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Cruise Critic Reveals Best Cruise Ships and Lines in 2017 Editors' Picks Awards
New article on Cruise Critic:
Cruise Critic Reveals Best Cruise Ships and Lines in 2017 Editors' Picks Awards
https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=8274

"In the river category, best ship...
Crystal River Cruises Debuts New Shore Excursions
New article on Cruise Critic:
Crystal River Cruises Debuts New Shore Excursions
https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=8276
Tauck Offers More Active Shore Excursion Choices on 2018 River Cruises
New article on Cruise Critic:
Tauck Offers More Active Shore Excursion Choices on 2018 River Cruises
https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=8273
Figure out which flights you want and the price...
Figure out which flights you want and the price to book direct with the airline before you call the cruise line -- you may find that it's cheaper to book direct. That's what happened to us for our...
"Be careful what you wish for." A lot of what...
"Be careful what you wish for." A lot of what attracts me to Viking is their willingness to "Think Different" [to coin a phrase, or rather to steal it ;)] and their very clear sense that they will...
We have been "cruising around" over the last 6...
We have been "cruising around" over the last 6 years (14 cruises on 7 different cruise lines). Oceania was our first, back in 2011 on Insignia -- so memory is now somewhat dim, and Oceania has...
AMA is known for, and proud of, their fine dining...
AMA is known for, and proud of, their fine dining reputation. Dinner is dining, not eating. The Chef's Table even more so. There is no buffet or even casual evening dining venue [like Viking's...
The way you phrase your question here makes me...
The way you phrase your question here makes me think that you got their CYA script out. We had friends who did a Windstar cruise to Costa Rica and reported happily afterward that they actually did...
It seems to me there are three important food...
It seems to me there are three important food areas that need to be balanced in comparing cruise lines: MDR, specialty restaurants, and the buffet. When I see a review that mentions that they ate...
I would only compare Celebrity Suite Class with...
I would only compare Celebrity Suite Class with upscale lines like Oceania or Crystal. And based on my cruises last year Celebrity Suite Class can be compared to them -- both for food/service and on...
Live From American Duchess: Is Nashville the Next Great American River Cruise Port?
New article on Cruise Critic:
Live From American Duchess: Is Nashville the Next Great American River Cruise Home Port?
https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=8269
Great start to your report! I will enjoy...
Great start to your report! I will enjoy following along.
Emerald vs. Vantage
New article on Cruise Critic:
Emerald vs. Vantage
https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=2336
If you want active hiking options on a river...
If you want active hiking options on a river cruise, look at the AMA cruises with Backroads [choose "Walking & Hiking" filter]:
https://www.backroads.com/award-winning-tours/cruises
I got an email today with a link...
I got an email today with a link https://www.azamaraclubcruises.com/exclusive-preview-pursuit-spring-summer-2019 to a preview of Pursuit's Mediterranean itineraries from April through October. Not...
Compared to Tauck and Uniworld that include all...
Compared to Tauck and Uniworld that include all drinks and tips (and now Crystal), they are.
Back to OP, and anyone else concerned about the...
Back to OP, and anyone else concerned about the high cost of river cruising: you might want to read this new article on Cruise Critic, comparing AmaWaterways and Emerald as two "mid-priced" lines...
AmaWaterways vs. Emerald Waterways
New article on Cruise Critic:
AmaWaterways vs. Emerald Waterways
https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=3109
Why does this "new" article have a comment from...
Why does this "new" article have a comment from March 2016?
Welcome to river cruising! I have prepared a...
Welcome to river cruising! I have prepared a number of Stickies at the top of this board that will be a good place to start your research. Briefly: the Danube is more prone to water issues than the...
Yes. Also Lyon is a wonderful city, so an...
Yes. Also Lyon is a wonderful city, so an excellent place for a pre-cruise night or two.
Taking you more literally than I'm sure you...
Taking you more literally than I'm sure you intended, one detailed piece of advice is to choose the downstream direction on a Rhone cruise. The current is very strong on the Rhone [one of the few...
Aldi Süd operates as Aldi in the US, and Aldi...
Aldi Süd operates as Aldi in the US, and Aldi Nord as the ubiquitous Trader Joe’s
There's no early-payment discount that I know of....
There's no early-payment discount that I know of. I think that you can only book the Limited Edition tours after you are fully paid, but I'm not aware that they tend to fill up that early anyway. ...