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Queen Mary 2 Returns to New York for 2018 Season

Cunard’s flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 returned to her homeport of New York for her 2018 Transatlantic Season. Following her World Cruise season, QM2 will resume her regularly-scheduled service across the Atlantic, a route that began 178 years ago. Traveling by sea between New York and England, for seven nights in the North Atlantic,... [Read More] The post Queen Mary 2 Returns to New York for 2018 Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Azamara Club Cruises Announces 2020 Itineraries

Azamara Quest
Azamara Club Cruises’ announced its 2020 itineraries, where guests will explore deeper into newly added destinations including South Africa, French Polynesia, and Hawaii. With a total of 92 individual cruises across the three ships, Azamara will offer 41 maiden ports, 303 late night stays, 170 overnight stays and 40 country-intensive voyages, where guests can explore... [Read More] The post Azamara Club Cruises Announces 2020 Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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CroisiEurope 2018 Rhine River Cruise Itineraries

CroisiEurope offers 41 different Rhine River cruise itineraries that range in length from 4 to 18 days. Most cruises are roundtrip from Strasbourg and do not include destinations south of Strasbourg, such as Breisach and Basel.  The company has only two packages with travel between Amsterdam and Basel. Several of its itineraries feature other waterways […] The post CroisiEurope 2018 Rhine River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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UnCruise Unveils New Itinerary in Oregon and Washington

With 15 years of experience operating river cruises on the Columbia and Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest, UnCruise Adventures changes course to present more outdoor adventures to guests with the new Rivers of Adventure itinerary. The 86-guest S.S. Legacy is outfitted with adventure gear–kayaks, skiffs, paddle boards, custom boat launch—and an expedition team for […] The post UnCruise Unveils New Itinerary in Oregon and Washington appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Sapphire Princess Ready for 2018 Season After Two-Week Dry Dock

Sapphire Princess emerged today from a two-week dry dock in Singapore. The ship has been upgraded with refit onboard spaces and product innovations. After finishing up a season cruising throughout Asia, Sapphire Princess departed on a 28-day voyage from Singapore to London to begin European voyages to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe including Monte Carlo,... [Read More] The post Sapphire Princess Ready for 2018 Season After Two-Week Dry Dock appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Oceania Offers New Dining Selections in Grand Dining Room

Oceania Cruises is unveiling new dinner menus, featuring an all-new Executive Chef’s Food & Wine Pairing, available every evening and featuring the chef’s selection of dishes. “These spectacular new menus exemplify our commitment to culinary excellence and offering our guests not just the finest cuisine at sea, but diverse dining choices that surprise and delight... [Read More] The post Oceania Offers New Dining Selections in Grand Dining Room appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Windstar Will Bring Sommeliers to Four Ships

Windstar Cruises has hired a team of sommeliers to serve guests on sailings in 270 ports around the world. These wine experts are being added as the summer cruise season begins and build on the trend for fleet-wide enhancements to the line’s wine, beverage, and culinary programs in 2018. “Our new sommeliers will offer their... [Read More] The post Windstar Will Bring Sommeliers to Four Ships appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Shoulder Season Price Comparisons: Bordeaux 2019

AmaDolce Bordeaux
With only five river cruise operators in Bordeaux, sample 2019 shoulder season lead-in per diems range from $400 per person to $771 per person, but once incentives are added in the per diems drop to $301 per person to $439 per person. See how much you can save. The post Shoulder Season Price Comparisons: Bordeaux 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways Offers Savings On 2018 Sailings

Emerald Waterways is offering a variety of deals on eight- and 15-day river cruises in Europe with itineraries on the Danube, Rhine and Rhone rivers. Emerald Waterways 2018 savings include: Save $3,000 per person on select 15-day Splendours of Europe sailings between Amsterdam and Budapest. Guests booking select departures between May and October will receive $3,000 […] The post Emerald Waterways Offers Savings On 2018 Sailings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Now Available, The Ultimate River Cruising Handbook

2018 ebook
Featuring 2019 pricing charts for all European rivers. 50% Off Until June 1 Finally, it’s done. After more than a year of researching, compiling, editing and designing, the Ultimate River Cruising Handbook is ready for consumption. To celebrate, I am popping open a bottle of champagne. And to extend the celebration to you, until June... [Read More] The post Now Available, The Ultimate River Cruising Handbook appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Viking’s Sixth Ocean Ship, Viking Jupiter, Floats Out

