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Cruising the Yangtze River on the Century Legend

I grew up in a household that had Chinese prints of beautiful yet haunting scenes of China’s landscape around the Yangtze River – Asia’s longest river and the third longest in the world. The scenes were shrouded in mist and fog, almost dreamlike. As valued treasures, they were placed in a prestigious part of our […] The post Cruising the Yangtze River on the Century Legend appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Revisiting The Mekong After Eight Years

Britton Frost is the daughter of River Cruise Advisor’s Ralph Grizzle. I have lived a very privileged life when it comes to travel. I’ve been on 19 cruises and I’m only 21 years old. I have traveled many times with my dad, but what do you expect from the child of the Avid Cruiser? We went to […] The post Revisiting The Mekong After Eight Years appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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HAL’s Koningsdam comes to America

Editor’s Note: The Koningsdam repositioned from its debut in Europe to Fort Lauderdale last November for its 2016 inaugural in America. K.D. Leperi was invited to experience the Koningsdam on a 3-day itinerary in the Caribbean.                  While the Koningsdam was officially rolled out in Europe in early 2016, it repositioned to Fort Lauderdale in November... [Read More] The post HAL’s Koningsdam comes to America appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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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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Ship Review – Cruising the Rhone on Viking’s Buri

Editor’s Note: This past September, writer and photographer K.D. Leperi cruised with Viking River Cruise on their itinerary “France’s Finest.” Her journey on the Buri was the second week of a 15-day cruise. First, let me make it abundantly clear that I love France. I even took French as my second language in high school […] The post Ship Review – Cruising the Rhone on Viking’s Buri appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Ship Review – Cruising the Seine on Viking’s Rolf

Editor’s Note: This past September, writer and photographer K.D. Leperi cruised with Viking River Cruise on their itinerary “France’s Finest.” Her journey on the Rolf was the first week of a 15-day cruise that covered the best of northern and southern France First, let me make it abundantly clear that I love France. I even […] The post Ship Review – Cruising the Seine on Viking’s Rolf appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Puntarenas: Gateway To The Interior Of Costa Rica

Many cruise ships that are plying the route between Florida and California via the Panama Canal spend one day in Costa Rica, usually in the port town of Puntarenas. The port itself is a sleepy town that essentially offers little for the visitor. If your itinerary includes a stop in Puntarenas, plan to spend the... [Read More] The post Puntarenas: Gateway To The Interior Of Costa Rica appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Webinar Recap: How To Choose A River Cruise & My Favorites

View the 45-minute recording of my February 10, 2017 webinar. The goal of the webinar is to provide you with a few tips that will help you (or your clients if you’re a travel seller) choose the perfect river cruise. And by highlighting my favorite river cruises, I hope to give you some ideas for […] The post Webinar Recap: How To Choose A River Cruise & My Favorites appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Offering 2018 River Cruises At 2017 Prices, Plus Free Air

Emerald Waterways is now accepting bookings for its 2018 river cruise season. Travelers who book any 2018 sailing before April 30 will pay 2017 fares and receive an additional discount of $1,000  per couple on sailings of 15-days or longer, and $500 per couple on sailings of 8-14 days. Emerald Waterways 2018 preview brochures are available for order now. Cabins […] The post Emerald Offering 2018 River Cruises At 2017 Prices, Plus Free Air appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Tasty Cruising Ahead: Windstar Named James Beard Foundation’s Official Cruise Line

Hugh Acheso
Windstar Cruises and the venerable James Beard Foundation are building an unprecedented travel-culinary partnership in 2017. The just-announced, exclusive partnership will result in scrumptious bites at sea for cruise guests and raise awareness of the epicurean delights to be discovered in ports around the world where the leading small ship line sails. “Our partnership as the official cruise... [Read More] The post Tasty Cruising Ahead: Windstar Named James Beard Foundation’s Official Cruise Line appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Sydney Hotels: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel

Sydney just keeps popping up as one of the world’s best cruise destinations, named by so many of the world’s authoritative travel media as the best place to cruise to and from in Australasia. It’s a big call, perhaps, but those who have traveled here get it. Hence, Sydney is a city to savor, to... [Read More] The post Sydney Hotels: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Gears Up For Great Alaska Season

