AmaVida Day 2 – Touring Porto & Dinner In A Monastery


Ralph Grizzle is currently sailing onboard AmaWaterways‘ AmaVida. Today’s video vignette of our cruise along the Douro River features a morning tour of the city of Porto and dinner at a monastery. Transcript: Our morning began with a tour, and that’s one of the things I appreciate about AmaWaterways. The tours are included, so you… [Read More]

Cruising’s Quest For More Varied Cuisine


Cruise Ship Dining Options Demystified Two decades ago, dining aboard a cruise ship was a straightforward affair: Dinners were either early-seating (served at around 5:30 p.m.) or late seating (at around 8 p.m.) Tables were set, and you dined with the same guests and enjoyed the same wait staff for the duration of your voyage…. [Read More]

This Week, A New Travel Video Series: Cruising The Douro River On AmaWaterways

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This week, we’re traveling from Copenhagen to Portugal to river cruise along the beautiful Douro River. We’ll be cruising through the heart of the Duoro Valley, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known for its wine production. In fact, ours is a special wine-themed cruise on AmaVida, operated by AmaWaterways. Join us for… [Read More]

Emerald Waterways Live Voyage Report – Day 5

Durnstein, Melk and Austria’s Wachau Valley Our Danube Delights itinerary aboard Emerald Waterways’ Emerald Star went into Austrian overdrive today as we called on two very small but beautiful towns nestled within the country’s picturesque Wachau Valley. At 0800, we arrived in Durnstein, a picturesque little village located at Kilometre 2000 of the Danube that… [Read More]