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Scenic Kicks off 2018 With Deals on Sailings

Scenic is kicking off the 2018 Wave Season with multiple offers. Guests wanting to be one of the first to experience the world’s first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, enjoy early-bird fares – up to 10% off regular fares – on 13 different itineraries between September 2018 and July 2019. Including the Scenic Eclipse “Panama & Columbia Discovery” itinerary, […] The post Scenic Kicks off 2018 With Deals on Sailings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways Offers Deals on 2018 Cruises

Emerald Waterways is kicking off the new year—and wave season—with deals on 2018 river cruises. With two offers on the table, cruisers can choose the deal best suited to their travel plans and no matter which they opt for, receive savings of up $3,600 per couple. All offers are for new bookings made by February 28, […] The post Emerald Waterways Offers Deals on 2018 Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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CroisiEurope Introduces Extended Loire Itinerary

CroisiEurope is introducing a brand new extended Loire River itinerary for 2018: Chateaux of the Loire Valley. This new 7-day cruise program features their Loire cruise combined with a trip to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley and an overnight stay in Paris. Prices for this 7-day program start at $2,417 per person with multiple departures dates […] The post CroisiEurope Introduces Extended Loire Itinerary appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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From the Rivers to the Oceans: Viking’s New Combination Itineraries

Ever so quietly, Viking River Cruises introduced what many river cruisers have not-so-secretly been hoping for since the line announced back in 2013 that it would construct a fleet of oceangoing cruise ships: combination river and ocean voyages. This year, Viking is testing the first two river and ocean cruise combination itineraries out, and although […] The post From the Rivers to the Oceans: Viking’s New Combination Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What I Pack When I Cruise, What About You?

Briggs Riley Inernational Carry On
Back in the 1980s, I traveled around the world with a hefty backpack weighing down my shoulders. As I traveled, my backpack became lighter and lighter and lighter. I started dispensing of stuff because I got tired of carrying it, and I learned that I could do with a lot less than I had originally thought... [Read More] The post What I Pack When I Cruise, What About You? appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Excitement on the High Seas: The Bold, Diverse Cruise Ships of 2018

Take a look back through the history of the cruise industry, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a time that is, to quote The Love Boat, as “exciting and new” as the coming year. A recent report by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) notes that 2018 will bring a record 27 new cruise ships... [Read More] The post Excitement on the High Seas: The Bold, Diverse Cruise Ships of 2018 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Cruises Announces 2019 Sailings to Canada & New England

Princess Cruises released the 2019 Canada & New England season, featuring Regal Princess and Caribbean Princess on the cruise line’s largest fall deployment and the opportunity to visit Greenland roundtrip from New York aboard Caribbean Princess. The 2019 Canada & New England program includes three ships with 16 departures, visiting 16 destinations on seven itineraries with three late night ports and two overnight ports with access to four UNESCO World... [Read More] The post Princess Cruises Announces 2019 Sailings to Canada & New England appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Uncruise Offers Savings for 2018 Alaska Voyages

Traveling is often a top New Year’s resolution and UnCruise Adventures, a small ship adventure cruise line, is offering aspiring travelers the opportunity to explore Alaska in 2018 at a lower rate. Starting January 2, 2018, guests will save $225 per person, or $450 per couple, on any seven-night departure in Alaska aboard the S.S. Legacy and the Safari... [Read More] The post Uncruise Offers Savings for 2018 Alaska Voyages appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways Announces Sponsorship of New Samantha Brown Show

AmaWaterways announced the two-year sponsorship of a new show by celebrated travel expert Samantha Brown. Debuting tonight, the first season of Places to Love will air on public television, nationwide, with 13 weekly episodes. A second season will follow. The show explores some of the most vibrant destinations around the globe and showcases the unexpected personalities that bring […] The post AmaWaterways Announces Sponsorship of New Samantha Brown Show appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Cruises Unveils New Excursions for 2018

Crystal River Cruises announced details of its new collection of destination experiences for voyages along Europe’s Danube, Rhine and Main rivers. Debuting in 2018, the newly added offerings are tailored to travelers’ individual interests, featuring smaller group sizes. Crystal Bach docked in Cologne, Germany. Photo © 2017 Aaron SaundersNearly 200 enriching excursions are included, with additional […] The post Crystal Cruises Unveils New Excursions for 2018 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Antarctica Video, A Voyage To Remember On Seabourn Quest

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It was one of my best trips ever, Antarctica on Seabourn Quest. We set sail on a stormy December night from Buenos, Argentina. From there, we cruised to the Falkland Islands, which we explored for a day, and then endured the rite of passage known as the Drake Passage en-route to the Antarctic Peninsula. The Drake is a body of... [Read More] The post Antarctica Video, A Voyage To Remember On Seabourn Quest appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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What I Pack When I River Cruise, What About You?

