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The Moselle: Europe’s Most Beautiful River – At Least During The Fall

One big surprise during my cruise on Crystal Bach was the Moselle. It wasn't my first time on the river, but the weather and the time of year conspired to make the Moselle Europe's most beautiful river - at least in my view. The post The Moselle: Europe’s Most Beautiful River – At Least During The Fall appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What Makes Seabourn Different, MS Roald Amundsen & Our New Guest Writers

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This week on Avid Cruiser, we are sharing pieces by two of our new guest writers. Fran Golden joined us this week to look at What Makes Seabourn Different. Also joining us is Liam Cusack, who has written about Hurtigruten's new ship, MS Roald Amundsen. The post What Makes Seabourn Different, MS Roald Amundsen & Our New Guest Writers appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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What Makes Seabourn Different?

Seabourn has been a leading luxury cruise line for decades but what most impresses is that it just keeps getting better. When, a few years ago, the all-inclusive line started calling itself “ultraluxury,” it was not just marketing babble but actually a well-deserved description. The post What Makes Seabourn Different? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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MS Roald Amundsen: Explore The World in Scandinavian Style, Batteries Included

The Roald Amundsen is the first of a new generation of greener Hurtigruten ships, using battery power to help it cruise while conserving energy. The post MS Roald Amundsen: Explore The World in Scandinavian Style, Batteries Included appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Take A Look Inside The Beautiful Crystal Bach

Over the past couple of weeks, I've written quite a bit about Crystal Bach. This week, I thought I'd let the pictures do the talking. In the slideshow, take a look around Crystal Bach. The post Take A Look Inside The Beautiful Crystal Bach appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Final Impressions From Crystal Bach & Mississippi River Cruise Itineraries

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This week, Ralph shares his final impressions from his Crystal Bach sailing – reflecting on how Crystal River Cruises stands out from its competitors. More on standing out, Crystal Cruises’ President and CEO, Tom Wolber shares his opinions on what makes the line different. Lastly, we have compiled a list of the Mississippi River Cruise […] The post Final Impressions From Crystal Bach & Mississippi River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways’ 2021 Itineraries

AmaWaterways announced that its 2021 sailings are now open for reservations, with added rewards for those who book early. The post AmaWaterways’ 2021 Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Tom Wolber: What Makes Crystal River Cruises Stand Out

Crystal Bach In Cologne
During his time aboard Crystal Bach, Ralph had a chance to sit down with the President and CEO of Crystal River Cruises, Tom Wolber. Last week, we aired part one of the interview, where Ralph and Wolber discussed their time on the Moselle. This week, the conversation focuses on what makes Crystal River Cruises different. With […] The post Tom Wolber: What Makes Crystal River Cruises Stand Out appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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U.S. River Cruise Itineraries – The Mississippi River

A comprehensive list of offerings on the Mississippi River - highlighting each itinerary offered by American Queen Steamboat Company and American Cruise Lines. The post U.S. River Cruise Itineraries – The Mississippi River appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Live From Crystal Bach: Final Impressions As Our Cruise Ends

Ten nights on Crystal Bach only confirmed my initial impressions: Every aspect of my Crystal river cruise represented a refined elegance that, in my experience, mirrored the award-winning experience that Crystal offers on the oceans The post Live From Crystal Bach: Final Impressions As Our Cruise Ends appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Silversea’s Galapagos Excursions & Five Reasons To Take A Cruise In 2020

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This week on Avid Cruiser, we have more coverage on the Galapagos from Tamera Trexler, highlighting the ports of call and excursions from her recent Silver Galapagos cruise. On the fence about booking a cruise vacation? Check out Five Reasons To Try An Ocean Cruise In 2020. Also this week, a guest post from Ingo Sorensen of Oracle Hospitality. The post Silversea’s Galapagos Excursions & Five Reasons To Take A Cruise In 2020 appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Five Reasons To Take A Cruise In 2020

Long-time cruisers don't need reasons to cruise. They know how wonderful cruising can be. First-time cruisers, however, may be reluctant about investing in a cruise vacation. If you're sitting on the fence about spending for a vacation at sea, here are five reasons to take an ocean cruise in 2020. The post Five Reasons To Take A Cruise In 2020 appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Opinion: Cruise Lines Of The Future: What Should We Expect Next?

Over the last few years, cruise lines have adopted the notion that everything needs to be individualized and personalized to give guests a superior experience that will keep them coming aboard again and again. The post Opinion: Cruise Lines Of The Future: What Should We Expect Next? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Silversea’s Galapagos Experience, Part One – Ports of Call & Excursions

This article introduced my anticipations and first impressions of the Galapagos Islands National Park and Marine Preserve. Silversea offered 15 ports of call or shore landings on this expedition cruise itinerary. At each port of call the Naturalist guides provided multiple activities at differing levels of difficulty. This Part 1 article with its photos and videos are an attempt to give the reader a glimpse into the Galapagos Island and SilverSea expedition cruise experience for the first six excursions. The post Silversea’s Galapagos Experience, Part One – Ports of Call & Excursions appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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5 Reasons To Try A River Cruise In 2020 & A Conversation With Crystal’s Tom Wobler

