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Barcelona’s Backstreet Eats
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Steve Leland - September 27, 2021

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AmaWaterways <i>AmaDahlia</i> Sets Sail on Inaugural Cruise
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AmaWaterways AmaDahlia Sets Sail on Inaugural Cruise

Evan Gove - September 10, 2021

The newest ship from AmaWaterways began sailing the famous Nile River in Egypt this week and guests had a surprise prior to embarkation! Cruise line co-founders Rudi…

AmaWaterways Welcomes <i>AmaSiena</i> to River Cruise Fleet
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AmaWaterways Welcomes AmaSiena to River Cruise Fleet

Evan Gove - August 31, 2021

River cruise operator AmaWaterways celebrated the christening of its newest ship, AmaSiena, with a ceremony in Lahnstein, Germany on Sunday. The ceremony was attended by AmaWaterways’ Co-Founders, President Rudi Schreiner and…

A Slice of Americana on the New <i>American Countess</i>
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A Slice of Americana on the New American Countess

John Roberts - July 8, 2021

The Mighty Mississippi has carved an indelible place in the history of the United States, giving life and character to the cities and towns that popped up…

Egypt Travel Restrictions You Need to Know Before Your Nile River Cruise
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Egypt Travel Restrictions You Need to Know Before Your Nile River Cruise

Evan Gove - July 7, 2021

It's a staple on pretty much all of our bucket lists thanks to iconic tourist locations like the Pyramids at Giza and the immeasurable allure of the…

AmaWaterways Partners with Ancestry on Family History Cruises
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AmaWaterways Partners with Ancestry on Family History Cruises

Evan Gove - June 25, 2021

One of the most popular river cruise lines has a new partnership which could help guests learn more about Europe, but also their family history as well!…

European Waterways Set to Resume Operation
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European Waterways Set to Resume Operation

Evan Gove - June 8, 2021

Luxury hotel barge cruising operator European Waterways is ready to resume operation on Europe's most famous rivers thanks to the region beginning to reopen to tourists. The…

Check out this Epic 46-Day Cruise from Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
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Check out this Epic 46-Day Cruise from Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Evan Gove - May 18, 2021

How would you like to spend 46 days cruising the world? Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is giving cruisers the chance to do just that with their new Rivers…

Would You Take a Mystery Cruise With Uniworld Boutique River Cruises?
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Would You Take a Mystery Cruise With Uniworld Boutique River Cruises?

Evan Gove - April 21, 2021

Would you take a vacation if you didn't know where you were going beforehand? That's exactly what Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is offering with their very first…

AmaWaterways Announces Record Bookings in March
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AmaWaterways Announces Record Bookings in March

Evan Gove - April 20, 2021

The demand for river cruising has never been higher according to AmaWaterways. The river cruise line announced they've opened up bookings for 2023 Europe river cruise itineraries thanks…

This is the World’s Longest River Cruise
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This is the World’s Longest River Cruise

Evan Gove - March 9, 2021

It's never too early to start planning for the future so if you're looking for the ultimate return to cruising, do we have a European river cruise…

These River Cruise Ships are Available for Private Charter
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These River Cruise Ships are Available for Private Charter

Evan Gove - February 22, 2021

In the age of social distancing, cruisers are turning to private yacht charters as a way to fulfill their wanderlust and still adhere to the social distancing…

AmaWaterways Announces New Wine Hosts for 2021
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AmaWaterways Announces New Wine Hosts for 2021

Evan Gove - January 5, 2021

It won't be long now until we're sipping wine on board a luxurious river cruise and to help with the anticipation, AmaWaterways has released a new list…

Pandaw Unveils New Double-Size Suites
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Pandaw Unveils New Double-Size Suites

Evan Gove - January 4, 2021

The popular Asian river cruise line Pandaw has something for guests to look forward to in 2021; brand new double-size suites on board their P Class ships…

Cruise Home to America
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Cruise Home to America

