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Star Pride Rejoins Windstar Fleet Following Refurbishment
Windstar Cruises is welcoming the 212-guest Star Pride back to its fleet after an extensive $4.5-million refurbishment that remodelled public spaces, suites and the ship’s outer decks.
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Is This The Year To River Cruise?
River cruising is experiencing an exceptional year – for river cruisers, that is. River cruise lines, on the other hand, are struggling to fill ships in the wake of concerns from North American travellers about travel abroad. For those looking for a great deal, however, there has never been a better time to take a European river cruise.
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AmaWaterways Welcomes Family-Friendly AmaViola Into The Fleet
When she’s not sailing specifically for Adventures by Disney, AmaViola makes a great choice for couples and extended adult families travelling together. Her christening is also another sign that AmaWaterways is embracing multi-generational river cruising with open arms, further adding dimension to the line’s already splendid river cruise offerings.
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When I first contemplated cruising more than 20 years ago, I was extremely confused by all of the options.

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