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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Christmas Market Cruises

After writing about the Christmas cruise itineraries offered by various cruise companies in 2020, I was brought back a decade to my first Christmas cruise aboard AmaBella in 2010. Join me as I reflect back on my time aboard. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Christmas Market Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Help Us Decide What To Cover In Our Next Webinar

For our September webinar, we are turning to you to help us decide which topic we should cover. The post Help Us Decide What To Cover In Our Next Webinar appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Two Of My Favorite ‘Luxury’ River Cruises

While working on the second edition of the Ultimate River Cruising Handbook, I came across two stories that heightened my desire to return the rivers. I thought readers of River Cruise Advisor might also enjoy reading these stories. One took place on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. The other, in Bordeaux. Both river cruises were on high-end, all-inclusive ships operated by Uniworld and Scenic. The post Two Of My Favorite ‘Luxury’ River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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European Christmas Markets River Cruises 2020

Is a Christmas cruise the right choice for you? I think so. We have compiled a list of each 2020 Christmas Market itinerary so you can decide which Christmas cruise is the right fit. The post European Christmas Markets River Cruises 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Scenic Eclipse’s 2020-2022 Season

Coinciding with Scenic Eclipse’s inaugural voyage on August 15 from Reykjavik, Iceland, Scenic has released its new digital brochure for the Scenic Eclipse’s 2020-2022 season.  The post Scenic Eclipse’s 2020-2022 Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Victory Cruise Lines & American Queen Steamboat Company

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are joined by EVP Hotel Operations & New Construction at American Queen Steamboat Company, David Kelly. Kelly and I sat down to discuss what American Queen Steamboat Company has to offer on the Mississippi, as well as what its sister company, Victory Cruise lines, has to offer in the rest of North America. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Victory Cruise Lines & American Queen Steamboat Company appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Emerald Waterways’ Danube Itineraries

Scenic Tours ventured into river cruising in 2008 with a river cruise company using its same name. In 2014, Scenic started another river cruise company - Emerald Waterways. Let's take a look at what Emerald has to offer on the Danube, and how it sets itself apart from its sister company on river cruising's most popular river.  The post Emerald Waterways’ Danube Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Mississippi River Cruises & More

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are joined by EVP Hotel Operations & New Construction at American Queen Steamboat Company, David Kelly. Kelly and I sat down to discuss what American Queen Steamboat Company has to offer on the Mississippi, as well as what its sister company, Victory Cruise lines, has to offer in the rest of North America. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Mississippi River Cruises & More appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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UnCruise Adventures’ 2020 Theme Cruises

UnCruise Adventures announced theme cruises for the 2020 sailing season. Six ships offer themed departures on a variety of topics including birding, photography, wine and culinary, kids and families, and insider departures. The post UnCruise Adventures’ 2020 Theme Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Cruises 2022 Itineraries

Crystal Cruises announced the complete roster of 2022 itineraries for Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. In store for travelers are 67 individual itineraries ranging from seven to 19 nights, as well as 21 Grand Journey combination voyages and a World Cruise. The post Crystal Cruises 2022 Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Douro River Cruise 2020 Pricing Charts

Douro 2020 pricing
We compare prices and what’s included for seven cruise lines operating Douro River Cruises 2020. The charts reflect cabin upgrades, what is not included and incentives offered in the summer and autumn seasons. The post Douro River Cruise 2020 Pricing Charts appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Viking Ocean Cruises

This week we are joined by Ralph Grizzle. Ralph has sailed with Viking not only on the ocean, but also on the river. We sat down to talk about what Viking has brought from its river cruises over to its ocean cruises. The answer? Many inclusions such as shore excursions, beer and wine at lunch and dinner, and more. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Viking Ocean Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Oceania’s New Go Local Tours

Oceania Cruises unveiled its new Go Local series of immersive destination tours. As a part of the brand’s stream of OceaniaNEXT enhancements, these new tours go beyond the tourist sites where guests will be welcomed into local homes and businesses. The post Oceania’s New Go Local Tours appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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VIDEO: How To Use German Water Level Charts

Two websites feature charts that display the current water levels on the rivers of Germany. The problem? These websites are both in German. But fear not, this screencast will help you learn how to navigate these sites and use them to asses current water levels. The post VIDEO: How To Use German Water Level Charts appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Deciphering German Water Level Maps

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, we are joined by reader Di who shares some insight to deciphering two different water level charts.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Deciphering German Water Level Maps appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Recap Of Last Week’s Webinar, A Q&A About River Cruising

