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New River Cruise Ships Coming in 2020

September 5, 2019

As you may know, the AmaMagna was the IT ship for 2019.  It’s a wonderful ship that sails the Danube River.  I talked a little about this in a podcast last week.  It’s twice the width of the average river ship.  It’s currently sailing on it’s inaugural season and it’s… Read more

New Ocean Cruise Ships Coming in 2020

September 4, 2019

There are several new mega ships coming out next year.  Virgin Voyages (new cruise line started by Sir Richard Branson) has the Scarlet Lady which is the first of 3 ships coming to Virgin, Celebrity has the Apex (not sure how much I like that name), Princess has the Enchanted… Read more

A Magical Holiday Christmas River Cruise

September 2, 2019

I love the Christmas Holidays.  Once we get to Thanksgiving, I start feeling that Christmas spirit.  Christmas music around the clock, Christmas movies, the cooler weather.  I love it all.    As much as I love to river cruise.  Combine them, perfection. A Christmas river cruise is pure magic.  And the Christmas season… Read more

Seabourn Journeys to some Spectacular Destinations

August 27, 2019

In the old days of cruising, when I say this, I mean in the last decade or so, a cruises ship was the destination.  You booked a cruise for all the activities on board (and the food).  Sometimes, you didn’t even get off the ship at your ports of call.… Read more

Adventure river cruise in the U.S. with Uncruise

August 26, 2019

Uncruise is a small ship adventure company started in 1996.  They sail in Alaska, Galapagos, Hawaii, Latin America, Mexico, the Pacific Northwest.  And if you’re feeling a river cruise, they’ve got one right here in the US – Columbia & Snake Rivers. The Columbia & Snake rivers is the recreational… Read more

A River Cruise that’s closer to home

August 22, 2019

River Cruising is a hugely popular way to travel. Some of the most popular rivers to sail on are the Danube river, the Rhine, the Seine – all in Europe. The Mekong is gaining popularity and the Douro river in Portugal is a gem. But there’s one river a bit… Read more

If you’re heading to Rome, you’re going to want to get today’s tip!

August 20, 2019

Are you planning a trip to Rome, Italy?  If you are, make sure that you purchase your tickets to see the Roman Colosseum ahead of time.  New for 2019, visitors to the Colosseum need to schedule, in advance, their entry time. Head over to their website at https://www.coopculture.it/en/colosseo-e-shop.cfm My advice is… Read more

This years top 10 most popular and fastest growing destinations

August 19, 2019

Virtuoso’s list of this years hottest upscale destination for fall into winter travel. Top 10 most popular destination for fall 2019 are as follows: 1. United States 2. Italy 3. United Kingdom 4. France 5. South Africa 6. Israel 7. Australia 8. Germany 9. Japan 10. Spain Interested in something… Read more

AmaWaterways newest river ship debuts on the Rhine River – AmaMora

June 7, 2019

The AmaMora launched this week on the Rhine River and will sail between Amsterdam and Basel. It will sail on the “Enchanting Rhine” and “Captivating Rhine” itineraries which are 7 nights cruises that go between Amsterdam and Basel.  And starting on Nov. 25, it will offer “Christmas Markets on the… Read more

Experience land tours on this new ALL ELECTRIC vessel!

May 17, 2019

Hurtigruten will introduce a new all electric vessel for excursions for next spring, 2020.  The MS Bard is a battery powered catamarans custom-built for Polar water exploration. The catamaran will operate daily excursions on batteries for up to 10 hours from her home-port Longyearbyen – on the Arctic island of… Read more