Evan Gove - December 3, 2020

There’s something beautifully consistent about a river. A living embodiment of water’s never ending journey through our ecosystems, rivers provide life in ways no other body of…

Top 5 Best River Cruise Lines
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Top 5 Best River Cruise Lines

Evan Gove - November 3, 2020

Far from the 20-story behemoths sailing the seven seas, river cruise ships offer a cruise vacation full of relaxation, enrichment and discovery. Many cruisers prefer the slower…

France, Germany Announce New COVID Lockdowns
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France, Germany Announce New COVID Lockdowns

Evan Gove - October 29, 2020

Earlier this summer, the cruise industry saw a return to cruising in Europe as an overwhelming positive. Now, four months later, both France and Germany have announced…

Crystal Clean
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Crystal Clean

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 23, 2020

Already renowned for luxurious accommodations and signature butler service (voted best onboard enrichment and service in our 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards), Crystal River Cruises can trumpet that…

Cruise Recipe: AmaWaterways’ Black Forest Cake
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Cruise Recipe: AmaWaterways’ Black Forest Cake

Evan Gove - September 9, 2020

One can hardly visit Germany without being tempted by its smorgasbord of iconic delicacies—many of which have been brought over and are now enjoyed throughout the United…

River Cruise Bookings Are Up, Says AmaWaterways
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River Cruise Bookings Are Up, Says AmaWaterways

Evan Gove - September 2, 2020

Yesterday morning, AmaWaterways made the difficult decision to suspend operation until November for all but one ship. The river cruise company pioneered the industry return to cruising…

AmaWaterways Pauses Most River Cruises Until November
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AmaWaterways Pauses Most River Cruises Until November

Evan Gove - September 1, 2020

UPDATE: A representative from AmaWaterways has confirmed that the pause until October does NOT apply to the newly restarted AmaKristina in Europe. It DOES however, apply to…

Choose Your Cruise – August 28, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – August 28, 2020

Evan Gove - August 28, 2020

Earlier this week, we profiled Holly Johnson, the President of Wings Airways & Taku Lodge in Juneau, Alaska. Holly and her staff are struggling to get by…

Will Expedition Yachts Be the Future of Cruising?
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Will Expedition Yachts Be the Future of Cruising?

Evan Gove - August 27, 2020

One thing we’ve heard a lot of lately is that small ship cruise lines will have an easier time returning to full operation following the COVID-19 pandemic. Aqua…

Choose Your Cruise – July 2, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – July 2, 2020

Evan Gove - July 2, 2020

Happy Independence Day! This July 4th is going to be a little different than most years but that doesn't mean we can't have fun, celebrate our freedom,…

American Queen Steamboat Company Partners with Uniworld
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American Queen Steamboat Company Partners with Uniworld

Evan Gove - June 22, 2020

When Uniworld Boutique River Cruises cancelled their summer itineraries due to COVID-19, many passengers were left frustrated that their upcoming cruise was no longer. Many had the…

ANTI-SOCIAL DISTANCING? Solo Cruising in the Covid-19 Era
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ANTI-SOCIAL DISTANCING? Solo Cruising in the Covid-19 Era

Judi Cuervo - June 22, 2020

When I think of cruising in the Covid-19 era, the chorus of Eric Carmen’s 1975 pop hit “All By Myself” wafts through my mind because, more often…

Choose Your Cruise – June 19, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – June 19, 2020

Evan Gove - June 19, 2020

You might think that you have to fly all the way to Europe to get the full river cruise experience, but people forget that America has rivers,…

River Cruising Returning to Australia
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River Cruising Returning to Australia

Evan Gove - June 15, 2020

Australian cruise operator Captain Cook Cruises is returning their river cruise operations back to normal starting June 23rd on Australia’s Murray River. The 7-night ‘Welcome Back’ cruise…

River Cruising to Basel, Switzerland
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River Cruising to Basel, Switzerland