Princess Cruises is launching one of its largest-ever seasons in Alaska, with six ships sailing cruises and cruise-tours to the 49th State and itineraries that leave from four different homeports: Whittier, Vancouver, Seattle and San Francisco. Coral Princess, Island Princess and Star Princess will operate weeklong north-and-southbound trips between Vancouver, British Columbia and Whittier (Seward),... [Read More] The post Princess Cruises Gears Up For Great Alaska Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Vancouver – Canada’s Pacific Gem

There are a handful of cities in the world that combine an exceptionally beautiful setting with a dynamic urban landscape. Among such cities are Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Cape Town, Hong Kong and Vancouver. For those who love to cruise, Alaska is one destination that offers incredible mountains, fjords, wildlife and a raw frontier spirit.... [Read More] The post Vancouver – Canada’s Pacific Gem appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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My Favorite River Cruises Of 2016: Provence, New Year’s Eve On CroisiEurope

This is a continuation of a series featuring my favorite cruises of 2016, to be compiled in an ebook that will be published on January 31, 2017. I spent the days after Christmas up until New Year’s Day in France. Part of my time was spent in Paris, where I visited a friend before heading off […] The post My Favorite River Cruises Of 2016: Provence, New Year’s Eve On CroisiEurope appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Cruising the Mekong in 2017

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 in 2017 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Register To Learn How To Choose A River Cruise & My Favorite River Cruises

Mark your calendar for February 10, 2017, to attend a live online event featuring How To Choose A River Cruise & My Favorite River Cruises. The goal of the webinar is to provide you with a few tips that will help you (or your clients if you’re a travel seller) choose the perfect river cruise. And... [Read More] The post Register To Learn How To Choose A River Cruise & My Favorite River Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Celebrity Edge: The Ship We Know Too Little About

It’s one of the most hotly-anticipated ship launches of 2018 – yet it is also one the upcoming ships that the travelling public knows the least about. In the fall of 2018, Celebrity Cruises will take delivery of its first newbuild ship in six years: Celebrity Edge. An entirely new class of ship, Celebrity Edge... [Read More] The post Celebrity Edge: The Ship We Know Too Little About appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Digging Deeper: Scenic Stretches Out Bordeaux With 12-Day Cruises

We’re impressed. Scenic wants you to spend more time in Bordeaux. Until now, the longest itinerary we’ve known about was CroisiEurope’s 8-day Bordeaux cruise. Scenic’s “Breathtaking Bordeaux” spans 12 days. Too much time in Bordeaux? Not at all, especially when you look at what Scenic has on tap. The new Scenic itinerary combines the beauty of the […] The post Digging Deeper: Scenic Stretches Out Bordeaux With 12-Day Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Register To Learn How To Choose A River Cruise & My Favorite River Cruises Of 2016

Mark your calendar for February 10, 2017, to attend a live online event featuring How To Choose A River Cruise &  My Favorite River Cruises. The goal of the webinar is to provide you with a few tips that will help you (or your clients if you’re a travel seller) choose the perfect river cruise. And […] The post Register To Learn How To Choose A River Cruise & My Favorite River Cruises Of 2016 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Holland America Debuts New BBC Earth Experiences, Cruises

If you’ve sailed with Holland America Line before, you’ll likely know that the venerable line has been widely praised for its comfortable ships, friendly Indonesian and Filipino crews, excellent food, and classic, old-world charm. But Holland America Line is changing and evolving, and in the process, becoming more relevant than ever before. Now, Holland America... [Read More] The post Holland America Debuts New BBC Earth Experiences, Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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My Favorite River Cruises Of 2016: Sampling Bordeaux On CroisiEurope

This is a continuation of a series featuring my favorite cruises of 2016, to be compiled in an ebook that will be published on January 31, 2017. As I have written many times before, CroisiEurope impresses me with its French flair and inventive itineraries. For example, CroisiEurope is the only company that I know of that offers […] The post My Favorite River Cruises Of 2016: Sampling Bordeaux On CroisiEurope appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Tauck Offers Special Air Pricing (But You May Do Better With These Tips)

