiance On Portugal’s Douro River

emerald waterways douro
On November 3, we’ll arrive in Porto, Portugal for an overnight in this fabulous city before boarding Emerald Radiance. Emerald Waterways’ newest ship will take us along the Douro for eight days. Follow our voyages on River Cruise Advisor, @rivercruiser, Facebook and Instagram. Click. View. Cruise with us.  Emerald Waterways Douro Voyage Description Travel through the Douro River Valley, […] The post Upcoming Voyage: Emerald Radiance On Portugal’s Douro River appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What Do We Know About These Three New Experiences

Among the cruise news this year, there is significant buzz about some of the more unique experiences in store for travellers in the coming years. From the world’s largest sailing passenger ship to the entry of one of the world’s largest brands into the world of cruising, there are plenty of things to look forward... [Read More] The post What Do We Know About These Three New Experiences appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Unveils Lengthening Plans for Silver Spirit

Silversea has unveiled plans for its first-ever ship lengthening. The turn-key  transformation of Silver Spirit will take place early next year at the Palermo shipyard of Fincantieri. Starting in early March, Silver Spirit will be lengthened by inserting a prebuilt 49-foot-long midsection housing six Silver Suites, 26 Veranda Suites and two Panorama Suites. Technical upgrades will also be implemented.... [Read More] The post Silversea Unveils Lengthening Plans for Silver Spirit appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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The Evolution of Small Ship Luxury Cruising

From brand-new ships to purposeful refurbishments, small ship luxury cruising is evolving at a breakneck pace. No longer content with merely being small and intimate, luxury cruise lines – including Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn and Silversea are beginning to innovate as well. They are adding features and amenities that would leave Royal Caribbean... [Read More] The post The Evolution of Small Ship Luxury Cruising appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways Announces Month Long Discount Offer for CLIA’s Plan a Cruise Month

Each year, the cruise industry – led by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – comes together for one month to support a worldwide movement to learn, plan and book a cruise vacation. The campaign offers advice to cruise veterans and rookies, cruise line deals, promotions and expert opinions to help maritime enthusiasts navigate an […] The post AmaWaterways Announces Month Long Discount Offer for CLIA’s Plan a Cruise Month appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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How River Cruising is Evolving

From Active Excursions to Lavish Amenities, the Changing World of River Cruising Two decades ago, the river cruise landscape looked very different from today. Few of the lines we enjoy sailing aboard in 2017 even existed back then. Those that did offered small staterooms, traditional design, and ho-hum food. River cruises were geared primarily to […] The post How River Cruising is Evolving appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Riverside Chat: Six Reasons To Cruise The Seine

Transcript: With the Douro, the Danube, the Rhine, the Main, the Rhone, the Saone, the Moselle and more, why would you want to cruise on the Seine River? I’m Ralph Grizzle, of rivercruiseadvisor.com and here are just a few reasons why you’ll want to cruise with AmaWaterways on one of France’s most storied rivers. Reason […] The post Riverside Chat: Six Reasons To Cruise The Seine appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What Makes Viking’s Ocean Ships So Great

The Timeless Appeal of Viking’s Oceangoing Ships Earlier this week, Viking Cruises announced it had taken delivery of Viking Sun, the line’s fourth oceangoing ship following the 2015 introduction of Viking Star. Viking Sun’s debut is also important for another reason: she’ll be hosting Viking’s first-ever World Cruise that begins this December in Miami. But... [Read More] The post What Makes Viking’s Ocean Ships So Great appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Christmas in America’s Heartland with American Queen Steamboat Company

December the Ideal Time to Cruise America’s Heartland with American Queen Steamboat Company December is an unquestionably festive time of year. For those who love to cruise, there are no shortage of holiday getaways available, from the rivers of Europe to the warm sun and sand of the Caribbean. But America’s mightiest river – the […] The post Christmas in America’s Heartland with American Queen Steamboat Company appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Feature Video: A Barge Trip Along France’s Petit-Seine & Yonne Rivers

Watch the recap of our September 2017 barge trip along France’s Petit-Seine & Yonne rivers on CroisiEurope’s Raymonde. Our itinerary: September 13, Wednesday, PARIS – MELUN Join us this morning for a coach and foot tour of Paris. Our tour of the city will bring you to some of the most important sites in the capital: the […] The post Feature Video: A Barge Trip Along France’s Petit-Seine & Yonne Rivers appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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2018 Price Comparisons on the Rhone and Saone Rivers

CroisiEurope Avignon
Looking for a taste of Provence on your next river cruise? Try the Rhône and Saône rivers in France. Home to some of the best wine-producing areas in Europe, the Rhône and Saône also are graced the beauty of Provence, multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites and historic cities like Lyon, Avignon and Arles. A few things that we […] The post 2018 Price Comparisons on the Rhone and Saone Rivers appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Cunard Announces First New Ship in Twelve Years

Cunard announced its fourth addition to its fleet. This investment is part of the company’s plans for the future of Cunard globally. Carnival Corporation & plc – the world’s largest cruise company and parent of the Cunard brand – has signed a memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri S.p.A., Italy, to build a new ship that... [Read More] The post Cunard Announces First New Ship in Twelve Years appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Viking Announces Delivery of Viking Sun

Viking Ocean Cruises announced the delivery of Viking Sun, the company’s fourth ocean ship. The delivery ceremony took place this morning when the ship was presented at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. On October 4, Viking Sun will set sail from Venice, making her way through the Adriatic and Ionian Seas on her maiden voyage. In early November, Viking Sun will cross... [Read More] The post Viking Announces Delivery of Viking Sun appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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