Briggs Riley Inernational Carry On
Back in the 1980s, I traveled around the world with a hefty backpack weighing down my shoulders. As I traveled, my backpack became lighter and lighter and lighter. I started dispensing of stuff because I got tired of carrying it, and I learned that I could do with a lot less than I had originally thought […] The post What I Pack When I River Cruise, What About You? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Our Best River Cruise Videos From 2017

Few things tell a story like video, and in 2017, we produced more than half a dozen videos featuring river cruises in Europe. The intent of these river cruise videos was to capture the experience in order to help you make better informed decisions about your own river cruises. By showing you what it’s like […] The post Our Best River Cruise Videos From 2017 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Interested In River Cruising? Check Out River Cruise Advisor 

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River cruising is hands-down the best way to see interior Europe. For many travelers, me included, the slow chug along the river is just the right pace for getting the lay of the land. Sitting on the top deck of a ship under brilliant blue skies, you gaze on fabled landscapes dotted with castles, villages and... [Read More] The post Interested In River Cruising? Check Out River Cruise Advisor  appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Our Guide to Active River Cruises

Once, river cruising was thought of as a staid type of vacation; a convenient, engaging yet restful way to travel through the heart of Europe. But these days, a river cruise is only as restful as you’d like it to be. Shore excursion and touring options continue to diversify, and wellness – both onboard and […] The post Our Guide to Active River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Azamara Announces Voyages for New Ship, Azamara Pursuit

Azamara Club Cruises has just announced new voyages for its newest ship, the Azamara Pursuit.  Having purchased the ship this fall, the brand has been working to curate new itineraries to new parts of the world, with longer stays, more overnights and stops in smaller ports, with a big focus on the Mediterranean. In 2019, the Azamara Pursuit will: Visit 74 countries... [Read More] The post Azamara Announces Voyages for New Ship, Azamara Pursuit appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Princess Announces 2019 Japan Sailings

Princess Cruises announced its 2019 program featuring Japanese-built Diamond Princess returning for her sixth season, sailing roundtrip from Tokyo (Yokohama) and Kobe. The March-November 2019 season on sale, features 60 departures on 40 itineraries, visiting 41 destinations in seven countries, more ports than ever before. Offerings include access to 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites and nine late night port calls.... [Read More] The post Princess Announces 2019 Japan Sailings appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Ponant Announces First Electric Hybrid Ship

Ponant announced the order for the first electric hybrid cruise icebreaker, with LNG propulsion, the Ponant Icebreaker. Following a public tender led by Barry Rogliano Salles and in which top European shipyards took part, Ponant decided to appoint Vard (Vard Holding Limited), Fincantieri’s Norwegian subsidiary, to build the exceptional unit. Delivery is scheduled for 2021. PONANT... [Read More] The post Ponant Announces First Electric Hybrid Ship appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Announces Wine and Culinary Voyages for 2018 & 2019

Silversea is serving up a new menu of 2018 and 2019 Enriched Voyages featuring enhanced onboard enrichment with a culinary or wine theme, including five sailings developed in partnership with The Peninsula Hotels. “Our culinary and wine Enriched Voyages are a wonderful way to blend together fascinating destinations with a generous serving of cooking events... [Read More] The post Silversea Announces Wine and Culinary Voyages for 2018 & 2019 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Five Ways Viking’s Cuba Cruises Do Things Differently

Leave it to Viking Cruises to do things differently in Cuba. With Viking’s first-ever season of Cultural Cuba cruises wrapped up (and another short season scheduled to run in November of 2018, and January-February of 2019), Viking has already crafted a robust journey, both onboard and ashore. During my Cultural Cuba cruise in early December... [Read More] The post Five Ways Viking’s Cuba Cruises Do Things Differently appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Renews Partnership with Trek Travel for 2018 Bicycle Tours

