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Silversea Announces Plans for New Ship, Silver Moon

Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri have announced the signing of a contract worth approximately 310 million euros for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship. The ship is due to join the Silversea fleet in 2020. The new ship, tentatively named “Silver Moon,” will be the sister ship of “Silver Muse,” which was delivered in... [Read More] The post Silversea Announces Plans for New Ship, Silver Moon appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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AmaWaterways Releases 2019-2020 Africa Brochure

AmaWaterways released the company’s 2019-20 Africa Safaris & Wildlife Cruise Brochure, which features several returning favorite itineraries and a new four-night post-cruise extension in Rwanda. “My husband and I fell in love with Africa several years ago, and as such, we wanted to create a truly unique journey for our guests to experience this incredible […] The post AmaWaterways Releases 2019-2020 Africa Brochure appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Scenic Expands 2018 Christmas Market Cruise Offerings

As the demand for more and different Christmas Market cruises has grown over the past few years, Scenic has risen to the challenge and now offers a range of possibilities ranging from 8 to 22 days. 2018 is expected to see interest in these holidays sailings expand further, so the company is introducing two new […] The post Scenic Expands 2018 Christmas Market Cruise Offerings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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2018 Danube Christmas Markets Price Comparisons

Of all the possible months to take a European river cruise, late November through until the Holidays remains our favorite time to take trip down the famed Blue Danube. Although fall comes with cooler temperatures and the possibility of rain and or snow falling, these “off-season” river cruise departures also have some major advantages going […] The post 2018 Danube Christmas Markets Price Comparisons appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Video: A Cruise On France’s Rhone River With AmaWaterways

Transcript A Rhone River cruise delivers you to the epicenter of a fascinating destination. I’m Ralph Grizzle of River Cruise Advisor, and I experienced the Rhone on AmaWaterways during a weeklong voyage from Lyon to Arles. Join me for adventure on one of France’s most famed rivers. The perfect gateway to a Rhone discovery is […] The post Video: A Cruise On France’s Rhone River With AmaWaterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Viking Announces 2019 World Cruise Aboard Viking Sun

Ahead of its first-ever World Cruise scheduled for this winter, Viking Cruises announced Viking Sun will continue to sail the globe on the company’s second World Cruise, which will span 128-days, five continents, 21 countries and 44 ports, with 10 port overnights. Departing on January 3, 2019 on the soon-to-be delivered fourth vessel in Viking’s ocean fleet, this grand journey... [Read More] The post Viking Announces 2019 World Cruise Aboard Viking Sun appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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MSC Cruises Celebrates Float Out of MSC Seaview

MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe and South America, and FINCANTIERI, heir to the great tradition of Italian shipbuilding and one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world, today celebrated the float out of MSC Seaview. The ceremony, held at the Monfalcone shipyard in Italy, officially marked the... [Read More] The post MSC Cruises Celebrates Float Out of MSC Seaview appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Silversea Announces Partnership with Photographer Steve McCurry

Silversea Cruises and photographer Steve McCurry announced a global creative partnership that will chronicle Silversea’s extensive fleet and portfolio expansion. McCurry, one of the foremost photographers of his generation, is best known for his haunting portrait of a green-eyed Afghan refugee girl in National Geographic. A master of visual storytelling, McCurry has traveled the world... [Read More] The post Silversea Announces Partnership with Photographer Steve McCurry appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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2018 Price Comparisons On The Seine

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As AmaWaterways’ 144-guest AmaLyra made its way back into Paris earlier this month, I stood out on deck to take a beautiful sight. Ahead of me: the iconic Eiffel Tower and in front of it, a replica of the Statue of Liberty (the authentic one in New York was a gift to the United States from the […] The post 2018 Price Comparisons On The Seine appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Solo Cruising with American Queen Steamboat Company

If there were a style of travel designed specially for the solo traveller, it would be river cruising. With fewer passengers onboard than a typical ocean cruise, guests wishing to travel by themselves are never ‘one of a crowd’ on a river cruise. This is particularly true on the rivers of America. American Queen Steamboat […] The post Solo Cruising with American Queen Steamboat Company appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Regent Seven Seas Announces 2019-2020 Itineraries

Regent Seven Seas Cruises unveiled its new 2019-20 voyages season, comprising 118 new sailings, departing from March 2019 through June 2020 aboard four of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships, Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager, and Seven Seas Navigator. Travelers can choose among new itineraries that range from seven to 131 nights in the... [Read More] The post Regent Seven Seas Announces 2019-2020 Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Azamara Club Cruises Offers More in Cuba

