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Windstar: 180 Degrees from Ordinary

Windstar: 180 Degrees from Ordinary

Everything you love about the freedom of the sea, the wind in your hair, the inky, starry nights and the anticipation of sunny days ahead is best exemplified by a small ship Windstar cruise. Perhaps you’ll choose one of its...

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Europe in the Slow Lane

Europe in the Slow Lane

IT’S TULIP TIME in the Netherlands and consequently, the rivers in this region are often bustling highways. We are fortunate though, as our Avalon Waterways river ship, the Imagery II, is the only one departing from the small town of...

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We Can Still Dream

We Can Still Dream

One of the best things about Avalon’s river ships is that they are small and usually hold an average of no more than 150 guests. They are built to slowly ply the world’s weaving and meandering rivers, sailing off the-beaten-path,...

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Celebrity Apex Returns from Successful FIrst Sea Trial

Celebrity Apex Returns from Successful FIrst Sea Trial

Celebrity Apex returned to the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France, last weekend following a very successful first sea trial. As anticipated, the Celebrity Cruises ship followed in the footsteps of its Edge Series sister ship, the award-winning...

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Experience All Things Europe with Tauck

Experience All Things Europe with Tauck

Land journeys, small ship cruises, river cruises… in Europe, Tauck offers it all. Explore some of Europe’s greatest cities in one trip – Venice, Florence and Rome on a family adventure in Italy; Amsterdam, Cologne and Budapest on a Danube...

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MSC Grandiosa Steps Into the Spotlight

MSC Grandiosa Steps Into the Spotlight

MSC Cruises’ newest and most innovative ship – MSC Grandiosa, the cruise line’s third Meraviglia class of ship and its most environmentally-advanced – entered service on October 31, 2019 to much fanfare. Kicking things off with a star-studded christening ceremony...

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Summertime in Switzerland

Summertime in Switzerland

IN MY MIND, Switzerland is always snowy – and I imagine myself schussing down an alp. In reality, my chance to tour Switzerland came in summer and while the Alps were definitely there, no skiing was involved. Instead, my time...

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