Viking’s sixth ship – the 930-guest Viking Jupiter – was “floated out,” marking a major construction milestone and the first time that the new ship touched water. Scheduled for delivery in early 2019, the arrival of Viking Jupiter will officially make Viking the largest small ship ocean cruise line in the industry. The ship will... [Read More] The post Viking’s Sixth Ocean Ship, Viking Jupiter, Floats Out appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Announces New Ship, Silver Dawn

Silversea Cruises has awarded Fincantieri with an order for another cruise ship, with delivery scheduled for Q4 2021. The contract is valued at over €320 million. Named Silver Dawn, the new vessel will be a sistership of Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse, which was launched from the Fincantieri shipyard of Sestri Ponente (Genoa) in April 2017.... [Read More] The post Silversea Announces New Ship, Silver Dawn appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Highlights on Crystal’s 2020 Deployments

Crystal unveiled the comprehensive 2020 deployment for its ocean-going vessels, including Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity, and Crystal Esprit. 64 Crystal Cruises sailings and 44 Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises sailings will explore the oceans of the world. “Our 2020 itineraries for Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity deliver the culturally authentic and unforgettable vacations that savvy world travelers value... [Read More] The post Highlights on Crystal’s 2020 Deployments appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Will Renovate Eight Ships

In 2017, Scenic introduced a new ship design for its two Space-Ships sailing on France’s Saône and Rhône Rivers. The concept will be brought to Europe’s Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers for 2019. All eight of the Space-Ships plying these rivers – Scenic Ruby, Pearl, Jasper, Opal, Amber, Crystal, Jade, and Jewel – will be […] The post Scenic Will Renovate Eight Ships appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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New AmaMagna Video

Water Sports Platform
Check out our new AmaMagna video. Debuting in May 2019 and nearly twice the width of traditional river cruisers, AmaMagna will feature a Water Sports Platform, multiple dining venues, spacious suites and much more. The post New AmaMagna Video appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Viking River Cruises 2018 Douro River Cruise Itineraries

Viking River Cruises offers one itinerary on the Douro River – Portugal’s River of Gold. It’s a 10-day cruise tour between Lisbon and Porto. Some guests may want to extend their trips and spend two additional days in Braga, Portugal and Santiago de Compostela, Spain following the river cruise. Now, let’s take a look at […] The post Viking River Cruises 2018 Douro River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Ultimate River Cruising Handbook Update

2018 ebook
This morning, I sat on my front porch in Asheville, North Carolina, to finish proofing my new book, the Ultimate River Cruising Handbook. Red pen poised and sticky notes on the table (and with a pot of coffee within arm’s reach), I was pleased to sit with the printed pages pinched between my fingers. I […] The post Ultimate River Cruising Handbook Update appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Shoulder Season Price Comparisons: Danube 2019

During shoulder season, a river cruise on the Danube can represent an incredible value, with some river cruises priced at 20 percent less than during peak season. The post Shoulder Season Price Comparisons: Danube 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Esprit Will Visit Middle East on Arabian Nights Itinerary

Crystal Esprit will embark on a new season of voyages through the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Oman, and the Holy Land in October through December of 2019. The seven- to 11-day sailings will cruise the Arabian Peninsula. Overnights in Dubai and Abu Dhabi showcase the UAE culture, while a double overnight in Aqaba, Jordan, allows... [Read More] The post Crystal Esprit Will Visit Middle East on Arabian Nights Itinerary appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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CroisiEurope Inaugurates Three Ships

CroisiEurope inaugurated three ships this spring, bringing its fleet to a total of 55 vessels. These new additions reflect the continued growing demand for river cruising. Two of this year’s inaugurations are for ships that underwent complete redesigns, while the third is a new build. MS Van Gogh and MS Renoir have been completely redesigned […] The post CroisiEurope Inaugurates Three Ships appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Silversea Offers Nine New Experiences for Guests

Silversea invites guests on a new collection of land programs in nine destinations around the world, named the Signature Land Programs, which will start in September 2018. The Signature Land Programs will be led by Silversea’s experience leaders and will complement select voyages in: Iceland – September 29, 2018 – On this four-night land program, Silversea guests... [Read More] The post Silversea Offers Nine New Experiences for Guests appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Recap Of Scenic Eclipse Webinar

