AmaWaterways Reveals Wine Theme Cruise Details

Exclusive wine theme cruise details have been announced by AmaWaterways. Scheduled to sail in October and November of 2011, timed to coincide with harvest time in Europe, on select The Romantic Danube, Vineyards of the Rhine and Mosel, Enchanting Rhine and Europe’s Rivers and Castles itineraries, these cruises will showcase Europe’s wine regions.

This video from Burt Wolf describes the six 2011 departure dates.

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In the Footsteps of Van Gogh

On our recent Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches itinerary aboard Avalon Waterways Creativity we opted for the Auvers sur Oise shore excursion ~ one of the included choices. This is the charming village where Van Gogh spent his last three months, churning out 69 paintings in 70 days!

Van Gogh's Grave in Auvers sur Oise
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Crystal Cruises “Hole-In-One” For Golf Fans

Crystal Cruises just announced it is adding a golf theme to its 12/21/11-1/4/12 Hawaiian holiday sailing. The Crystal Symphony voyage sailing roundtrip from Los Angeles joins two other golf-themed cruises already scheduled July 22-August 2, 2011 on Crystal Serenity in Great Britain and November 27- December 8, 2011 in Portugal and Spain. Legendary pro golfer Billy Casper will headline all three.

Crystal Cruises Golf Theme Cruise

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How To Get The Best Value For Your Travel Experience

It’s been said that travel agents are part financial adviser and part golf caddy. Why?

Personal finances are critical to all of us, especially now! With the right relationship, we fully entrust the placement of our funds to financial advisers. Travel is the most frequent high ticket expenditure consumers make, meaning you put your trust in travel professionals. The trust factor is what enables you to validate a sizable travel purchase, similar to a financial investment.

Golf caddies are very much like travel professionals. Those with strong, long term relationships make recommendations based on their player’s historical ability to hit specific shots with a club the player is most comfortable using. Their job is to ultimately make suggestions the player can select from.

As travel agents, we guide our loyal clients through the maze of travel alternatives by listening, by understanding your travel goals and aspirations at each “life stage,” and knowing your travel “hot buttons” when you seek advice and counsel for travel options before making a final decision.

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  • River Cruising ~ The Value Factor

    By now it’s no secret. River cruising is exploding. But, not all river cruises are created equal. It’s critical to choose the right cruise line, not just the right itinerary, to maximize your vacation experience. I’ve just returned from an Avalon Waterways cruise aboard the Avalon Creativity sailing from Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches. Wow, it’s as good as it gets!

    Paris France Eiffel Tower

    Avalon Waterways has risen to the top of this growing market by doing one thing well—listening to its guests. Every aspect of the Avalon experience is tailored to the preferences of the passengers—from the scenic stateroom views to the engaging stories told on shore. Avalon is your answer to legendary river cruises and inspired design.
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