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Cruise To Zakynthos, A Hidden Ionian Gem

Our writer worked on cruise ships for more than seven years, spending much of her time in the shore excursions department. She shares with us her favorite ways to explore the Greek isle of Zakynthos, where she lived for more than three months.
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Holland America Line’s Black Friday Extras

Holland America Line will join the Black Friday frenzy this holiday season with a weeklong Black Friday Sale that offers a free Wi-Fi package for all new bookings and a special bonus gift card with all gift card purchases.
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Seabourn’s Black Friday Sale

Available for a limited time, Seabourn’s “Black Friday Sale” will feature value-added benefits on select voyages from summer 2021 through winter/spring 2022 on every ship in the fleet, including the line’s first purpose-built expedition ship, Seabourn Venture.
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MSC Cruises’ Black Friday Promotions

MSC Cruises is kicking off Black Friday and Cyber Monday with up to $1,400 in value for bookings made from November 25 – December 1, 2020 for sailings between March 2021 and November 2021.
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Scenic Offers Savings On 2022 River & Scenic Eclipse Sailings

Scenic has launched a Super Early Bird promotion on all 2022 departures across both its river cruise and scenic Eclipse portfolio of all-inclusive voyages. Guests who book their 2022 European or Southeast Asia river cruise, and pay in full 12 months prior to departure, will receive the Super Early Bird savings of an extra 10% off the cost of their booking in addition to all current offers.
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Riviera’s Black Friday Savings

Robert Burns Budapest
Riviera River Cruises is offering deals on 2021 departures of its three newest European river cruise itineraries on the River Seine, the Danube River, and the Dutch waterways and Rhine River. Departures are available from $1,999 per person based on double occupancy for standard cabins and suites.
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REPLAY: Avid Cruiser Meetup | Backroads

On Wednesday, November 18 at 5 pm EST, Alicia Kjeldgaard joined us to discuss how Backroads is emerging from the global pandemic. Alicia filled us in on new segments that the company launched - Dolce Tempo and Rendezvous - as well as what’s in store for Backroads’ ocean and river cruises. The post REPLAY: Avid Cruiser Meetup | Backroads appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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REPLAY: River Cruise Advisor Meetup | Backroads

On Wednesday, November 18 at 5 pm EST, Alicia Kjeldgaard joined us to discuss how Backroads is emerging from the global pandemic. Alicia filled us in on new segments that the company launched - Dolce Tempo and Rendezvous - as well as what’s in store for Backroads’ ocean and river cruises. The post REPLAY: River Cruise Advisor Meetup | Backroads appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Peek Inside Silversea’s Newest Ship, Silver Moon

Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer, hosts a series of five virtual ship tours, in which viewers are guided through Silver Moon’s new S.A.L.T. venues, public spaces, restaurants, and suites. The post Peek Inside Silversea’s Newest Ship, Silver Moon appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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American Cruise Lines’ Interior Concepts For New Modern River Boats

American recently partnered with Studio DADO to design the interiors of the new riverboats, including the 175-passenger American Melody The post American Cruise Lines’ Interior Concepts For New Modern River Boats appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruise Advisor Meetup | InsureMyTrip

On Wednesday, November 11, at 5 PM we were joined by Meghan Walch from InsureMyTrip. Travel insurance is always important, but it is especially important during these unprecedented times. Meghan answered questions about travel insurance, why you need it, and what it covers. The post River Cruise Advisor Meetup | InsureMyTrip appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Cruiser Meetup | InsureMyTrip

Insure My Trip
On Wednesday, November 11, at 5 PM we were joined by Meghan Walch from InsureMyTrip. Travel insurance is always important, but it is especially important during these unprecedented times. Meghan answered questions about travel insurance, why you need it, and what it covers. The post Avid Cruiser Meetup | InsureMyTrip appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Two Jabs In Three Weeks: What Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine Means For Cruising

With Covid tests improving, and with innovations such as nasal sprays and vaccines that prevent infections, we foresee a return to “somewhat normal” cruising before the end of the coming winter.  The post Two Jabs In Three Weeks: What Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine Means For Cruising appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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The CDC Lifted Its No Sail Order, Now What?

At the beginning of this year, none of us could have imagined how COVID-19 would impact our daily lives. I remember hearing about the novel Coronavirus in January, a mysterious virus that was spreading in Wuhan, China. Though there were few known cases of COVID-19 in the United States in January, late in the month when my grandmother developed a cough I worried about her. “What if it’s the Coronavirus?” I asked her. She responded, “Britton, if you are worried about the Coronavirus, you are even more paranoid than I thought.” We laughed about my worries, but I remained careful. […] The post The CDC Lifted Its No Sail Order, Now What? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Silversea Takes Delivery Of Silver Moon

During an intimate celebration held at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, executives from Silversea Cruises, the Royal Caribbean Group, and Fincantieri expressed gratitude to all involved: delivering live speeches via video feed, Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of the Royal Caribbean Group, and Jason Liberty, Executive Vice President and CFO of the Royal Caribbean Group, each commended the more than 1,000 craftspeople who contributed to the build. The post Silversea Takes Delivery Of Silver Moon appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Viking Completes PCR Laboratory On Viking Star

