When I first contemplated cruising more than 20 years ago, I was extremely confused by all of the options. There were small ships, large ships, sailing ships, trans-Atlantic liners, tiny staterooms, spacious suites, all-inclusive vs. non all-inclusive – and so many places to visit on a variety of itineraries. What to do? And that was just ocean cruising. Now, there’s river cruising and expedition cruising complicating the mix even more. – Ralph Grizzle
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I was skeptical at first. Could AmaWaterways’ new AmaMagna be the perfect transitional ship for small ship ocean cruisers who are wanna-be river cruisers? I won’t keep you in suspense. The answer is, possibly. I’m not hedging by taking the middle ground. After all, small ship ocean cruisers know well what they have to give up to test the rivers. That changed this past spring when AmaWaterways introduced a ship that was nearly double the width of the classic river cruisers. After spending last week sailing from Budapest to Vilshofen (as a guest of AmaWaterways), I can say with certainty that this is no longer river cruising as you once knew it.
This week on Avid Travel with Britton Frost I am joined by Elsa Nystrom. Join us as we sit to talk about using Medicare abroad, cruise cancelations due to low water, and share a couple of funny travel stories.
This week, Britton and I are headed to Europe to board what just may be the most ocean-like of all river cruise ships operating in Europe. If you’ve been thinking about a river cruise, there are several ways to follow us during our journey on AmaMagna.
Sweden has been on my bucket list for years, and although I had read quite a bit about Sweden, I still didn’t know quite what to expect.
Whether it is minimizing single-use plastics, banning straws, or using higher grade fuels, there are many things that cruise lines can do to take steps toward becoming more sustainable. Today, we will look at three cruise companies who have taken their sustainability initiatives a bit further than others in the industry.