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If you’ve never river cruised before, there is no time better than now. We’ve compiled 5 Reasons To Try A River Cruise In 2020. We also have an interview with the President and CEO of Crystal Cruises, Tom Wobler. Lastly, if you missed our webinar, you can view it here. Thanks for being loyal River […] The post 5 Reasons To Try A River Cruise In 2020 & A Conversation With Crystal’s Tom Wobler appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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A Conversation With Crystal Cruises’ Tom Wobler

Crystal Bach in Cochem
During his recent sailing aboard Crystal Bach, Ralph had a chance to sit down with Tom Wobler, the president and CEO of Crystal Cruises. In part one of a three segment interview with Wobler, they discuss their time on the Moselle river.  The post A Conversation With Crystal Cruises’ Tom Wobler appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Did You Miss Our October Webinar? View It Here

If you missed our October webinar, you can view it here. Join us as we discuss Ralph's barge cruise, his time aboard Crystal Bach, and answer a few questions you have about river cruising. The post Did You Miss Our October Webinar? View It Here appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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5 Reasons To Try A River Cruise In 2020

With the industry growing so rapidly, and with the introduction of so many new itineraries, activities, ships, etc., there is really no better time than now to try out a river cruise. The post 5 Reasons To Try A River Cruise In 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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How To Avoid Single Supplements & VIDEO: Silversea’s Galapagos

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This week on Avid Cruiser we highlight some of Ralph’s recent Galapagos trip in a video. Speaking of Ralph’s Galapagos trip, be sure to sign up for our October webinar where Ralph will discuss the voyage. We also look at what solo travel entails – and how to avoid single supplements. Thank you for being loyal Avid Cruiser readers. -Ralph Grizzle & Britton Frost The post How To Avoid Single Supplements & VIDEO: Silversea’s Galapagos appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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What You Should Know About Single Supplements (And How To Avoid Them)

Traveling solo can be a liberating and rewarding experience. It gives you a sense of independence. Though you may worry about getting lonely, that should hardly be a concern when cruising. There are people around you at all times. The only negative to cruising solo? The dreaded single supplement. The post What You Should Know About Single Supplements (And How To Avoid Them) appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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VIDEO: Silversea’s Galapagos

We've put together a short video that showcases some of the most beautiful landscapes and wildlife that the Galapagos has to offer. The post VIDEO: Silversea’s Galapagos appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Our October Webinar; First Impressions From Crystal Back; & What Riviera Does Differently

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This week on River Cruise Advisor Ralph reports from Crystal Bach, sharing his first impressions of the ship.   You can also follow his journey on Instagram. We are also kicking off a new series about how each cruise company differentiates itself from the others. First up? Riviera River Cruises in What Makes Riviera Different. […] The post Our October Webinar; First Impressions From Crystal Back; & What Riviera Does Differently appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What Makes Riviera Different?

Whether it's through a waived solo supplement, dedicated solo travel departures, stunning interiors, or unbundling the cruise fare - Riviera seeks to stand out from its competition. The post What Makes Riviera Different? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Save The Date: Our October Webinar

Just three days after returning from cruising the Rhine aboard Crystal Bach, Ralph will be reporting about his trip via Webinar.  The post Save The Date: Our October Webinar appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Follow Ralph Aboard Crystal Bach This Week

Crystal Bach In Cologne
Ralph boarded Crystal Bach for a ten-night cruise on the Rhine - follow his journey on Instagram to see what a Crystal river cruise looks like in real time.  The post Follow Ralph Aboard Crystal Bach This Week appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Live From Crystal Bach: First Impressions

Crystal Bach
On a 10-night voyage roundtrip Amsterdam, a diminutive dish of creme brûlée told me all that needed to know about Crystal River Cruises. The post Live From Crystal Bach: First Impressions appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What Makes Celebrity Different & Hapag-Lloyd’s New Ship

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This week on Avid Cruiser we are kicking off a new series about what makes each cruise line special. First up? Celebrity Cruises. We also take a look at Hapag-Lloyd’s new ship, Hanseatic Inspiration. Thank you for being loyal Avid Cruiser readers. -Ralph Grizzle & Britton Frost The post What Makes Celebrity Different & Hapag-Lloyd’s New Ship appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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What Makes Celebrity Cruises Different?

Choosing a cruise is hard. That’s why we started this site. With so many options, it seems impossible to make a decision. In fact, one reader told me, “It seems I can’t make a wrong decision no matter which company I choose to go with.” While that may not necessarily be true, there are different things that each cruise guest values. That’s why we are starting a series about what makes each cruise line different. We are starting off this series by looking at Celebrity Cruises. When I first looked at the list of what cruise lines we were going to […] The post What Makes Celebrity Cruises Different? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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A Highly Unusual Request

A friend of mine’s son is dying because of lack of proper medical care. His situation is beyond desperate. This is a PSA announcement, of sorts, for anyone willing and able to help. The post A Highly Unusual Request appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Hapag-Lloyd’s Hanseatic Inspiration

A new expedition ship needs something special for its naming ceremony. That’s probably what the management of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises was thinking when the Norwegian shipyard confirmed the delivery date of the Hanseatic Inspiration. Hapag had a brilliant, expedition-style idea for the naming ceremony of Friday, October 11. All guests received a parka and were invited to step in one of the ship’s 17 zodiacs to witness the christening on the Elbe River in Hamburg, home for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Hanseatic Inspiration is the second of three luxury expedition vessels for the German company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. She is the ship that is […] The post Hapag-Lloyd’s Hanseatic Inspiration appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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