Avalon Waterways introduces new concept to personalize cruises in 2013

River cruise company Avalon Waterways is introducing an entirely new concept in river cruising – Avalon Choice. Avalon Choice will give river cruise passengers the freedom to personalize their cruise, from beginning to end. In 2013, with Avalon, how cruisers choose to experience each culture is up to them. For the first time: They can […]

Off the shore: 10 questions with Ralph Grizzle of AvidCruiser


Every month we feature a rock star in the travel industry and give you a closer look into their lives. This month we feature journalist, videographer, and photographer Ralph Grizzle of Avid Cruiser. 1. Where does your love of travel come from? As a kid (in many ways I still am one) I loved looking […]

Oceania Cruises to host culinary stars on Bon Appétit Wine & Food Festival sailings

This October, Oceania Cruises will welcome culinary stars and wine experts on two 10-day “Bon Appétit Wine & Food Festival” European cruises. Chef Stephen Lewandowski of New York’s famed Tribeca Grill and Chef Ken Oringer of Clio in Boston – ranked one of “America’s Best New Restaurants” by Esquire – will offer demonstrations, hands-on cooking […]

Windstar Cruises announces lowest fares of the year in Europe

Windstar Cruises, which operates a three-ship fleet of luxury yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, announces a one-week sale on 2012 luxury sailing voyages in Europe. The sale started Monday, April 9th and concludes on Monday, April 16th, featuring itineraries in Northern Europe, Italy, Mediterranean and the […]

First cruise line to homeport in Abu Dhabi is first out

Italy-based MSC Cruises was first cruise line to homeport a ship in Abu Dhabi and now the first cruise line to pull out, this according to The National, an Abu Dhabi media outlet. The 1,560-passenger MSC Lirica first started year-round service from Abu Dhabi in October 2011, operating seven-night sailings around the Arabian Gulf, calling […]