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This Week: Onward To The Adriatic For Ponant & Pedaling, With Backroads

Tamera and I head Copenhagen from Asheville to enjoy a couple of days in Sweden before cycling through Croatia with Backroads aboard Ponant's Le Lyrial. The post This Week: Onward To The Adriatic For Ponant & Pedaling, With Backroads appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cruise Line Loyalty Programs, Part Two – Premium Cruise Lines

Many cruise lines offer loyalty programs to award guests for rebooking. But is it worth it? In this article, we look at the loyal programs offered by Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, and Princess Cruises. The post Cruise Line Loyalty Programs, Part Two – Premium Cruise Lines appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Cruise Line Loyalty Programs, Part Two

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are looking at loyalty programs again. This time around we are looking at the programs offered by premium cruise lines Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, and Holland America Line.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Cruise Line Loyalty Programs, Part Two appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Single Supplements & Solo Travel

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we discuss single supplements and solo travel. Although there are deals to help save solo travelers money, sometimes traveling solo can come at a cost. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Single Supplements & Solo Travel appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What To Pack For Women: A Survey

After releasing our article about what to pack, we had many questions from women about packing tips and tricks for female travelers. Before I put together my tips and tricks for packing, though, I am asking for your help.  The post What To Pack For Women: A Survey appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Single Supplements For Solo-Travelers (2019 Update)

Traveling solo is liberating, but sometimes it comes at a cost. Updated for 2019, we have compiled a list of all single supplement fees and solo travel deals and offers. The post Single Supplements For Solo-Travelers (2019 Update) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn Highlights 2019 Alaska & BC Excursions

Seabourn is preparing to embark on its 2019 season in Alaska & British Columbia with Seabourn Sojourn headed north to “The Great Land.” Only 10 departures are scheduled for the 2019 season. The post Seabourn Highlights 2019 Alaska & BC Excursions appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Azamara Announces Enhancements To Azamara Quest

Azamara Quest
Azamara Club Cruises has finalized refurbishments to the Azamara Quest following its departure from dry dock in March, which took place in Singapore. The post Azamara Announces Enhancements To Azamara Quest appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Unveils 30th Anniversary Voyage Collection

In 2020, Crystal will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a year-long celebration including commemorative gifts and special events aboard its ships as well as the gift of savings. The post Crystal Unveils 30th Anniversary Voyage Collection appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Riviera Adds New Seine And Danube Itineraries For 2020

The Seine, Paris & Normandy cruise will take guests from the French capital to a D-Day beach, and Monet’s garden, while The Vienna, Bohemia & the Treasures of the Danube cruise will take them from the seat of the Habsburg Empire to the Roman city of Regensburg. The post Riviera Adds New Seine And Danube Itineraries For 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avalon’s New Active & Discovery Experience On The Rhône

Avalon is unveiling a river cruise experience for travelers on its first departure of the new Active & Discovery on the Rhône itinerary aboard the Avalon Poetry II. The post Avalon’s New Active & Discovery Experience On The Rhône appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways 2020 River Cruises Open For Booking

Emerald Waterways has opened the books on their 2020 river cruise season. The upcoming season will offer several fresh itineraries on some of Europe’s most popular rivers.  The post Emerald Waterways 2020 River Cruises Open For Booking appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Mozart Exits Crystal’s Fleet

Crystal Mozart will depart the Crystal fleet for a Genting Cruise Lines’ (under Genting Hong Kong, Crystal’s parent company) venture that will be announced at a later date. The post Crystal Mozart Exits Crystal’s Fleet appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Luxury Cruise Line Loyalty Programs

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we will look at the loyalty programs of four cruise lines - Regent Seven Seas, Crystal Cruises, Silversea, and Seabourn. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Luxury Cruise Line Loyalty Programs appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cruise Line Loyalty Programs 101: Crystal, Seabourn, Silversea, And Regent Seven Seas

No matter how new you are to cruising, you’ve probably heard about the loyalty programs that various cruise lines offer. In this article, we look at the loyal programs offered by Crystal, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, and Seabourn. The post Cruise Line Loyalty Programs 101: Crystal, Seabourn, Silversea, And Regent Seven Seas appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic Eclipse In Dry Dock While Preparing For August Launch

