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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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