Bicycles & Beer, Wine & Chocolate, Myanmar & Much More On AmaWaterways: An Interview With The Founding Couple

AmaPrima Christening

In this Avid Cruiser Audio Podcast, I talk with two people who over the past 10 years have become good friends. We’ve cruised together many times, and I love their product. I’m talking about river cruising on AmaWaterways. At a cruise convention in Miami this past March, I sat down with Kristin Karst and Rudi… [Read More]

Dondra Ritzenthaler Talks About Celebrity Suite Class In Our Avid Cruiser Audio Podcast

Celebrity Suite Class, Reflection Suite

Celebrity Suite Class We learn more about this new class of service in our interview with Dondra Ritzenthaler Celebrity Cruises recently announced a brand-new class of service, and it’s aimed at cruisers who would normally sail with traditional luxury brands. Dubbed “Celebrity Suite Class,” the line’s newest class of service is designed deliver an all-new… [Read More]

An Explorer At Heart, That’s Me: A New Venture & A New Voyage

Ralph Grizzle in Kullaberg

I began my journalistic career at the age of 32, following the conclusion of my “sabbatical decade.” From 1980 through 1990, I bicycled across America, pedaled through Europe and island-hopped the South Pacific. After backpacking through Bali, bussing through Java, hopping a boat to Singapore and crossing Malaysia to Thailand, I flew into Burma (your… [Read More]

Embarking Tauck’s New ms Inspire


Embarking Tauck’s new ms Inspire in Amsterdam for a journey through history Aaron Saunders, reporting for Avid Cruiser’s Live Voyage Reports Today, I stepped aboard Tauck’s new ms Inspire for the first time at the Port of Amsterdam. And what a beautiful ship she is! The ms Inspire still has that “new-ship” smell to her…. [Read More]

Seabourn’s Smaller Ports: Avid Cruiser Feature Video

marquee ports

Transcript: One of the things that I like about ships of the size that Seabourn operates is that they’re large enough to have all the activities you could ever want, and yet they’re small enough to visit both marquee destinations and small ports of call that larger ships often can’t visit. Today, for example, we’re… [Read More]

A Photo Tour Of Silversea Cruises’ New Silver Discoverer

Introducing, Silver Discoverer

Silver Discoverer, Silversea’s latest addition to its award-winning expedition fleet, welcomes her first guests today, exactly 20 years to the day since the company launched its first ultra-luxury cruise ship. Here’s a look inside Silversea Expeditions’ newest vessel, which recently completed a multi-million-dollar refurbishment. If you have trouble viewing the slideshow, view on Flickr instead…. [Read More]