Silver Discoverer: Our Video Ship Review

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Silver Discoverer: Ship Review from Ralph Grizzle on Vimeo.

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This beach in this remote village in Russia’s Far East marks the end of wonderful two-week voyage on Silversea Expeditions’ Silver Discoverer. We witnessed spectacles of nature. We spent time in Zodiacs photographing walruses. We saw whales and hundreds of Orcas and we saw lots of bear.

Uniworld Recognized For Culinary Offerings

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More good news coming out of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection headquarters this week: the line recently announced it has been honoured with the Reader’s Choice Award for Best “Culinary Cruise Line” in the 2014 SAVEUR Culinary Travel Awards.

Uniworld has won an award recognizing their culinary offerings both onboard and ashore. Photo courtesy of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Uniworld has won an award recognizing their culinary offerings both onboard and ashore. Photo courtesy of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Chosen by the magazine’s 1.6-million readership comprised of food and travel enthusiasts, the SAVEUR Culinary Travel Awards recognize outstanding contributions to culinary aspects of the travel experience.

Six Frequently Asked Questions: Cruising the Mekong

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The Mekong River continues to grow in popularity for river cruisers and the companies that operate along the storied waterway. AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways, CroisiEurope, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and Viking River Cruises all offer journeys along the Mekong. Accordingly, we get a lot of questions here on River Cruise Advisor about Mekong River cruises. Here are the top six.

The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo ©  Aaron Saunders

The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo © Aaron Saunders

1: Do you need Visas for Cambodia and Vietnam?

Uniworld To Offer Ganges River Cruises in 2016

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Fans of exotic river cruises have much to look forward to. Last week, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection announced a brand new addition to its fleet and its itinerary lineup in the form of the Ganges Voyager II. It’s an all-suite ship that, as its name suggests, will operate Uniworld’s first boutique river cruises in India.

Austrian-based Luftner Cruises is expanding into Asia in 2014 - including river cruises along India's famed Ganges. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia / Creative Commons

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will begin offering river cruises along the Ganges in 2016. Shown here is Varanasi, India. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia / Creative Commons

Eight Videos: Cruising Portugal’s Douro River

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I’ve just posted eight videos that highlight our recent voyage along Portugal’s Douro River with AmaWaterways. The journey, back in July, was one of the more interesting river cruises I have experienced. The region was beautiful, the Portuguese were extremely warm and welcoming (both those who worked on the ship and the people we encountered ashore), and the food and wine – priceless. Highly recommended.

Three Tips To Help You Know When To Book Your River Cruise

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There’s no time like now to begin planning your river cruise holiday.

When it comes to planning a holiday, booking a river cruise is an entirely different process than booking a hotel or even a traditional oceangoing cruise. Here are three tips to help you know when to book your river cruise for the best values — and least chance of disappointment.

AmaWaterways to Welcome AmaSerena, AmaVista in 2015

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It’s been a busy summer for AmaWaterways. Hot on the heels of the christening of AmaSonata, the popular river cruise line has confirmed they will introduce two new Certo Class river cruise ships in Europe next year.

Currently under construction in the Netherlands, AmaSerena and AmaVista will be capable of carrying 164 guests and will represent the latest evolution of one of AmaWaterways’ most popular designs that began with the launch of the AmaCerto in 2012. Launching in 2015, AmaSerena and AmaVista will sail the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers.

Tauck Increases 2014 Christmas Markets Sailings

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Popular tour and river cruise operator Tauck has recently announced it plans to increase its Christmas Markets river cruise offerings for the upcoming 2014 winter season by 67 percent, adding additional ships and increasing their Christmas-themed departures.

Europe's Christmas Markets are a stunning tradition and vacation opportunity rolled into one. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders

Europe’s Christmas Markets are a stunning tradition and vacation opportunity rolled into one. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders

Tauck will add their new ms Inspireand ms Savoron the highly-popular Christmas Markets runs that occur every year from November 25 to December 24. They will join the line’s existing ms Treasuresand ms Swiss Jewel.

Cruise Specialists Highlights “Most Popular” Cruise Segments for Upcoming Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage

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Guests can cruise on all or select segments of the Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage aboard Holland America Line’s ms Amsterdam, plus Cruise Specialists guests receive exclusive benefits.

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Holland America Line decorates the port to bid its Grand Voyage and World Cruise passengers a fond farewell.


On Silver Discoverer In Russia’s Far East: In Pursuit Of The Reindeer Herders

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We couldn’t have asked for a more diverse or event-filled day on Silver Discoverer. Our morning started off with a hike through a glacial valley, past bubbling streams, and across Arctic tundra, to a lake on a day warm enough to merit a splash. The landscape – and the day were absolutely stunning.

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