Evan Gove - May 20, 2020

Basel, Switzerland, is a friendly and fascinating city located near where the borders of France, Germany and Switzerland meet. With the Rhine River flowing through the oldest part…

Choose Your Cruise – April 17, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – April 17, 2020

Evan Gove - April 17, 2020

Last week on Choose Your Cruise, readers selected their favorite adventure from a list of three expedition cruises. This week, we're trading in our zodiacs and parkas…

CRUISE RECIPE:  Onion Tarte from French Country Waterways
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CRUISE RECIPE: Onion Tarte from French Country Waterways

Judi Cuervo - April 16, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again What I simply adore about cruising is its variety.  We can sail massive ships, mid-size ships, small ships, river boats, yachts, expedition ships….and,…

Heidelberg on the Rhine: Traveling Through Time
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Heidelberg on the Rhine: Traveling Through Time

Evan Gove - March 12, 2020

For any river cruise on the Rhine, there are plenty castles to see that inspire. All of them come with tales of romance and political intrigue throughout…

Cruise Deal of the Week – March 6, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 6, 2020

Evan Gove - March 6, 2020

The Mississippi River will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise -Mark Twain  The Mississippi River may not have the…

Pandaw’s Pursuit Of Laos
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Pandaw’s Pursuit Of Laos

Steve Leland - March 5, 2020

Experiential river cruising provides an opportunity to discover new lands, cultures, and people, deviating from the path well-traveled. Intrepid travelers recognize that going off the radar has…

Port Day: Budapest
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Port Day: Budapest

Evan Gove - March 5, 2020

Beautiful Budapest is a destination along the Danube River for cruise passengers coming both from the north, Amsterdam, and the east, Romania. The Danube runs right through the…

Cruising to Rudesheim: A Gem on the Rhine
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Cruising to Rudesheim: A Gem on the Rhine

Evan Gove - March 3, 2020

Rudesheim, Germany, is an enchanting town with narrow streets that burst with energy and whimsy found along the banks of the famous Rhine River. With a year-round…

Port Day: Mumbai, India
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Port Day: Mumbai, India

Evan Gove - February 13, 2020

You've just docked at Ballard Pier in Mumbai, India and are ready to explore all of the sights, sounds, tastes and smells that this vibrant and eclectic…

Heritage Line Announces Upper Mekong River Cruises
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Heritage Line Announces Upper Mekong River Cruises

Evan Gove - February 12, 2020

The beauty of cruising is that it comes in all shapes and sizes. From massive ocean liners with thousands of guests to boutique riverine vessels, there’s a…

Cruising to Cologne: How to Spend the Day
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Cruising to Cologne: How to Spend the Day

Evan Gove - January 27, 2020

For a city that combines the best of ancient Europe with a modern, vibrant metropolis, you can’t do much better than Cologne, Germany. As the largest city…

Adventures By Disney Announces New European River Cruises
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Adventures By Disney Announces New European River Cruises

Evan Gove - January 23, 2020

One of the biggest names in cruising and entertainment is expanding their river cruise options in the coming years and that's great news for those interested in…

Cruise to Alaska Tops List of Vacation Bookings in 2019
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Cruise to Alaska Tops List of Vacation Bookings in 2019

Evan Gove - January 7, 2020

How popular are cruises to Alaska? In a survey conducted by Travel Leaders Group, one of North America’s largest travel agent companies, 38% of respondents booked a…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 8, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 8, 2019

Evan Gove - November 7, 2019

Is there a better way to explore the world than on a handcrafted luxury river ship going to exotic destinations, with a glass of something refreshing in…

Saga Reveals New Spirit of the Rhine
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Saga Reveals New Spirit of the Rhine

Evan Gove - November 4, 2019

When Saga launched their new river cruise ship Spirit of Discovery earlier this year, we already knew the cruise line had her sister ship planned for 2020.…