Azamara Club Cruises announced new 2018 and 2019 Cuban itineraries that range from four to fourteen nights and visit multiple Cuban ports including Cienfuegos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, providing a variety of getaway options for a range of travel needs.  With longer stays in port and new onboard Cuban-themed programming and two overnights in... [Read More] The post Azamara Club Cruises Offers More in Cuba appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Uniworld Announces Renovation of River Beatrice into Super Ship S.S. Beatrice

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is adding a fifth Super Ship to its award-winning fleet of floating boutique hotels. In spring 2018, the River Beatrice will be transformed into the S.S. Beatrice after an extensive bow-to-stern renovation. “We are thrilled to re-launch the S.S. Beatrice as our first vessel to be upgraded to a Super Ship,” said Uniworld’s President & CEO, Ellen […] The post Uniworld Announces Renovation of River Beatrice into Super Ship S.S. Beatrice appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Emerald Waterways Celebrates Four Years on the River

August 2017 marks four years since Emerald Waterways launched its first collection of unique river cruises through Europe’s waterways. Since then, the Australian river cruise brand known for attracting younger, more adventurous cruise travelers has experienced steady growth, expanding its fleet from two ships to seven, adding itineraries in Asia, France and Portugal, and continuing to up […] The post Emerald Waterways Celebrates Four Years on the River appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Silversea Announces Details of 2018 Grand Voyage

Silversea’s new Silver Muse will sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on January 3, 2018 on a 69-day Grand Voyage to some of the most remarkable and culturally enriching places in the Southern Hemisphere. This journey will completely circumnavigate South America, visiting 34 ports in 14 countries. Designed for travelers who can spare the time and prefer a more immersive... [Read More] The post Silversea Announces Details of 2018 Grand Voyage appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Norwegian Cruise Line: A Closer Look at Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Cruise Line revealed features and amenities for Norwegian Bliss, the line’s sixteenth ship, which has been designed for the ultimate cruising experience and will sail to Alaska and the Caribbean with select voyages to the Mexican Riviera beginning in June 2018. Custom-built for the spectacular, Norwegian Bliss will boast many firsts at sea for... [Read More] The post Norwegian Cruise Line: A Closer Look at Norwegian Bliss appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Rhone River Excursions On AmaWaterways

So why choose to river cruise the Rhone? For argument’s sake, let’s say that you’ve narrowed your choices and that you’ve settled on France for your river cruise. You could do the Seine, which is lovely, setting off on your journey on a gorgeous evening from beneath the Eiffel Tower for an adventure that takes […] The post Rhone River Excursions On AmaWaterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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First Look: Crystal’s New Crystal Bach

We’re getting our first look at Crystal Bach, and we like what we’re seeing. Though it stands in a class apart, Crystal Cruises’ first purpose-built river cruiser looks to be as revolutionary as Viking River Cruises’ Viking Longships were when they first debuted in 2012. “As the first ‘Rhine Class’ river yacht, Crystal Bach will introduce a […] The post First Look: Crystal’s New Crystal Bach appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Windstar Debuts New 2017 and 2018 Asia Itineraries

Travelers looking for the perfect mix of comfort and adventure should look no further than Windstar Cruises. The 212-guest Star Legend will ply the ancient waterways of Asia in the way only small ships can. The line just announced five new cruise dates in fall 2018 running September to November and has added to offerings in Asia for... [Read More] The post Windstar Debuts New 2017 and 2018 Asia Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Ponant Announces Summer 2019 Savings and Itineraries

Ponant announces 21 departures to the Arctic in summer 2019 with up to 30% off select sailings. New itineraries include, “Magnificent Volcanoes of the Aleutian Islands,” June 24-July 6, 2019 taking guests along the Pacific Ring of Fire; and “Greenland of Great Explorers,” July 12-26, 2019 to follow in the footsteps of great French Explorers who pushed the... [Read More] The post Ponant Announces Summer 2019 Savings and Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Crystal Cruises Christens Crystal Bach

Crystal River Cruises christened Crystal Bach, the first of its four new build “Rhine Class” river ships, on Sunday, August 20 in Rüdesheim, Germany. Crystal’s CEO and president, Edie Rodriguez, presided over the ceremony, along with emcee and longtime popular Crystal entertainer, Mark Farris. The ship’s godmother, beloved German opera star Anna-Maria Kaufmann, christened the ship […] The post Crystal Cruises Christens Crystal Bach appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Watch Crystal Bach’s Christening Sunday via Facebook

