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Crystal River Cruises’ 2022 Itineraries

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Crystal highlights its 2022 itineraries - featuring some of its classic itineraries and introducing some of its new itineraries for 2022. The post Crystal River Cruises’ 2022 Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Tauck’s Danube Itineraries

Tauck’s itineraries differ from itineraries offered by other cruise companies because many of them include land tours. These tours are included in the itineraries rather than being presented as pre- and post-cruise options. You can, however, decide to extend your stay by either staying later or arriving earlier. The post Tauck’s Danube Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Cheatsheet: Is This Included In My River Cruise?

Knowing what's included in your river cruise (and what's not) can sometimes be a deciding factor as to which river cruise company to book. Our cheatsheet outlines what each company includes in their river cruises. The post Cheatsheet: Is This Included In My River Cruise? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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The Best Cruise Lines Ranked: A List of Our Top Picks

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Did you know there are 50 cruise lines currently operating on the oceans and rivers? That’s not even including the specialty cruise lines. This is excellent news for you, as it means there are plenty of options for you to choose from for your cruise. To help you plan your vacation, we’ve created a list of the best cruise lines ranked. Be sure to read through this list so you can choose the best cruise line for your future vacation. Mainstream This is the category that offers large ships with several opportunities to save on your cruise fare. Your best options for things […] The post The Best Cruise Lines Ranked: A List of Our Top Picks appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Silversea’s February News Roundup

Silversea Cruises is having a busy WAVE season, as sales have opened on the line's 51-port Grand Voyage Arctic 2021. Silversea has also introduced zero single supplement fares on a selection of nine voyages, providing solo travelers on bookings made by February 28.  The post Silversea’s February News Roundup appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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A Live Report From Regent’s New Seven Seas Splendor

David Weymouth and his wife Susan are aboard Regent's new Seven Seas Splendor. He filed this report from somewhere in the Atlantic as Seven Seas Splendor makes her way to Miami. The post A Live Report From Regent’s New Seven Seas Splendor appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Exploring The Galapagos On A Budget

Silver Galapagos
Perfect white-sand beaches, clear turquoise water and rare wildlife make the Galapagos Islands a bucket list destination for just about every traveler. Take one look at the advertised vacation package prices however and it quickly becomes out of financial reach for many folks. Luckily, putting together a budget trip that still offers snorkeling, wildlife viewing and all the perks of higher-priced trips is entirely possible. The post Exploring The Galapagos On A Budget appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Postcards from Around The World: Ushuaia, Argentina & Chilean Fjords

After our Antarctica Experience during Holland America’s Amsterdam’s World Cruise, we went to the “End of the World,” as Ushuaia, Argentina, is known because it is the southernmost city on earth, and we circumnavigated windswept Cape Horn on the way there. The post Postcards from Around The World: Ushuaia, Argentina & Chilean Fjords appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Laundry Services or Facilities: Which River Cruise Companies Include Them in the Fare?

How do you handle laundry on your river cruise? One strategy is to pack so that you don't have to do laundry. Sometimes, however, there's just no getting around it. You'll need to do laundry on your river cruise, particularly if you're on a longer river cruise or an extended stay in Europe.  The post Laundry Services or Facilities: Which River Cruise Companies Include Them in the Fare? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal River Cruises’ Danube Itineraries

The Danube has a lot to offer, and so does Crystal River Cruises. So let’s look at Crystal’s itineraries offered along Europe’s second-longest river.  The post Crystal River Cruises’ Danube Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Get More for Your Money: Here Are The Best Times For a European River Cruise

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Are you planning a river cruise in Europe on your upcoming holiday? Before you book your flights, know that some months are better for river cruising than others. You need to consider factors like water level and temperature. By choosing the right month to cruise, you can save money. Plus, you’ll likely have a better experience when the weather and crowd levels are optimal. The post Get More for Your Money: Here Are The Best Times For a European River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Webinar Replay: Our Favorite Cruise Itineraries (With Transcript)

Check out the video replay of last week's webinar, Our Favorite Cruise Itineraries. During the webinar, we talked about our favorite ocean and river cruises. The post Webinar Replay: Our Favorite Cruise Itineraries (With Transcript) appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Five Of My Favorite Cruise Itineraries

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Just in case your bucket list is wanting - or even if it is not - here are five of my favorite cruise itineraries that you may want to consider adding to your list, if you already haven't. The post Five Of My Favorite Cruise Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Postcards from Around The World: Antarctica

After our awesome call in Buenos Aires and a stop in Montevideo, Uruguay, it was time for us to go “with the floe” in Antarctica. The post Postcards from Around The World: Antarctica appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Avalon Highlights Five 2020 Danube Itineraries

Winding through 10 countries, the Danube River offers an encompassing view of the Old World. With such great depth, this river is just as fitting for the first-time river cruiser as it is for the seasoned and off-the-beaten-path traveler. The post Avalon Highlights Five 2020 Danube Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Riviera Highlights 2020-21 Holiday Itineraries

Riviera River Cruises announced it will offer new cruises on Europe’s Danube and Rhine rivers over Christmas and New Year’s during the 2020-21 holiday season. The post Riviera Highlights 2020-21 Holiday Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruise 101: Emerald Waterways

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Emerald Waterways was founded by an Australian-based company, Scenic Tours. While Scenic’s luxury brand catered to travelers who were seeking upscale river cruise experiences, the company also saw a need to serve the less-affluent (and possibly younger) travelers. Thus, the concept of Emerald Waterways was born. The post River Cruise 101: Emerald Waterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – What’s New For Riviera In 2020?

