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Silversea Expeditions: Webinar Replay

During this week's Happy Hour, our online series of webinars, we were joined by Senior VP of Silversea Expeditions' Conrad Combrink and his team for an inspiring 60+ minutes featuring some of the world's most remote and beautiful destinations, from icy Antarctica to balmy Australia, to Papua New Guinea and Russia's Far East all the way over to Greenland. The post Silversea Expeditions: Webinar Replay appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Dutch Shipyard Defies The Odds To Ready Silversea’s New Silver Origin

Silversea Cruises prepares to take delivery of new ship Silver Origin, following a great display of resilience, determination and fine European craftsmanship from Dutch shipyard De Hoop. Despite the global lockdown, De Hoop implemented rigid safety procedures, reduced its workforce, and devised ingenious ways to overcome posed challenges, including a world-first during the ship’s sea trial. Read more. The post Dutch Shipyard Defies The Odds To Ready Silversea’s New Silver Origin appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Scenic Offers Free Air On Select Sailings

Scenic Eclipse
Scenic has announced a free airfare promotion on select river and ocean cruises. The post Scenic Offers Free Air On Select Sailings appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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River Cruise Advisor Meet Up | Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

On Wednesday May 27 at 2 pm EDT | 11 am PDT, we're fortunate to feature Uniworld Boutique River Cruises' President and CEO Ellen Bettridge, along with two members of her team, for a look forward into river cruising with Uniworld's award-winning fleet. The post River Cruise Advisor Meet Up | Uniworld Boutique River Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Tune In Wednesday, May 20: Happy Hour With Silversea Expeditions

On Wednesday, May 20 at 5 pm EDT, we'll meet virtually with Conrad Combrink and his Silversea Expeditions team. Sign up now to attend an event that any small ship lover would not want to miss. The post Tune In Wednesday, May 20: Happy Hour With Silversea Expeditions appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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What Do You Most Look Forward To On Your Next Cruise?

We asked what you were looking forward to most when conditions allowed you to be back on a cruise. Here are some of your remarks. The post What Do You Most Look Forward To On Your Next Cruise? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Scenic & Emerald Waterways Offer Free Air On Select 2021 Sailings

For travelers planning their 2021 vacations, Scenic and its sister company, Emerald Waterways, are offering free airfare to Europe on select voyages.  The post Scenic & Emerald Waterways Offer Free Air On Select 2021 Sailings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avalon Waterway’s Plans & Protocols For Future River Cruises

Avalon Waterways has developed a new Avalon Assurance program to safeguard the health and happiness of travelers throughout their Avalon river cruise vacation. The post Avalon Waterway’s Plans & Protocols For Future River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld’s Enhanced Health and Safety Protocols

In preparation for the line’s expected return, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced enhanced health and safety protocols. After a review of current procedures, and consideration of every touchpoint and interaction between crew and guest, new measures will be added to every facet of the experience, from onboard dining and the maintenance and service of guest suites to excursions and crew etiquette. The post Uniworld’s Enhanced Health and Safety Protocols appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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SURVEY RESULTS: Would You Cruise In August 2020?

Ready to cruise this summer? Learn more about what more than 500 of our readers' think about cruising in the near - and long-term. The post SURVEY RESULTS: Would You Cruise In August 2020? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Avalon Waterways’ COVID-19 Response & 2021 Plans [Interview]

This week I sat down with Avalon Waterways' Managing Director, Pam Hoffee. Hoffee and I took this time to answer some of the questions that the readers on our river cruise site, River Cruise Advisor, had about how river cruise companies, specifically Avalon, are preparing to return to cruising. Though we talk specifically about river cruising, she answers some of the questions that you may have as well. We talk about discontinuing buffets on cruise ships, how the crew will be able to better sanitize the ships, how certain air conditioning systems work, and more.  The post Avalon Waterways’ COVID-19 Response & 2021 Plans [Interview] appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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SURVEY RESULTS: Would You River Cruise In August?

Ready to cruise this summer? Learn more about what more than 500 of our readers' think about cruising in the near - and long-term. The post SURVEY RESULTS: Would You River Cruise In August? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Opens 2022 Bookings

All itineraries in France, Portugal, Holland and those traveling the Rhine and Moselle rivers are open for reservations, with added rewards for guests who book early. The post AmaWaterways Opens 2022 Bookings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avalon’s New 2021 Active & Discovery Experiences

Avalon Waterways has announced that its lineup of Active & Discovery cruises is growing by 19 percent in 2021 with more departures and a new itinerary. The post Avalon’s New 2021 Active & Discovery Experiences appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Stepping Ashore: Why I Long For Expedition Cruising’s Return

Seabourn Quest Zodiacs
The story of why I love expedition cruising begins not with a ship, but with something far smaller: an inflatable boat. Without the Zodiac, arguably the best known of inflatable boats, it would not be possible to step ashore in the world’s remote regions. And being able to trudge tundra or plod polar plateaus is what expedition cruising is all about. Read more and learn about a special Happy Hour with Silversea Expeditions. The post Stepping Ashore: Why I Long For Expedition Cruising’s Return appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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What’s Happening With Ports of Call In France?

