Doing more onshore

The Palace at Versailles For all the fuss river cruise lines make about their pretty ships (and don’t get me wrong, most are a visual delight), the truth is that many of the most memorable river cruising moments don’t take place on the water – they take place on land. Yes, images of boats sellContinue reading “Doing more onshore”

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Viking, Crystal and navigating new waters

Less than one year after Viking launched into ocean cruising with the delivery of the Viking Star in March, Crystal Cruises announced that it would go from ocean to rivers, with the launch of its first river cruise ship slated for 2016. So what are some of the potential advantages and disadvantages of each approach?Continue reading “Viking, Crystal and navigating new waters”

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Crystal opens reservation books for river cruises

Crystal’s luxury ships will sail the Danube and Rhine rivers plus several waterways in France. Crystal Cruises on Monday unveiled details of its five river cruise itineraries and opened bookings. Inaugural voyages for the five vessels will be exclusively available for booking to members of Crystal Society, the line’s loyalty program, from Nov. 30 through Dec. 15,Continue reading “Crystal opens reservation books for river cruises”

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