This week I am joined by Marilyn Conroy from Riviera River Cruises to talk about what the UK-based river cruise line has to offer to the North American market in 2020. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – What’s New For Riviera In 2020? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Vantage’s New Ocean Ship, Ocean Explorer

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am joined by Lauren McIsaac, the director of product marketing at Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Lauren McIsaac joined me to talk about Vantage’s new ocean ship, Ocean Explorer. This will be Vantage’s first ocean cruise ship. The ship will be delivered in 2021, with a second ship on order that will debut in 2022. The ships will accommodate 170 passengers and will visit destinations from Sri Lanka to Antarctica. To learn more about Ocean Explorer, listen to the podcast or read the transcript below. Britton: Hello, everyone. Today I am joined by Lauren […] The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Vantage’s New Ocean Ship, Ocean Explorer appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Postcards From Around The World: Buenos Aires, Argentina

How do you follow an act like that of a vibrant, bustling place like Rio? You make your way to Buenos Aires. That is what Holland America’s Amsterdam did on her current World Cruise, after making a brief stop in the Uruguayan resort of Punta del Este. The post Postcards From Around The World: Buenos Aires, Argentina appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Regent Takes Delivery Of Seven Seas Splendor

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has welcomed a new ship to its fleet, Seven Seas Splendor. Delivered at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy, Regent’s fifth ship builds on the cruise line’s 28-year heritage. The post Regent Takes Delivery Of Seven Seas Splendor appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Webinar Recap: Active, Small Ship Ocean & River Cruises with Backroads

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Enjoy our webinar recap. Backroads active cruises combine the best of both worlds: expertly planned and exceptionally supported biking, hiking and multi-adventure experiences with the serenity and delights of small luxury ships and river vessels. The post Webinar Recap: Active, Small Ship Ocean & River Cruises with Backroads appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Crystal Offers Reduced Deposits On Select Summer 2020 Sailings

Travelers seeking enriching summer vacations along Europe’s rivers can now book a Crystal river cruise for a $500 reduced initial deposit. The post Crystal Offers Reduced Deposits On Select Summer 2020 Sailings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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WEBINAR: Our Favorite Cruise Itineraries

On the oceans and on the rivers, we share our favorite trips of all time. We'll look at some of cruising's best itineraries. Maybe some are on your list too. Join us for a fun Friday discussion. The post WEBINAR: Our Favorite Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Riviera River Cruises’ Wave Season Deals

Riviera River Cruises is offering Wave Season savings of up to $1,500 per cabin or suite on European river cruises aboard its ships for bookings made through March 31, 2019. The post Riviera River Cruises’ Wave Season Deals appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Booking Open For Silversea’s 2021 Mediterranean Grand Voyage

Silversea Cruises opened general sales on a new 59-day grand voyage in the Mediterranean. Between September 8 and November 5, 2021, aboard the recently refurbished Silver Shadow. The post Booking Open For Silversea’s 2021 Mediterranean Grand Voyage appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Holland America Line Adds Greenland To Select Canada & New England Itineraries

Holland America Line’s Canada & New England season will be even more scenic in 2021 with the addition of three cruises that explore the landscape of Greenland. The post Holland America Line Adds Greenland To Select Canada & New England Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Postcards From Around The World: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“Rio makes me happy,” one of our fellow passengers confided to her companion as our ship arrived in Rio de Janeiro for a two-day stay during Holland America’s Amsterdam’s  2020 Grand World Voyage. And no wonder: the “Cidade Marvilhosa” (Marvelous City, as Cariocas – Rio residents – call their city) makes anyone happy with all of its marvels and its energetic, joyful music. The post Postcards From Around The World: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Postcards From Around The World: Settling In & First Ports

For centuries, people dreamed of circumnavigating the globe, and Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition did it when one of his five ships, the Vittoria, managed it in the 16th century (Magellan himself was killed along the way in the Philippines). Now Humberto and I are settled in for a 128-day circle around the planet from Fort Lauderdale aboard the 1,380-passenger, 62,375-ton Amsterdam. The post Postcards From Around The World: Settling In & First Ports appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Six Cruises – With Me

For the past 30 years, I have dedicated a large part of my professional life to cruise travel and the wonderful places, like the isle of Crete, where cruise ships deliver us, often for not nearly long enough to fully appreciate the place. Now, it's my turn to ask you to join me. Between now and the end of 2021, I am hosting six cruises. Here's a list of what's on offer. The post Six Cruises – With Me appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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