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CRUISE NEWS: Gourmet shore excursions get tasty
Shopping with a Scenci chef in France. Photo: Scenic When
it comes to shore excursions for the gourmet, river-cruise companies are
dishing up enough variety to make Captain River's mouth water . Guests on Scenic Tours can enjoy new ‘Scenic Sundowner’
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CRUISE NEWS: Mekong highlights for 2016
Captain Rivers thinks the mighty Mekong River might be the place for a river cruise in 2016, with more choices than ever before. Here ’ s what ’ s new. APT's new ship AmaDara  on the Mekong River. Photo: APT APT / AmaWaterways APT has already introduced a s...
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CRUISE NEWS: A little update on Scenic
Cycling in Europe on a Scenic shore excursion. Photo: Scenic If the recent Tour de France has got you
in the mood for a European pedal, then Scenic has increased the number of its
cycling options on its ‘Freechoice’ shore excursions. There are now 27
self-g...
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CRUISE NEWS: A little update on APT cruises
APT's AmaVenita , sister ship to the newly launched AmaSeren. Photo: APT APT and
partner company AmaWaterways have also just christened their newest European
river ship, the 164-passenger MS AmaSerena , in Germany. It follows the earlier christening of sist...
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Favourite Photo: Temple of Horus
Caretakers at the Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt.  Photo by Brian Johnston. Caretakers in the Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt THE PHOTO These caretakers were skulking in the shadows dressed in colour-coordinated long robes and turbans, as if playing bit parts in...
Favourite Photo: Temple of Horus
Favourite Photo: Temple of Horus
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CRUISE NEWS: 2015 for smaller companies
Captain Rivers brings you some updates on what's new in 2015 for some smaller players in the cruise-company business. Artist's impression of Volga Dream II , Russia. Photo: Abercrombie &Kent ABERCROMBIE & KENT This British luxury travel company made
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RIVER REVIEW: Europe's cruisable rivers
Europe
remains the epicentre of river cruising, but you probably don ’ t realise just how many of its rivers feature cruises.  A cruise ship on the Rhine River at Cologne, Germany. Photo: Viking River Cruises The bread-and-butter of many cruise
companies is...
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CRUISE TIPS
You’re on a river-cruise ship, not in a floating reform
school. Captain Rivers provides some hints on how to make the most of your
holiday afloat.   Butler service on a Scenic Tours cruise. Photo: Scenic Tours I’ve been on a fair number of
river cruises and...
CRUISE TIPS
CRUISE TIPS
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Speaking in Tongues: Voorpret
Those of us whose mother tongue is English are lucky that we have such an enormous vocabulary at our disposal. Alas, this doesn’t mean that all the world’s experiences can be adequately described in English, so I’m launching a “Speaking in Tongues” section ...
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CRUISE NEWS: Scenic Tours' new product for 2015
Looks
like there’s plenty happening on the rivers of Europe with Scenic Tours for
2015. Here’s a round-up of some of the things happening with the Australian-owned
company. Tournon on the Rhone River, France. Photo: River Cruise Insight A brand new experien...
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