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  • Stonehenge in England

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    Cruising the British Isles

    St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, but if you’re anything like us, March 17th had you thinking about a cruise vacation to the Emerald Isle and neighboring United Kingdom. The British Isles, as they’re referred to collectively, include Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. These countries feature an abundance of historically significant sites, […]

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  • Christmas Market in Germany

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    River Cruising to Europe's Christmas Markets

    As you prepare to gather with family and friends this holiday season, consider your favorite Christmas traditions. Many of these traditions and holiday hallmarks are actually rooted in German culture, including gingerbread houses, Advent calendars and decorating Christmas trees. These popular traditions are also at the heart of Europe’s Christmas Markets – seasonal festivals devoted […]

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  • Rhine River Cruise

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    Cruising the Rhine: An Amazing and Authentic Experience

    The wonderful thing about river cruising is that you are immersed in the your destination, experiencing the history and culture of each town. At every stop the cruise director, who also serves as one of the tour guides, lead the group through cities like Cologne and Strasbourg visiting castles, magnificent churches and walking the streets of quaint towns like Mainz and Koblenz.

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  • A Tuscan Buffet

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    My Ensemble Excursion Experience

    I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Europe several times; I even lived there for a while. As all of my past experiences in Europe were limited to the large cities, I have never had the opportunity to experience Europe in quite the same way as I did on my last cruise along the Mediterranean, and it was because of the in-depth excursions offered by our partner Ensemble that I was able to experience Europe in a new way.

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    Explore the Wonders of River Cruising

    From the time you board a river cruise, you begin a journey like no other. The ships are small and intimate, your scenery changes constantly and the easy access to the inner areas of towns and villages make river cruising an ideal way to enjoy a multi-destination adventure.

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    My First River Cruising Experience

    Last month I wrote about the advantages of small-ship cruising and this month, in a similar vein, I wanted to share my very recent (and very first) river cruise experience with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.
    I left on March 22nd to spend two days in Amsterdam prior to the March 25th sailing of the new SS Antoinette from Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. The SS Antoinette is one of the new long ships and this was to be her first sailing of the season going from Amsterdam to Basel for the Castles on the Rhine tour, but more about that later.

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    The 5 Best Gardens to Visit on a Cruise

    Spring time is the best time for nature lovers to get out of their gardens and explore some of the world’s best gardens. We’ve listed the top five gardens with the cruises that will take you there. So put down those pruning shears and pick up your camera.

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