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First Modern Riverboat in the U.S. Concludes Inaugural Cruise on Mississippi

American Cruise Lines modern

Brand new riverboat, American Song, arrived to a warm Southern welcome in Memphis on Friday, October 12th after a week’s long inaugural cruise up the Mississippi from New Orleans, stopping at Oak Alley, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Natchez, and Vicksburg. Guests were buzzing with excitement as they came ashore at the Beale Street Landing, having enjoyed a marvelous time along…

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AmaWaterways Named Best River Cruise Line by AFAR Magazine

amawaterways fireworks

AmaWaterways has been chosen as the Best River Cruise by AFAR magazine for its 2018 Travelers’ Choice Cruise Awards. This marks the second consecutive year that AFAR magazine readers have voted AmaWaterways higher than any other river cruise line. Produced by AFAR magazine, the Travelers’ Choice Awards reflect the tastes of their affluent, influential and well-traveled audience. AFAR’s editorial team…

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Viking Named #1 River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler

Viking Durnstein Ship

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) has again been voted the Best River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler in the publication’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. Viking has scored in the top of the list every year since the river cruise category was introduced. With the #1 winning score, Condé Nast Traveler readers voted Viking higher than any other cruise line for the second…

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Avalon Waterways’ New Suite Ship ‘Avalon Saigon’ Sets Sail

Avalon Saigon exterior

A journey on one of Asia’s great rivers offers a tapestry of fascinating sights, colorful cultures and ancient traditions. A journey on Avalon Waterways’ smaller Suite Ships widens the possibilities for travelers to get closer to all of the must-see sights while introducing them to new destinations, locals and their way of life.  And now, Avalon Waterways is cruising farther…

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Golf Themed Cruises in Full Swing as France Prepares for Ryder Cup

Golf Themed Cruises

With interest in this year’s Ryder Cup at an all-time high, the biannual event is raising the profile of France as a golfing destination, says European Waterways. Scheduled for L’Albatros Course in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, just 20 miles from Paris, the Ryder Cup pits the best of European golfers against top American players. It is being held in France for only the…

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American Song, 1st Modern Riverboat in U.S. History Successfully Passes Sea Trials

American Song Returning from Sea Trials

American Cruise Lines‘ brand new ship American Song has successfully passed Sea Trials and is now on its way to the “Big Easy.” The first modern riverboat in U.S. history is expected to arrive in New Orleans the first week in September. American Song passed Sea Trials with flying colors and is the second new vessel completed and delivered to…

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Pandaw Expeditions Offers Classic Mekong in Vietnam & Cambodia

RV Mekong Pandaw

Asia cruise pioneer Pandaw Expeditions is continuing to offer a Classic Mekong cruise that presents a cruise that is both fascinating and varied on the River Mekong. The cruise features a striking cultural contrast between the bustling Vietnam delta and the tranquility of Cambodia. The RV Mekong passes from the vibrant French colonial port of Saigon and along the main channel into the rich countryside…

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Hunt for Truffles During the Festive Wine Harvest Season in France

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With the end of summer and changing color of the leaves comes a fairy tale time in the French annual calendar, the wine harvest season. It is a festive time of year across France, providing excellent opportunities for foodies and wine lovers alike to experience some of the country’s best cultural and gastronomic traditions. European Waterways’ guests have the chance…

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Scenic Ruby Delivers Perfect ‘Rhine Highlights’ River Cruise

Castle on Rhine River

By Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher Scenic Cruises’ Scenic Ruby sails the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers in style throughout the year, allowing cruisers to take advantage of Europe’s musical heritage, seasonal wine festivals, stunning scenery, Oktoberfest, Christmas markets, or, as we discovered, Holland’s fantastic tulip season. With only 165 passengers aboard, we found ourselves quickly making friends from…

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