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No other fleet of river cruise ships offers you a view of the world like Avalon Suite Ships,® featuring Avalon Panorama SuitesSM. Thirty percent larger than the industry standard, they’re actually river cruising’s only Open–Air Balcony® — with nothing between you and the view. While other river cruise cabins are designed with beds against a wall for a view of another wall, our Comfort Collection BedsSM actually face the view with the widest-opening, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows in river cruising. Think of it as a view with a room!

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River cruising offers you the ease, the breeze and the do-as-you-please experience you’re looking for. With cabins featuring the widest-views in river cruising, not to mention award-winning European and Southeast Asia Suite Ships with wide-open spaces, fresh air and fresher perspectives – plus more excursions with fewer passengers – we’ve got the cure for your Cabin Fever!

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SeaDream Yacht Club Opens Reservations for Entire 2020 Season

SeaDream Yacht Club has officially opened reservations for all of its 2020 sailings. SeaDream will kick off the year in the Caribbean, which will include calls in Cuba. The 2020 Mediterranean season will return to popular ports and incorporate new ones including: Ikaria, Greece; Vis, Croatia; Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy; and Koper, Slovenia.

“Our 2020 season encompasses the best of the Caribbean and Mediterranean,” said Andreas Brynestad, SeaDream Yacht Club EVP of sales, marketing and operations. “We take pride in creating memorable itineraries that our guests will find unique and enriching. We are delighted to provide our guests with the opportunity to experience remarkable destinations all while enjoying the SeaDream lifestyle.”

Itineraries in the Caribbean will emphasize the area’s natural beauty, exclusive harbors and pristine beaches, ideal for soaking in the Caribbean’s distinct appeal. Whether visiting less frequented ports such as Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands or the largest city and capital of Barbados, Bridgetown, guests will be able to enjoy every stop along their luxurious Caribbean vacation. A new port of call for SeaDream during the 2020 season is Basseterre, St. Kitts, one of the oldest towns in the eastern Caribbean featuring amazing historical sights. Additionally, SeaDream will be returning to Cuba in 2020. The Cuba voyages will navigate the island from Havana to Cienfuegos, with up to six stops in some of the country’s most storied and least-traveled ports.

Recently named the leader in boutique ships by the renown Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ship guide, SeaDream’s ships will spend the summer of 2020 in the Mediterranean. Guests will experience an unforgettable vacation as they sail through the French and Italian Riviera, Greek Isles, the Spanish Mediterranean coast and to many less crowded yet beautiful ports in the region. The Mediterranean season also includes stops in Kusdasi, Turkey, more itineraries featuring Greece and Croatia, and more overnight stays to provide ample time for enjoying the region’s rich culture and breathtaking sights.


American Cruise Lines New Ship Styles & Sailings Coast to Coast for 2019-2020

American Cruise Lines has announced a new schedule of cruises for the 2019-2020 season, highlighting three distinct ship styles and breadth of itineraries across the country. In 2019, the Line will operate 11 small ships—adding Modern Riverboats—a revolutionary new ship style only available in the U.S. with American Cruise Lines. American is also expanding the options for the lengths of cruises available along many of their most popular routes—offering cruises from 5 to 22-days in length. Year after year, American continues to lead the U.S. cruise industry adding brand new American-built ships and award-winning itineraries in over 25 states.

Later this year, American Cruise Lines will debut the first modern riverboat in U.S. history, American Song. On October 6th American Song, will depart on its inaugural cruise from New Orleans. This first ship in American’s highly anticipated Modern Riverboat Series will sail the Line’s Lower Mississippi River itineraries October through December 2018 (including festive holiday-themed cruises Thanksgiving through New Year’s). In 2019, American Song will reposition to the West Coast sailing American’s Columbia & Snake River itineraries, joining two of the Line’s paddlewheelers, American Pride and Queen of the West as they cruise along the storied route of Lewis & Clark.

Also new for next year, American Harmony the 2nd modern riverboat in the series, will begin service on the Mississippi, joining paddlewheelers America and Queen of the Mississippi which already sail nine different Mississippi River itineraries including sailings on the Ohio and Cumberland Rivers.

American’s newest coastal ships will be well positioned to serve both the East and West coast for 2019-2020. Brand new 2018-ship American Constitution will cruise the Line’s East Coast itineraries including Chesapeake Bay, New England and Hudson River itineraries. Its West Coast sister ship, 2017 American Constellation will cruise the Line’s Pacific Northwest itineraries in Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands, along with summer itineraries in Alaska.

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Star Clippers Adds Full Season Sailing Out of St. Maarten to 2019 Schedule

Star Clippers’ fleet of tall ships sail to some of the globe’s most beautiful and far-flung locations, but the nearby Caribbean has always been one of the most popular with passengers as well as a favorite of the cruise line. So popular, in fact, that the company has announced the Star Flyer will spend the entire 2019-2020 season sailing out of St. Maarten, offering 13 departures between December 2019 and March 2020.

“Tourism plays a crucial role in the Caribbean’s economy, and we’re encourage by the reports that St. Maarten, as well as so many of the islands affected by last year’s hurricane season, are well on the road to recovery,” said Mirell Reyes, President of Star Clippers America. “We’ve planned a full season of sailing out of St. Maarten to show our support for the island’s economic recovery as well as to educate travelers that these islands are open and ready to receive visitors.”

Itineraries of 7, 11 and 14 nights out of St. Maarten will offer guests an array of experiences, all centered around the uniqueness of exploration aboard one of the world’s largest traditional clipper ships. For those eager to visit the Caribbean sooner, Star Clippers’ upcoming sailing season runs from December, 2018 through March 2019 and offers 37 departures ranging from seven to 14-nights. Two ships—Royal Clipper and Star Flyer—call on multiple islands that were affected in last year’s storms, including St. Maarten, Dominica, St. Kitts, Guadeloupe, St. Barts, BVI and Anguilla.

To entice travelers to see for themselves the remarkable recovery efforts in Caribbean, Star Clippers has several offers on upcoming Caribbean sailings. Those wishing to extend their Caribbean getaway before or after sailing can take advantage of complimentary two-night hotel stays plus breakfast and transfers in either Barbados or St. Maarten on select 2018 and 2019 departures. Guests booking select 11-night Montego Bay to Barbados and seven-night Windward and Grenadine Islands itineraries will receive two complimentary nights at the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, a full service resort in Christchurch, Barbados. Guests booking select 14-night Panama and seven-night Treasure and Leeward Island sailings will receive a two-night stay at the charming Holland House beach hotel in downtown Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Solo travelers will love the waived single supplement offer on select Caribbean sailings on the Star Flyer or Royal Clipper between December 2018 and March 2019, with rates starting at $600 per person for a three-night treasure island sailing.

For more than 25 years, Star Clippers has been introducing travelers to the thrill of modern tall ship sailing to remote ports in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indonesia and Far East. The company operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels: Star Clipper and Star Flyer are traditional clipper ships with modern amenities carrying 170 guests, while the 227-guest Royal Clipper holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest and only five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship in service today. All three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, convivial tropical bars on deck and piano lounges. The brand’s newest vessel, Flying Clipper, will debut in late 2018.

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