Scenic and its partner, Trek Travel, are pumping up their cycling program and increasing the number of dedicated departures to 11 for 2018. Guests can enjoy biking to the town of Engelhartszell, home to the only Trappist monastery in Austria, and enjoy exploring and a local lunch. Or they can soak up the beauty of […] The post Scenic Renews Partnership with Trek Travel for 2018 Bicycle Tours appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Why Go To…Vienna

It’s hard to not fall in love with Vienna. The Austrian capital is sometimes called, “The City of Dreams” and indeed, a stroll along its historic streets certainly has all the right qualities needed to transport you back to a different time. Vienna is a major port of call for river cruises sailing along the […] The post Why Go To…Vienna appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Princess Cruises Celebrates 50 Years in Alaska in 2019

In 2019, Princess Cruises will celebrate 50 years of cruising to Alaska, after first launching voyages to the region in 1969 with the 12,000-ton Princess Italia. Half a century later, Princess plans to commemorate that occasion with one of its largest deployments ever in Alaska, including the maiden visit of the 141,000 Royal Princess. “Our... [Read More] The post Princess Cruises Celebrates 50 Years in Alaska in 2019 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Short Cruises Aboard American Duchess Ring In the New Year

At this time of the year, most of the talk about short cruises revolves around getting away to places like the Caribbean or Mexico; voyages operated aboard big ships carrying thousands of passengers. To be sure, January is a quiet time for quick river cruises – but not for American Queen Steamboat Company, which has some […] The post Short Cruises Aboard American Duchess Ring In the New Year appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Video: A Cruise Along Portugal’s Douro River

A Douro River Cruise gives you an immersive experience in Portugal. During the course of your cruise along the Douro, you’ll come to appreciate the beauty of the country, the warmth of the people, the taste of Portuguese wines, the fresh seafood and Portuguese specialities (think Pastel de Nata, the rich Portuguese egg tart pastry), […] The post Video: A Cruise Along Portugal’s Douro River appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Beyond the Beaches: River Cruising Through Normandy

A few months ago, when I sailed through France’s Normandy Region aboard Tauck’s newly-refitted ms Sapphire, I was surprised to find that I was one of the few people onboard who hadn’t come expressly to see the D-Day Landing Beaches on Normandy’s Atlantic Coast. Not that I’m not interested in D-Day; I am. I think […] The post Beyond the Beaches: River Cruising Through Normandy appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Celebrity Flora To Shake Things Up In The Galapagos

Celebrity Cruises is no stranger to the Galapagos Islands. For over a decade, it has sent the petite Celebrity Xpedition on weeklong sailings through this naturally-diverse part of the world. Recently, Celebrity acquired two additional vessels – Celebrity Xperience and Celebrity Xploration – to increase its Galapagos offerings. Now, Celebrity has announced its boldest move... [Read More] The post Celebrity Flora To Shake Things Up In The Galapagos appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Our Man in Havana: A Look At Viking Cruises New Cultural Cuba Itinerary

I’m currently sailing onboard Viking Cruises brand-new Viking Sun, bound for Miami after a week spent on the line’s new Cultural Cuba itinerary. This weeklong cruise is one of Viking’s newest itineraries, and considering this is only the fourth run that Viking Sun (and Viking Cruises) have made to Cuba, there is a serious level... [Read More] The post Our Man in Havana: A Look At Viking Cruises New Cultural Cuba Itinerary appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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New Video: Six Reasons To Cruise The Douro With Emerald Waterways

Currently, there are more than 20 ships operating Douro River Cruises, and that number is growing. See our story, Six Reasons Why You Should Do A Douro River Cruise Now. No wonder the Douro’s popularity is soaring. The Douro is a great destination for those wanting to explore Portugal’s natural beauty, its delectable food and wine, […] The post New Video: Six Reasons To Cruise The Douro With Emerald Waterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Profiling Crystal River Cruises’ Luxury Fleet

Even by the fast-paced standards of the river cruise industry, the debut of Crystal River Cruises on the waterways of Europe was lightning-quick. The river cruise arm of luxury oceangoing line Crystal Cruises went from being a dream to a one-line ship with an older, repurposed vessel (the elegantly-refitted Crystal Mozart), to a river cruise […] The post Profiling Crystal River Cruises’ Luxury Fleet appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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