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1 Ship, 7 Rivers! AmaWaterways Introduces "Seven River Journey" on a Single Ship

In 2021, AmaWaterways inaugurated a new concept in river cruising – and now it’s taking its Seven River Journey to a new level. Cruise lovers may be familiar with ‘Grand...

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Another River Cruise Line Debuts on the Douro: First Avalon Waterways Portugal Cruises in 2024

Avalon Waterways is the latest river cruise line to embark on Portugal’s Douro River. Douro river cruises are among the fastest-growing itineraries in European river cruising, and Avalon Waterways is...

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Immerse Yourself in Design or Ecology on Regent's New Shore Excursion Concepts

Calling all design lovers and eco-wanderers! Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises has launched two new shore excursion concepts. “Behind the Design” and “Eco-Connect” shore excursions roll out beginning...

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Norwegian Prima Christened: Katy Perry's 'Fairy' Godmother Touch for the First of a New Class of Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line has followed at least one tradition in launching its groundbreaking new class of ships. NCL has made a habit of inviting global musical superstars to act as...

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Pro Tips for Pre- and Post-Cruise Extensions on Land

Your next cruise shouldn’t just start and stop at your ship’s gangway. You’ll make the most of your holiday by extending your cruise before you board and even after you disembark.Here...

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What's the Deal with "Laying Keel?" The Meaning Behind the Cruise Ship Tradition

It’s one of the most significant dates in a cruise ship’s history. A ‘keel-laying ceremony,’ often accompanied by a ‘coin ceremony,’ are ancient maritime traditions that are still practiced today...

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AmaWaterways' Newest Ship Christening Celebrates the Rhine and its Wine

AmaWaterways has celebrated the christening of its newest ship, AmaLucia, with a festive ceremony in Rüdesheim, Germany on July 31 during the river cruise line's 20th anniversary celebratory year in...

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Another Luxury Cruise Line Begins Expedition Cruising: Seabourn Venture Inaugural

Expedition cruising – and especially luxury expedition cruising - is one of the hottest trends in cruise travel. Expedition cruise ships take guests on voyages to remote regions of the planet,...

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Silversea Acquires Crystal Endeavor Luxury Expedition Ship

It's official! One of the top brands in luxury cruising and luxury expedition cruising has acquired the Crystal Endeavor. Silversea Cruises is renaming the luxury expedition ship Silver Endeavour (with...

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One of the Best Wine River Cruises in the World is in the U.S.A.

One of the top reasons many travellers take a European river cruise is for the wine. The banks of many of Europe’s rivers provide the perfect combination of drainage and sun...

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6 New Cruise Ships that Debuted this Fall You'll Want to Sail on in 2022

Just this fall, since the return to ocean cruising, we’ve also seen a splendid return of cruise ship christenings. Along with new health innovations like ventilation systems and virtual safety...

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AmaWaterways' Co-Founder Shares Tips for Post-Pandemic River Cruising

I really hand it to AmaWaterways. Even in the throes of the pandemic, it continued to safely operate a small number of 'bubble' river cruises in Europe, working with local...

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River Cruise Trends in 2022: Lynn Elmhirst Interviews AmaWaterways' Co-Founder

One of the first signs of spring for travel and cruise lovers like me… isn’t the first tulip or robin. It’s the return of river cruising in Europe.This year especially...

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North American Cruising is Complete: Canada Reopens, Intra-Island Hawaiian Cruises Restart

North American Cruising is Complete: Canada Reopens, Cruising From Hawaii Returns The return of cruise travel has looked like a bit of a jigsaw puzzle. Piece by piece, cruise lines have worked...

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