This new onboard facility allows Viking to conduct PCR testing of all crew members and guests with a non-invasive saliva test. The laboratory has enough capacity for daily testing of every crew member and guest, which provides flexibility to respond to COVID-19 prevalence levels around the world. The post Viking Completes PCR Laboratory On Viking Star appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Scenic’s Halloween Flash Sale

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Scenic is adding a ‘Treat’ to Halloween this year - offering travelers an additional $1,000 savings on all 2021 and 2022 15-day and longer sailings and $500 savings on 8- to 14-day itineraries. The post Scenic’s Halloween Flash Sale appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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American Cruise Lines’ 2021 Mississippi Season

American Cruise Lines has planned a big season on the Mississippi for 2021; introducing two new modern riverboats, a brand new Music Cities cruise between Nashville and Memphis, fifteen new shore excursions up-and-down the River, all-private transportation on shore, and new enrichment programs on board. The post American Cruise Lines’ 2021 Mississippi Season appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Updates Crystal Confidence 2.0 Program

As travelers look forward to exploring the world again, Crystal is updating its Crystal Confidence 2.0 program to extend the no-money-down deposit window until January 5, 2021, for new and existing bookings. The post Crystal Updates Crystal Confidence 2.0 Program appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Emerald Waterways’ Mekong Cruise Deals

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Guests booking any 2021-2022 Mekong River cruise and tour itinerary of 13 days or longer will receive their choice of $2,000 savings per couple or free, round trip air to Asia. Additionally, guests will receive a bonus $200 onboard credit, which can be used for spa and salon services, to purchase a drink package, or to book one of the DiscoverMORE excursions. The post Emerald Waterways’ Mekong Cruise Deals appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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American Cruise Lines’ Newest Ship, American Melody

American Cruise Lines announced its next new ship is already being readied for launch. The forward hull section of American Melody was moved from a hull fabrication building to the launch ways earlier this week, where it will be joined to the aft section and launched into the Wicomico River. The post American Cruise Lines’ Newest Ship, American Melody appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Azamara’s 2021 Europe Season

Azamara has announced the decision to pause operations until the 2021 Europe season and return to service on March 20, 2021 for Azamara Quest’s originally scheduled 12-night Spain Country-Intensive voyage, Azamara Journey’s April 9, 2021 voyage from Lisbon to Barcelona, and Azamara Pursuit’s new series of Greek Country-Intensive Voyages starting on May 9, 2021. The post Azamara’s 2021 Europe Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Silversea Wins Seatrade Award For Sustainability

Silversea Cruises was the winner of the 2020 Seatrade Cruise Award for Sustainability, sponsored by Cruise Baltic. The award recognizes the recipient for having shown that it put sustainability, both socially and environmentally, at the forefront of its business operations over the past 12 months. The post Silversea Wins Seatrade Award For Sustainability appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Viking’s 2022 Oberammergau Itineraries

Viking announced four Oberammergau itineraries for 2022 – all of which offer the rare chance to see The Passion Play. The post Viking’s 2022 Oberammergau Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Sail With Ralph Grizzle On The Blue Danube

Robert Burns Budapest
Riviera River Cruises will offer a special departure of its Blue Danube itinerary next year hosted by cruise expert Ralph Grizzle. The eight-day cruise will depart from Budapest on Oct. 4, 2021, with visits to Vienna and Salzburg before it returns to the imperial city where it began. The post Sail With Ralph Grizzle On The Blue Danube appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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SURVEY RESULTS: Cruising In 2021

In April, we surveyed readers across River Cruise Advisor and Avid Cruiser to ask when they would be comfortable cruising again. A few weeks ago a reader wrote us to suggest that we run a similar survey to see how things have changed, and if travelers are ready to start sailing again. At the beginning […] The post SURVEY RESULTS: Cruising In 2021 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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American Cruise Lines: Cruising Close To Home

Next year, American will introduce two new Mississippi-bound modern riverboats, 3 brand new itineraries, over 50 new shore excursions, and an array of pre- and post-cruise packages in cities across the United States. The post American Cruise Lines: Cruising Close To Home appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn Cancels Voyages On Three Ships

Seabourn announced that it will cancel upcoming 2020 and 2021 voyages for three cruise ships in its fleet into Spring 2021.  The post Seabourn Cancels Voyages On Three Ships appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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REPLAY: Viking Cruises

Viking's Michele Saegesser joined us to discuss what's happening - and what's planned - for Viking ships on the oceans and rivers. The webinar included a discussion of new itineraries in North America, plans for Viking's expedition ships and what to look forward to on the rivers. The post REPLAY: Viking Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Emerald Waterways’ 2022 Season Now Open For Booking

Emerald Waterways has announced that 2022 European river cruise sailings are now available for booking. With 75 percent of the full schedule on sale now, travelers looking to book a 2022 getaway can choose from itineraries on the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Rhône, Saône and Douro rivers in Europe spanning more than a dozen countries. The post Emerald Waterways’ 2022 Season Now Open For Booking appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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