The first day of a river cruise doesn’t count.  At least not for me.  It’s a late day by the time everyone is onboard.  Your time is spent getting settled into your cabin, a welcome aboard gathering…

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CroisiEurope Rhine River Cruise – Basel to Amsterdam  Hello from Basel, Switzerland. The journey to begin my CroisiEurope Rhine river cruise aboard Douce France, began with a fourteen-day, transatlantic crossing from Fort Lauderdale to Rome.…

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The fifth luxury ship for Crystal River Cruises was officially handed over to the company this month in Wismar, Germany. The line’s president and CEO, Tom Wolber, took the “keys” to Crystal Ravel, welcoming the ship…

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American Cruise Lines has announced that their first new ship of 2018 successfully passed sea trials last week in Chesapeake Bay. With the US Coast Guard onboard, American Constitution underwent speed trials, an endurance run, and was…

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Episode 63:  First Time Europe River Cruise Mistakes Date:  April 5, 2018 Description Doug Parker jumps back into River Cruise Radio to share some of the big mistakes he made when preparing for and going…

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Episode 062: New River Cruise Ships and Not-to-Miss Europe Shore Excursions Date:  March 20, 2018 Description: If you’re wondering what new river cruise ships are launching this year, in Europe and the USA, this week’s…

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