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River Cruise Bible now available on Amazon

This is your guide to finding the river cruise that is exactly right for you. From Europe to Asia to the USA, there are many different cruise lines, often with vastly different pricing. The River Cruise Bible gives comprehensive comparisons between the major river cruise lines and explains what they share in common and how they differ. Arm yourself with this book to save money and ensure the best experience when booking your cruise. You will find out how to navigate tricky advertising gimmicks, which is the best river, how to properly book a river cruise... Read more

The OD Cruise 2022

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IN PERSON EVENT! July 22nd!

Learn more about Avalon Waterways River Cruises at our TipsForShips event on Thursday JULY 22, 2021 at Seasons Clubhouse in Prince Creek (Murrells Inlet SC) at 3pm! Please note this event is open to anyone, including Seasons residents.

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Should I Book Direct or with an Advisor?

(Excerpt from Michael Graham’s book, the River Cruise Bible, May 2021)

The answer is as obvious to someone who has experienced a good travel agent as someone who has not.   Many people love the planning aspect of Read more

Coastal Maine All-Inclusive Getaway ’21

August 28th, 2021 – 8 Days: Dog days of summer here? Enjoy coastal Maine's weather during this exclusive departure limited to just 16 guests! It's very inclusive... Read more

Winter Heart ’23

February 12th, 2023: 12 nights (11 days) Cruise is 11 nights + Package including cruise with Drink Package, Wifi, Tips, and overnight hotel and motorcoach from Grand Strand... Read more

Major changes from the CDC for Cruising

Fully Vaccinated Guests that want to cruise may skip the masks and the tests. The CDC says... Read more

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Booking a River Cruise

Frequent mistake #1:  Not understanding the various advertising gimmicks. Cruise line promotions can be confusing and misleading, and river cruises are no exception.   

Frequent mistake #2: Forgetting to ask the 11 must-ask questions.

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Athens, Jerusalem, & Greek Isles CruiseTour

September 9th, 2021: 9 nights (10 days) Cruise + Land including cruise with Premium Drink Package, Wifi, Tips, 2 nights 5 star hotel Athens with Acropolis tours, transfers and a private group dinner! Read more