In late April, Scenic Eclipse was taken undertow to Lenac shipyard in Croatia as part of scheduled dry dock. She remained in dry dock for approximately 10 days. The post Scenic Eclipse In Dry Dock While Preparing For August Launch appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Staying Connected While River Cruising: Google Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Verizon

Staying Connected Abroad
What is the most cost-effective of staying connected while river cruising? Of the contenders - T-Mobile, Verizon and Google Fi - which is best? The post Staying Connected While River Cruising: Google Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Verizon appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Five Steps To Choosing A Stateroom

Ralph on AmaSonata Balcony with coffee
Looking to Ralph's newest article on choosing a stateroom, I answer two questions we are often asked: Which category stateroom should I book, and do I need a balcony? My answer is no. Listen to the podcast to find out why. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Five Steps To Choosing A Stateroom appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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How To Save On A 2020 Bordeaux River Cruise

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What is the average cost of a Bordeaux river cruise? How can I save on a Bordeaux river cruise? What's the best value for a Bordeaux river cruise? The post How To Save On A 2020 Bordeaux River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Staying Connected Abroad: Google Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Verizon

Staying Connected While Abroad
How can cruisers stay connected ashore? Which one, or which combination, of the contenders work best abroad? Google Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Verizon. The post Staying Connected Abroad: Google Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Verizon appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaMagna: First Photos Of A Stunning New River Cruiser

Have a look at the first photos of AmaMagna as she set sail on an inaugural voyage from Vilshofen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. The post AmaMagna: First Photos Of A Stunning New River Cruiser appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Princess Cruises Announces 2020-2021 Caribbean & Panama Itineraries

Princess Cruises guests sailing to the islands of the Caribbean or the Panama Canal now have a variety of itineraries and cruise ships to choose from with the announcement of the cruise line’s fall 2020 to spring 2021 cruise season, open for sale May 9, 2019. The post Princess Cruises Announces 2020-2021 Caribbean & Panama Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – UnCruise Adventures

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I am joined by Dan Blanchard, the owner and CEO of UnCruise Adventures. As you may be able to gather from its name, UnCruise does things a little bit differently than other cruise lines from spontaneous dance parties to snorkeling in Alaska. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – UnCruise Adventures appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Backroads Active Cruises

Is a Backroads sailing something you should consider? First, you should know that cruising with Backroads will add a premium to your normal cruise fare, but if you're an active traveler it may be worth it. The post Backroads Active Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Riviera River Cruises

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are joined by Marilyn Conroy from Riviera River Cruises. Riviera is a UK based river cruise operator that has recently opened its doors, or shall I say cabins, to North American guests. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Riviera River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Bordeaux River Cruise Price Comparisons 2020

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Bordeaux  River Cruise Prices 2020 is the second of a series of comparison charts and articles featuring nine European River Cruises offered by 10 world class river cruise lines. Each post in the series will feature two separate charts, one for summer peak pricing and one for the autumn season. Comparison charts serve as a […] The post Bordeaux River Cruise Price Comparisons 2020 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Airfare Hacks: Using Google Flights For Cheap(er) Business Class

Google Flights Tips
How to use Google Flights for cheap(er) business class airfare & tips for holding your booking for 24 hours for free, plus choosing the best seat. The post Airfare Hacks: Using Google Flights For Cheap(er) Business Class appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Victory Cruise Lines’ Newest Ship, Queen Victory

Victory Cruise Lines,  operated by American Queen Steamboat Company, released new design details on the upcoming Ocean Victory, in addition to teasing Alaska itinerary highlights. Currently, under construction, the 200-passenger Ocean Victory will explore the scenery and wildlife of Alaska. The post Victory Cruise Lines’ Newest Ship, Queen Victory appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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We’re Redesigning Avid Cruiser

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After several years, Avid Cruiser is getting a much-needed refresh. As we’re updating the site during the next few weeks, you may experience a few bumps as we identify what’s working and what’s not working. We know, for example, that our search feature does not work. Until that is resolved, you can search Avid Cruiser […] The post We’re Redesigning Avid Cruiser appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Flash Sale: My April 2020 Barge Cruises In Burgundy & Alsace

Ralph Grizzle
If you’ve been dreaming about a barge trip, now is a good time for you to act. Until midnight on Tuesday, May 7, I’m offering a savings of $500 per cabin on two of my April 2020 barge cruises: The post Flash Sale: My April 2020 Barge Cruises In Burgundy & Alsace appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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