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Silver Discoverer: Our Video Ship Review

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Silver Discoverer: Ship Review from Ralph Grizzle on Vimeo. Transcript: This beach in this remote village in Russia’s Far East marks the end of wonderful two-week voyage on Silversea Expeditions’ Silver Discoverer. We witnessed spectacles of nature. We spent time in Zodiacs photographing walruses. We saw whales and hundreds of Orcas and we saw lots… [Read More]

Trip Interrupted: We Now Resume Our Regularly Scheduled Broadcast Featuring Silver Discoverer

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If you’re a regular reader of the Avid Cruiser blog, you may have wondered about the abrupt end in reporting from my August voyage on Silver Discoverer. Certainly, a few readers have written to ask, Was there more? Indeed, there was. My last report was filed on August 14. After that, I went silent. I… [Read More]

Six Frequently Asked Questions: Cruising the Mekong

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The Mekong River continues to grow in popularity for river cruisers and the companies that operate along the storied waterway. AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways, CroisiEurope, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and Viking River Cruises all offer journeys along the Mekong. Accordingly, we get a lot of questions here on River Cruise Advisor about Mekong River cruises. Here are the top… [Read More]

The ‘Extended’ Version: Helsingborg, The ‘Real Sweden’

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As of this writing, more than 25,000 of you have enjoyed watching our video featuring Helsingborg, Sweden, on both Youtube and Blip.tv. With a run time of nearly 11 minutes, our video is a long one by today’s short-attention-span standards. Now, however, we have an even longer version (running nearly 16 minutes), with a few… [Read More]

Eight Videos: Cruising Portugal’s Douro River

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I’ve just posted eight videos that highlight our recent voyage along Portugal’s Douro River with AmaWaterways. The journey, back in July, was one of the more interesting river cruises I have experienced. The region was beautiful, the Portuguese were extremely warm and welcoming (both those who worked on the ship and the people we encountered… [Read More]

On Silver Discoverer: Better Than Summer Camp, Teens & Adults Learn To Master Photography While Exploring

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As we explored Russia’s Far East for the past two weeks on Silver Discoverer, acclaimed photographer and film-maker David Wright hosted photography workshops for guests. One of two teens on our voyage, my 17-year-old son took advantage of the opportunity to learn as much as possible from the award-winning National Geographic and BBC film-maker. To… [Read More]

On Silver Discoverer In Russia’s Far East: In Pursuit Of The Reindeer Herders

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We couldn’t have asked for a more diverse or event-filled day on Silver Discoverer. Our morning started off with a hike through a glacial valley, past bubbling streams, and across Arctic tundra, to a lake on a day warm enough to merit a splash. The landscape – and the day were absolutely stunning. We returned… [Read More]