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Sneak Peak at Season 2: The Only Kennels at Sea!

Who wants to leave man's best friend at home while you sail the world? If you're making a transatlantic crossing on Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2 between New York and...

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Top 10 New Ships to Watch for in 2023

The New Year comes with the anticipation of another exciting 12 months of new ship inaugurals, which will introduce design, technology, cruise lifestyle and environmental innovations that will shape the...

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American Cruise Lines Celebrates 50 Years; Charting New U.S. River and Coastal Waters in 2023

American Cruise Lines is the oldest U.S. cruise line exclusively sailing along the rivers, waterways and coasts of America, with 2023 marking a half-century of operations.The cruise line visits only...

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Coming Soon: A New Cruise Line with the Largest Sailing Ships in the World

First Ritz-Carlton, then Four Seasons. Now another hotel company is making a splash with its entry into cruising, and Accor is really taking the concept to new heights, announcing it...

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Hong Kong Finally Reopening to Cruise Ships!

It was one of the world’s last holdout destinations with severe restrictions on arrivals, but as of the 14th of December, Hong Kong reopens to incoming air travellers - with...

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Sneak Peak at Season 2: Christmas Markets You Can't Miss on a Viking 'Christmas on the Rhine' River Cruise

We're filming Season 2 of World's Greatest Cruises, and here's just a taste of what you can look forward to! Viking’s new ‘Christmas on the Rhine' river cruise may be...

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Oceania Cruises Introduces Whisky and Rum Programs in 2023

You may be familiar with wine appreciation programs on a number of cruise lines. Oceania Cruises, known for its dining and culinary programs, is branching out from wine to two...

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Celebrity Beyond's "GOAT" Godmother Christens Ship; Sets it Sailing in its Inaugural Caribbean Season

Trail-blazing women is a theme of Celebrity Cruises in general, and it was a triple play at the christening of the Celebrity Beyond. The newest of Celebrity's Edge-class ships was...

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This New Cruise Ship will House its Own Exclusively-Designed Fabergé Egg

When Regent Seven Seas Grandeur embarks on her inaugural voyage in late 2023, its breathtaking, multi-million dollar art collection will be anchored by a bespoke, sea-inspired Fabergé egg designed just...

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FEATURED EPISODE: Episode 1: Autumn's Culinary Delights on France's Rhone River

One of the best things about European river cruising in the autumn is that it's harvest season. In this episode, our AmaWaterways river cruise on the Rhone in the South...

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Silversea Unveils 6 Dining Options on its 200-Guest Luxury Expedition Ship, Silver Endeavour

300 seats at dinner every night available for just 200 guests onboard. That means every guest on the Silver Endeavour always has a choice of dining experiences - and that's...

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Viking's Silver Anniversary and Two New Ships Christened in One Big Celebration

25 years ago, Viking launched on the rivers of Europe. Since then, the cruise line has expanded to ocean-going and now, expedition ships capable of sailing to the farthest, polar...

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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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