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Valletta, Malta Named a Top-Rated Western Mediterranean Cruise Destination

Valletta

Valletta, Malta has just been named #3 on the Top-Rated Western Mediterranean Cruise Destinations in Cruise Critic’s 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. The awards are given based entirely on consumer feedback submitted on the Cruise Critic website over the past year. According to Cruise Critics, sailing into Valletta, Malta, is akin to stepping into the pages of a J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy; once you are in…

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Savings on European Waterways Barge Cruises in France During 2017 Grape Harvest Season

European Waterways

Luxury hotel barge cruising specialist European Waterways is offering a wide selection of 2017 Fall season specials that are up to 20% off for cabins and whole boat charters. The specials apply to some of its most popular vessels, including hotel barges that cruise France’s famous wine-making regions during the annual grape harvest season.  These include L’Impressionniste in Burgundy, Anjodi…

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Old World Tradition Meets New World Festivities on Tauck Christmas Market River Cruises

Christmas market

Tauck, the 92-year-old leader in upscale guided travel, sets sail along the Rhine and Danube to Europe’s famed Christmas Markets with two different eight-day river cruises in 2017. From Nürnberg and Vienna, to Strasbourg and Aachen, and several more markets in between, each Tauck River Cruising Christmas Market itinerary delivers hundreds of years of holiday tradition, insider access, and local…

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Katarina Line Adds New Deluxe Cruise Routes in Croatia

Katarina Line

Katarina Line, Croatia’s premier small ship cruise company and DMC, announced that it now features three new cruise routes for 2018 in response to the growing popularity of Croatia among North American travelers.  The routes, which highlight some of Croatia’s most popular port towns and attractions, include the 7-night “Adriatic Explorer” Opatija-Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik-Opatija one-way cruises that hug the country’s…

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AmaWaterways Launches Limited-Time Promotion on 2017 Christmas Markets Sailings

AmaWaterways Christmas Markets

AmaWaterways has announced the launch of a limited-time offer, giving travelers who book one of the company’s popular Christmas Markets cruise itineraries by July 31, 2017 up to $1,500 off their cruise fare.  The offer brings added affordability to those seeking an unforgettable journey exploring the Christmas magic of Europe’s Danube and Rhine rivers. AmaWaterways’ Christmas Markets themed cruises are…

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CroisiEurope Inaugurates New Premium Ship, the MS Douce France II

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CroisiEurope has inaugurated its latest vessel, the MSDouce France II. After a complete renovation, the former MS Douce France has been transformed into the latest top-rated premium ships in CroisiEurope’s fleet. The ship’s redesign now features the highest-quality materials, and special attention has been paid to open spaces and natural light. Achieving contemporary elegance, maximum comfort and utmost safety, the MS Douce France…

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Windstar Cruises Adds 20 New Itineraries in Europe

Windstar Europe

Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises continues to make big changes to its deployment, announcing eight new itineraries in Northern Europe and 12 new Mediterranean itineraries, bringing Windstar’s total unique itineraries in Europe for 2018 to an impressive 40. The itineraries beget 26 new European ports, increasing the company’s global number of maiden ports to 93 for 2018. The sailings,…

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Seabourn Offers Access on New UNESCO World Heritage Tours in Europe

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The exclusive partnership between Seabourn and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) continues as the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line announces new UNESCO Partner Tours at World Heritage Sites across Europe over the cruise season ahead. As with all such offerings since the partnership began in 2014, the tours will offer guests privileged access, guide-led exploration, and…

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Kids Go Free on European Hotel Barge Vacations

Kids Go Free on European Hotel Barge Vacations

European Waterways is catering to the growing market for family travel with a new “kids go free” promotion on select hotel barges in France and Scotland this summer.  The company is also offering a wider range of family-friendly excursions and meal options that will appeal to families with children of all ages.  On the eight-passenger L’Art de Vivre in Burgundy…

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