Last week, in the first of a series, we presented a live Q&A about river cruising. If you missed the webinar, you'll find a recording of it on our site. We found the webinar format to be an excellent way to connect with our readers (and river cruise company representatives - Mary Murrin from Tauck, for example, joined us live to answer a few questions).  The post Recap Of Last Week’s Webinar, A Q&A About River Cruising appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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One Year Until The Launch Of Crystal Endeavor

In August 2020, Crystal Endeavor will embark on her maiden voyage from Tokyo. The vessel will sail through the islands of Japan and the Russian Far East, marking the beginning of her inaugural season exploring the world’s farthest corners. The post One Year Until The Launch Of Crystal Endeavor appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Ponant To Acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises

Ponant has announced its plan to acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises. Following the acquisition, the two cruise lines will keep their management, Diane Moore acting as CEO of Paul Gauguin Cruises with her team still based in Bellevue, WA and Navin Sawhney acting as CEO Americas of Ponant, based in New York. The post Ponant To Acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Uniworld Reduces Single Supplement For Select 2020 Sailings

Uniworld has reduced the Single Supplement by 50% on select departures of some of its 2020 itineraries throughout Central Europe, Italy and France - effective for bookings from August 1st through September 30th. The post Uniworld Reduces Single Supplement For Select 2020 Sailings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Celebrity Cruises’ Galapagos Itineraries

Finishing our series on Galapagos itineraries is Celebrity Cruises. Since we started with Silversea's Galapagos itineraries because the line has a new ship coming to the Galapagos in 2020, it seems fitting to end with Celebrity Cruises who just had a new Galapagos ship join its fleet. The post Celebrity Cruises’ Galapagos Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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American Queen Steamboat Company Opens Booking For American Countess

American Queen Steamboat Company opened sales for the 2020 season of its fourth vessel, the American Countess. As the newest paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, the American Countess will officially debut for her inaugural voyage on April 5, 2020. The post American Queen Steamboat Company Opens Booking For American Countess appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Expedition Cruising Vs Classic Cruising With Silversea

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I am joined by Wes Weiner who recently completed his first expedition cruise aboard Silver Cloud. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Expedition Cruising Vs Classic Cruising With Silversea appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Seabourn Announces 2021 World Cruise

Seabourn announced its 2021 World Cruise: Extraordinary Oceans, a 140-day round-the-world voyage aboard Seabourn Sojourn, set to visit 60 ports and destinations in 32 countries on six continents. The post Seabourn Announces 2021 World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cruising 101: Q&A Webinar

Are you thinking about cruising but don't know where to start? Are you a past cruiser who needs more information before deciding their next trip or itinerary? This week, we are hosting a webinar to help answer some of the questions you have about cruising. The post Cruising 101: Q&A Webinar appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – The Danube

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are looking at Europe's second longest river, the Danube. The Danube is one of the most popular rivers for first time cruisers, and for good reason. Join me as I give a quick overview of the river, itineraries, and cities along the way. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – The Danube appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruising 101: River Cruising Q&A Webinar

Are you thinking about river cruising but don't know where to start? Are you a past river cruiser who needs more information before deciding their next trip or itinerary? This week, we are hosting a webinar to help answer some of the questions you have about river cruising. The post River Cruising 101: River Cruising Q&A Webinar appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Scenic’s Danube Itineraries

After looking at the Danube itineraries offered by AmaWaterways and Avalon, we will look this week to Scenic - an Australian tour company that ventured into river cruising in 2008. Scenic offers six core Danube itineraries - with a twist. The post Scenic’s Danube Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Sailing The Douro On Viking’s Newest ‘Baby’ Longship, Viking Helgrim

The Douro, The River of Gold, is Portugal’s gift to river cruising. Viking Cruises is bringing its formula of absolutely top-notch explorations, accommodations and Nordic hospitality to a Douro fleet that now numbers four vessels. We were invited aboard the newest of these, the Viking Helgrim, launched this past March. The post Sailing The Douro On Viking’s Newest ‘Baby’ Longship, Viking Helgrim appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Tauck’s Galapagos Itineraries

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we will be looking at Galapagos itineraries once again. This time, at those offered by Tauck.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Tauck’s Galapagos Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Tauck’s Galapagos Itineraries

Tauck offers four itineraries in the Galapagos. These sailings operate on ships chartered by the company, and two of the itineraries include land tours. The post Tauck’s Galapagos Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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