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Meet Ralph Grizzle, The Avid Cruiser
It’s my mission to empower consumers like you to make informed cruise travel decisions.
Viking’s Passage to Eastern Europe
The more I sail aboard Viking’s elegant Longships, the more convinced I remain that they’re some of the best river cruise ships afloat. With each successive sailing, I’m also convinced that Viking really gets it: the idea of what good service is, what great design is, and of what makes the ideal cruise vacation. 
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Yangtze Cruise & Land Tour
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Avid Cruiser Voyages: Baltic Cruises
Nearly every major cruise operator offers voyages to the Baltic. Whether your tastes run to the non-stop action offered by today’s megaships or toward the intimacy and elegance of a luxury line, there is a cruise and ship for you.
Recommended Baltic Ports
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Australia & New Zealand Cruises
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Avid Cruiser Voyages: Australia Cruises
Whether you circumnavigate the country or merely visit its eastern shores, Australia is one of those Avid Cruiser destinations that makes the long journey worthwhile — and abundantly rewarding.
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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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Six Tips To Extract More Joy From Your Cruise
In this free special report, I’ve put together a half dozen actionable items that can make the difference between cruise vacations that are memorable and others that fail to measure up.
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