Make Hamburg Cruise Days the Highlight of Your Next Vacation
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Make Hamburg Cruise Days the Highlight of Your Next Vacation

Evan Gove - August 26, 2019

When it comes to exploring Germany’s second largest city, you’re going to need a boat. Hamburg has a rich history, one which cannot be told without perhaps…

Watch Porthole CEO on Lifetime’s <i>The Balancing Act</i> (VIDEO)
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Watch Porthole CEO on Lifetime’s The Balancing Act (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 2, 2019

The cruise industry has EXPLODED in recent years as more and more people are discovering the joys of a cruise vacation. For more than 20 years, Porthole…

New River Cruise Bike Tours Starting in Asia
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New River Cruise Bike Tours Starting in Asia

Evan Gove - March 19, 2019

River cruising through Asian countries like Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand is an adventure most have never experienced. Grasshopper Adventures is launching three unique bike tours and cruise…

River Cruising in Kerala: India’s Southern Charm
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River Cruising in Kerala: India’s Southern Charm

Steve Leland - March 18, 2019

India.  It wasn’t a place that I had my heart set on visiting and like many Americans, I knew very little about the country.  I was acutely…

5 Overlooked Cruise Destinations
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5 Overlooked Cruise Destinations

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 21, 2019

Cruises to places like the Bahamas and the Caribbean are a dime a dozen. To get the most for your money, consider a cruise destination that isn't…

Cruise Deal of the Week – February 15, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – February 15, 2019

Evan Gove - February 15, 2019

Love is in the air, so why not book a cruise with a line whose name literally means love! Ama (or amor) means love in Spanish and…

Bonjour <I>Luciole</i>, the Bistro Barge!
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Bonjour Luciole, the Bistro Barge!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 11, 2019

Driving through the rolling fields of the French countryside, I was already getting hungry. We were headed south of Paris in the direction of Auxerre, where, beneath…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 9, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 9, 2018

Evan Gove - November 9, 2018

Those looking for a great cruise vacation can treat themselves to a room with a view for a lot less than usual thanks to the Double Upgrade…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 2, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 2, 2018

Evan Gove - November 2, 2018

It's time to put away the bubbling cauldrons and spooky skeletons because the Holiday season is officially upon us. One of the best ways to get the…

Cruise Deal of the Week – October 19, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – October 19, 2018

Evan Gove - October 19, 2018

You know if it's coming from Emerald Waterways, it's a suite deal! The famous river cruise experts have a deal running through Halloween if you're looking to…

A Lewis & Clark River Cruise You Have to Take
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A Lewis & Clark River Cruise You Have to Take

Evan Gove - September 6, 2018

While most planning a cruise vacation are checking out itineraries involving the ocean, river cruising is growing in popularity as evident by new expanded cruisings from the…

Travel Icon Samantha Brown Named AmaMagna Godmother
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Travel Icon Samantha Brown Named AmaMagna Godmother

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 23, 2018

It may be easier to list the places famed travel icon Samantha Brown HASN’T been. The former Travel Channel personality and current host of the PBS show…

Exceptional Adventures Await With Crystal Cruises
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Exceptional Adventures Await With Crystal Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2018

It seems like all cruise lines tout their luxury these days, but the extravagance and splendor afforded by one particular source of adventure stands out among the…

Cruise Deal of the Week – August 17, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – August 17, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 17, 2018

It’s never too early to start planning for the holidays according to the river cruise experts at AmaWaterways. That’s why they’re getting in the spirit with big…

This Cruise Line is Offering Deals for Solo Cruisers
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This Cruise Line is Offering Deals for Solo Cruisers

Evan Gove - August 7, 2018

You may need two to tango, but you only need one to cruise when you take advantage of Riviera River Cruises new focus on solo cruisers. The…

Cruise Deal of the Week – July 27, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – July 27, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 27, 2018

Have you ever wanted to uncover the mysteries of the Orient? Thanks to a new Summer Special from Victoria Cruises, cruising the Yangtze River in China has…

