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Save During Wave! All the Reasons to Book Your Next Cruise During 'Wave Season'

 It couldn’t come at a better time. The thrills of the holidays have passed, and cold weather, cabin fever, and the doldrums of winter are descending. Everyone needs something to look forward to. Welcome, Wave Season! It’s the catchy name for...

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Best Souvenirs from an Emerald Cruise on France's Rhone River

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A river cruise on the Rhone allows you to indulge in French cuisine, culture, scenery and lifestyle – and you’re going to want to take the best of the best of the region home! Our river cruise on the Emerald...

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VIDEO: The Best Christmas Markets on a Viking Rhine River Cruise

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A Christmas market river cruise in Europe may be the very best way to capture the magic of the season. Our Viking Christmas on the Rhine river cruise from Switzerland to the Netherlands took us to four countries, each with...

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"Hoppy" News: UNESCO Lists Czech Hops Landscape as World Heritage Site

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The Czech Republic is already a bucket-list destination for beer lovers, with a beer culture dating back to the 10th century, and continuing today, with renowned brewing traditions and iconic beer styles.  Pilsner Urquell, the world's first pilsner lager, was born...

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Highlights of an Emerald Cruise on Asia's Mekong River

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One of the world’s longest rivers, flowing through six Asian countries, makes for an exotic Emerald river cruise to remember – and one that will let you strike a few items off your travel bucket list!  The Mekong River is a...

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VIDEO: Meet the Moselle River on an Avalon Active & Discovery Cruise

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The Moselle is one of the rivers less-traveled in Europe, and that’s just the beginning of the magical appeal of an itinerary that sails from Luxembourg, then the Rhine and Main into Germany. Three waterways with two wine regions, a...

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Two New Ships for Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Beginning 2024

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Fans of ultra-luxury, all-inclusive boutique European river cruising have two reasons to celebrate. Uniworld has announced the addition of two ships to its fleet. Following the line’s tradition of naming ships after European queens, empresses and other royalty, the new...

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Christmas Markets, NYE, Ice World and Gala Balls: Why Visit Vienna in the Winter

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Don’t wait til spring or summer to visit Austria’s capital. Some of its most unique experiences take place during the frosty months, where one-of-a-kind local events warm your heart and reveal a side of Vienna you can’t see any other...

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The Best Way to Experience the Most Romantic River in Europe

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It is extraordinarily charming to cruise any of the rivers of Europe, but they call it “The Romantic Rhine” for a reason – at least three reasons! And on my most recent sailing on the Rhine on a Viking river...

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New Ships Debut on Two Sensational Rivers: France’s Rhone and the Nile

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More and more travelers are tuning in to the charms of river cruising through the hearts of some of the world’s most fabulous destinations. Two new ships have just debuted that will make exploring France’s fabled Rhone River and Egypt’s...

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Now You Can Cruise on the Tennessee River

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Those who love – or would like to try – river cruising close to home can rejoice: there’s a new river to sail on.  In the summer of 2023, American Cruise Lines launched a new river route that explores the charming...

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Crystal’s River and Ocean Ships are Sailing Again, and Here’s Where You Can Find Them

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All of the former Crystal Cruises’ ships have now found new homes. The original cruise line is no more, but those who love the ships can still sail aboard favorite river, ocean, expedition and yacht vessels with their new lines. In...

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Viking Becomes the First River Cruise Line to Sail Year-Round in Europe

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Viking has announced a new river cruise itinerary, debuting in December, 2023, making it the first river cruise line to operate year-round on Europe's rivers - which comes with some benefits for travelers opting into river cruising at that time...

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The Wine Region You Can’t Miss on a Danube River Cruise in Hungary

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King Louis XIV of France called it the ‘wine of kings, the king of wines,’ but remarkably, this Hungarian wine remains under the radar for many wine lovers today. For over a thousand years, Tokaj wines were served to royalty,...

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This is How One River Cruise Line is Marking the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, From London to Paris

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2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings of Allied troops in France to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation. For travelers with family members who served in Normandy, as well as those keen to immerse themselves in history, one...

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