Crystal River Cruises will officially christen Crystal Bach, the first of its four “Rhine Class” river ships during a VIP ceremony in Rüdesheim, Germany this coming Sunday. The occasion will be presided over by Crystal CEO and president, Edie Rodriguez, as well as recently unveiled godmother, renowned German opera star, Anna-Maria Kaufmann. Crystal will livestream […] The post Watch Crystal Bach’s Christening Sunday via Facebook appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Anna-Maria Kaufmann Named Godmother of Crystal Bach

Crystal River Cruises announced today that famed soprano vocalist and beloved German performer, Anna-Maria Kaufmann, will be the godmother of Crystal Bach. The newly-built “Rhine Class” river ship embarked on her maiden voyage from Amsterdam, Sunday, August 13, and will be christened by Kaufmann during her call to Rüdesheim, Germany, on August 20. Kaufmann’s decades-long career has […] The post Anna-Maria Kaufmann Named Godmother of Crystal Bach appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruising the Active Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is one of the most ideal, yet often overlooked, river cruise destinations. Sailing the Columbia and Snake Rivers between Oregon and Washington State  is an active journey through history, following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and their Native American guide, Sacajawea. Majestic and glorious, American Queen Steamboat Company’s itineraries through […] The post River Cruising the Active Pacific Northwest appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Holland America Line’s Explore4 Promotion Returns for 2018

Holland America Line’s Explore4 promotion is back with four offers on more than 600 March 2018 through April 2019 cruises. Travelers looking to book a cruise for next year can take advantage of all the benefits, which include complimentary beverages and specialty dining aboard ship as well as reduced deposits and free or reduced fares... [Read More] The post Holland America Line’s Explore4 Promotion Returns for 2018 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Holland America Line Offers More Ways to Experience the Panama Canal with Eight Ships and 35 Cruises

Travelers who want to transit the lakes and locks of the Panama Canal will have eight Holland America Line ships and 19 cruises to choose from between fall 2017 through spring 2018. In addition to the full transits, ms Zuiderdam will offer two Southern Caribbean & Panama Canal Sunfarer itineraries that feature a partial transit through the... [Read More] The post Holland America Line Offers More Ways to Experience the Panama Canal with Eight Ships and 35 Cruises appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Scenic becomes the First and Only River Cruise Line with Salt Lounges Onboard

Scenic’s recent redesign of two of its France-based Space Ships (Scenic Diamond and Scenic Sapphire) included numerous improvements, from reducing the number of cabins/guest to 78/155 while keeping the same crew count for even greater personal service to adding Culinaire – a private cooking emporium offering tailored cooking classes. And as it continues its history of leading the industry […] The post Scenic becomes the First and Only River Cruise Line with Salt Lounges Onboard appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Offers Early Booking Savings for 2017 Christmas Cruises

AmaWaterways has redefined holiday travel for those seeking an unforgettable journey this holiday season.  Guests booking by September 30, 2017 can receive up to $1,500 off per stateroom for their next Christmas Markets cruise, offering an incredible value of accommodations, service and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that won’t break the bank. AmaWaterways’ Christmas Market themed itineraries travel to some of the most festive […] The post AmaWaterways Offers Early Booking Savings for 2017 Christmas Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal River Cruises Welcomes Crystal Bach, The First Of Four ‘Rhine Class’ Ships

In Germany, Crystal River Cruises welcomed Crystal Bach to its award-winning fleet. The luxury river ship, the first of four “Rhine Class” ships set to sail the rivers of Europe, was delivered to Crystal by MV WERFTEN during the official handover ceremony in Wismar, Germany. In attendance to witness the occasion were Crystal’s CEO and president, […] The post Crystal River Cruises Welcomes Crystal Bach, The First Of Four ‘Rhine Class’ Ships appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Crystal Unveils New ‘Getaways’ For 2017 Sailings

Crystal is expanding its numerous options for travelers seeking to explore the world in luxury, as the company unveils brand new “Crystal Getaways” for both Crystal Cruises and Crystal River Cruises. The Crystal Getaways – which span the globe to include the British Isles, Western Europe, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the Caribbean, and Eastern... [Read More] The post Crystal Unveils New ‘Getaways’ For 2017 Sailings appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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