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-Ralph Grizzle, The Avid Cruiser
5 Steps To Choosing The Perfect River Cruise
Choosing a river cruise can be extremely confusing. Which ship? Which river? When to go? What's included? What's not? I found that it's much easier if the process of choosing a river cruise is broken into five steps.
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Exclusive Crystal River offer from Cruise Specialists
2017 Crystal River Cruises
Featuring the New Crystal Bach & Crystal Mahler. Shore Excursions & Culinary Immersion Program Included.
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Alaska By Small Ship
From pocket vessels carrying a few dozen guests to more rugged expedition ships and elegant luxury vessels, small ship cruising has never offered so many choices in Alaska.
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Exclusive Avalon Waterways offer from Cruise Specialists
8-Day Paris River Cruises
Cruise roundtrip from Paris along the Seine River between May & Oct 2017 on an all-inclusive, luxury ship.
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Avoiding Single Supplement Fares
One of the major stumbling blocks for solo travellers is the dreaded “single supplement.” River cruise companies base prices on double-occupancy, and when only one person wants to occupy a stateroom, that price often rises – but policies between river cruise lines can vary wildly with some waiving solo supplements altogether.
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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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