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

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

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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Romance Travel

“It was fun, and it was romantic, that particular magic of being alone with the person you love in a place where everything — the time, the taste of the tap water, the bed in which you sleep — Read more

South Carolina Parks and Forests

Surely we are all looking forward to venturing out around the world again. However, over the past year I’ve grown to appreciate the beauty & adventure to be found here at home. When people think of South Carolina, they Read more

Celebrity Cruises to Resume Sailing this June in the Caribbean

EMBRACE THE MAGIC OF ST. MAARTEN & THE CARIBBEAN WITH CELEBRITY’S JUNE CARIBBEAN COMEBACK

Beginning March 25, eager travelers can choose from a variety of seven-night cruises, taking in such beautiful Caribbean destinations as Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, St. Lucia Read more

Which River Cruise Line is the Best?

To try and answer this question, we had a panel of the big 8 river cruise brands each give their “elevator pitch” on why they are the best.

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River Cruise Innovations & Inventions

In addition to cabin & layout innovations, here are some other “firsts” from innovative river cruise companies.  I interviewed several river cruise lines and asked each what they consider to be their key innovations, inventions, or ideas that Read more