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Final Impressions: Emerald Liberte On The Rhone

Last month, I sailed the Rhône with my grandmother, GG. We had dinner together last night and shared our stories from the trip with the rest of the family. Though I already shared Three Things I Loved About Emerald Liberte, our dinner conversation last night left me wanting to share more with you. There is so much to love about the ship, crew and the Emerald experience as a whole. 
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This Just In: Emerald Offering Savings Of Up To $3,500 Per Couple On River Cruises

Emerald Radiance In Pinhao
On the rivers of Europe and Southeast Asia, Emerald Cruises is offering a savings of $3,000 per cabin on sailings of eight-14 days, and $3,500 per cabin on sailings of 15 days or longer.
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Count Us In! ?New Riviera River Cruises Itinerary Sails from Burgundy to Mediterranean Sea

Riviera River Cruises has announced a new itinerary on France’s Saône and Rhône Rivers for 2023. On the Lyon, Provençal Rhône & the Camargue River Cruise, guests will experience the villages of Burgundy, one of the world’s most revered wine regions; Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital; the sheer limestone cliffs of the Ardèche Gorges; the Pont du Gard aqueduct and Arles’ magnificent Roman remains; the Camargue wetland, with its famed pink flamingos; and more.
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Highlights Of AmaWaterways’ 2023 Season

AmaWaterways today released the print version of its 2023 Europe Brochure, offering a look at a new vacation experiences, including its Seven River Journeys, Celebration of Classical Music: The Danube cruises and new 5-night Majestic Capitals of the Danube cruises.
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AmaWaterways To Launch Second Nile Ship

On the heels of AmaWaterways’ beautiful AmaDahlia celebrating the close of her first season on Egypt’s legendary Nile River last week, the company announced it will launch a second ship in Egypt. The second ship, named AmaLilia, after the sacred blue water lily flower of ancient Egypt, will set sail in 2024 to meet the growing demand for this exotic offering.
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Three Things I Loved About Emerald Liberte

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of sailing the Rhone river with my grandmother, GG. We sailed from Arles to Lyon as guests of Emerald Cruises’ on Emerald Liberte. While I often talk about why river cruising is the perfect mode of travel for families, especially those consisting of multiple generations, I had yet […]
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AmaWaterways Debuts ‘Soulful Epicurean Experience On The River,’ A Special Journey Celebrating Black History & Culture

AmaWaterways has announced the debut of A Soulful Epicurean Experience on the River, a unique, first-ever sailing experience paired with its Colors of Provence river cruise. In addition, AmaWaterways is offering a new, specially curated 3-night post-cruise land package in Paris, which commemorates the city’s Black history, heritage and culture.
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U.S. Ends Testing For International Air Travelers, Effective This Weekend

One minute after midnight tomorrow, the U.S. removes one of the most challenging aspects for its citizens traveling abroad: the requirement to test negative for Covid-19 one day before returning home.
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Postcards From The Rhone

Britton sends us postcards from the Rhone, a wonderful trip on Emerald Liberte with a surprise ending.
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Uniworld’s Reaction To The Lifting Of The Covid Testing Requirement? Two-For-One Fares

Uniworld is celebrating today's news with one of its best sales yet – two guests for the price of one fares across 20 of its luxury, all-inclusive itineraries on Europe’s top rivers through their 2022 Friends & Family Sale.
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Follow Us Along The Rhone: ‘GG, We’re Going To France’

It has been a dream of mine to take my grandmother, GG, on a river cruise for quite some time. My dreams were put on hold as an array of scheduling issues and a little thing called COVID plagued the travel industry. After months of planning, I was able to deliver the most exciting news to my grandmother in March: “GG! We’re going to Germany.” Not so fast ...
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Africa, With CroisiEurope: Savings Up To $1,200 Per Person

CroisiEurope's African Dream.
CroisiEurope Cruises announces the relaunch of it Southern Africa land-and-water safari Itineraries. The 8-day program includes 4-days aboard the African or Zimbabwean Dream boats followed by 4-days in CroisiEurope’s lodge in Namibia.
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Riviera Offers Savings For 2022 Itineraries

Riviera River Cruises is offering a $1,000 per person discount on the majority of its departures in Europe through October 2022.
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AmaWaterways Restarts Mekong Sailings This Fall

To make the most of a vacation through Vietnam and Cambodia, guests are invited to take advantage of the 2-For-1 Land Package Special Offer on seven 2022 departures.
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Best River Cruises In Europe For 2022 & 2023

Looking to do a river cruise in Europe but confused by all the offerings? We make it easy for you. whether it's your first time on a river cruise or you're a veteran river cruiser. We'll start with popular cruises in the spring and proceed to popular river cruises in the summer, fall and winter. Here are the top 10 European river cruises for 2022 and 2023.
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Avalon Models Sustainable River Cruising

Avalon Waterways is dedicated to preserving the precious environments surrounding the world’s riverbanks with the Lighthouse Project, an initiative created to help travelers come together to reduce their footprint and give generously for the globe’s greater good. 
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AmaWaterways Debuts Addition Of European Wine Experts To Its Celebration Of Wine River Cruises

AmaWaterways announced the introduction of European Wine Hosts to a special series within the  Celebration of Wine River Cruises. With more than 60 Celebration of Wine River Cruises through Europe scheduled for 2022, AmaWaterways has selected four special departures designated as European Wine Immersion Sailings where notable wine experts from Europe will  lead guests through renowned wine regions while sharing in-depth knowledge of local wines, rich traditions and the history of European winemaking. The post AmaWaterways Debuts Addition Of European Wine Experts To Its Celebration Of Wine River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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CroisiEurope Opens Bookings For Its 2023 French Hotel Barge Itineraries?