Replay of our informative discussion with official reps from river cruise and ocean cruise destinations, including Rouen, Le Havre, Nantes-St Nazaire, La Rochelle and Bordeaux. The post What’s Happening With Ports of Call In France? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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American Cruise Lines Sees Rise In Domestic Bookings

American Cruise Lines announced a strong increase in demand across its domestic portfolio of river and coastal cruises. The company cites increased awareness of U.S. cruise options along with guests’ desire to support all-American businesses as the primary reasons for the increase. The post American Cruise Lines Sees Rise In Domestic Bookings appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Returning To The Seas: Were Our Survey Results Too Optimistic?

Two weeks ago we conducted a survey asking you all when you felt like you would be comfortable cruising again. The results varied, but most of you said sometime before spring of 2021. We shared those results last week, and one of the comments from the results post stuck out to me: “Survey is far too optimistic. The problems are much greater than many realise.” Well, were they? Let’s look at what some of you all, and a panel from last week’s webinar, had to say about the return to cruising. The post Returning To The Seas: Were Our Survey Results Too Optimistic? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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WEBINAR REPLAY: Happy Hour With Azamara, CroisiEurope & Tauck

Panelists include reps from Azamara, CroisiEurope and Tauck. The post WEBINAR REPLAY: Happy Hour With Azamara, CroisiEurope & Tauck appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Returning To The Rivers: Were Our Survey Results Too Optimistic?

Two weeks ago we conducted a survey asking you all when you felt like you would be comfortable cruising again. The results varied, but most of you said sometime before spring of 2021. We shared those results last week, and one of the comments from the results post stuck out to me: “Survey is far too optimistic. The problems are much greater than many realise.” Well, were they? Let’s look at what some of you all, and a panel from last week’s webinar, had to say about the return to cruising. The post Returning To The Rivers: Were Our Survey Results Too Optimistic? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal River Cruises’ 2021 Highlights

Crystal River Cruises has unveiled a collection of 2021 voyages aboard its sister ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel. The post Crystal River Cruises’ 2021 Highlights appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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OUR SURVEY RESULTS: Returning To Cruising

We surveyed 20,000 readers on our sites, Avid Cruiser and River Cruise Advisor. Of the more than 1,400 responses as of today, more than half could see themselves on a cruise before the end of next spring. The post OUR SURVEY RESULTS: Returning To Cruising appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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SURVEY RESULTS: Returning To River Cruising

We surveyed 20,000 readers on our sites, Avid Cruiser and River Cruise Advisor. Of the more than 1,400 responses as of today, more than half could see themselves on a cruise before the end of next spring.   The post SURVEY RESULTS: Returning To River Cruising appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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When Will We Return To Cruising?

If the cruise companies resumed operations in July, would you feel confident about going on a cruise? Because we value your thoughts, we are running a survey to see how you are feeling about cruising in the short term and beyond. The post When Will We Return To Cruising? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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When Will We Return To River Cruising?

If the river cruise companies were back in business in July, would you feel confident about going on a river cruise? Because we value your thoughts, we are running a survey to see how you are feeling about cruising in the short term and beyond. The post When Will We Return To River Cruising? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Riviera River Cruises’ 2021 Season

Among the highlights of Riviera’s brochure for next year are a new ship, new itinerary, new amenities and new dining options. The post Riviera River Cruises’ 2021 Season appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Looking Toward The Future Of Cruising

Special guests joined us from AmaWaterways, Avalon, Riviera, Silversea and Teeming River Cruises to discuss the future of cruising. Here's the replay from April 7, 2020. The post Looking Toward The Future Of Cruising appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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The Moment I Love Best About Cruising, What’s Yours?

Those of us who have cruised before can probably think back to the moments we loved best about cruising. For me, it was the moment the ship sailed away from dock. Didn’t matter whether it was a big ship, mid-sized ship, expedition vessel, river cruiser or barge, the moment when the propellers began to turn, that’s when cruising had me in its steely grip. What about you? Where do you look forward to cruising from once we're released from the global pandemic, and what’s your favorite moment on a ship? The post The Moment I Love Best About Cruising, What’s Yours? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Viking Will Sail The Mississippi

Viking announced that it will further expand its fleet with the launch of new Mississippi River cruises, honoring a commitment Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen made to loyal past guests to launch the Mississippi product by early April. The post Viking Will Sail The Mississippi appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Viking’s Mississippi Cruises Are Open For Booking

As of today, all inaugural sailings of Viking Mississippi’s 2022-2023 season are now available to the public for booking. The post Viking’s Mississippi Cruises Are Open For Booking appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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