Ooo La La, On The Move To France
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Ooo La La, On The Move To France

Steve Leland - June 23, 2018

I’m onto the France vacation segment of this summer’s epic cruise and travel adventure, so it’s Arrivederci, Roma and after a two hour flight, it’s Bienvenue, France.…

Cruise Ship Vacations: Small Ships Vs. Big Ships
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Cruise Ship Vacations: Small Ships Vs. Big Ships

Evan Gove - May 22, 2018

It’s perfectly reasonable for a cruise novice to think that the biggest, newest and most extravagant cruise ship is going to offer the best cruising experience, but…

The Great Wall and Pandas of Chengdu
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The Great Wall and Pandas of Chengdu

Evan Gove - May 21, 2018

Few marvels of the ancient world compare in size and scale to the Great Wall of China. Spanning thousands of miles, it’s the longest man-made structure on…

When Kings Were Gods; Cruising the Ancient Nile
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When Kings Were Gods; Cruising the Ancient Nile

Evan Gove - May 19, 2018

Few rivers on Earth mean as much to a nation as the Nile does to the people of Egypt. Historically important, culturally essential, and necessary for survival,…

The Holy Ganges: An India River Cruise Adventure
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The Holy Ganges: An India River Cruise Adventure

Evan Gove - May 14, 2018

The Ganges river system in India is more than just a waterway, it’s a purveyor of life. For the millions of people who live near its shores,…

Cruising North: Welcome to Montreal’s Busy Season
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Cruising North: Welcome to Montreal’s Busy Season

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 7, 2018

The Mohawk people call it Kaniatarowanenneh, meaning “big waterway”. Those who experience the St. Lawrence River during Montreal’s busy cruising season are hard-pressed to find fault with…

Design Time:  S.S. Joie de Vivre
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Design Time: S.S. Joie de Vivre

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2017

Bonjour S.S. Joie de Vivre Uniworld’s newest river ship design reflects the French joy of living. By Fran Golden When Toni Tollman set out to design the…

American Cruise Lines Reveals New Class of Modern Riverboats
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American Cruise Lines Reveals New Class of Modern Riverboats

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 1, 2017

American Cruise Lines Reveals New Class of Modern Riverboats Cruise News - Mar. 1, 2017 American Cruise Lines has announced details for the first of a new…

Exploring on American Empress
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Exploring on American Empress

Steve Leland - February 16, 2017

Modern-day exploration aboard American Empress By Steve Leland I'd had Tina Turner belting out “Proud Mary” in my head since first planning this cruise adventure through the…

American Queen Steamboat Company Reveals American Duchess Suites
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American Queen Steamboat Company Reveals American Duchess Suites

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 25, 2016

American Queen Steamboat Company Reveals American Duchess Suites Cruise News - Oct. 25, 2016 American Queen Steamboat Company has announced it will be the first and only…

Like a Local: Budapest
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Like a Local: Budapest

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2016

Bring on Budapest Close the guidebooks and let a local lead the way. By Jennifer Walker When I was 8, my Hungarian mother decided to move us…

Vitamin Sea: Relaxing on the River
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Vitamin Sea: Relaxing on the River

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 21, 2016

Relaxing on the River Discover the spa options on today’s modern river ships. By Fran Golden A cruise aboard the 36-passenger river ship Avalon Myanmar on the…

Cruise Ship Review: AmaWaterways AmaDara
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AmaWaterways
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Cruise Ship Review: AmaWaterways AmaDara

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 6, 2016

AmaDara sets sail for history, culture, and wonder. Story and photography by Michel Verdure There is always a heightened level of anticipation and excitement on an inaugural…

Cruise Ship Review: Viking Star
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Cruise Ship Review: Viking Star

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 30, 2015

A Star Is Born Viking Ocean Cruises debuts with a flagship like no other: Viking Star By Fran Golden Standing in your swimsuit in the first-at-sea snow…