MSC Starts Cruising Again

In a world full of mixed coronavirus news – vaccines good, variants bad – one cruise company stands out for leading the way toward a return to something resembling normal. MSC Cruises began sailing the Med again this week. How is the company managing what few others can?

The Best Wave Season Deals For 2021

If you’re anything like us, you have been anxious to get back on a cruise ship since March 2020. You might already have sailings lined up for 2021 and 2022, but for those of you who have been dreaming of booking a cruise once the pandemic is over with – the time to do so is now.

Top Three Cruises For Millennials

There is no shortage of vacation options for millennials. In fact, the AirBNB that we run in Asheville seems to attract droves of young professionals looking to get out and explore. But for as many things as we see that are specifically catered to millennials, cruises often get glossed over. Rest assured, there are plenty of great cruise options for millennials.

Scenic Eclipse’s 2022-23 Worldwide Voyages Collection

Scenic Group has announced the release of its new 2022/23 Scenic Eclipse Worldwide Discovery Voyages Collection. With an extensive program now covering six continents, Scenic Eclipse will visit 35 countries across 48 voyages.

Crystal’s New Expedition Ship Planned To Debut Summer Of 2021

Crystal Endeavor, the German-built, PC6-designated vessel for Crystal Expedition Cruises is on track to debut in Summer 2021. Originally set to launch in August of 2020, the ship’s construction was delayed as the global health crisis forced a shutdown of MV WERFTEN where Crystal Endeavor is currently under construction.

Seabourn’s 2021 Alaska Season

Seabourn has planned a program of adventures and experiences in Alaska and British Columbia this summer. Seabourn Odyssey is scheduled to sail on a series of newly-revised, seven-day voyages between Juneau, Alaska and Vancouver, British Columbia.

What Will 2021 Look Like For Us?

With 2020 finally behind us (thank goodness), we, like many of you, feel a dire need to plan for 2021 and beyond. After all, who among us can say they’ve not missed cruising? Though the first week of 2021 has not proved to be much better than last year was, we are still holding out a lot of hope to board cruise ships in 2021. Today we want to talk to you all about our plans for the new year here at Avid Cruiser & River Cruise Advisor.

Join Me On Crystal Bach: No Money Down Until February 22

Want to cruise the Moselle on Crystal Bach? Join my group September 23 – October 3, 2021 for the exceptional rate of $5,599 per person, with no money down until February 22, and final payment and cancellation without penalty 60 days before the sailing.

Avid Cruiser Meetup | Silversea Cruises’ Silver Moon, Origin & New Initiatives

On Friday, December 4 at 1 PM EST, we were joined by Roberto Martinoli, president and CEO of Silversea Cruises, and Jason Liberty, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Royal Caribbean Group. The webinar focused on Silversea’s new ships, Silver Origin and Silver Moon, and the growth of luxury and expedition cruising within the company.

Emerald’s Christmastime Cruises

Emerald Cruises’ array of river and yacht sailings itineraries around the winter holidays offer something for just about every type of traveler, from those looking to explore a winter wonderland to balmy weather seekers alike.

Silversea’s 2022-2023 Voyages Open For Pre-Sale

Silversea Cruises opened an exclusive pre-sale to Venetian Society members on 315 new voyages for 2022-2023 – the largest itinerary release in the cruise line’s history. With Silversea becoming more all-inclusive than ever, guests will enjoy complimentary shore excursions and roundtrip air included with all voyages in the new itinerary collection.