Tauck is again offering its Take Off with Tauck special air pricing on Economy, Premium Economy and Business airfares to Europe. Tauck says the program, which runs from now through February 28, 2017, simplifies airfares to Europe by offering a hassle-free, three-tiered pricing model with no taxes, hidden fees or surcharges. Fully-inclusive Take Off with […] The post Tauck Offers Special Air Pricing (But You May Do Better With These Tips) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways: Cruise Europe & Fly Free

Emerald Waterways, known for its exceptional values, is kicking off the new year with an unbeatable deal on 2017 sailings. Guests booking a Balcony Suite, including Panorama Balcony Suite, Riverview Suite, Grand Balcony Suite and Owner’s One Bedroom Suite, on any 2017 Europe river cruise itinerary will get free round-trip airfare from major U.S. and Canadian gateways. Guests booking a […] The post Emerald Waterways: Cruise Europe & Fly Free appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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My Favorite River Cruises Of 2016: Amsterdam To Budapest, Two Weeks, Three Rivers, Five Countries

This is a continuation of a series featuring my favorite cruises of 2016, to be compiled in an ebook that will be published on January 31, 2017. Two weeks was not too many on our September cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. In fact, as we approached Bamberg about midway through our trip, I stood out […] The post My Favorite River Cruises Of 2016: Amsterdam To Budapest, Two Weeks, Three Rivers, Five Countries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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CroisiEurope To Launch Second Ship On The Elbe

CroisiEurope has started construction on a third paddle-wheel riverboat to cruise the notoriously shallow Elbe River. Following the success of the MS Loire Princesse in 2015 and the Elbe Princesse in 2016, CroisiEurope ordered the third paddlewheel-propelled riverboat. MS Elbe Princesse II will be the second ship operating between Berlin and Prague on the Elbe and the […] The post CroisiEurope To Launch Second Ship On The Elbe appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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My Favorite River Cruises Of 2016: Boats & Bikes With Backroads & AmaWaterways

This is a continuation of a series featuring my favorite cruises of 2016, to be compiled in an ebook that will be published on January 31, 2017. Do you enjoy bicycling and seeing new places? If so, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better mix than bicycling in Europe during your river cruise. In September, I did […] The post My Favorite River Cruises Of 2016: Boats & Bikes With Backroads & AmaWaterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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My Favorite River Cruises Of 2016: A Visit To Vienna For Crystal Mozart’s Christening

This is a continuation of a series featuring my favorite cruises of 2016 to be compiled in an ebook that will be published on January 31, 2017. I was on Crystal Mozart for less than 48 hours. Even so I quickly came to appreciate what Crystal Cruises, a leader in luxury blue-water cruising, was attempting […] The post My Favorite River Cruises Of 2016: A Visit To Vienna For Crystal Mozart’s Christening appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Useful Resources: Top Ten Posts On River Cruise Advisor In 2016

Below is a list of the top-ten viewed posts on River Cruise Advisor for the calendar year of 2016. Comparisons took the number one and two spots. Rankings are based on pageviews from our analytics. It’s easy to understand why comparisons ranked so high. People want to know how the cruise companies differ and what makes one company […] The post Useful Resources: Top Ten Posts On River Cruise Advisor In 2016 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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The New Windstar Cruises

With A New President At The Helm, Windstar Charts A Course for Success Last year didn’t start off kindly for Windstar Cruises. In late December of 2015, Star Pride ran aground off Coiba, Panama, putting an abrupt end to her Christmas cruise through Costa Rica and the Panama Canal. The damage was severe enough that... [Read More] The post The New Windstar Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Emerald Waterways To Launch Three New Ships

Just a few days ago, I wrote about one of my favorite river cruises of 2016. That trip, on the Danube in Eastern Europe, was on Emerald Sky. I found the two-year-old Sky to be bright, contemporary and inviting, with spacious staterooms featuring “indoor” balconies that with the touch of a button opened stateroom floor-to-ceiling windows to […] The post Emerald Waterways To Launch Three New Ships appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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