Thursday's webinar was nothing short of mouth-watering for an expedition lover like me. Rob Huffman, Scenic's Vice President of Sales, and Louise Hill, Scenic Eclipse's "Journey Designer" told us about both the product (sumptuous suites, lots of exploration toys, dining venues galore - and more) and Scenic Eclipse's itineraries, which would have any explorer drooling. Listen to the one-hour-plus broadcast for details on the most exciting ship ever to come to expedition cruising. The post Recap Of Scenic Eclipse Webinar appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avalon Waterways 2018 Rhine River Cruise Itineraries

Avalon Waterways has about 50 different Rhine River cruise itineraries ranging in length from 5 to 24 days. Most packages combine a cruise on the Rhine River with other waterways, such as the Moselle, Main, Danube, Rhône and Saône. Cruises on the Rhine River only are between Amsterdam and Basel and range from 8 days […] The post Avalon Waterways 2018 Rhine River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Pacific Princess Will Host Princess Cruises’ 2020 World Cruise

Princess Cruises’ 2020 World cruise will be offered aboard the 670-guest Pacific Princess, where cruisers will visit 42 destinations on five continents. The 2020 111-day roundtrip voyage offers similar routing to the 2019 cruise, including South Africa; it departs Ft. Lauderdale on January 5, 2020, and Los Angeles on January 20, 2020. Princess Cruises also... [Read More] The post Pacific Princess Will Host Princess Cruises’ 2020 World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Offers Savings for 2018 Galápagos Expeditions

This summer Silversea will visit the Galápagos aboard Silversea’s Silver Galapagos expedition ship. Travelers who book by May 31, 2018, can take advantage of free roundtrip economy air from select U.S. and Canadian gateways for travel to Ecuador on voyages departing between July 7 and December 15, 2018. Additionally, on Galápagos sailings departing in the... [Read More] The post Silversea Offers Savings for 2018 Galápagos Expeditions appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Oceania Reveals 2019-2020 Tropics and Exotics Collection

Oceania Cruises unveiled its new 2019-2020 Tropics and Exotics Collection which features itineraries to Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, South America, the South Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand. The voyages range in length from seven to 31 days and there are opportunities for explorers to extended journeys up to 67 days. “Whatever it... [Read More] The post Oceania Reveals 2019-2020 Tropics and Exotics Collection appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Mary Berry will Join Emerald Waterways for the Holidays

Mery berry
The holiday season is often accompanied by an array of cookies, pies, cakes, and other baked goods. This Christmas season, Emerald Waterways found a way to combine holiday baking with sailing on their Festive Delights of the Danube sailing featuring Mary Berry, British baker and host of the Great British Baking Show. The eight-day Festive […] The post Mary Berry will Join Emerald Waterways for the Holidays appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Scenic Starts Its 2019 Cruise Season With Early Booking Offers

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours kicking off its 2019 Europe River Cruise season with early booking offers, new on-board experiences, and shore excursions. Early booking offers include:  Free air on every cabin and itinerary, including free Premium Economy for some stateroom categories on 11+ day sailings; $1,000 or $1,500 Scenic savings in lieu of free […] The post Scenic Starts Its 2019 Cruise Season With Early Booking Offers appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn’s Annoucnes Expedition Team for 2018 Alaska Cruises

Seabourn is putting adventure at the forefront for its Alaska and British Columbia season this summer with an offering of optional Ventures by Seabourn guided kayak, Zodiac, catamaran, and hiking tours. From exploring Misty Fjords, Holgate Glacier and the Inian Islands by kayak or Zodiac, to hiking Mendenhall Glacier, Rainbow Falls and the Perseverance Trail,... [Read More] The post Seabourn’s Annoucnes Expedition Team for 2018 Alaska Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Endeavor Design Details Revealed

Crystal Endeavor Interior
Crystal revealed design details for its upcoming expedition yacht, Crystal Endeavor. Aboard Crystal Symphony, Crystal’s president and CEO, Tom Wolber, shared the first glimpse of the luxury accommodations on the yacht during Crystal’s 27th Annual Sales Gala. At 19,800 GRT, Crystal Endeavor accommodates just 200 guests. The yacht will feature public spaces, a full-service spa... [Read More] The post Crystal Endeavor Design Details Revealed appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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