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Bike excursion in Paris/U by Uniworld
Bike excursion in Paris/U by Uniworld

European river cruises don’t come cheap, but there’s now a more affordable option that’s available only to younger travelers. Uniworld has launched a new brand, U by Uniworld, aimed at ages 21 to 45 — and the cruises are less than half the cost of their regular sailings. Starting next... Read More

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Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas & Orangutans/Orangutan Foundation International

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. Silversea‘s passengers will no doubt go ape over renowned scientist and conservationist Biruté Mary Galdikas, who is lecturing on the 120-passenger Silver Discoverer in October. Galdikas is famous for her... Read More

Undoubtedly, cruisers used to bargain-basement fares on mass-market mega-ship cruises to Mexico or the Caribbean might experience some initial sticker shock when first considering a European river cruise vacation. Granted, sailing the storied waterways of the European heartland – from Lorelei’s Rhine to Strauss’s Blue Danube – does indeed... Read More

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Last week, Avalon Waterways christened another new ship, the Avalon Felicity in Volendam, Netherlands with opera singer Measha Brueggergosman serving as the ship’s godmother. The introduction of Felicity marks Avalon’s ninth new ship in Europe since 2004 – and yet another is slated to debut this August. Felicity will... Read More