CroisiEurope has announced its 2023 French hotel barge itineraries, operating through Alsace, Burgundy, Provence, Ile de France and Champagne as well as on the Upper Loire. The post CroisiEurope Opens Bookings For Its 2023 French Hotel Barge Itineraries? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Extends 2022 & 2023 River Cruising Season In Portugal Through December

Douro 2020 pricing
Luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways announced that it has extended its 2022 and 2023 Portugal river cruising season with 14 additional sailings round trip from Porto on board AmaDouro. With cruises available through the end of December, guests now have the opportunity to experience the joys of this popular destination in the early winter season with temperate weather, fewer crowds and charming Christmas markets, complemented by stunning landscape and delectable food and wine tasting experiences. The post AmaWaterways Extends 2022 & 2023 River Cruising Season In Portugal Through December appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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CroisiEurope Announces 2023 Cruises Through France’s Aquitaine Region

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CroisiEurope Cruises has provided us with its 2023 departures featuring Bordeaux itineraries along the Dordogne and Gironde Rivers. Guests can discover this enchanting region of France with its stunning natural landscapes, renowned wine country, and historic monuments in the comfort of one of CroisiEurope’s floating hotels at pricing that begins at just US$1,589 per person. The post CroisiEurope Announces 2023 Cruises Through France’s Aquitaine Region appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Itinerary Spotlight: Sail Through France With Riviera

River Cruise Advisor’s Itinerary Spotlight is designed introduce you to itineraries that we think you’d want to know about. And this week, the itinerary comes with big incentives. Riviera River Cruises is offering savings on two French itineraries in 2022. Choose between savings of US$1,000 per person or free economy airfare from most major U.S. gateways through the end of June. The post Itinerary Spotlight: Sail Through France With Riviera appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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CroisiEurope Relaunches Family Club Program For 2022 Summer Season

CroisiEurope’s Family Club cruises offer kid-friendly excursions and allow children to cruise for free on the Douro, Guadalquivir, Rhine, and on a ?six-night cruise round-trip river cruise from Venice.? The post CroisiEurope Relaunches Family Club Program For 2022 Summer Season appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Going Against The Stream: Avalon Waterways Adds More ‘Whim-Powered’ Cruising Options For Guests

On Avalon Waterways’ Active & Discovery cruises, featuring Avalon Choice excursions, every day is an adventure. In 2022 and 2023, choices available to cruisers are nearly unlimited. For the first time, travelers are invited to choose an Avalon Waterways’ Active & Discovery cruise on every major river in Europe, including the upper and lower Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Rhône and Seine Rivers as well as the waterways of Holland and Belgium. The post Going Against The Stream: Avalon Waterways Adds More ‘Whim-Powered’ Cruising Options For Guests appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Silversea’s 10th Addition To Its Ultra-Luxury Fleet Arrives As Silver Dawn Sets Sail

Our writer Monte Mathews attends the naming of Silver Dawn and finds a lot to love about Silversea's newest ship The post Silversea’s 10th Addition To Its Ultra-Luxury Fleet Arrives As Silver Dawn Sets Sail appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Avalon Has ‘New’ Leadership

Normally, promotions at a river cruise company wouldn't be something we'd publish. But in this case, we're pleased to see that Pam Hoffee has taken the reins of Avalon Waterways. We're pleased because Pam's and old friend who passionate about river cruising and Avalon. Who is Pam Hoffee? Read on. The post Avalon Has ‘New’ Leadership appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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12 Things I Did Right When Traveling To Europe Last Month & One Thing I Got Wrong

Through nearly five decades of travel and three decades of cruising, I've learned a lot - much of it through trial and error. This post details a dozen things that I did right on my trip to France this past April and one thing that I goofed on. The post 12 Things I Did Right When Traveling To Europe Last Month & One Thing I Got Wrong appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Protected: David Wilcox Trip

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: David Wilcox Trip appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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It’s Time To Get On With Life – And River Cruising

I had forgotten how much I loved France and how much I appreciated sharing travel experiences with like-minded people. We spent our days barging the beautiful canals, biking and walking along towpaths flanked by golden fields of rapeseed and budding trees. I remember one morning sitting out on deck and listening to the lovely melodies of the songbirds as the sun warmed my face. We visited some of Burgundy's best vineyards and sampled their delicious wines. We dined aboard on dishes that some said were better than the Michelin-starred restaurants that they had experienced in the days before boarding. Here's what travel is like as the pandemic exits our iives. The post It’s Time To Get On With Life – And River Cruising appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Biggest Concern Among River Cruisers: War In Ukraine & Covid Surges In Europe, What It’s Like To Be Here Now

War in Ukraine tops the list of reasons for postponing river cruise in Europe, followed by the surge in Covid cases. I’m in Europe now. Here’s what it’s like. The post Biggest Concern Among River Cruisers: War In Ukraine & Covid Surges In Europe, What It’s Like To Be Here Now appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Viking River Cruises: Consistency Is Key

My sailing onboard Viking Radgrid was beyond my wildest dreams. From wonderful meals and service to comfortable and stylish accommodations, Viking continued to surpass my expectations throughout the week I spent with them on the Seine.  The post Viking River Cruises: Consistency Is Key appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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